The average age of Protestant pastors in the U.S. has increased by a decade over the last 25 years, putting it just six years below the current Minimum Retirement Age of 62, according to a recent study by the Barna Group.
A Tallahassee, Florida, pastor who was forced to flee naked after he was caught having an affair with a parishioner's wife says he will not step down from his position because God has already forgiven him and his wife is standing by him.
Led by their quiet matriarch, Vanessa Long, the family of the late Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, defended his legacy as a man who loved unconditionally and rallied members of the megachurch he founded to "get back to the business of ministry."
Sharp-tongued Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who once called former president Barack Obama the son of a whore, ripped into the Catholic Church Tuesday and dismissed its officials as corrupt and full of feces.
Custom Church Interiors, an Arizona company that boasts a more than 50-year-old reputation of providing "superior worship furnishings for churches, synagogues, funeral homes and courtrooms," is now under fire from churches in at least six states that say the company fleeced them of more than $250,000 then disappeared.
Thousands of mourners, including dignitaries such as former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Bernice King, the youngest child of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., gathered in Georgia Wednesday to celebrate the life of late megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long.
With more than 25,000 members attending his church at the height of his career, the late Bishop Eddie Long became a "Christian celebrity." And it was the trappings of this celebrity status he said that triggered his downfall.
Popular televangelist Juanita Bynum called on her social media followers to show mercy when discussing the life of the late Bishop Eddie Long and said she prayed for him and his victims.
Nearly two years after suffering the loss of their two sons in a tragic crash in 2015, a North Carolina pastor and his wife announced on Sunday that God was blessing them with two more this summer.
The Rev. O. Jermaine Simmons Sr., pastor of the popular Jacob Chapel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida, who recently authored a book focused on issues of godly manhood, was sent running for his life last Tuesday after one of his parishioners found him in bed with his wife.
Members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, gathered on Sunday for the first time since the death of their leader, controversial Bishop Eddie Long, to share heartfelt memories and vowed that the church would not die with him ahead of his memorial service on Wednesday.
Michigan Pastor Prays President Trump Will Have 'Wisdom of Solomon, Vision of Joseph, Meekness of Christ'
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International, who hosted President Donald Trump at his Detroit church despite opposition from some African-Americans last September, asked God in a prayer at the inauguration ceremony of the 45th president on Friday to endow him with "the wisdom of Solomon, the vision of Joseph and the meekness of Christ."
As America gets ready for the presidency of New York billionaire Donald Trump, John Piper, founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary called the president-elect a "morally unqualified" leader but said Christians have never required a morally qualified leader to thrive.
The story of Centino Kemp, 25, who alleges in a tell-all book that the late Bishop Eddie Long initiated him into a six-year sexual relationship with rape when he was just 16 and then threatened his life when he tried to leave, is drawing renewed interest from the public in the aftermath of the preacher's death.
While thanking the late controversial megachurch preacher Eddie Long for being a benefactor who helped pay his way at Morehouse College, Pastor Jamal Bryant of Northwest Baltimore's popular Empowerment Temple, said the church failed his victims.
Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Church, an Episcopal congregation in Pasadena, California, has announced that his congregation will no longer pray for elected leaders by name to avoid traumatizing worshipers with the name of President-elect Donald Trump.
Members of the Grace Christian Fellowship church in Williamsburg, Kentucky, were left wracked with grief on the weekend after the wife of one of the church's founding families allegedly fatally shot her husband and two daughters in the head as they slept at home on Friday.
Popular gospel recording artist Pastor Donnie McClurkin of New York's Perfecting Faith Church says he's lonely and wants to have a wife, but is afraid of failing at marriage.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, announced Monday that the homegoing service for the late Bishop Eddie Long will be held on Jan. 25.
Several men who accused the late megachurch preacher Eddie Long in a lawsuit of coercing them into sexual acts while they were teenage members of his congregation, reacted to his death Sunday and announced that they are shopping a book about their lives.
Hours after New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, announced the death of their controversial leader, Bishop Eddie Long on Sunday, the late preacher's daughter, Taylor, called her father "perfect" and said she didn't blame God for wanting him back.
Four law and order experts sparred in New York City Wednesday night over evidence-based data suggesting policing isn't racially biased in America and blacks do in fact commit more crimes than other racial groups.
New York billionaire Donald Trump upended the political establishment to become president-elect in 2016 and come next Friday Jan. 20, he will waltz in celebration with his wife Melania at one of his inaugural balls as legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka croons the lyrics of the song "My Way."
Cindy Reese, 41, a former music director of Sardis Baptist Church in Morris, Alabama, who was convicted of murdering her husband last month so she could continue an affair with her younger pastor, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday.
The family of Caleb Schwab, who died at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City last summer while riding the Verrückt, known as the world's tallest water slide, reached a civil settlement Wednesday with the park's owner and manufacturer of the raft he was riding in the day he died.