Bishop Michael Jenkins, who once served as leader of the Church of the Living God in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, is set to spend the next 15 years of his life behind prison bars after he was convicted of raping a 15-year-old former member of his flock.
Pastor Greg Locke Reveals His Church Has 'Dozens and Dozens' of 'Precious' Black Members, Calls Racist Churches 'Despicable'
Popular internet preacher and leader of Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee, Greg Locke, proudly revealed Monday that his church has "dozens, and dozens and dozens of precious black folk" and ripped into churches that practice racial discrimination as "despicable."
AMVETS, a group which describes itself as the nation's largest and oldest Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization with 250,000 members, has expressed outrage and disappointment with the National Football League after the group's one page ad with the message "Please Stand" was rejected by the NFL's Super Bowl program.
Alabama Bill Eliminates Need for Marriage License, Wedding Ceremony to Comply With Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
A bill that would eliminate the need for a marriage license and wedding ceremony to be legally married in Alabama could soon become law in a move local legislators argue would bring the state in line with the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
Members Turned Away From Church as Congregants Push to Dismiss Pastor Accused of Misusing Church Funds
Several members of the Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, who have been lobbying to remove the pastor over allegations of financial impropriety and abuse of power, were turned away from the church Sunday to avoid "disruption" in the house of God.
A week after Teaching Pastor Andy Savage of Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, took a leave of absence over a "sexual incident" with a 17-year-old former parishioner that occurred 20 years ago in Texas, Highpoint Lead Pastor Chris Conlee denounced bloggers who have been critical.
Woman Threatens Daughter in Church With 'Blood of Jesus' and Death From God for Accusing Boyfriend of Rape
Sophia Morris' mother sat quietly in the front row of her small church and listened in silence with other congregants as her daughter testified how she was raped at just 8 years old. When her daughter told the church who her abuser was, however, Morris' mother exploded from her seat and threatened her child with death from God and the "blood of Jesus."
Former Church for Life Pastor Taught Young Women to Masturbate, Orgasm in Pre-Marriage Classes, Suit Says
A mother of two has filed a lawsuit against former Church for Life pastor Robert Litzinger and his wife Cindy, alleging sexual battery, assault and harassment stemming from a slew of incidents, including teaching young women how to masturbate and orgasm in preparation for their husbands in pre-marriage classes.
Homeschooling advocates are concerned about additional regulations after news of abuse from homeschooling parents in California.
A judge in Comal County, Texas, could face disciplinary action after he was accused of trying to influence a trial by telling jurors that God told him a woman accused of trafficking her teenage niece was innocent.
Siblings Spent 2 Years Plotting to Escape From Abusive 'Christian' Parents Who Now Face Life in Prison
The severely malnourished and abused children of arrested Christian couple David Allen Turpin, 57, and his 49-year-old wife Louise, who were rescued Sunday from their home by police in Perris, California, after their 17-year-old sibling escaped and alerted authorities, spent two years plotting their freedom from the house of horror.
More than a week after Instagram deleted a post from megachurch Pastor Jamal Bryant for not "promoting harmony" because he urged a boycott of Swedish clothing retail giant H&M over racist advertising, an official from Facebook, which owns the application, said it was a "mistake."
Thanks to the support of his deep-pocketed partners, Texas-based televangelist Kenneth Copeland of Kenneth Copeland Ministries has acquired a new multimillion dollar Gulfstream V jet that he says will help him do the Lord's work and help him avoid having to contend with "demons" that travel on commercial airlines.
Dr. Melina Abdullah, professor and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, recently conducted a libation ceremony inside the Hollywood United Methodist Church to summon the spiritual energy of dead civil rights leaders and other blacks who died at the hands of police officers.
Pastors Who Lead Double Lives Have Lost Touch With People, Are Wound to the Church, Pope Francis Says
Pope Francis has dismissed out of touch pastors leading double lives as a "wound" to the church which parishioners should not emulate.
A Christian couple arrested for torture and child endangerment after their 13 children were rescued from their filthy home on the weekend only allowed the severely malnourished children to eat once a day and one shower a year, according to law enforcement officials.
A 44-year-old man who says his life has been changed by the Lord confessed to police in Shasta County, California, that he murdered a man nearly 25 years ago and wanted to do "the right thing" after suffering through a guilt-ridden life.
Pastor Jamal Bryant says the Facebook owned photo-sharing application Instagram deleted a post he shared last week calling on his supporters to boycott Swedish clothing retail giant H&M over racist advertising and chided him for not "promoting harmony."
Christian Couple Kept Their 13 Children 'Starving' and Shackled in Chains Inside House of Horror, Police Say
The home of a California couple known in their community as a good Christian family was revealed to be a house of horror Sunday morning when local police rescued their 13 children, some of whom were found "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings."
Teaching Pastor Andy Savage of Highpoint Church in Memphis, Tennessee, says he offered to resign from his post when he publicly confessed a week ago to his congregation that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old while he was her youth pastor in Texas 20 years ago.
A bivocational North Carolina pastor and his wife were killed about 200 yards from their church Sunday when an Amtrak train heading to Savannah, Georgia, crashed into their SUV.
Megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin who leads the Free Chapel Church and serves as a member of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisory council condemned on Sunday recent comments allegedly made by the president and branded as racist in which he called Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa "s***hole countries."
Greg Locke, the popular and outspoken internet preacher and lead pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee admitted Thursday that he is now divorced but said his marriage was not destroyed by adultery and implied that he wasn't the one that initiated the divorce.
Pop Singer, Worship Pastor Jordan Baird Found Guilty of Indecent Contact With Teen, Gets 5 Months in Prison
Jordan Baird, pop singer and the son of senior pastors David and Jo Ann Baird of The Life Church in Virginia, was convicted Thursday of five counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor related to the abuse of an underage girl.
Embattled Highpoint Memphis Church Teaching Pastor Andy Savage insisted a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her as a teenager lied about the nature of their "consensual" encounter as he announced he is taking a leave of absence to allow an independent audit of his ministry Thursday.