About 120 international Christian students attending a Bible college in Ohio could possibly face deportation after their school was recently denied recertification with the U.S. immigration exchange student program.
Although President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday night an immigration overhaul that could allow nearly 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the 120 foreign Christian students at Marietta Bible College are in a bind after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to issue the school recertification into the the agency's Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
In doing so, the school's international students must either find a new school to transfer to or they will face deportation starting in February 2015. Additionally, the college may no longer accept international students. more >>
David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Ministries and pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in California, is returning to New York City for another celebration, following a 2013 event that drew thousands to the city.
"One of the things we found out last year — we were at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last year, and it was a very special night for us because we introduced a brand new study Bible that we had worked on for so many years. It was a night of celebration," Jeremiah told The Christian Post.
"But what we learned is that many of the friends of our ministry, many of the people who live in that greater New York area love coming to the city, and especially if there's a spiritual event there at the center of it. So we decided to do it again this year at a smaller venue," he added. more >>
A Fayetteville, North Carolina, pastor will be hosting a gun buy-back program Saturday in an effort to curb street violence in his community. Some residents are skeptical about the initiative, a first for the city, fearing that law-abiding citizens will be giving up their weapons while criminals remain armed.
The Rev. Mark Rowden of Second Missionary Baptist Church said he'll be giving VISA gift cards in varying amounts to anyone who's willing to turn in their guns, no questions asked.
Gun violence is a serious issue in the area, according to Fayetteville resident Jonathan Croom, who told ABC News 11 that he supports the program out of concern for his family's safety, especially his 3-year-old son. "Just [to] be able to walk down the street and not worry about looking over your shoulder, or anything like that." more >>
The bodies of renowned evangelical pastor and motivational speaker, Myles Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and three of seven other persons who died with them in a fiery jet crash in Freeport, Bahamas, two Sundays ago were returned home to family and friends in the island's capital of New Providence Monday in preparation for multiple memorials in upcoming weeks.
Since his untimely death on Sunday, Nov. 9, the life of Munroe, a globally recognized Christian leader, has been celebrated in memorial services across the world.
The biggest memorial, however, will take place in the place where Munroe's life began — the Bahamas. The life of Munroe and his wife are scheduled to be celebrated at a national memorial planned for Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the 15,000-seat Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas. Munroe's Bahamas Faith Ministries will then hold an official funeral service for the couple a day later on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the church's International Diplomat Center on Carmichael Road in Nassau, Bahamas. more >>
A New York church is gearing up for it's fifth annual Thanksgiving dinner, which is expected to feed 1,000 people.
Pastor Reggie Stutzman of the Real Life Church in New York City, will lead 120 volunteers in hosting a restaurant-style Thanksgiving dinner in Hunts Point, Bronx next week.
Guests will be treated to a "full turkey dinner" as well as musical entertainment. They will then be free to take home a variety of donated supplies, including used clothing and toiletries, and the event is entirely free. more >>
Billy Graham is being featured in Christian History Magazine this month for his lifetime of work for Jesus Christ.
In honor of the iconic televangelist's 96th birthday on Nov. 7, Christian History Magazine interrupted its quarterly releases with a special edition focused on Graham titled "Billy Graham–Apostle of changed lives and second chances."
"No man has had more personal, one-on-one, impact for faith in Jesus Christ than Mr. Graham," said Michael Austin, a Christian commenter and spokesperson for Christian History Magazine. "He and his family are a living testimony to the faithfulness of the Biblical message he so clearly derived from the start of his ministry to this day. Billy Graham's impact for good in this world is incalculable." more >>