A New Haven, Conn., pastor accused of splurging thousands of dollars on personal comforts with his church's money, stripped the church of all its furniture except the pews then walked out on the congregation after they tackled him about the money.
According to a WTNH report, Pastor Anthony Fulton of Faith Refuge church is accused of going on a shopping spree with the church's debit card to acquire things that had nothing to do with the church's business.
"They were getting hair done, their nails done, going out to eat, writing out cash instead of, you know, paying the bills, so they can do whatever they want with the money," Angie Boxill, a Faith Refuge member explained in the report. more >>
A Texas pastor mobilized his congregation to come to the rescue of the dozens of truck drivers and motorists stranded by an ice storm last Friday.
The Rev. Gary Sweatman of the five-year-old Freedom Life Church in Sanger, was at home when he saw the news of the ice storm.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church has been named TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2013.
In an announcement made by TIME on Wednesday morning, the Pontiff was given the honor for his impact on the global stage, stated TIME's managing editor Nancy Gibbs.
The Canadian airline WestJet is offering more than holiday deals – within four hours, its employees compiled Christmas wishes from everyone on two flights, bought all the gifts, and presented them at baggage claim in Calgary. This generosity made the video go viral on YouTube.
The event gave WestJet "an opportunity to share some of the magic of the Christmas season, not only with the guests on the flight, but also with the video at well over a million views," Robert Palmer, the airline's manager of public relations, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Palmer called gift-giving "the epitome of the Christmas spirit."
"Twas a night before Christmas, and all across the land, the good folks of WestJet had a miracle planned." The video, already with over 1.5 million views, continues in this poetic narrative, and then splits the screen to show two different airports where a visual Santa had been set up. more >>
Isaac Hunter, 36, founder and former pastor of Summit Church in Orlando, Fla., died Tuesday of an apparent suicide, according to local news reports. Hunter is the son of Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of the 15,000-member Northland church in Florida and former member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The Orlando Sentinel, in a story about Hunter's death, published an email sent to Summit Church members Tuesday afternoon.
"We found out today that Isaac took his life," states the email sent by Darling Murray, a coordinator at the church. "We are obviously deeply deeply devastated and saddened beyond words by this news. The tears keep coming and coming as we mourn. We are praying for his family and this congregation as we walk through this together." more >>
A Colorado pastor who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old family member has been sentenced to life in prison.
In September, Hugo Ornelas was found guilty of assulting the girl on his living room couch twice in July 2012. He was not arrested until December last year.
Ornelas, 49, is also facing charges that allege he violated an order that mandated he stay away from anyone younger than 18. more >>