NewSpring megachurch Pastor Perry Noble has listed four reasons why he believes Donald Trump is on the verge of clinching the Republican presidential nomination, noting that unlike his rivals, he shows leadership and delivers a clear message.
Noble, who ahead of the South Carolina primary in February told his congregation that Trump "is NOT the best choice among the current candidates," and seemed to encourage Christians to reconsider voting for the billionaire businessman, said on Facebook Tuesday that his list of reasons is not an endorsement of Trump, but rather an observation.
For the first main reason, Noble wrote that Trump's "message is clear." more >>
Lakewood Church Pastor John Gray's prayers for Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry might have been answered. The star point guard has a grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee, an MRI revealed on Monday, according to ESPN. It is considered the least severe injury of its kind.
"Thanks for all the prayers and messages. Can feel all the positive energy. God is Great! All things considered, I'm Gonna be alright! #DubNation," Curry tweeted out to his more than 5 million followers on Monday.
Gray was on hand, along with others, after Curry's game four injury on Sunday and prayed for the star, who is an outspoken Christian. A video posted by ESPN showed pastor Gray, along with others, greeting Curry with hugs before the group huddled together in prayer following the game. more >>
Texas megachurch leader Robert Jeffress warned that the Republican Party will face a massive boycott if they do not nominate current frontrunner Donald Trump.
Recently, Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich announced an alliance to attempt to prevent Trump from getting the necessary number of delegates to secure the presidential nomination.
In an interview on the Fox Business channel earlier this week, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas argued that Cruz and Kasich's strategy was "distasteful." more >>
Some of the country's biggest megachurches like Lakewood Church, North Point Ministries, Saddleback Church and The Potter's House have become household names in American culture based on their sheer size and influence. But how do they compare in size to other megachurches outside of North America? A new report has the answer.
According to findings recently published by Leadership Network, many North American megachurches — the largest of which have upwards of 30,000 to 40,000 in weekly attendance — are dwarfed when compared to the weekly attendance of some megachurches around the globe. A database compiled by researcher Warren Bird categorizes these larger megachurches by continent and country, size in weekly attendance, pastorship, the year founded, and whether or not they have multiple campuses.
Researchers found that Asia is home to the world's largest megachurch, and currently there is none that rivals it in size. With a staggering 480,000 in weekly attendance, Korea's Yoido Full Gospel Church got its start in the living room of one of its founding pastors. Headquartered in the capital city of Seoul, it has grown into a multi-site megachurch with a branch in the U.S. The organization was founded in 1958 and is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. It has been headed by senior pastor Young Hoon Lee since 2008. more >>
Five months after Pastor Rob Bell's successor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, announced he was leaving, the megachurch has affirmed its third lead pastor, AJ Sherrill, from New York City.
After an "in-depth, prayerful" search, "our Lead Pastor Search Team and our Elder Team have unanimously affirmed AJ Sherrill to fill the role of Lead Pastor at Mars Hill," the church says on its website, adding that Sherrrill is likely to begin his new role by early September.
Sherrill lives in New York City with his family and has served as the Parish Pastor at Trinity Grace Church Chelsea for the past five years. more >>
City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee has said that relief teams helping victims on the ground in Japan are continuing to share the light of Christ amidst the humanitarian tragedy that has stricken the country following the massive earthquake and violent aftershocks.
Kong said in a Facebook message on Sunday to CHC relief teams helping people in Japan: "Thank you, guys, for working so hard for the Lord Jesus Christ in Japan. We are so grateful and proud of you. Everyone here in CHC Singapore and the Harvest family of churches everywhere are praying for you. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."
He provided an update of the various efforts CHC teams have been undertaking in the past week, and said that on Tuesday one of the teams in Kumamoto delivered water, bread, tomatoes, rice balls and basic toiletry supplies to Sakura Hospital in Mashiki, Mashiki Health & Welfare Centre and the suburb of Higashi-ku. more >>