Editor's note: Court documents contain graphic details about the alleged crimes committed by suspects Larry Taylor and Jalen Watson.
Just days before he allegedly shot dead pregnant Indiana pastor's wife Amanda Blackburn on Nov. 10, 2015, prosecutors say Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, shot a Mexican in the head after robbing him of $10 and raped another woman at gunpoint.
In court documents filed in December and shared with The Christian Post on Monday, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in Indianapolis charged Taylor and his accomplice Jalen Watson, 21, in a Nov. 3 burglary and rape. more >>
Pastor Davey Blackburn whose wife, Amanda, was murdered in November, returned for a Christmas service at Resonate Church in Indianapolis, telling congregants that his wife "loved Jesus" above everyone else.
Blackburn told 200 congregants that his wife, who was pregnant when she was killed, "loved Jesus more than she loved anybody else, but because she loved Jesus, she loved everybody."
He reflected that the real enemy is Satan himself, and not the people who killed his wife. more >>
A nativity display at an Indiana county courthouse has survived a second lawsuit brought against it by secularist groups after a settlement was reached.
Lawyers representing Franklin County settled earlier this month with the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union regarding a nativity display at the Brookville courthouse.
The ACLU had filed the suit on behalf of the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and The Satanic Temple. more >>
Not everyone is happy with Indiana Pastor Davey Blackburn's sharing his murdered wife's private thoughts from her journal on social media, and they are letting him and the public know about it.
On Sunday, Blackburn, who leads Resonate Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, posted another page of his dead wife's private thoughts from her journal on Twitter, revealing how they were encouraging him.
"Amanda's journal entries are ministering to my heart so much. I hope they serve you in the same way," Blackburn noted with a photo of a journal page. more >>
Indiana Pastor Davey Blackburn whose pregnant wife, Amanda, was fatally shot during a home invasion on Nov. 10, says he's taking time away from the pulpit to get healthy and asked his congregation not to let his wife's death go to waste.
In a video message recorded on Nov. 29, directed at his small congregation at Resonate Church in Indianapolis, Blackburn urged them to use his wife's death to get more people to come to church.
"I believe that even in this situation one of the things that God wants to use and do in this situation is that he wants to embolden us with more courage to invite our friends into relationship with Jesus. And so I'm confident that within the next several weeks there's gonna be great opportunities for people to come to know Jesus, so I want you to invite your friends. I want you to invite your family. more >>
Senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina, Perry Noble, said the first time he met Davey Blackburn he had reservations about him, but that all changed after he met his then fiancé, Amanda.
Noble, who would eventually hire Blackburn as a youth pastor at his church and later help him plant Resonate Church in Indianapolis with his late wife, said it wasn't until he saw Davey with Amanda for the first time that he got rid of those reservations.