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Death of ‘Well-Loved’ Texas Pastor Shows Coronavirus Spread to Rural Areas

Death of 'Well-Loved' Texas Pastor Shows Coronavirus Spread to Rural Areas (RNS) A small United Methodist church in Texas is absolutely heartbroken after losing its pastor to COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads to rural areas of the country previously spared by the virus, according to its district superintendent.The Rev. Tom Wood, pastor of... Read more

Ordained Pastor Cori Bush Won Her Primary in an Enormous Upset | RELEVANT Magazine

If you watched Netflix’sKnock Down the Housedocumentary that followed a group of women running for office, you met Cori Bush a single mom, nurse and ordained minister who rose to prominence as a leader in the protests in Ferguson that followed the police killing of Mike Brown. Her 2018 bid to oust longtime Representative... Read more

Pastor of South Korean church that had thousands of Covid-19 infections arrested

Lee Man-hee, 88, leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea, publicly apologized for the sect's role in the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020South Korean authorities have arrested the pastor of a church that was at the centre of the country's coronavirus outbreak.  Lee Man-hee, 88, head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus,... Read more

Kim Kardashian turns to pastor friend to help save marriage to Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is reported to have sought out help with her marriage woes from Rich Wilkerson Jr, the pastor who married her and Kanye West in 2014. The Sun reports that the 39-year-old reality star has invited the Vous Church pastor along on a break she's taking with West to resolve their marriage issues.  Wilkerson Jr... Read more

Pastor John MacArthur says he’ll ‘obey God rather than men’ on coronavirus closures

John MacArthur(Photo: YouTube/Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur has said he is prepared to be faithful to God instead of the authorities in California, which went into lockdown for a second time last month. MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, in Sun Valley, has been threatened with fines and even arrest for resisting lockdown orders by... Read more

Pastor Jentezen Franklin Calls for National 21-Day Fast over America’s Future

Pastor Jentezen Franklin Calls for National 21-Day Fast over America's Future Pastor and best-selling author Jentezen Franklin is calling on Christians in America and around the world to turn to God for 21 days of prayer and fasting during these unprecedented times.Franklin, who leads the multi-campus church, Free Chapel, announced the fast on... Read more

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19

Pastor John MacArthur Could Face Fines, Be Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Services amid COVID-19 John MacArthurs California church is facing possible fines from the county if the church keeps hosting in-person services.According to The Christian Post, MacArthurs Grace Community Church is reopening despite lockdown orders from Gov. Gavin Newsom.We will obey God... Read more

‘Churches Might Be One of Biggest Propagators of Racist Ideology,’ Says Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz

'Churches Might Be One of Biggest Propagators of Racist Ideology,' Says Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong East Coast was interviewed by former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho on his latest episode of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" to discuss how churches can properly deal with racial injustice.Acho started the... Read more

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader A Republican state representative from Alabama has resigned from his position as a pastor on Thursday after attending the 199th birthday celebration of Confederate general and first KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bradford Forrest.Will Dismukes, 30, had attended the annual birthday celebration of... Read more

Pastor, Church Member Die for Proclaiming Christ in Eastern Uganda

Pastor, Church Member Die for Proclaiming Christ in Eastern Uganda NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30, 2020 (Morning Star News) Christians in eastern Uganda had what seemed to be an effective strategy for bringing the gospel to Muslims on the banks of Lake Nakuwa, part of Lake Kyoga.The Christians from Namuseru village, Gadumire Sub-County in... Read more

‘Churches might be one of the biggest propagators of racist ideology’ – Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz

Carl Lentz and Emmanuel Acho discussed the difficult question of why so many churches in America are still racially segregatedHillsong pastor Carl Lentz says many churches set out to tackle racism but get cold feet when they realize that the problem "goes all the way to the top" of their own institution. The Hillsong East... Read more

A Southern Baptist Pastor Has Resigned After Attending a Celebration for the Founder of the KKK | RELEVANT Magazine

Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes has said he will not resign from politics after it was revealed that he attended a celebration for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder the Ku Klux Klan. However, the Washington Post reports that he will be stepping down from leadership at the rural Alabama church where he... Read more

Pastor in Nepal Jailed for More Than Three Months Released on Bail

Pastor in Nepal Jailed for More Than Three Months Released on Bail HYDERABAD, India, July 29, 2020 (Morning Star News) A pastor arrested in Nepal in March on charges that violate religious rights, and then re-arrested moments after release in April, was released after paying an exorbitant bail this month, sources said.First arrested... Read more

Pastor John Ortberg Resigns from Menlo Church

Pastor John Ortberg Resigns from Menlo Church (RNS) John Ortberg, popular Christian author and speaker, has resigned as pastor of Menlo Church, a megachurch congregation outside of San Francisco.His resignation is effective Sunday (Aug. 2).I have considered my seventeen years as pastor here to be the greatest joy Ive had in ministry, Ortberg... Read more

Leadership Savvy Doesnt Make a Pastor

I never liked the title “pastor.” My plan was to practice law and pursue politics. I was fascinated with leadership, and all those career tests told me I had a knack for it. But unexpectedly, at a youth summer camp my junior year of high school, I felt a distinct call to become a pastor.... Read more

