A year after his public divorce and resigning from his church, Tullian Tchividjian re-emerges with his new bride, Stacie. The grandson of Dr. Billy Graham has re-married, a year after resigning from his role as pastor of a Florida megachurch following his admission to being involved in an inappropriate relationship, and subsequently having divorced.
In social media, Tchividjian announced his re-marriage, although he did express grief over what has transgressed. "I wish I could go back in time and do those things differently. I can't. "
"I am now, and have been, focused on my relationship with God, my new wife Stacie, my three kids and one daughter-in-law, and my grandson," he said.
Tchividjian's new wife also posted a wedding photo to social media on Nov. 8, and last week, shared an audio message that Tchividjian had delivered as a recent guest at Spring Hills Community Church in Santa Rosa, California.
"What an honor it was to be invited to Spring Hills Community Church and sincerely welcomed by such a loving staff & congregation!" she wrote. "Our time in Santa Rosa was too short, but SO wonderful... Tullian Tchividjian (my amazing hubby!) delivered an authentic, powerful message..."
"Until we see how bad we are, we will never see how good God is," Tchividjian declared in the sermon. "Grace will become nothing more than white noise to us until we see how desperately we need it."
Tchividjian announced in June last year that he had resigned as senior pastor of Coral Ridge after admitting to leadership that he had inappropriately become close to another woman after he discovered that his wife Kim had been having an affair.
"I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues," he wrote in a statement. "As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family."
"As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself," Tchividjian continued. "Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair. I admitted to it and it was decided that the best course of action would be for me to resign."
The former megachurch leader was then stripped of his ministerial credentials, and soon filed for divorce from his wife. Paul Tripp, a pastor who counseled Tchividjian following his admission, wrote in a public statement that he had concluded that Tchividjian's marriage was "irreparably broken," suggesting that he had recommended the divorce.