Bruxy Cavey, a longtime pastor at The Meeting House, an Anabaptist megachurch based in Oakville, Ont., was arrested by police in Hamilton, Ont., on May 31, charged with sexual assault. He was subsequently released to appear in a Hamilton court on June 27. In March Cavey resigned from his position as senior pastor of the Be in Christ (BIC) congregation after an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct. The BIC Church of Canada has revoked his ministerial credentials. The Meeting House has received multiple allegations of clergy sexual misconduct in recent months, relating to more than one former pastor. It is not clear whether any of these complaints are connected to Cavey’s sexual assault charge. The church has appointed a third-party victims’ advocate to listen for and respond to additional complaints. Cavey has been a featured speaker at several Mennonite events including Mennonite World Conference Assembly in 2015, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada delegate assembly in 2017 and the annual conference of the Council of International Anabaptist Ministries in 2020. For additional news about Cavey's arrest, further abuse reports at the Meeting House and more, visit AnabaptistWorld.org.
—Canadian Mennonite staff
Bruxy Cavey was a featured speaker at the 2015 Mennonite World Conference assembly in Pennsylvania. (Meetinghouse file photo by Dale D. Gehman)