Pastor, 5-Year-Old Boy among 10 Christians Killed in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Pastor, 5-Year-Old Boy among 10 Christians Killed in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, July 28, 2020 (Morning Star News) Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Friday (July 24) killed a church pastor, a 5-year-old boy and eight other Christians in attacks in north-central Nigeria, sources said.The boy, Joel Cephas, and the Rev. Shamah Kuyet... Read more

Religious freedom roundtable calls for charges to be dropped against pastor

Pastor Keshav Raj Acharya(Photo: CSW)Human rights campaigners have called on the Attorney General of Nepal to drop all charges against a pastor accused of trying to convert others to the Christian faith. Pastor Keshav Raj Acharya, who leads Abundant Harvest Church in Pokhara, was first arrested on 23 March after a video was uploaded to... Read more

My Church Fired Me as Pastor. Now What?

Ill never forget the phone call informing me the church had overwhelmingly voted for me to become their pastor. I was excited, and church members were too. The future seemed bright. Three years later, I received another unforgettable call: a number of families within the church were demanding my removal.They were done with me, and... Read more

‘Thank You That We Live in the U.S.A.,’ Pastor Greg Laurie Prays before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Speech on Communist China

'Thank You That We Live in the U.S.A.,' Pastor Greg Laurie Prays before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Speech on Communist China Pastor Greg Laurie prayed at an event on Thursday where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo implored world leaders to demand change from China.Lord, today we come before you to thank you that... Read more

‘Global Body of Christ’ Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside

'Global Body of Christ' Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside An online fundraiser for the family of a Texas pastor killed in a roadside accident passed the $250,000 mark Wednesday thanks to donations from friends, acquaintances and even individuals who didnt know the minister.John Powell, the pastor of... Read more

New York Pastor Says God Began to Heal Him from COVID-19 after His Doctor Prayed for Him

New York Pastor Says God Began to Heal Him from COVID-19 after His Doctor Prayed for Him A New York pastor says God began to help heal him from coronavirus after his doctor prayed for him.In a YouTube video by The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Pastor Benjamin Thomas of The Queens... Read more

Pastor Andy Stanley’s megachurch cancels in-person services until 2021 due to coronavirus

Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley is seen in this file photo.North Point Community ChurchMegachurch Pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Georgia has announced that live in-person services will be suspended for the rest of the year. Pastor Stanley explained that the decision had been made because the church could not guarantee the safety... Read more

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists (RNS) For years, John Onwuchekwa was a rising star in the Southern Baptist Convention.He attended a Southern Baptist seminary, spoke at the conventions national pastors conference, was befriended by SBC leaders, started a new SBC church in the west... Read more

3 Questions to Ask Before Critiquing Your Pastor

When I was 20, my childhood church changed leadership. Soon, its vision statement changed too. I was across the country in the middle of undergraduate studies in Bible and theology. Out of what I saw as the infinite resources of my leadership experience, I generously offered my wisdom and wrote a letter to the new... Read more

An Open Letter to the Pastor Desiring Racial Reconciliation in the Church

This article is part of the Open Letters series. Dear Pastor, Im sure you know that the seventh chapter of Revelation envisions redemption culminating with people from every tribe, nation, and tongue standing before our resurrected savior (Rev. 7:9-11). Imagine a sea of faces with varying shades of ethnicity: African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, European,... Read more

Pastor John Piper Warns Christians Not to Place Patriotism over Christ, the Church

Pastor John Piper Warns Christians Not to Place Patriotism over Christ, the Church In a recent episode of his podcast called Ask Pastor John, theologian and pastor John Piper challenged Christians not to amplify patriotism in their lives over their loyalty to Christ.Piper, who is the founder of Desiring God, offered his take on patriotism... Read more

Tony Campolo, Beloved Pastor and Social Activist, Recovering from Stroke

Tony Campolo, Beloved Pastor and Social Activist, Recovering from Stroke (RNS) Popular pastor and speaker Tony Campolo, 85, is recovering from a stroke he had on June 20, his family shared publicly in a statement on Monday (July 6). The stroke partially paralyzed the left side of Campolos face and body.He is currently... Read more

Death of Megachurch Pastor Darrin Patrick Officially Ruled a Suicide

Death of Megachurch Pastor Darrin Patrick Officially Ruled a Suicide (RNS) Megachurch pastor Darrin Patricks cause of death has officially been ruled a suicide, according to the Franklin County Sheriffs Department.Patrick died May 7 in Pacific, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the medical examiner... Read more

Pastor Darrin Patrick’s death officially ruled a suicide

Darrin PatrickThe death of a pastor from a gunshot wound in May has officially been ruled a suicide.  Pastor Darrin Patrick, 49, was founder of The Journey megachurch in Missouri and was serving as a teaching pastor at the Seacoast Church in South Carolina at the time of his death.  He died on 7 May... Read more

From Drug Lord to Pastor: How a New York Man Found Freedom Behind Bars

From Drug Lord to Pastor: How a New York Man Found Freedom Behind Bars Herman Mendoza had it allmoney, success, mistresses, and a beautiful home in the Poconos. But the kingdom he had built came toppling down when he was arrested for selling drugs, forcing him to his knees where he eventually accepted... Read more