Leonardo Blair is an award-winning investigative reporter and feature writer whose career spanned secular media in the Caribbean and New York City prior to joining The Christian Post in 2013. His early work with CP focusing on crime and Christian society quickly attracted international attention when he exposed a campaign by Creflo Dollar Ministries in 2015 to raise money from supporters to purchase a $65 million luxury jet. He continues to report extensively on church crimes, spiritual abuse, mental health, the black church and major events impacting Christian culture.
He is a 2007 alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was an inaugural member of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City.
F.L. "Bubba" Copeland, the late mayor of Smiths Station, Alabama, and pastor of the First Baptist Church of Phenix City, faced some “dark days” before fatally shooting himself in the wake of withering backlash over his secret online alter ego known as the "transgender curvy girl” outed by a local publication, friends say.
A week after announcing that International House of Prayer Kansas City founder Mike Bickle is being investigated for “serious allegations including sexual immorality” made against him by multiple women, leaders of the organization said one decades-old claim has “some credibility” so far, but they have hired an outside law firm to help them make sense of the situation.
A Michigan pastor and civil right leader charged with criminal sexual conduct and bribery after he was accused of misconduct by in two separate incidents thanked the judge and jury involved in his case after he was found not guilty last Thursday.
A Florida pastor who allegedly lashed students for misbehaving at a private school run by his church is coming under fire from some parents who believe he should be arrested for using old-school disciplinary measures on the decline in the United States.
The First Baptist Church of Phenix City in Alabama declared its love for the late pastor and mayor of Smiths Station, F.L. "Bubba" Copeland, just days after he died by suicide following a news report exposing his secret online life as a "transgender curvy girl," which he said was a hobby to relieve stress.
Nearly 40% of Americans believe present day humans are exactly as they were created by God and did not experience evolution, according to a new national Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll.
Mayor of Smiths Station, Alabama, F.L. "Bubba" Copeland, who also serves as pastor of First Baptist Church of Phenix City, told his congregation Wednesday that he was the target of "an internet attack" after a local conservative publication reported he has been living a secret life as a "transgender curvy girl."
Gavin Ortlund, the senior pastor of the 100-member First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California, says he is quitting the pastorate to do full-time ministry through his Truth Unites channel on YouTube, where he has already amassed more than 3.6 million views and more than 40,000 subscribers.
In what he says is likely his final message to his followers as he battles terminal cancer, former megachurch pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson, who lost his ministry after he stopped believing in Hell, says he will be thinking of them in Heaven as rumors of his death abounded on social media.
Former megachurch pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson is now receiving “comfort care” as his advanced prostate cancer remains a “significant challenge” his family has announced.