The community of Hartselle, Alabama, is still reeling in shock after a beloved 43-year-old pastor and his wife were allegedly gunned down in cold blood inside their home last Thursday by their adopted son.
According to AL.com, Priceville police officers were called to the home of Pastor William Jeremy Hulsey, 43, and his 37-year-old wife, Sandra Hulsey, around 8:45 p.m. last Thursday, where they found the couple dead. William Hulsey, commonly known as Jeremy, was a preacher at Aldridge Grove Church of Christ in Moulton.
An investigation by the police quickly led to the couple's adopted son, Andrew Kyle Hulsey, 23, as a person of interest. They also found what they believe to be the murder weapon. more >>
New research shows that most pastors who serve small evangelical churches face financial hardships and many are reluctant to open up about their struggles.
The National Association of Evangelicals released a survey on Tuesday, conducted by Grey Matter Research last July, which interviewed 4,249 pastors and found that most face severe financial troubles as they struggle with expenses and debt and don't earn enough to secure long-term financial stability.
"The vast majority of pastors do not have their own radio or TV show, robust church staff, or megachurch attendance," NAE President Leith Anderson said in a statement. "Rather, they faithfully serve in small churches and face financial challenges stemming from student debt, low salaries and medical expenses. And sadly, they often feel they have no one to turn to for help." more >>
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 >>
Brandon Parker, the 33-year-old Georgia pastor who was tragically shot dead during a dispute with his 48-year-old girlfriend Saturday, was the grandson of Otis Redding, one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music.
Known for hits like "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," Redding died tragically at the age of 26 in a plane crash in Lake Monona, Wisconsin, on Dec. 10, 1967. He was known as the "King of the Soul Singers." He got his first American No. 1 record with "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" four months after his death. Redding's son, Dexter Redding, is Parker's father, according to The Telegraph.
Bibb County sheriff's deputies said in a statement Saturday that they arrested and charged Parker's girlfriend, Tracia Hubbard of Macon, with his murder after she was found kneeling next to Parker who had suffered a gunshot wound to his neck. 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 >>