Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, many of us let go of our dreams. We stop trusting that anything will be different. We stop hoping that anything could get better. We stop expecting life to be full of excitement, anticipation, joy, fun, and hope. Optimism is replaced by anger, frustration, and bitterness. But it doesn't have to be that way. Bob Coy, senior pastor of the seventeen thousand-member Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, believes that hope can be revived and we can rekindle in our heart the expectation of something more. Using the biblical story of Joseph as a running analogy, Coy looks to God as our dream-deliverer as well as the source of our dreams. He asserts that, as we come to understand God's heart toward us and the bigger picture of our lives, we can reclaim and live out our dreams.
At the age of twenty-four, Bob Coy left an executive position in the music industry to serve as an associate pastor with Calvary Chapel of Las Vegas. In 1985, Bob and his wife, Diane, moved to South Florida and began Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale. As senior pastor he has become well known for his unique style in expounding the scriptures, making them come alive and relate to those of us living in the 21st Century. From the first meeting in a living room with four in attendance, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale ranks twelfth on the list of fastest growing churches in the country.