NEW YORK — "Joy-An Irish Christmas" with Keith & Kristyn Getty made its way to New York City's Carnegie Hall for it's fourth annual holiday tour, and The Christian Post caught up with Keith Getty to chat about the unforgettable night of music, congregational worship, and the meaning of Christmas for the Getty family.
The Gettys are world-renowned contemporary hymn writers whose songs are sung each year by more than one hundred million people. Their annual tour, "Joy-An Irish Christmas," is a lively celebration of the birth of Christ as told through an evening of traditional holiday carols, contemporary hymns, Irish folk music, bluegrass and step dancing.
The talented Getty couple ushered nearly 3,000 New Yorkers into worship with their Christmas Concert. The tour's music was all recently released in an album titled, Joy-An Irish Christmas Live. The album coincides with a DVD release as well. more >>
"The Breakfast Club," a morning show created for New York's hip-hop listening audience, has become quite the go-to spot for preachers and Christian artists lately. During his recent visit to the radio station, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. talked about marrying Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, his new show on Oxygen and much more.
The Oxygen new docu-series called "Rich In Faith" features the popular pastor and his wife, DawnCheré. The show gives a firsthand look into their personal journey as Miami pastors as they strive to change the perception of faith and belief for a new generation of seekers.
While there to promote his new show, Wilkerson's talk with co-host DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God evolved into covering a slew of topics. He talked about why he uses popular rap song titles to preach culturally relevant sermons, explained the theological mystery of the Trinity, and even the importance of Christmas on the secular program. more >>
The president of an evangelical Christian recovery ministry called “Teen Challenge USA” is hoping that people both inside and outside the church will give recognition to the life-changing program during a national day designated to honor the organization this coming Sunday.
The ministry, which is closely connected to the Assemblies of God denomination, states that its mission is “to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society.”
Teen Challenge USA began 53 years ago as a ministry led by the late Rev. David Wilkerson, the founding pastor of Times Square Church in Manhattan, N.Y. Wilkerson died, at the age of 79, in a severe car crash in April. more >>
In an emotionally charged and deeply personal interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Ruth Madoff admitted that on Christmas Eve 2008, she and her husband, Bernie, tried to end it all.
“I said, ‘I just can’t go on anymore,’” Mrs. Madoff told CBS News. The Madoffs ingested a bunch of pills in their New York City penthouse, but awoke the next morning still alive, and relieved.
Although the Madoffs’ difficulties were largely of their own making (the suicide attempt occurred just weeks after Mr. Madoff admitted to a Ponzi scheme that cost investors an estimated $20 billion), does the Christian faith have any hope to offer in situations like these? more >>
NEW YORK - Thousands belonging to the immediate and spiritual family of David Wilkerson celebrated his life, legacy, and love for Christ at a memorial service Saturday at Times Square Church in New York City.
Speakers, including leadership of the church Wilkerson had founded and his relatives, honored the evangelical pastor for a life "well-lived" through personal testimonies and songs rejoicing that he is now in heaven.
"It was all about Jesus Christ," Carter Conlon, senior pastor of Times Square Church, said of Wilkerson's life. more >>
NEW YORK – Thousands in Manhattan and up to a million via webcast are expected to participate in a memorial service today honoring the Rev. David Wilkerson, the founding pastor of Times Square Church and founder of addiction recovery program Teen Challenge.
The memorial service is going "to celebrate his life and reflect upon his legacy of faith and trust in God. [It's] a cause to rejoice in the victory of Christ through the life of a man who finished the race well," Luly McCoy, director of communications at Times Square Church, told The Christian Post.
"We like to think of Pastor Dave as singing and dancing around the throne of God and we will share in his joy and rejoice with him," she said. more >>