Leonardo Blair is an award-winning investigative reporter and feature writer whose career spanned secular media in the Caribbean and New York City prior to joining The Christian Post in 2013. His early work with CP focusing on crime and Christian society quickly attracted international attention when he exposed a campaign by Creflo Dollar Ministries in 2015 to raise money from supporters to purchase a $65 million luxury jet. He continues to report extensively on church crimes, spiritual abuse, mental health, the black church and major events impacting Christian culture.
He is a 2007 alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was an inaugural member of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City.
Lesbian bishop who Carlton Pearson wanted to speak at funeral says Transformation Church barred her from preaching eulogy
Presiding prelate of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Yvette Flunder, who late former megachurch pastor Carlton Pearson said he wanted to speak at his homegoing service shortly before he passed on Nov.19, says Pastor Michael Todd’s Transformation Church barred her from preaching a eulogy at their service in Pearson’s honor on Friday due to a dispute over inclusion.
Nearly 50,000 Americans committed suicide in 2022, the "highest number ever recorded in the United States," according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which shows that the majority of suicides were men.
The Rev. James Randolph, a minister with Living Word International Church in Midland, Michigan, and the son-in-law of televangelist Mark Barclay of Mark Barclay Ministries, has been charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct, including one allegedly involving a person younger than 13.
Wife of Sam Collier, Hillsong’s first black lead pastor, announces divorce amid allegations of infidelity
Former Hillsong Atlanta Pastor Sam Collier, who served as Hillsong Church’s first black lead pastor before stepping down early last year as a wave of scandals embroiled the denomination, appears to be headed for a divorce from his wife, Toni.
Nearly six months after Pastor Jonathan Frazier of Roam Ministry in Orlando, Florida, was shot dead in front of nearly 100 people during an event at his church that he also operated as a banquet hall, police are yet to arrest a suspect and his family is frustrated.
Officials at the historic St. John Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, remained tight-lipped Wednesday about the recent arrest of their pastor for possession of controlled substances and the use of drug-related objects during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 80.
Despite being ostracized in life by many traditional churches after he rejected the orthodox idea of Hell at the height of his work as a pastor, multiple churches, including Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will celebrate the life of former megachurch Pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson, who died on Nov. 19 after a brief battle with cancer.
In her 2007 book The How of Happiness Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, Sonja Lyubomirsky describes happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.” And there is a set amount of money that a majority of Americans believe can buy them just that a new study shows.
Crandall University, a Baptist Christian liberal arts school located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, has fired renowned religion scholar John G. Stackhouse Jr., following a six-month investigation that found he engaged in inappropriate behavior with colleagues and students.
After spending years trying to fight Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Cory Schibler, the worship pastor at Beacon Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas, is now facing a deadly mutation of the cancer as his wife, Crystal, now grapples with a grave cancer diagnosis of her own.