Erica Campbell may have the number one gospel album in the country, but she is also adding Church Leader to her resume with The California Worship Center.
Erica and her husband Warryn Campbell III have decided to become church leaders after hosting Bible studies in hotel rooms.
Warryn, the My Block Records CEO, who has produced music for his wife and her sister Tina in their group Mary Mary for years, has inspired a direction for the church. more >>
Several churches around Murrysville, Pa., area have held prayer vigils and counseling sessions this week to offer hope and healing for those affected by the brutal stabbing spree that left 22 people injured at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday.
Several churches in the community penned their doors this week after the attack to offer counseling services to those who wished to attend. One such church, Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, located next to the school, hosted professional counselors and a prayer vigil.
A North Hampton, Ohio, pastor has extended forgiveness to a self-described militant atheist who beat him severely last year and will now serve years in prison.
"I would want him to know going into prison hearing from me that I've extended forgiveness for him," the Rev. Norman Hayes, pastor of The Bridge Community Church, said according to WDTN.
James Maxie of Springfield was found guilty of felonious assault and sentenced to eight years in prison, Springfield News-Sun reported on Wednesday. Maxie assaulted Hayes in October 2013 at the North Hampton church after the pastor asked Maxie's girlfriend if she felt safe around him. The beating left Hayes with a broken nose, bruises and three cuts requiring stitches across his face. more >>
Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen has offered that the many distractions Millennials face in life is one of the main reasons why the younger generation seems to be growing less and less religious.
Osteen said in a Fox News interview on Thursday that it was "disappointing" to read the latest State of the Bible survey from the American Bible Society which shows a decline of faith in young adults.
"I do think there are more influences today, distractions, and it's a different day than we grew up in," said the pastor of America's largest church, with more than 52,000 weekly worshipers. more >>
Heaven Is For Real opens in theaters on April 16 and tells the story of the Burpo family, whose son Colton experienced a vision where he traveled to heaven and met Jesus when he was just 4 years old.
The film, based on a book of the same name, is Colton's father and small town church Pastor Todd Burpo's account of what his son saw during this vision, which took place during emergency surgery on the boy's appendix around 10 years ago. The family partnered with T.D. Jakes and director Randall Wallace to bring the story to the big screen. The film is generating a lot of media attention, however, the Nebraskan family still claims to function like any other American household despite the fame that might come with Heaven Is For Real.
"[After all the promotion for the film] we go home. We're normal at home. Sometimes you just have to disconnect. It's a lot easier for me to disconnect [from Facebook] than mom," Todd Burpo told The Christian Post. "When we go home I go back to pastoring, I'm a fireman. I do what I've always done. It's a good change of pace for me." more >>
Defense lawyers for Singapore megachurch pastor Kong Hee have insisted that no evidence exists to prove that he and five other City Harvest Church leaders misused church funds to pay for the popstar career of Kong's wife, singer Sun Ho, as the trial entered its 42nd day.
Six City Harvest Church leaders are facing prosecution for their involvement in the alleged misuse of funds, accused of spending close to $41 million on Ho's career. Pastor Tan Ye Peng, members Chew Eng Han and Lam Leng Hung, accountants Serina Wee Gek Yin and Sharon Tan ShaoYuen, and pastor Kong all face 10-20 years if convicted.