Serving as a priest at an independent Catholic church wasn't always part of the Rev. Carl Collins' plan.
But for the priest, who stumbled into the offshoot church after a marriage gone awry, developed a large following and spent his days tending to the homeless, it might have been God's plan all along.
The Rev. Collins died Oct. 14 of liver and heart failure at a Pompano Beach hospital, surrounded by parishioners who were his only family. The reverend, who lived in Oakland Park, was 63.
The priest found a calling at All Saints Catholic Mission and Soup Kitchen, which was started in 1990 by the Rev. Bob Caudill, who was forced to leave his Miami church for breaking rules such as baptizing the child of unwed parents.