Three months after his firing from his job as senior pastor of the popular NewSpring Church in South Carolina, Perry Noble publicly revealed on Monday the details of his rocky marriage, drinking issues, and other aspects of the double life that led to his exit from the church he founded 16 years ago.
Acting on what he said was the advice of his counselor, Noble shared four "extremely unwise decisions" he made that led to his fall from the pulpit in a lengthy post on Facebook that had been shared nearly 2,000 times as of Wednesday morning.
"I was a hypocrite — I preached, 'you can't do life alone' and then went out and lived the opposite," he said. more >>
Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz was recently interviewed by television star Oprah Winfrey on her SuperSoul Sunday talk show program and described what he believes is the "root of racism" in America today.
Lentz, who proclaimed on Facebook in September that he and his megachurch won't be chanting "All Lives Matter" because "black lives apparently are worth less on our streets," talked with Winfrey for over 40 minutes about faith, religion and Christ.
But one of the last questions that the 62-year-old African-American megastar asked the 31-year-old pastor was what he thinks "the root of racism is." more >>
Kirk Cameron is calling for a revival with film "Revive Us" and says people need to come together and pray to help change the course of the country because "America is in serious trouble."
"Revive Us" comes to select cinemas nationwide for a live event today, October 18, and will be rebroadcasted on Monday, October 24. In a new promotional video for the movie, Cameron says, "America is in serious trouble."
"I'm calling a national family meeting. As I visit churches all across the country, moms tell me they're concerned about their children's future. Dads tell me they know something's broken and that the nation is on the wrong track. But they all ask what can we do?" Cameron says in the video. more >>
Churches across the country will be holding communion services on election day this year as part of an ecumenical effort to combat the "spirit of divisiveness."
Known as Election Day Communion, the observance was first held in 2012 and had approximately 900 congregations from diverse denominations take part.
"We watched the rancor and bitterness of this election reach new highs (and new lows). We've seen that spirit of divisiveness seep into our communities, our neighborhoods, even our churches," stated the EDC's website. more >>
Best-selling author and megachurch pastor Max Lucado believes that the 18 month long political process is draining Americans of the joy in their lives.
In an interview on the NPR program "All Things Considered" that aired Sunday, the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas preacher talked about his concerns regarding the 2016 election.
"I think these days, my main concern is not really with either candidate. But my main concern is with the anxiety that has settled upon the country. I'm concerned about the consequences of this 18-month conversation that seems to have just really sucked the joy out of our people," said Lucado. more >>
Fresh off a month-long sabbatical which he spent battling an undisclosed "health challenge," controversial megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long declared himself healed on his first day back at the pulpit as a preaching colleague rebuked his congregation and told them he had been suffering for their sake.
"I've been on a journey and just recalibrating myself and like I said I had some health issues and God has healed me. The manifestation is coming through and we stand in that," Long, the leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, declared to his jubilant followers in a video recording of his pastoral anniversary service held Oct. 9 and posted to YouTube a week later on Sunday.
Drawing on his own healing narrative, Long then proceeded to conduct a healing service with his congregants for those afflicted with chronic pain. more >>