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Posted: June 22, 2015

Billy Graham's grandson admits affair, resigns from megachurch

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —

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A Florida megachurch pastor has stepped down from the pulpit after admitting to having an affair. But it wasn't just any pastor. It was Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of evangelist Billy Graham.

He resigned Sunday from the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in South Florida. 

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In a statement to The Washington Post, Tchividjian said that he discovered his wife was having an affair a few months ago.  While he was on a leave of absence from his church, he ended up finding "comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself."

He went on to say that church leaders questioned him about his affair, and after he admitted to it, both sides decided it would be best if he resigned.

Tchividjian has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1994.  They have three children.

NBC News reported that no successor has been named. 

Tchividjian founded Liberate, an evangelical ministry that, according to NBC News, focuses on God's grace and the forgiveness of sin.

Tchividjian is the son of Graham's oldest daughter, Virginia.

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