Nikolas Cruz, the troubled 19-year-old who has been charged with the premeditated murder of 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, told authorities that "demons" gave him instructions on how to commit one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.
Apollo Quiboloy, Megachurch Pastor Who Claims to Be Appointed Son of God, Detained With Piles of Cash
Apollo Quiboloy, a controversial megachurch pastor from the Philippines who boasts some 6 million tithing followers in that country and worldwide, was detained by federal agents in Honolulu, Hawaii, last Thursday after some $350,000 in cash and parts to assemble military-style rifles were discovered on his private jet.
As the nation continues to reel in the aftermath of the deadly Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Pastor Mark Burns of Harvest Praise and Worship Center in Easley, South Carolina who is also a member of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisory council has called on Congress to federalize security in public schools to help protect students.
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after he allegedly gunned down students and adults at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, was a troubled student battling autism and grief from recent relationship heartbreak and the death of his adoptive mother, family and friends say.
A parenting conference set for April on how to keep children safe featuring embattled Highpoint Church Teaching Pastor Andy Savage, has been canceled following his confession last month that he had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old girl while he was her pastor 20 years ago.
Leaders of the Sovereign Grace Churches network delivered a full-throated defense of their ministerial colleagues against former gymnast and Larry Nassar accuser Rachael Denhollander, who, they argue, has falsely characterized their handling of sexual abuse as "one of the worst, if not the worst, instances of evangelical cover-up."
Military Adds 4,000 Names to List of Ex-Personnel Banned From Owning Guns After Texas Church Massacre
Months after former Air Force veteran Devin Kelley, massacred 26 people and injured another 20 at a Texas church, the U.S. military added more than 4,000 names to a national database of dishonorably discharged military personnel who are banned from owning firearms.
Omarosa Says Pence Would Be Scarier President Than Trump Because He Believes 'Jesus Tells Him to Say Things'
Former director of communications for the White House's Public Liaison Office and reality star Omarosa Manigault-Newman claimed Monday that Vice President Mike Pence would be a much scarier option for president than Donald Trump because he believes "Jesus tells him to say things."
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a Georgia-based network of 1,800 churches with missionaries in more than 30 countries around the world, announced Friday that it has lifted an 18-year hiring ban on practicing homosexuals for some roles but will not consider them for leadership roles in the organization.
President of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board, David Platt, announced Monday that he intends to step down from the role as soon as the trustees of the organization find someone to replace him.
Just a week before celebrating her 15th birthday last Thursday, Gabriella Chabot, a beloved ninth grader at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, California, became the latest fatality of a nationwide flu epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has already claimed the lives of 63 children this season.
A California pastor accused of forcing his way into a hotel room and sexually assaulting one of two young girls under the age of 13 who were visiting from China, says he was just at the "wrong place at the wrong time" after surveillance video showed him lurking around at the hotel prior to the attack.
Leader of the 10,000-member Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, William H. Curtis, has sparked a vigorous debate online after his $230,000 Bentley Bentayga, which costs nearly twice as much as the median home in the church's Larimer neighborhood, was photographed outside the church.
With pain and shock still rippling through his church, a grieving Texas pastor said Thursday he was willing to forgive one of his congregants who went on a bloody rampage, killing one man and injuring three others including the pastor during a prayer meeting Wednesday night at his home.
One man is dead and his pastor is now battling for his life in the hospital after a member of the church in Corpus Christi, Texas, went on a wild stabbing spree during a mid-week worship service. Two others were wounded Wednesday.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise touted his faith and declared that "you can't separate church and state" at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. Thursday.
Gloria Copeland, co-founder of the Fort Worth, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries, has come under fire for urging her followers to avoid the lab-made flu shots because Jesus already gave them one that protects them from sickness.
Pregnant Woman in Labor Dies With Unborn Child, 3 Other Family Members in Crash En Route to Hospital
A pregnant South Carolina woman died in labor in a crash with her unborn child and three other family members Friday as she was being rushed to a local hospital to give birth.
A Christian Michigan couple who has 13 sons are hoping to welcome a daughter to their family when their 14th child arrives in April. But they aren't getting their hopes up too high because of their history with children.
Rachael Denhollander Stands by Statements Against Sovereign Grace, CJ Mahaney After Church Rejects Them as False
Former gymnast and Larry Nassar accuser Rachael Denhollander stood by recent statements she made calling Sovereign Grace Ministries "one of the worst, if not the worst, instances of evangelical cover-up of sexual abuse" as the church said her characterization of a dismissed 2012 sexual abuse case against the church is "not true."
The Jesuit College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, announced over the weekend that the school will keep its century-old sports moniker "Crusader" despite concerns that Muslims could find it offensive.
In a decision being celebrated as a win for religious freedom advocates, a California judge ruled late Monday that a Christian baker who faced losing her business because she refuses to bake cakes for same-sex weddings cannot be compelled by the state to do so.
After months of internal squabbling and court battles, members of the Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, unanimously voted to remove their leader, Pastor Cameron McDonald, who has been accused of financial impropriety and abuse of power.
Woman Accuses Pastor, Professor of Making Her Have Sex With Him 'Hundreds of Times' to Heal Her of PTSD
Amy McClanahan, a 23-year-old woman who alleged that John Wright, a highly rated theology professor and a pastor in California, coerced her into sex to heal her of post-traumatic stress disorder, said he made her have sex with him "hundreds of times" mostly in the church.
Ronnie Gorton, a married father and lead pastor of The Awakening Church in Atoka, Tennessee, has been taken in for a psychiatric evaluation after he allegedly threatened to take his life over accusations that he raped two underage boys.