Some eight people are now dead and 10 others injured after a church van traveling from a convention crashed in a canal in Moore Haven, Florida, early Monday.
The Florida Highway Patrol told NBC Miami that the van, which was carrying 18 people, was heading eastbound on SR-78 when it passed through a stop sign in Moore Haven after midnight, according to preliminary investigations.
The vehicle then moved across all the lanes of US-27 before crashing into a steep and partially water-filled canal. more >>
A week after he was admitted to Orange County Medical Center in California with heart trouble, popular televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn has been released and his says "God is faithful, my heart is strong."
"I've seen the hand of God at work, both through prayer and the physicians," said Hinn Friday in a release to The Christian Post.
"God is faithful. My heart is strong. I have no heart damage. My arteries are not blocked. There is no arterial damage. The AFib is being treated effectively, and my rapid heart rate has reduced considerably. I'm feeling stronger every day. The prognosis is good for a speedy and complete recuperation, and I am so glad to be heading home," he added. more >>
A female archdeacon belonging to the Church of England will soon be promoted to the position of a senior bishop, breaking new ground in the prominence of women in the Church of England.
The Ven. Rachel Treweek, a former speech therapist ordained in 1994, will become the head of the Diocese of Gloucester.
John M. Perkins, a civil rights leader and father of the racial reconciliation movement, criticized pastor Creflo Dollar's former fundraising campaign for a new $65 million private jet as "evil," "heresy," and "exploitation," as he explained the damage prosperity preachers have done to black communities.
Perkins, founder of the Christian Community Development Association, was being interviewed by Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, at ERLC's conference on "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation," which takes place Thursday and Friday in Nashville.
"The solution [to the damage racism has done to blacks is] God's people, with moral values, confronting and discipling people," Perkins said. more >>
Normal worship service at a Jackson, Mississippi church was halted Sunday after members erupted in an ugly brawl over their allegedly spendthrift, "money hungry" and disrespectful pastor who refused to relinquish his pulpit after they voted him out a day before for reportedly abusing his role.
A WJTV report said things got so heated police had to be called in to keep the peace.
The members of New Galilean Baptist Church said they also wanted their fairly new pastor, Orlando D. Franklin, out because of his autocratic leadership style and his penchant for silencing congregants. more >>
A court has ruled in favor of a private Christian school in California that required employees to have a pastor for a reference.
Judge Henry J. Walsh of the Superior Court of California in Ventura County issued a ruling Monday in favor of Little Oaks Private School.
At issue was a suit brought by two former teachers who argued that they were wrongfully fired for failing to provide a letter from a pastor confirming their membership in a church. more >>