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.
Liberty U says preliminary DOE report citing alleged rape by past president has ‘significant errors’
Liberty University officials insisted Tuesday that the findings of a leaked preliminary report from the U.S. Department of Education citing a raft of violations of the Clery Act, including an accusation of rape against a former president and the destroying of evidence, contains “significant errors, misstatements, and unsupported conclusions.”
Jackson Gatlin, the former young adult and online community pastor at The Vineyard Church in Duluth, Minnesota, whose parents Michael and Brenda Gatlin resigned from the church this year after he was fired, was jailed Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing five teenage girls during his tenure at the church.
Albert Tate, the charismatic founder and leader of the Evangelical Fellowship Church, which draws thousands of people to worship every Sunday at Monrovia High School in Los Angeles County, California, has been placed on a leave of absence over "inappropriate text messages and questionable comments."
Decorated military aviator and North Dakota State Sen. Doug Larsen, his wife, Amy, and their two young sons died tragically Sunday after a single-engine aircraft the senator was flying crashed shortly after he took off from the Canyonlands Regional Airport in Utah.
A Christian groom and his bride who lost more than 100 of their friends and family members after a fire broke out during their wedding celebration at a banquet hall in Iraq’s biggest Christian town in northern Nineveh province on Sept. 26, say even though they survived the blaze, they feel “dead inside.”
A Kansas pastor who attempted to murder his wife and their 5 children on Sept. 16, allegedly told police the family was scheduled to be evicted from their home that day and he thought it would have been better if they all died than find out they would become homeless.
The congregation of Pilgrim Baptist Church of Savannah and leaders in the city continued mourning the late Rev. Clarence Williams on Monday, days after he was killed in a tragic car accident on Thursday. He was 64.
Across all generations, less than half of respondents in a recent Barna survey said a nonprofit organization having Christian values would make them more likely to support that organization financially, while significant minorities also stated having “Christian values” would make them less interested in financially supporting a nonprofit organization.
At least three Assemblies of God pastors have called on denominational leaders to repent and, where appropriate, resign after organizers of the Chi Alpha Campus Ministries were accused of allowing Daniel Savala, a 67-year-old itinerant minister and convicted sex offender, to prey on scores of young males for more than two decades.
A married pastor and father of three who was arrested and charged with producing child pornography after the FBI raided his Brentwood home has allegedly confessed to collecting videos from minors engaged in sex acts and told investigators, “I’m sorry that I cannot stop.”