Providing more details on the sexual misconduct case against Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels, former staffer Nancy Ortberg claimed that the woman who alleged a prolonged sexual affair with Hybels was suicidal and that the founder was allowed to continue counseling the woman even after the allegation was made.
Acton Bowen, a popular, married and "highly respected" Alabama evangelist who served as chaplain for Team USA at the Summer Olympic Games in London in 2012 and was once recognized as one of America's leading student pastors, was arrested by police in Hoover, Alabama, Tuesday on child sex charges involving a young boy.
Nancy Beach, Willow Creek Community Church's first female teaching pastor said the resignation of the church's founder, Bill Hybels, over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct is not enough to rectify the damage caused by his alleged actions as others in the church community called for more contrition and accountability.
Sparked by the lobbying efforts of a grieving mother whose pregnant 18-year-old daughter was shot dead last year, Indiana has adopted a law that will charge suspects who attack pregnant women with murder if that attack results in the death of an unborn baby.
As word continues to spread Wednesday about the resignation of Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of the multi-campus Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, some members of the church maintain that he was a victim of the #MeToo bandwagon.
Success of 'Black Panther' Shows 'an Awakening of Desire' for Racial Justice, Bishop Harry Jackson Says
As the Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther" sailed past "Titanic" on the all-time list of highest grossing films this past weekend, Bishop Harry Jackson, leader of Hope Christian Church in Maryland, said the film's success is indicative of "an awakening of the desire" for racial justice.
Maintaining his innocence at a church gathering, Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of the multi-campus Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, announced on Tuesday his decision to retire from his role six months earlier than planned under a swirling cloud of sexual misconduct allegations.
The U.S. Navy has launched a probe at its largest overseas hospital, the Naval Hospital Okinawa in Japan, after sailors there allegedly attempted to unlawfully convert Japanese citizens to Christianity with a public "Missing Man" display.
Creflo Dollar, a prominent televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International based in Georgia, defended secular rapper Snoop Dogg's decision to produce a gospel album and rebuked Christians who questioned the rapper's claim that he is a born-again Christian.
The Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana, which has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention since 1980, announced Monday that they plan to withdraw from the organization "due to the ongoing social justice promoting, leftist progressivism, and mission drift away from the Gospel by the denomination's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission."
Mitzi Bickers, Atlanta Pastor Accused of Taking $2M in Bribes, Tells Church to Turn 'Worry Into Worship'
The Rev. Mitzi Bickers, an Atlanta pastor, political consultant and businesswoman who was arrested and charged last Thursday with accepting some $2 million in bribes to steer city contracts to certain contractors from 2010 to 2015, urged her congregants to "worship" on Sunday in the wake of her indictment.
Bishop Harry Jackson, one of the chief advocates of the reconciled church movement and leader of Hope Christian Church in Maryland, lost his wife Vivian, who died peacefully last Monday.
Robert A. Ross, the pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas, where two members — a father and son — are already facing sexual abuse charges, was arrested Tuesday for failing to make a child abuse report. His congregation, however, is standing by him.
Erica Farley went to bed last Saturday night tired. Despite her exhaustion, the mother of three and elder at Until Christ Returns Church in Detroit, was looking forward to her worship service the next morning. She never made it. At 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Erica was shot dead inside her home. She would have been 41 Friday.
Nearly five years since publishing his last book, "A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future?," controversial Pastor Mark Driscoll will return to the publishing world with a new book 30 years in the making called, "Spirit-Filled Jesus."
McKenna Denson, a woman who anonymously accused Joseph Bishop, former leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Missionary Training Center, of sexual assault last month has filed a federal lawsuit naming the LDS Church and Bishop as defendants.
A Navy chaplain caught on video having sex with a woman outside a bar in New Orleans was fired last month from his post at a Marine Corps command for "loss of trust and confidence."
Pointing to the miseducation of whites on black America as one reason behind enduring discrimination, Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church in Texas, called on white pastors to help fight against it from their pulpits.
Jeffrey Allen Johnson II, associate pastor of preaching at the 17,000-member Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, has sparked a firestorm of criticism online for his controversial play on the word "ass" in his Palm Sunday sermon.
Reflecting on the civil rights movement 50 years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Bible teacher and civil rights activist John Perkins gave the evangelical church low marks on racial reconciliation and said calling a white man a racist is just like calling him the N-word.
Evangelist Craig Fasler Says Police Booted Him From Gym After 'Atheist' Complained About Him Praying
Craig Fasler, senior equipping evangelist at Christian Equippers International which has been providing "material and seminars to equip Christians to fulfill the Great Commission" since 1983, claims he was booted from a gym by local police in New Jersey after "a self-proclaimed atheist" complained about him praying for a man who was in pain.
Stovall Weems, senior pastor of the 12,000-member Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida, told his congregation Sunday that he met Jesus Christ on Good Friday and was surprised by His personality.
Megachurch pastor John Ortberg insisted Monday that the investigation of multiple sexual misconduct allegations by several women against Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of the multi-campus Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, was "poorly designed" and exposed the women to "grave risks."
A Kentucky couple who divorced after 12 years of marriage in the 1960s will walk down the aisle again for good some 50 years later this month after finding faith and collectively losing several other spouses.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The Family Leader, are at odds over whether President Donald Trump should apologize if his alleged affairs with adult movie star Stormy Daniels and other women are true.