Word of Faith Fellowship Church, a decades old controversial evangelical sect in Spindale, North Carolina, was accused on Monday of enticing young members of the Brazilian branch of their church to come to America on tourist and student visas, then coercing them to illegally work "like slaves" without pay.
Despite Perry Noble's return to preaching after successfully completing rehab, leaders of NewSpring — South Carolina's largest church — say their founder, who was fired from his job as senior pastor last July for alcohol abuse and other "unfortunate choices and decisions," is still not biblically qualified to preach.
A Michigan woman was convicted Wednesday for the 2015 murder of her husband one year after his pet parrot was video taped recalling an apparent argument between two people during which one screamed, "Don't (expletive) shoot."
Eddie Hilburn, a married associate pastor and father of three at The Woodlands First Baptist Church in Texas, resigned from his position Friday, a day after he was arrested by a Harris County Sheriff's deputy who he allegedly paid for sex.
As the world struggled to come to grips with the tragic suicide of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington on Thursday, many Christians quietly revealed heartbreak at the 41-year-old artist's passing and confessed his band was their first foray into the world of secular music.
An eastern Chinese woman desperate to give her husband the son he always wanted, died after she was forced to undergo four abortions in the same year because her husband did not want a girl.
Saddleback Church co-founder and best-selling author Kay Warren wished her late son, Matthew, a "happy birthday in Heaven" on Tuesday, four years after he took his life following a long struggle with mental illness. He would have been 32.
Ken Ham, president of the Answers in Genesis Christian ministry that built the $100 million Ark Encounter biblical theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, riled LGBT advocates Tuesday when he announced that they will be reclaiming the rainbow for God with permanent rainbow lights for their life-sized Noah's Ark replica.
A 26-year-old man who allegedly attempted to rob $50 from a parishioner at an Alabama church Sunday night was shot dead by a church employee.
Popular gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell, who was publicly vilified last December for a fiery sermon in which she preached against a "perverted homosexual spirit" embarrassing the church, is now being criticized for collaborating with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z on his new album 4:44, where his mother, Gloria Carter, comes out as a lesbian.
A deacon at the historic Marble Collegiate Church President Donald Trump once attended in Manhattan has launched a large-scale search for a kidney donor after a hard-fought but successful battle with cancer left his own kidneys significantly damaged.
The Minneapolis police officer involved in the mysterious fatal shooting of bride-to-be and alternative healer Justine Damond outside her home in Minnesota late Saturday night has been identified as Mohamed Noor, a rookie police officer whose addition to the force last May was lauded by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges as "the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department."
A 58-year-old Christian man from Ramle, Israel, who damned his teenage daughter to hell after she refused to turn away from her convicted Muslim boyfriend and plans to convert to Islam, was charged with her murder on Sunday.
After sorting through thousands of videos and images including some showing him in virtual sex acts with young girls on a laptop he accidentally left at his church in May, police arrested Chad Robison, former worship leader at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, Florida, on Thursday.
Parishioners of Union Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro, Texas, mourned their late pastor and father of five, Trevor Morris, 40, on Sunday three days after the Marine Corps veteran died in a crash on his way to his other job as vice president at Burton Oil Service Operations Thursday.
Justine Damond, a trained veterinarian-turned- alternative healer who was set to get married to her fiancé next month was shot dead under mysterious circumstances by a Minneapolis police officer Saturday night shortly after family members say she called 911 to report a possible assault in an alley near her home.
Three of four men suspected to be involved in the brutal robbery and sexual assault of a 50-year-old married mother of two shortly after she left a prayer meeting at her church in Queens on Tuesday have been arrested and two of them are teenagers.
A doting father of five and Marine Corps veteran who served as pastor of an East Texas church died tragically Thursday morning when a plane in which he was traveling crashed near Tyler Pounds Regional airport shortly after takeoff.
A new study has found that phthalates, a group of chemicals already banned from use in children's toys because they are known to alter male hormones like testosterone, have been found prevalent in popular box mac and cheese products.
A group of Catholics are set to protest Saturday against a controversial monument described as the "first public satanic monument in American history" that will be mounted in Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.
Troubled actor Shia LaBeouf is now seeking forgiveness after going on a drunken racist tirade at the Savannah Police Department in Georgia where he told a black officer that he will be "going straight to hell" because of his race.
A born-again Christian mother of two, who stayed behind for a few extra minutes of prayer and a brief meeting with her pastor after a prayer meeting at a Queens church on Tuesday night, was brutally robbed and sexually assaulted by a gang of five men just a few minutes after she left for home.
A married Georgia pastor who preaches against the sins of the flesh and the "tragedy of the carnal mind" has been accused of rape by two former congregants, one of whom claims she aborted two of his children after she became pregnant by him as a teenager.
While their deaths may not be classified as martyrdom, which requires the presence of a persecutor, Pope Francis announced Tuesday that Christians who lay down their life to save others such as mothers who risk their life to save an unborn child, can now be considered for beatification — the first step toward sainthood.
Two years after losing their two young sons in a tragic car crash, North Carolina Pastor Gentry Eddings and his wife, Hadley, welcomed the birth of twin boys on Monday.