As many Christian ministers look to reach out to groups not usually found in church, one Episcopal priest in Maryland has focused on seeking the lost among the biker community.
The Rev. Steve McCarty, vicar at St. Andrew's Church in Clear Springs, has been holding monthly mass for motorcyclists since June 2012.
McCarty, a Harley Davidson rider himself, told The Christian Post that his interest in outreach to this community stems in part from his own connections. more >>
DALLAS, Texas – Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and CEO of MegaFest 2013 was joined by the Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings on Wednesday for a press conference to kickoff the three-day inspirational festival that the popular megachurch pastor says will be a "celebration of relationships."
More than 50,000 people from 40 countries are in "Big D" for MegaFest that begins Thursday morning with a taping of two episodes of "Oprah's Lifeclass" in which she and Jakes will tackle the issue of emotional and spiritual healing for the millions of children who are growing up in fatherless households.
Speaking about healing and the purpose of MegaFest, Jakes quoted from part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech that he gave 50 years ago during the March on Washington, and said it was King's dream that everyone would work together and unite together. Jakes commented that the message exemplifies the spirit of MegaFest, which is to bring together people from all walks of life, culture, ethnicity, background and political ideology. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The highly acclaimed Christian band Third Day recently performed at the SoCal Harvest with Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium and The Christian Post had a chance to talk with the band shortly before they walked out onto the stage in front of 43,000 people attending last Sunday, the final night of the three-day outreach event.
Third Day's hard-driving, Southern rock sound had most at Angel Stadium jumping. Prior to their appearance, the band, which was co-founded by lead singer Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee, and includes bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr, said they were excited to be a part of "something bigger" than themselves.
The CP interview with Third Day members is below. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. – A parents' anguish over the death of their 12-year-old daughter in a car accident just ten months ago turned to feelings of hope as the 150 people they invited to the SoCal Harvest Crusade as a tribute to their daughter and "as a way to glorify God" showed up to the event at Angel Stadium on Saturday. Many of them made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ that night.
"One of the things that we feel is that God has a plan and that's found in the verse Jeremiah 29:11," Juan Hernandez told The Christian Post on Sunday. Hernandez, along with his wife, Yesenia, and their oldest daughter Paulina, wore a memorial tribute pin with a photo of Yesenia Eva Hernandez on the final night of the three-day event on Sunday.
"When my daughter went home to be with the Lord ten months ago we've been just doing anything we can. One, to get closer to the Lord, and then bring as many people closer to the Lord as we can," Hernandez said. "To be honest with you, it's been very difficult, but at the same time it was a wonderful feeling having so many people come and honor our daughter, but most importantly give glory and honor to God. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. – More than 28,000 people came out on a warm summer evening to hear evangelist Greg Laurie give the message of the gospel on the first of three nights of the SoCal Harvest event at Angel Stadium Friday. However, the Southern California pastor warned at the beginning that the subject he was about to preach on was not a comfortable one – death.
"My message title for this evening is 'I Don't Want to Talk About It," Laurie said. "That title is based on something my mom used to say whenever our conversation turned toward spiritual matters."
Laurie said his mother, who was a "dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe," had been married several times with several boyfriends in between and had problems with alcohol. He lived in a home that "was the opposite of a Christian home." more >>
Matt Pitt, 30, founder of one of America's largest Christian youth ministries, The Basement, was arrested by Alabama police for impersonating a police officer for the second time on Tuesday night after he jumped off a 45-foot cliff in a last ditch attempt to escape.
"He is lucky that cliff didn't take his life," Jefferson County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian told AL.com. "For his family's sake and for his I am truly glad he is OK. As I said before, going to jail may very well have saved his life."
Pitt, who has been battling longstanding rumors of drug use, was wanted for impersonating a peace officer but refused to surrender to authorities. He was arrested shortly after he gave an interview to a local television station. Christian praised Birmingham police for helping to catch the wanted pastor and noted that they weren't happy with the youth leader's behavior. more >>