Melissa Barnhart

CP Reporter

Joel Osteen Shares Inspirational Night of Hope Message at MegaFest

DALLAS, Texas—Joel and Victoria Osteen pastors at the 43,000 member Lakewood Church in Houston, shared their inspirational message of forgiveness and empowerment at T.D. Jakes' MegaFest on Friday. Osteen said he accepted Jakes' invitation to speak at the festival because it's important for Christians to unite, build family memories, and to be encouraged to fulfill their destinies.

Interview: T.D. Jakes on Faith, Family and the Scripture He Turns to in Difficult Times

DALLAS, Texas— Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and CEO of MegaFest 2013 spoke with The Christian Post at the kickoff of the three-day inspirational festival about the importance of having a personal relationship with God. Jakes also explained why adults need to step up and set the example of making their Christian faith the foundation for the family to depend on through all of life's tragedies and disagreements.

Franklin Graham Says Saeed Abedini's Wife Feels Abandoned by US Gov't; Notes President Obama's Silence

Franklin Graham issued a statement Thursday announcing that Sept. 26 will mark one year that Pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for being a believer in Jesus Christ. He said Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, continues to hear reports that her husband is being beaten and tortured; and she feels abandoned by the U.S. government, as President Obama continues to remain silent on the issue.