David Stocker: Who is he? In the private life of the playboy
The pastor, who has been preaching at the Miami church since 2014, is accused of having extramarital relationships with three members of his congregation.
MIAMI, FLORIDA: David Stocker, a 46-year-old minister who had preached at Brave Church in Florida’s Westchester neighborhood since 2014, was fired in April. He was excommunicated after being found guilty of “gross sexual misconduct and acts of immorality” by the Assemblies of God’s Peninsular Florida District Council. In addition, Stocker is accused of using the church’s credit card to pay for some of his sexual acts.
The council sued Stocker when he refused to step down and continued preaching despite being fired for violating church order, and the 307-page complaint he filed contains the horrifying allegations. The pastor was investigated after an angry parishioner who appeared to be his first girlfriend complained about him in an unfavorable email to the council in January. She offered “hundreds” of images, videos and text showing the sexual interaction.
Legal documents filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, according to the DailyMail, allege that the woman, whose identity is being protected by the council, was devastated to learn Stocker had cheated on her with two other believers and still one of them was together . During the course of their “whirlwind romance,” according to the middle-aged mother and Stocker, they allegedly had sex on their first date and got their names and the day they met tattooed on their necks. She added that Stocker also regularly behaved intoxicated in public. Stocker joined the Brave Church in 2014 with his ex-wife Christina.
On April 15, Stocker received word that he had been fired from the council as a result of the investigation. Despite this, he continued to preach in the huge, white-painted church. Five weeks after the council told him he would be filing a lawsuit, he finally left. The council then filed a lawsuit against the Brave Church and its directors Eliada Rivera, Yarilend Taboada, Josephine Lejuez and Nivia Pena, saying they covered up Stocker’s “misconduct” and allowed him to keep his job.
In addition, it called for the group to regain control of the church structure. Although the terms of the agreement between the church and the directors have not been made public, the council, also known as PenFlorida, has now done so. With the case against Stocker still pending in court, it’s unclear where it ends up. According to records from the Miami-Dade real estate appraiser, the Miami home where Stocker resides is held by Brave Church of Miami Inc., indicating an ongoing relationship between Stocker and the organization despite the current legal action, the DailyMail reports.
Stocker and “Mistress” number one were linked on Instagram in April 2019, claims the 307-page lawsuit filed May 24. The complaint reads, “Ms. #1 admitted that she and Stocker had their first date on April 7, 2019 and had sex thereafter in a written statement she gave to PenFlorida on January 17, 2022. In addition, Ms. #1 disclosed that Stocker had sexual relations with at least two other members of the congregation and alleged that he misappropriated church funds for his own benefit on at least two occasions. According to the lawsuit, the lady passed on “hundreds of text messages, pictures and videos showing the affair and Stocker’s misdeeds.”
About four months into their relationship, Ms. #1 found that Stocker showed keen interest in another member of the community (Ms. #2), according to the documentary. Stocker was still legally married to his former wife, but he was romantically involved with wife #2 for the entire time he was dating her.
Meanwhile, sometime in July 2020, Mrs. #1 revealed that Stocker was having an extramarital affair with a third woman (Ms. #3). After realizing this, Mrs. #1 broke up with Stocker, but they eventually got back together and dated intermittently for another year. “It was terrible.
David Marotta, wife #1’s ex-husband, accused Stocker of stalking her in December 2021. Marotta sought a protective order against Stocker through the Miami-Dade Circuit Court’s Domestic Violence Division. When Stocker arrived at his RV, the petition claimed he “threatened harm to the petitioner” and “on December 15, 2021, the defendant showed up at the home.” of the petitioner and banged on the windows”. The petitioner dialed 911 and when the answering officer spoke to the petitioner’s ex-wife, the petitioner was approached by the interviewee who warned him: ‘You don’t know who you are sc**ding with; it will ruin your life.” I am close to many influential people. A judge eventually dismissed the case for lack of evidence.