Hundreds of supporters of the popular NewSpring Church in South Carolina that announced the firing of its founding and Senior Pastor Perry Noble on Sunday, due to his alcoholism and other "unfortunate choices and decisions," launched a petition Wednesday to have him reinstated.
Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, called out church leaders for their absence from the Black Lives Matter movement Monday, charging that it's the first civil rights movement in America that isn't being led by the Church.
Suicide Is Now Leading Cause of Death for Children 10-17 in Utah; Attending Church Could Help, Study Says
Suicide was the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-old children in Utah again last year and experts believe children who regularly attend religious services or eat meals with their family are at lower risk of committing the act.
Pokémon Go, the popular new augmented reality game app from the Pokemon media franchise that some Christian churches once condemned as evil, is surprisingly now sending many players of the game to local churches, and in some cases, they are being welcomed with open arms.
The family of Christian country singer Craig Morgan is locked in grief after his son, Jerry, was discovered dead after a boating accident in Tennessee over the weekend.
Dallas Shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, Lost Christian Faith After Serving in Afghanistan, Parents Say
Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old gunman who murdered five police officers and injured seven others during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas last Thursday, reportedly lost his Christian faith after serving in Afghanistan.
Many people in evangelical Christian circles were left shocked and pensive Sunday when NewSpring Church, a popular megachurch in South Carolina, announced it had fired its founding and Senior Pastor, Perry Noble, for alcohol abuse and other "unfortunate choices and decisions."
Perry Noble Fired for Alcoholism, Strained Marriage; Is Under Psychiatric Care, NewSpring Church Confirms
After a week of whispers that he had been fired, NewSpring Church, a popular megachurch in South Carolina with a weekly attendance of 30,000, confirmed Sunday that Perry Noble, the church's founding and senior pastor, has been fired for alcohol abuse and other "unfortunate choices and decisions" and is currently under psychiatric care.
Pastor Steven Furtick Says He Was Crushed After Seeing Videos of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling Being Killed
Pastor Steven Furtick, founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church based in Charlotte, North Carolina said Thursday that he was crushed after seeing recordings of the deaths of two black men, Alton Sterling, 37, and Philando Castile, 32, during separate encounters with police officers this week.
NewSpring Church, a popular megachurch in South Carolina that averages a weekly attendance of 30,000 people at multiple campuses in that state, said they will address on Sunday growing whispers that Perry Noble, the church's founding and senior pastor, was fired this week.
Philando Castile, a 32-year-old Minnesota man whose death was broadcast in a viral Facebook Live video after he was shot by an officer during a traffic stop, was remembered Thursday by his mother, Valerie Castile, as a "good person."
In an epic and poignant reaction to the gruesome killing of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was shot dead on Tuesday by Baton Rouge police officers, Savanna Hartman, a pastor, mother and spoken word poet challenged white Christians to stand with her against deadly force and racism.
An "exemplary" Christian teacher from the U.K. who was fired by officials at the school where she worked for more than a decade after she refused to divorce her pedophile husband has won compensation for wrongful dismissal.
A 46-year-old man who told police he was a youth pastor was arrested by authorities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Friday for allegedly impregnating a 10-year-old girl then fleeing to Haiti to escape prosecution for the crime.
The family of beloved sisters Taylor and Madison Sheats — who were gunned down by their manic mother, Christy Sheats, in Texas on their father's birthday two Fridays ago — is leaning on God as they try to pick up the pieces of their broken family.
Lionel Messi, the 29-year-old Argentine professional footballer who plays forward for Spanish club Barcelona has been sentenced along with his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for tax fraud, according to Spanish media.
English Gardner, a 24-year-old sprinter who was told she might not be able to run again after a devastating injury in 2008, is now a viral sensation after she launched into an impromptu praise break after she won the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday.
Despite enduring a violent birthday last Friday when he watched his wife snap and fatally gun down their two daughters at their Texas home, then watch police kill his wife to end her murderous rampage, Jason Sheats, 45, says he is drawing strength from Jesus and his family.
'Christian' Mother Claims Christy Sheats Killed Daughters Because They Were Sleeping With 'Black Boys'
Jennifer Mayers, a blogger who claims to be a Christian mother from Louisiana has drawn the ire of the Internet for claiming that Christy Sheats, 42, the devout Texas mother who gunned down her two daughters at home last Friday, shot them dead because she found out they were sleeping with "black boys."
The United Nations' Committee on the Rights of the Child claims in a report that the U.K. might be violating the rights of children in publicly funded schools by requiring them to take part in daily religious worship "of a broadly Christian character."
Husband Told Troubled Wife Christy Sheats He Wanted Divorce on Day She Murdered Daughters, Police Say
The murderous meltdown of troubled Christian mom Christy Sheats, who shot her two daughters to death and was later killed by police outside her Texas home last Friday, might have been triggered by her husband, Jason Sheats, telling her he wanted a divorce.
Star Genleah Swain, an assistant principal at Jefferson County Middle/High School in Florida is now the toast of the Internet after an impromptu video of her delivering a powerful and captivating performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial while on vacation went viral.
Gospel Singer James Fortune Admits 'I Was an Abuser' After Being Sentenced for Bone-Breaking Assault on Wife
In his first candid interview about the bone-breaking assault on his wife in 2014, to which he pleaded guilty and was sentenced in March, popular gospel singer James Fortune recently confessed, "I was an abuser."
Daughters of Christian Mom Who Snapped Begged for Their Lives as She Gunned Them Down 911 Calls Reveal
In repeated posts on Facebook, Christy Sheats, who described herself as a conservative Baptist, expressed her love for her daughters, Taylor and Madison, sometimes while quoting Scripture. She was nothing like the woman who gunned them down last Friday as they begged for their lives.
A Colorado couple and three of their four daughters, all 6 years old and younger, died after their family vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train while on their way to church Sunday. Their second oldest daughter, who is 4, was the lone survivor.