Before announcing this week that he'll be fighting Timothy Bradley Jr. for a third time in April, World champion boxer Manny Pacquiao was ministering to pastors in his native country of the Philippines.
"Thank you Lord for the privilege to preach to the pastors today. We are humbled and honored to share Your Word," Pacquiao wrote after he preached to pastors in Davao city earlier this month. "God Bless everyone. Psalms 96:3 "Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples."
The pugilist, who's also campaigning to be elected as a senator in the Philippines, asked his social media followers to pray for him before he completed the task of encouraging pastors in his home country. more >>
They are appearing on the scene quietly.
Not many pundits are noticing the emerging trend. They are a different kind of bivocational pastor.
The traditional bivocational pastor, by common definition, serves churches that are unable to compensate a pastor with fulltime pay. These pastors are incredible servants who fill a huge need among American congregations. more >>
I had no idea he was a former pastor.
He emailed me on a business matter. I noticed his email said nothing about his ministry, so I asked about his ministry in my response.
"I am out of the pastorate," he responded. "And I have no plans to ever go back." more >>
With access to well known producers in the Christian music industry, Pastor William McDowell is bypassing the industry standard and relying on the Holy Spirit to create his new album.
The 39-year-old gospel music recording artist known for songs like "I Give Myself Away," crafted much of the music on his latest album, Sounds of Revival, while worshiping on multiple stages around the world.
"We did a lot of what I call worship exploration. We explore what I call pregnant moments, which means moments in a service where it's clear that God is doing something in the room," McDowell told The Christian Post. "If we have a piece of something we always recognize that every piece of something is part of a greater whole, so we explore those moments to find out what the greater statement is. We explore a lot of moments on stages across the world and those songs were birthed in those moments." more >>
In a revealing interview aired on CNN Wednesday, one of the network's most notable anchor's, Don Lemon, surprisingly revealed that megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, played a huge role in his success as a journalist.
"It might sound strange, maybe even impossible, but the person who changed my life is someone I'd never even met. Through the power of his voice and his message, Bishop T.D. Jakes pulled me out of a crisis more than a decade ago and I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't heard his words," Lemon said during the interview.
Lemon then called Jakes "the voice in my head" and told the inspiring pastor that he listens to his messages a lot. It was a confession that surprised Jakes. more >>
A number of Christian church leaders, including Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, spoke out about the vital need for believers to follow Jesus' footsteps and help refugees at the GC2 Summit at Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, on Wednesday.
The conference featured a number of sessions focused on the ongoing refugee crisis that is gripping the world, most notably with the millions of people in Syria and the surrounding region fleeing civil war and seeking refuge in Western nations. Evangelical pastors spoke alongside relief groups, such as World Vision and World Relief, about the urgent need for the Church in America to get involved and help in meaningful ways.
Rick Warren focused his message to the audience at Naperville, alongside all those watching via live stream, on the life and mission of Jesus Christ, and urged believers to care about the things that Jesus cared about. more >>