When he was just 8 years old, an elderly Christian woman prophesied that God was going to use him greatly.
And on Sunday, Ed Newton, 40, took the stage of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, as the church's new lead pastor.
The son of two deaf parents, Newton will replace Robert Emmitt, the church's founder and lead pastor over the next several months as he transitions into the less demanding role of Pastor Emeritus. more >>
A 60-year-old Canadian megachurch pastor imprisoned in North Korea is being forced to work eight hours a day, six days a week in a labor camp while under the constant watch of guards.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Presbyterian Church located in the Toronto area, was interviewed by CNN at an undisclosed hotel in Pyongyang last week.
Close-shaven and wearing a gray uniform, Lim spoke to Will Ripley of CNN, telling him in Korean that he is getting medical treatment and regular meals while working hard labor. more >>
A wealthy financial industry executive has donated over $17 million to a Minnesota megachurch to help the congregation pay off the mortgage for a campus that was built over 10 years ago.
Pastor Bob Merritt of Eagle Brook Church, which has over 21,000 weekly worshipers and six locations across the Twin Cities area, announced to his congregation last month that he was blessed to receive notice that the mortgage for the Eagle Brook campus in Lino Lakes was officially paid off, thanks one unnamed donor who paid off the final $17 million of the mortgage over the span of four years.
After Eagle Brook opened its Lino Lakes campus in December of 2005, the church fell into millions of dollars in debt. In an attempt to help the church pay off the mortgage for the new campus, Merritt started a funding campaign years ago and called on donors to help foot the bill for the church. more >>
An organizer for the PC(USA)'s annual Montreat College Conference in North Carolina has claimed that the Bible verse John 3:16 has been "used for hate, intimidation and fear."
Montreat Director of Programs, the Rev. Katie Cashwell, told Presbyterian News Service in an interview last week that the theme for the four-day event, "Reclaim John 3:16," focused on her belief that the verse has been misused in the recent past.
"Our focus was to reclaim the well-known Bible verse in John 3:16 as a message of love and welcome," said Cashwell, according to the Presbyterian News Service. "Too often it's been used for hate, intimidation and fear." more >>
A 22,000-member Methodist megachurch in Kansas has hired a man who was found guilty of murder and then exonerated after 24 years behind bars to be its newest associate pastor after he completed seminary in December.
Although Darryl Burton grew up in the Baptist faith, he stopped going to church during his teen years, became increasingly disillusioned with religion and grew to be a skeptic of God. As Burton distanced himself from the church, his grandmother warned him that "one of these days, boy, you are going to need Jesus. I hope you remember to call on Him."
While Burton didn't think much of his late grandmother's words at the time, those words rang through his head as he sat for two decades in prison after he was convicted in 1985 for a murder he didn't commit. more >>
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 >>