NORFOLK, Va. — Ben Kinchlow, co-host of the Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club" and the network's executive vice president for ministry, resigned Tuesday, saying he is "going home to seek the Lord."
"Over the past several months, he has been speaking to me," Kinchlow said on Tuesday morning's program. "I believe he really wants me to spend some time searching for his direction.
"At this point, I need to set aside some time to seek his face."
His resignation is effective March 1. Benton Miller, a spokesman for the Virginia Beach-based network founded by Pat Robertson, said no decision has been made on Kinchlow's replacement.
Kinchlow, 49, joined "The 700 Club" in 1975. He and Robertson served as co-hosts until 1986, when Robertson left to campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and was replaced by Tim Robertson, his son.