Ted Hickman, the vice mayor of Dixon, California, is under fire from LGBT advocates who are calling for his resignation after he declared July "Straight Pride American Month" in an op-ed published two weeks ago in a local newspaper and on his personal website.
Fresh Fire USA founder and healing evangelist Todd Bentley claimed during a "Supernatural Debt Forgiveness Jubilee Service" Sunday that he has had live encounters with angels during his ministry similar to those experienced by biblical figures, including a visit from a shirtless "financial angel" in a dingy hotel room and another in his home where the angel wrestled him in his bed.
If you don't have doubts about the Bible, chances are you are not reading it or don't plan on living according to its message, Steven Furtick, pastor of the popular Elevation Church in North Carolina, said.
Mark Edwin Aderholt, who recently served as the associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention until his resignation less than a month ago, has been arrested and charged for sexually assaulting a teenager in Arlington, Texas, more than 20 years ago.
A young Oregon Christian couple who relied on faith alone to heal their sick newborn twin daughter were sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for the baby's death in 2017 after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide, the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.
Gospel star Le'Andria Johnson apologized Monday for using expletives in a scathing critique of the Church and Bishop Marvin Winans, which caused her to lose a booking for the recently concluded Essence Festival in New Orleans.
former board member of the multi-campus Life Center Assembly of God church in Tacoma, Washington, has filed a formal complaint with federal and state agencies alleging that Dean Curry, who was recently dismissed as the church's pastor, previously engaged in multiple instances of sexual misconduct involving church members and employees.
Indiana's First Church of Cannabis' three-year legal battle to win a religious exemption to use marijuana as a holy sacrament was snuffed out on Friday when Marion County Superior Court Judge Sheryl Lynch dismissed the case, arguing it would make life difficult for law enforcement.
In the summer of 2015, 53-year-old Vitaly Korchevsky, pastor of the Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, insisted to his congregants that his heart was "clean before the Lord" after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in what the FBI called the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme.
A distraught Alabama man who attempted to pull a gun at the pulpit of a local church during a row over his pending divorce was quickly disarmed by quick-thinking members Sunday and handed over to police.
A Disciples of Christ Church in San Diego that describes itself as "radically inclusive" has purchased a billboard atop a gay bar with a message to the LGBT community, declaring, "God takes pride in you, so do we!"
Four-time British Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who is poised to become that country's richest sports star when he signs a nearly $160 million contract extension with Mercedes, says his Christian faith particularly prayer is now playing a more central role in his life.
For more than three hours in February, as he remained trapped inside the cab of his overturned tractor that was submerged in a frigid pond on his property in Arkansas with no help in sight, Eldon Cooper was getting ready to die.
With more than 200 religious freedom and Christian heritage bills proposed in over 32 states and Congress in 2018 alone, and some 24 of them signed into law in 13 states, including bills to display the national motto "In God We Trust" in public places, advocates are now celebrating.
Pastor Mark Darling, one of the founding members of the multi-campus Evergreen Church in Minnesota and lead pastor of The Rock in South Minneapolis, has resigned from the church after an independent investigation concluded he was involved in "inappropriate conduct" with female members.
As the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church kicks off in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, church officials are set to consider competing resolutions on whether their Book of Common Prayer, last revised in 1979, needs to be revised to send a strong message that God does not have a gender.
Brad Waller, a married father and senior pastor of the Grace Church of the Islands, PCA, in Savannah, Georgia, has left his church and several others in his congregation in shock after confessing to abusing multiple men and boys under his spiritual care with sexual foot massages, which prompted his swift removal from ministry by the denomination's leaders.
Fr. Michael Briese, a Maryland priest who allegedly told a mourning family to "get the hell out" of his church and canceled a funeral after someone accidentally knocked over a sacred chalice near the altar, is now asking for forgiveness from the family after a video of the incident made international headlines.
Leaders at the Assemblies of God's Northwest District Council said late Monday that they unanimously decided to fire Pastor Dean Curry of the multicampus Life Center Assembly of God church based on the "testimony of two or more witnesses" about alleged misconduct with a former church employee. Curry says the accusations are untrue.
After 14 years at the helm of the multi-campus Life Center Assembly of God church in Tacoma, Washington, Pastor Dean Curry has been removed from his position due allegations of physical misconduct with a former church employee, church officials announced on Sunday.
The National Black Church Coalition, a group of 34,000 churches representing nearly 16 million black Americans across 15 denominations has ripped the gubernatorial campaign of former NAACP president, Ben Jealous in Maryland and urged Christians not to support him because he attacked black Christians for opposing same-sex marriage and used the NAACP to forward a gay rights agenda at the expense of the black community.
More than a year after he left his pulpit due to "serious personal misjudgments," Pastor Fred Price Jr. of the Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles returned to his teaching duties Sunday, declaring that he is no longer "sleeping in the valley of the shadow of death" and thanking his church for not "needing to know all of the details."
The Republican controlled House in Ohio took one step closer to protect ministers from penalty if they refuse to perform a marriage that goes against their religious beliefs Wednesday when they passed a controversial Pastor Protection Act that some critics insist could lead to discrimination.
While current worship research shows that innovative worship services rich with technology like artificial fog and concert lights can be used to help grow churches, some worship experts and longtime Christians are concerned about what they see as a danger to sound worship.