The Rev. Charles Hasty, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Georgia, has announced his resignation from the congregation he's served for 13 years after members narrowly defeated a motion to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Hasty announced his resignation Monday evening after congregants voted 266-146 last month to leave PCUSA over theological differences; the total was just eight votes shy of the necessary two-thirds majority needed to pass.
JoAnna Williams, administrative assistant for Hasty, directed The Christian Post to a local news article wherein quotes from a letter Hasty wrote explaining his reasoning was published. more >>
A congregation in Georgia is seeing dozens of members leaving to form their own church following its failure to officially disaffiliate from the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Members of First Presbyterian Church of Columbus narrowly defeated a resolution to seek dismissal from PCUSA over theological differences.
The week after the vote, about 70 of its members worshipped at the nearby Shearith Israel Synagogue under the new name of "Grace Church of Columbus." more >>
MercyMe created a very unique music video which reminds us of something that none of us as Christians should forget. Listening to their new hit "Flawless" is a beautiful reminder to never stop praising Jesus!
A wonderful song by a Christian rock band, that has a very incredible meaning. Jesus sacrificed his life for us, and this video reminds us of the washing blood that Jesus shed for us. No matter what scars we have, or difficulties we have gone through, the cross has made us flawless. It's a very moving song that will touch your heart and speak to your soul. We have all been through tough times in our lives, but no matter what, Jesus has always been there for us.
A powerful reminder that is meant to share with all. It will lighten up your day for sure! more >>
Evangelist Luis Palau, whose ministry is based in Portland, Oregon, has revealed that he and his wife will be moving temporarily to New York City ahead of a massive, and likely historical, evangelistic and celebratory event taking place this summer at the Big Apple's iconic Central Park.
"Pat and I are moving to New York City! Please pray! We won't be there for good. Just through the summer ... until the evangelistic festival in Central Park on July 11. It's a big move with a lot of details to iron out," reads a statement from Palau's organization that was emailed to supporters this past weekend. "The opportunities for presenting the Gospel in NYC are many and seem to come in a flash. The team decided it would be best to respond to the invitations if Pat and I were living in the city, available at a moment's notice."
Palau has personally preached the Gospel to more than 30 million people all over the world since becoming a missionary with his wife in 1962, but the popular evangelist has never preached in New York City on such a grand stage. When he takes to the Great Lawn this summer, the 80-year-old Argentinian, known for his simple and accented Gospel presentation and precise wit, will have joined the ranks of other influential Christian leaders who have preached to the masses at Central Park. more >>
At a very young age, Michael began using drugs and alcohol. Problems in his household forced him to earn respect the hard way, no matter what the consequences were. He lived life in the fast lane, and eventually had a falling out. Until God spoke with him and changed his life forever!
His upbringing made him feel as if though the only way he could be in control and have power was being cruel to others. Eventually bringing him to be a part of a biker gang, as an enforcer. This basically meant if demands weren't met he would inflict damage.
Drug dealing and taking drugs was a part of his lifestyle at this point as well. After having children, he swore to always be around for them. But, his life got really out of control and the drugs created a person he never thought he would become. more >>
Sadie Robertson of A&E's popular reality TV series "Duck Dynasty" attended the Women of Faith conference held in Columbus, Ohio, where she spoke about her Christian beliefs over the weekend.
The 17-year-old reality star attended the non-denominational Christian women's conference alongside her mother, Korie Robertson, as well as Christian speakers Luci Swindoll, Marilyn Meberg, Thelma Wells and Steve Arterburn, the founder of New Life Ministries.
Robertson, who has also appeared on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," is outspoken about her faith and offered a quote from Scripture while at the Women of Faith conference. more >>