The trusted 70-year-old treasurer of a small church in Des Moines, Iowa, who splurged nearly $59,000 from her church's purse on personal items, was sentenced Wednesday to 80 hours of community service and ordered to repay the money after her actions almost forced the church out of business.
Slavery Saved Black People From 'Bone in Nose, Fighting Lions' in Africa, Controversial Pastor Claims
Pastor Keith Gomez, leader of the "old-fashioned, independent" Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, Illinois, argued in a recent sermon that if it wasn't for slavery, black people "would still be in Africa with a bone in their nose fighting lions."
Robbie Wilkerson, the founding pastor of New Birth Christian Center church in Chicago, Illinois, and his wife, Tasha, are both set to spend some time in prison along with three of their associates after they plead guilty to defrauding a summer food program for low-income children on Tuesday.
Internet star and lead pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Greg Locke, likened comedienne Kathy Griffin to the "perverted whore" Queen Jezebel from the Bible Tuesday for posing in a controversial photoshoot with a bloody effigy of President Donald Trump's severed head.
A former member of a Pentecostal church in Florida has revealed that when she was just 11, she was forced to marry a 20-year-old church brother who had raped her multiple times and impregnated her.
William Durr, a beloved Christian officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, was executed along with seven others after a suicidal man who said he wanted cops to kill him went on a deadly shooting spree in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, beginning late Saturday night and ending early Sunday morning.
Mohsen Morkous, an American citizen and seven other members of his family, including his two sons, were among 30 Coptic Christians slaughtered by ISIS militants for refusing to renounce their faith in Egypt last Friday.
A third woman and former member of the now defunct Renew Ministries in New Braunfels, Texas, has alleged in a new lawsuit that former Pastor Terry Knighten took advantage of his position as spiritual leader and counselor to have sex with her, and is now seeking $1 million in damages.
Two men who say they were sexually abused as teenagers more than 300 times over several years by a former youth minister at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, are now suing the church, seeking more than $50,000 in damages for pain and suffering.
Members of Nicholtown Presbyterian Church, a small church with a predominantly black congregation in Greenville, South Carolina, recently received a welcome shock in their mailbox when they found a $2,000 donation with an anonymous apology letter from a "terrible" white "racist" who says he was cleansed of his sin by the Holy Spirit.
Australian tennis legend-turned-Pentecostal pastor Margaret Court has pledged to boycott her country's national airline Qantas due to the carrier's openly gay chief executive officer Alan Joyce's vocal support of legalizing same-sex marriage.
Hours after meeting with Pope Francis who blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump confirmed that she's a practicing Roman Catholic.
A man who just a week ago was being hailed as a "good Samaritan" for helping to pull a car off a man who got pinned in an accident, has been arrested for shooting a greeter at the House of Refuge Family Worship Center in the head on Sunday. But the man and his family claim he is innocent.
A Catholic priest and a number of worshipers have been taken hostage after ISIS-linked militants besieged the southern Philippine city of Marawi and beheaded a police chief there.
Heritage Academy, a small independent Christian school in Maryland that has been facing public criticism over its decision to bar a pregnant student-athlete from participating in her graduation next month, broke its silence Tuesday to clarify that the student was being punished for her "immoral" premarital sex, not her pregnancy.
Rowan Elijah Feldhaus, a 25-year-old woman who identified as a man has died from complications related to a hysterectomy she underwent in her quest to become a man.
Toni Richardson, a devout Christian teacher and mother of two who was warned by the Cony School in Augusta, Maine, that she could be fired for using phrases such as "I will pray for you" and "you were in my prayers" while at work has filed charges of religious discrimination and retaliation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A greeter at the House of Refuge Family Worship church in Kansas City, Missouri, who had just recently started in the position is thanking God for his life after he was shot in the head while trying to stop a gunman who opened fire in church on Sunday.
A Christian Harvard student who started rapping at summer Bible camp for fun made history at the Ivy League school this month when a rap album he submitted for his final thesis received a grade of summa cum laude minus – the second highest grade in the department of English.
Some 58 years after an 88-year-old retired pastor started his degree in Christian Studies at Shorter University in 1961, he finally graduated from the college earlier this month with his hard earned degree in hand fueled by the desire not to meet Jesus without it.
Days after Grove City College in Pennsylvania announced that Vice President Mike Pence would deliver the keynote address at their annual commencement to the largest graduating class in the college's 137-year history on Saturday, some members of the school community have been riled by the decision.
For the first time in the organization's 172-year history, a black pastor, H.B. Charles Jr. of Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, Florida, has been nominated to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference.
Members of the Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church in Jacksonville, Florida, are set to bid a final farewell to their beloved late pastor, R.J. Washington Sr., Saturday after his tragic death from an unspecified cancer on Tuesday.
Devout Christian Scientist and actor Val Kilmer is attributing his recent recovery from oral cancer to his faith in the love of Jesus.
Prayers are now being made in earnest for 52-year-old Pastor Chris Meade of Crosspoint Church in Taylorsville, North Carolina, after he was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday.