Embattled persecuted pastor Saeed Abedini shot down claims by a California church that he demanded nearly $200,000 in donations the organization raised to purchase his family a home while he was imprisoned in Iran, arguing that his family already had a home and other property.
Unabashed Christian Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Ivy Taylor, who is the current front runner in her race for reelection next month, has come under fire for blaming poverty on humankind's broken relationship to their creator.
After a torrid month battling the exposure of their senior pastor's alleged love affair with a married parishioner identified as his goddaughter, The Potter's House Church of Denver announced last weekend that Chris Hill, mentee of megachurch preacher Bishop T. D. Jakes, has resigned.
A new Gallup poll suggests that it's not the personality of pastors or the size of their churches that attract worshipers the most. It's the content of their sermons.
Members of the Christian liberal arts Wheaton College community are grieving over the death of Ethan Roser, a freshman at the Illinois school, who was accidentally killed after being struck by a hammer during the hammer throw event at a track and field competition Saturday.
Russia's Supreme Court decided Thursday to ban Jehovah's Witnesses as an "extremist" organization and strip them of all property a month after the Russian Justice Ministry filed a formal petition with the court to outlaw the religious sect.
When a 75-foot oak tree fell on top of 26-year-old Greg Abbott in a freak accident in the summer of 1984, it crushed his spine and took the use of his legs. It could have also crushed the dreams he had for the rest of his life but thanks to God, it didn't, says the man who is now governor of Texas.
Gregory A. Jacobs, canon to the Ordinary and chief-of-staff at The Episcopal Diocese of Newark, shot down suggestions that his late wife, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to sit as an associate judge on the bench of New York State's highest court, committed suicide.
While Massachusetts Department of Corrections officials said former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez left behind no suicide note after he was found hanging in his prison cell Monday, sources say he did leave a message — one of the most quoted Scriptures of the Bible, John 3:16.
A son of one of the 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels in Texas killed in a bus crash on their way home from a church trip on March 29 has filed a lawsuit against Jack Dillon Young, the driver officials say caused the crash, seeking more than $1 million in damages.
Baylor University, the largest Baptist university in the world and the oldest continuously-operating university in Texas, announced Tuesday that school officials had selected longtime Baptist Linda Livingstone as the first female president in the institution's 172-year history.
Mark T. Storms, a member of the Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, who fatally shot a troubled worshiper inside the church following a fight over seats last spring was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison and two years probation Tuesday.
Just days after he was acquitted of a 2012 double murder case, former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his cell at a Massachusetts prison early Wednesday morning officials said. He was 27.
Two weeks after losing her father, Murray Barrett, along with 12 other members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels in Texas on March 29, Jenn Barrett says she's now "confused" after her mom, Dianne Barrett, died in her home just two weeks later on April 11.
A young mother is now praising God after her 11-month-old daughter survived being shot along with five others after a fight broke out between teenagers at a church carnival in Birmingham, Alabama.
Pastor Preached on Holiness Then Dismissed Ex-Gov. Robert Bentley From First Baptist Church, Docs Say
Ex-Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his alleged mistress, former adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason, were reportedly confronted and asked to leave the First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa by the church's senior pastor in March 2016, according to government documents.
Violet Mosses Brown, a church-loving Baptist from Duanvale in Trelawny, Jamaica, became the world's new oldest person on Saturday and is likely the oldest living Christian too.
Ansar Masih, a 21-year-old Christian man, is being treated at a hospital in Pakistan after he was severely burned with hot iron rods for allegedly befriending a young Muslim woman in Sheikhupura district.
After a whirlwind week of venting about his ex-wife Naghmeh and religious leaders, persecuted Pastor Saaed Abedini made one last public defense of his reputation Sunday but ignored recent allegations of adultery.
Just two weeks after 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels in Texas were killed in a bus crash on their way home from a church trip on March 29, the wife of the bus driver who also died, was found dead in her home on Tuesday.
Three Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are now looking to ban same-sex marriage in the state with a bill called the "Uphold Historical Marriage Act," which critics say is already "dead on arrival."
Just over a year after his celebrated release from prison in Iran, persecuted Pastor Saeed Abedini's marriage to his wife, Naghmeh, came to a bitter end last Thursday under a cloud of whispers and accusations of adultery and conspiracy.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, an associate judge on New York state's highest court and the first African-American Muslim woman to serve in that position, was found dead floating in the Hudson River in New York City on Wednesday, police said.
Although he is yet to be charged with a crime, Jack Dillon Young, the 20-year-old driver who crashed into a bus killing 13 members of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels in Texas on March 29 was likely intoxicated while texting when the crash occurred investigators say.
A California church that raised nearly $200,000 to purchase a home for the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini while he was imprisoned for his faith in Iran in 2013 filed a lawsuit in order to settle a dispute over the money.