NEW YORK — More than 30 years ago, former atheist David Ireland was just like any other nonbeliever — disinterested in God and far removed from faith. But in 1982, while completing his first degree in mechanical engineering at age 20, he found Christ.
"I remember the day. It was July 6, 1982, at 10 p.m. I sat on the edge of my dormitory bed and I said 'God, if you're real, change me.' And he did. From that moment on I started sharing my faith with others and started living for Jesus," recalled Ireland during an interview with The Christian Post about his latest book, The Weapon of Prayer: Maximize Your Greatest Strategy Against the Enemy
Three decades later the Queens native, who has authored nearly two dozen books, is still deep in his walk as he now leads Christ Church, a thriving 8,000-member multi-site and multiracial congregation in northern New Jersey. more >>
A former megachurch pastor who served for 50 years at the Fountain of Life Assemblies of God Church in Florence, New Jersey is now suing for $12 million after the church allegedly expelled him from the pulpit then reneged on a promise to take care of him for the rest of his life.
According to a civil complaint cited by nj.com, the now retired 91-year-old Paul Graban built the Fountain of Life from a small church some half-century ago into the 2,200-seater it is today.
Earlier this year, however, according to the pastor's son Ron Graban, his father was released from his duties at the church with a promise that they would take care of him for the rest of his life. more >>
The Islamic State is threatening to behead America's Statue of Liberty and even published a picture depicting a headless Lady Liberty holding their black flag of terror on Twitter.
Featuring the New York City skyline burning in the background, written beneath the Islamic State picture are the words "soon the state of the Islamic caliphate." The message also included a slogan in English, with some versions saying, "coming soon."
The image began circulating shortly after reports that Hafez Saeed, the top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan, had been killed in a U.S. drone strike earlier this month. more >>
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice has been going to church while in prison and praying for an early release, according to excerpts from her diary.
The mother of four has been incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, since Jan. 5, after a judge sentenced her to serve 15 months in prison following a bankruptcy fraud conviction. In newly released excerpts from her prison diary, the Bravo TV stars opens up about life behind bars and says that she feels God's presence guiding her.
A jury in New Jersey has found a conversion therapy group guilty of committing fraud over claim that it offers services that can change a person's sexual orientation.
The jury on Thursday afternoon found the group Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, liable for consumer fraud.
Known as Michael Ferguson, et al., v. JONAH, et al., the suit was brought forth by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal organization that garnered controversy for listing conservative organizations like the Family Research Council as "hate groups" and Dr. Ben Carson as a danger to the United States. more >>
Another man in the tri-state area with alleged ties to terrorist group ISIS was arrested during a raid of his New Jersey home on Thursday, and he's accused of conspiring with at least one of the other men apprehended in New York City this week in the same investigation.
Fort Lee resident Samuel Rahamin Topaz, 21, appeared before a federal court Thursday on material support for terror charges and is being held without bail, according to NBC.
Topaz allegedly conspired with Queens college student Munther Omar Saleh, 20, who was arrested this past weekend, to build and detonate a bomb in New York City in the name of ISIS. more >>