Embattled gospel singer James Fortune who pleaded guilty last week to a bone-breaking assault on his now estranged wife, Cheryl, said he thought of taking a "whole bottle of Xanax" at one point but was "saved" by a conference for worship leaders organized by fellow gospel artist Tasha Cobbs.
"I had a whole bottle of Xanax back in Houston I was gonna take. I need somebody to know iLead saved my life," Fortune confessed in a clip from the event posted by Cobbs on Instagram a week ago.
According to Cobbs' website the "iLead escape is the place for the Worship leader to Refocus, Regroup, and Refresh!" more >>
Easter Sunday will mark a new beginning for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll and the congregation of his new Arizona-based Trinity Church, which will hold their "first-ever gathering."
Just days after popular gospel singer James fortune pleaded guilty to a bone-breaking assault on his wife, Cheryl, last Tuesday, leader Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore, Maryland, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, denounced domestic violence as a scourge that should be addressed in the church.
"Let me say uniformly, domestic violence is wrong. Domestic violence is out of order. Domestic violence is not the will of God. Domestic violence is not always exacted with a closed hand or a fist but sometimes domestic violence is emotional," said Bryant during a Periscope session with Fortune and others last week.
"Sometimes domestic violence is verbal and I cannot afford with what is taking place in this hour to go silent, and the Church is being silent," he added. more >>
A Muslim man has reportedly shot dead the 17-year-old son of a Christian family in Pakistan after the boy's mother rejected his advances.
The British Pakistani Christian Association, which reports on crimes and legal cases concerning Christians in Pakistan, said the crime occurred on Feb. 27 in the town of Qayum in Faisalabad City.
The Muslim suspect, 57-year-old Tahir Jutt, who had a "known long-term infatuation" with 42-year-old Shazia Tahir, apparently got involved in a family argument she was having with her husband, Tahir Qadeer, and persisted trying to intervene even when Shazia turned down his help. more >>
Popular gospel singer James Fortune pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife in a plea deal Tuesday that will see him spending just five days in jail but could land him in prison for 10 years if he violates probation in the next five years.
An ABC 13 report Wednesday said the Grammy-nominated singer pleaded guilty in a Houston, Texas, court to a third degree felony charge of assault — family violence.
Fort Bend District Judge Maggie Jaramillo sentenced Fortune to five years of probation along with five days in jail. He is also required to complete 175 hours of community service as well as a "batterer's intervention" program and stay away from his wife, Cheryl Fortune. more >>
A group of Hindu radicals in India's Chhattisgarh state reportedly attacked and beat 60 Christians worshiping at a Pentecostal church on Sunday, only a week after the Indian government denied visas to a U.S. Commission investigating religious freedom abuses in the country.
International Christian Concern reported that a mob of 25 Hindu radicals targeted a Pentecostal church in Kachana colony, where they stormed the house of worship on motorbikes, and began beating the 60 or so Christians that had gathered for Sunday worship.
Witnesses said that the radicals also beat and stripped Christian women, and destroyed various church property, including Bibles. more >>