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.
The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, for allegedly violating the civil rights of a Christian nursing assistant in a county-owned nursing home by forcing her to get a flu shot despite her sincerely held religious objections to the vaccine.
Megan Barry, a professed Catholic and the first woman to become mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, in September 2015, resigned from her post on Tuesday as part of a plea agreement for felony theft charges.
After allegedly threatening to take his life last month over allegations that he raped two underage boys, Ronnie Gorton, a married father and lead pastor of The Awakening Church in Atoka, Tennessee, was indicted Monday on 47 counts of illegal relations with three underage boys.
In a move that's being celebrated as a win for freedom of speech, Ken Ham, president of the Kentucky-based Answers in Genesis Young Earth apologetics ministry, delivered a protest-free presentation on the ideas of Charles Darwin at the University of Central Oklahoma Monday after opposition from LGBT activists forced a short-lived cancellation of the event.
Thousands are now calling for the removal of Oklahoma District Judge Wallace Coppedge after he handed down a sentence of probation instead of prison to a 36-year-old man who brutally raped and sodomized a 13-year-old girl at Falls Creek church camp in Oklahoma.
Keith Simons, a 13-year-old student who fatally shot himself inside a bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School after abandoning plans to execute a mass shooting, had given his life to the Lord, his family's pastor said.
Embattled Highpoint Church Teaching Pastor Andy Savage will remain on leave as the church wraps up an investigation of his ministry sparked by his public confession that he had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old while he was her youth pastor.
Under a large white tent evoking her father's "Canvas Cathedral" revival almost seven decades ago, Anne Graham Lotz urged the Church, the world and herself to "wake up!" as she joined her siblings and some 2,000 others at the funeral of her iconic evangelist father Billy Graham in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday.
Renowned Pastor Sam Adeyemi Declares the Practice of Tithing Has Expired, No Christian Should Be Forced to Pay
Sam Adeyemi, a world-renowned prosperity preacher based in Nigeria, who previously taught that tithing was a requirement for Christians to allow God's blessings to flourish in their lives, stunned followers and critics in a recent message when he declared the requirement had expired because Jesus freed them from the practice.
Just under two days since the passing of Pastor David T. Demola, beloved founder of the 10,000-member Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center in Sayreville, New Jersey, on Tuesday, church officials announced they will host a celebration service in his honor on March 5.
Clayton Jennings to Preach at Christian Conference a Year After Credentials Stripped Over Fornication, Adultery Allegations
Just over a year after his ministry license was revoked by Harbor Shores Church in Indiana for refusing to submit to the authority of elders following multiple allegations of fornication and adultery while in ministry, celebrity evangelist Clayton Jennings will headline a conference this weekend that promises to help Christians do "bigger things" for Christ.
A former United Pentecostal Church pastor and his wife, who were arrested at a bar in Indiana last summer for allegedly being drunk while neglecting their infant daughter, have been found not guilty of the charges.
Thousands around the world are now mourning the death of Pastor David T. Demola, founder and pastor of the 10,000-member Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center in Sayreville, New Jersey, after he passed away at his home Tuesday. He was 74.
Members of a small church in Huntsville, Alabama, are thanking God for their lives after they all escaped unharmed even though a man barged into their service on Sunday, pulled out a gun and threatened to kill them all if they didn't get out of his way.
Detroit Megachurch Grieves After Beloved Deacon, Daughter Are Fatally Shot With 2 Others in Domestic Dispute
Members of a Detroit megachurch are now grappling with grief after a beloved deacon and his daughter were gunned down along with another church sister at a local gas station by his daughter's deranged boyfriend and father of her newborn child.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, shot down online rumors Monday that Bishop Stephen A. Davis, the church's senior pastor and successor to the late Bishop Eddie Long, had resigned after just a year on the job.
Doug Sager, a beloved pastor who led the multi-campus First Baptist Concord church in Knoxville, Tennessee, for 20 years until his retirement in 2013, has died. He was 78.
Church Worship Leader Jordan Baird Sentenced to 8 Months for Sexual Abuse of Minor, Victim Forgives Him
Approximately one month after he was convicted and jurors recommended he spend five months in prison for five counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, Jordan Baird, a Christian pop singer and the son of Senior Pastors David and Jo Ann Baird of The Life Church in Virginia, was sentenced to eight months in jail Wednesday.
A 2-year-old German Shepherd named Rex that took three bullets and a battering while defending the life of its 16-year-old owner during a home invasion in Renton, Washington, is now being hailed a hero as thousands in donations pour in to help with the dog's recovery.
President Donald Trump's spiritual adviser and televangelist Paula White is set to join gospel singer Vicki Yohe and controversial Pastor David E. Taylor of Joshua Media Ministries International at a cancer-busting miracle crusade this summer that organizers promise will be "huge."