Popular Christian preacher and founder of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, Francis Chan recently invoked Scripture in warning Christians to be careful of how they criticize church leaders.
Embattled Highpoint Church Teaching Pastor Andy Savage announced to the church Tuesday that he has resigned from his position after coming to a better understanding of the trauma he caused his victim, Jules Woodson, 20 years ago.
'Wealth Afflicted' Ethan Couch, Who Killed Pastor, 3 Others in Drunken Crash, to Be Released From Jail
Ethan Couch, a Texas man who was sentenced to probation after killing a beloved pastor and three others in a drunken crash in 2013 because he suffered from a side effect of wealth called "affluenza," will be set free in a few weeks after serving a two year sentence for violating his probation.
Marlon Bolton, a pastor who also serves as commissioner in Tamarac, Florida, claims the city's mayor, Harry Dressler, insulted his faith and called him a "black piece of s***" last Wednesday after a fight over the city's decision to institute a 180-day moratorium on new permits for churches and places of worship.
Prayers are now going up for the family of 19-year-old freshman at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mark Dombroski, after the standout rugby player was found dead in Bermuda Monday just days after competing in an international rugby tournament with his school's team.
The Rev. C. Frank Phillips, a longtime and beloved pastor at the St. John Cantius Catholic Parish who leads a religious order of men who devote their lives to the church and live under "the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience," in Chicago, Illinois, has been removed from his post due to accusations of improper relationships with adult men.
The pastor and members of a Tennessee church were forced to defend their guest speaker, controversial internet preacher Greg Locke, during their spring revival service last Thursday after he was publicly rebuked for "not living up to what a pastor needs to be."
A dispute over land between suspected Hindu extremists and a Catholic hospital in Madhya Pradesh state, India, turned violent Monday when the extremists destroyed the hospital's boundary wall and attacked nuns and other staff in a violent land grab.
Former Fight Church Pastor Paul Burress Gets 1-Year Probation for Sexually Abusing Former Congregants
Paul Burress, a controversial preacher who attracted nationwide attention in 2014 due to a mixed martial arts documentary called "Fight Church," pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in court Wednesday in Rochester, New York.
Students for Life of America, the nation's largest pro-life youth organization, celebrated victory at the Miami University of Ohio Friday after school officials settled a federal lawsuit in which they agreed to no longer require a "trigger warning" for pro-life speech on campus.
A 70-year-old great-great-grandmother from North Carolina who overcame addiction, sexual assault and five suicide attempts to graduate from college for the first time last spring, is now thanking God for "miracles" after she lost all her belongings in a fire last Thursday.
Two men who eluded authorities after battering a North Carolina pastor and burning his 76-year-old wife alive inside the couple's home were arrested and charged Wednesday with first-degree murder.
Morgan Roof, Sister of S.C. Church Shooter, Arrested After Wishing Classmates 'Get Shot' at School Protest
Morgan Roof, the 18-year-old sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, was arrested on drug and weapons charges at her South Carolina high school Wednesday after scaring some students with a racially charged social media post in which she wished students who participated in the national walkout against gun violence would "get shot."
The Rev. Cynthia McCullough of St. John AME Zion Church in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, was slapped with a federal lawsuit by New York Life Friday for receiving nearly $400,000 in insurance payments for claims of having a crippling disease the company contends doesn't seem to be affecting her quality of life.
Prominent atheist and physicist Stephen Hawking, who preached that science offers a more "convincing explanation" of the universe than belief in God does, died early Wednesday, the University of Cambridge announced. He was 76.
A missionary couple from Kansas who thought they were doing the Lord's work when they adopted three children from Peru will now be spending a collective 64 months in prison after they were sentenced last Thursday for brutally beating two of the children for failing to do their homework.
Andy Harris, the troubled 56-year-old senior pastor of the well-known Church of the Cross in Haughton, Louisiana, resigned and asked for the congregation's forgiveness Sunday, just days after he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine at his home in Bossier City.
A North Carolina pastor was hospitalized after his 76-year-old wife was kidnapped then burned alive in their home Friday by intruders who authorities say are still on the loose.
Even if the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and pornographic film star Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels is true, evangelicals will still support him says Robert Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.
Saying You're Going to Hell if You Don't Believe in Jesus Is 'Insanity,' Megachurch Pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr. Says
Michael A. Walrond Jr., one of New York City's most influential pastors who leads the more than 10,000-member First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, is coming under fire online for telling his congregants that the belief that Jesus is the only way to Heaven is "insanity."
An alarming number of pastors have taken their own lives in the last five years. And despite the increasing prevalence of suicide nationally, and the troubling rates at which the epidemic has been affecting certain groups of clergy, many churches remain silent on the issue.
After 31 years serving at the Morning Star Community Church in Salem, Oregon, Ken Engelking, former executive pastor of the more than 1,800-member church, resigned in January after multiple women accused him, and two other former church staff members and a member of another affiliated church, of abusive and adulterous relationships.
Officials at Modesto Christian School in California are still in shock after one of their star football players, 18-year-old Davion Dangelo Gates was arrested Sunday on multiple counts of armed robbery and attempted robbery.
Hundreds From Rockford Christian Community Pay Tribute to Brothers Killed by Father, Peter S Ruckman
Hundreds of people from the Rockford Christian community in Illinois showed up at the visitation service for brothers John "Jack" and Christopher Ruckman, both of whom were shot dead by their father, Peter S. Ruckman, a well-known political scientist and son of the late founder of the Pensacola Bible Institute, in a tragic case of murder-suicide last week.
Son, Grandkids of Pensacola Bible Institute Founder Peter Sturges Ruckman Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide
Peter S. Ruckman, a decorated political scientist and son of the late founder of the Pensacola Bible Institute Peter Sturges Ruckman, who also led the Pensacola Bible Baptist Church, was found dead along with his two young sons in his Illinois home in an apparent murder-suicide on Saturday.