A tearful Hope Carpenter, who co-founded the 21,000-member Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband Ron Carpenter Jr., apologized to their multiracial congregation Sunday for slamming NFL players protesting social injustice during the national anthem as wrong.
Nearly 68,000 NFL fans have signed a petition to remove a statue of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and born-again Christian Ray Lewis from M&T Bank Stadium after he apparently joined current players in kneeling during the national anthem Sunday.
A coalition of prominent evangelical leaders, including Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore and Bishop T. D. Jakes are urging President Donald Trump to further condemn the alt-right movement as "racist, evil, and antithetical to a well-ordered, peaceful society."
Deshaun Watson, the 22-year-old Christian rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans whose family once received a house built by Habitat for Humanity, paid it forward this week when he donated his first paycheck of $27,353 to three workers in the NRG Stadium cafeteria who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Popular megachurch pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, sparked a furor online Sunday when he told his 2.8 million followers on Twitter that if they obey God, they will never be broke again.
President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, condemned the "idea of success" propagated by the late Playboy magazine founder, Hugh Hefner, and called out "many church leaders" who seem "fine" with the situation as civil rights activist, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, saluted the iconic businessman's influence on American culture.
A father of 12 who was accused of shooting a greeter at a church he once attended in Kansas City, just one week after he was hailed as a "good Samaritan" for saving another man's life, was found shot dead last week.
Ron Carpenter Jr., who has spent more than 25 years building a 21,000-member multiracial congregation, was forced to apologize to hurt parishioners late Tuesday after his wife made controversial comments online, arguing that NFL players protesting during the national anthem is wrong.
As members of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, continue to reel from the deadly attack on their church by ex-member Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, on Sunday, the church's pastor said at a press conference Tuesday that a humble member, Robert Caleb Engle, 22, likely prevented many deaths.
Two months after undergoing emergency surgery for brain cancer in July, U.S. Sen. John McCain, who is currently fighting the disease with both radiation and chemotherapy, said doctors have told him his chances of survival are "very poor."
Calling NFL players and other athletes who take a knee during the national anthem disrespectful of America and its leaders, megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas said Monday that they should be thankful they do not live in North Korea where they would be shot in the head for their activism.
Members of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, plan to grieve their dead and injured at a vigil outside the church Monday evening after a disgruntled former member shot eight persons, fatally wounding a married mother of two at the church on Sunday.
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and born-again Christian Ray Lewis is being skewered by both longtime fans and critics on social media for kneeling in protest with NFL players during the playing of the U.S. national anthem ahead of a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jessie Goline, a Christian art teacher who publicly praised her husband for his purity and faith, could be sentenced to 10- to 40-years or life in prison after police say she had sex with four male students at her home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, over several months.
Carrie Lynn DeKlyen, 37, a cancer-stricken Christian woman from Michigan who died two weeks ago after giving birth to a daughter will now be joined in her grave by the child who was named Life Lynn. DeKlyen had refused chemotherapy to save her then unborn daughter.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor publicly asked for prayers for her family in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Thursday after revealing that she hasn't heard from half of them since Hurricane Maria left the entire country without power and at least 10 people dead as of Friday morning.
A California couple is lobbying for administrators at Great Valley Academy public charter school in Modesto to clear their 5-year-old son's record after he was suspended from school for a day for allegedly making a "terroristic threat" by refusing to remove his backpack and claiming there was a bomb inside.
Dwight Mitchell Bell, the man accused of killing Ruthie Carolyn New, a 70-year-old pastor's widow who was found dead in her Somerset, Kentucky, church last month, cut her neck after she gave him some potato chips to eat, police say.
When Dwight Howard, was named the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NBA in 2004, he was a devout 18-year-old Christian who was still a virgin intent on getting people "saved." Thirteen years and five children with five different mothers later, Howard is working on reconnecting with God.
In a video once banned by Facebook, popular internet preacher and leader of Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee, Greg Locke, denounces transgenderism as a mental illness and charged that support for the movement should not be equated with the civil rights movement.
Trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board have announced that the board's president, David Platt, has been approved to test a new role as teaching pastor at McLean Bible Church in Virginia while leading the organization.
Bishop T.D. Jakes presided over the memorial service of Pastor JoeNell Summerfield on Monday and reminded the church that they were there to celebrate her life. But her children said the year had been a "traumatic" one for his family and the church, as they lost both their parents.
"The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God!" Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the small Caribbean island nation of Dominica declared as the powerful Category 5 Hurricane Maria ravaged his country Monday night.