As one who has personally experienced the challenges of being called to be the pastor of a high profile church in a major metropolitan area which was founded by someone who had become an icon, I have empathized with what the new pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale (Just a few minutes from where we know live.) is experiencing. Local residents and some nationally are aware that the family of the founding pastor has risen up against his leadership early in his ministry there. (Let me pause here to say that was NEVER the case with the church I pastored — in fact, quite the opposite was true and I was blessed by that family.) To address the controversy, the pastor has written an op-ed piece for the local paper and I think he has done much to rise above the testimony damaging conflict with his honesty and transparency. If you are interested, you can find the link HERE.