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Precious Moments creator dies at age 85

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Sam Butcher, the Christian artist and entrepreneur who created Precious Moments figurines, died on Monday at age 85. “In his final words he shared that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were ...

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As attendance drops, Jimmy Carter’s church hires female pastor

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Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, was accustomed to having a lot of visitors when former President Jimmy Carter taught a Sunday School class. But now that Carter is in hospice, the ...

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Statue of Billy Graham to be unveiled in U.S. Capitol

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The late Billy Graham will take his place among about 200 great Americans with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. His statue will be unveiled this Thursday during a ceremony that will ...

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Gospel for Asia founder dies after being struck by car

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Gospel for Asia founder Kadapilaril Punnoose “K.P.” Yohannan, has died after being struck by a car while taking his morning walk. The vehicle struck Yohannan Wednesday morning as he was walking near ...

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World’s longest-serving pastor dies at 94 in Texas

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The Rev. Doris Nathaniel Benford Sr., who set a Guinness world record by pastoring a Texas church for 72 years, has met his reward. “It is with saddened hearts that we announce ...

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Beverly LaHaye, founder of CWA, dies at 94

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Beverly LaHaye died Sunday, April 14 at the age of 94. She founded and lead the influential women’s organization Concerned Women for America, considered  “the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.” “Mrs. ...

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Baseball icon Darryl Strawberry “praising God for his amazing grace” after heart attack

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Darryl Strawberry, a former baseball star turned evangelist, is recovering after surviving a heart attack in suburban St. Louis. In a social media post, the 62-year-old shared a picture of himself in ...

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Toby Keith said faith was his rock during cancer journey

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Country music star Toby Keith leaned on his faith to battle cancer before his death on February 5. He discussed his ordeal last month in an interview with an Oklahoma City television ...

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Former Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan dies at 90

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Jean Carnahan, the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate after her husband Mel’s death in 2000, has died. On Tuesday, her family announced that Carnahan passed away at a St. ...

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Late actor David Soul retuned to faith later in life 

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David Soul, who starred in the popular TV series “Starsky and Hutch,” recently died. In addition to his iconic role as Hutch, he also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows ...

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Lisa Robertson, daughter-in-law of CBN founder Pat Robertson, dies at age 69

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Lisa Robertson, the daughter-in-law of CBN founder Pat Robertson, died last weekend at age 69, CBN News reported She met her husband, Tim Robertson, in college in Virginia when she invited Pat ...

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Tributes pour in for Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission

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Loren Cunningham, the influential founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), died last week in Kona, Hawaii, at age 88. He also was the author of several books, including “Is That Really You, ...

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Died: Sarah Young, Author of “Jesus Calling” devotional

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Thousands of Christians start their day by reading the devotional book “Jesus Calling.” The author, Sarah Young has died at the age of 77. Thomas Nelson, her publisher, had just announced days ...

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“Hey Paula”: Ray Hildebrand, influential Christian musician from Kansas, dies at age 82

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Ray Hildebrand, an Overland Park resident and pioneer of contemporary Christian music, died on Friday. The 82-year-old moved to the Kansas City area to work for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and ...

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CBN founder Pat Robertson has died

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Trailblazing Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has died.  The news was announced by CBN, in a statement saying he passed at his home in Virginia Beach on Thursday morning. “Today, June 08, 2023, ...

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Pastor Tim Keller has died

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Tim Keller, a noted theologian, pastor and author, passed away Friday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Keller was initially diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in May 2020. “It is with ...

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Charles Stanley’s personal items returned after grandson sells them online

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Personal items belonging to the Charles Stanley that were sold on eBay have been returned to his family, and his grandson has apologized. Matt Broderson, 29, who is the grandson of the ...

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Sen. Tim Scott and others remember Dr. Charles Stanley

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Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is one of many public figures to honor the legacy of Dr. Charles Stanley. “God bless the life and legacy of Dr. Stanley and his ...

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Dr. Charles Stanley remembered after death Tuesday

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Americans lost one of their most beloved pastors on Tuesday. Dr. Charles Stanley, the popular pastor, evangelist, author and founder of In Touch Ministries, died at age 90. “Dr. Stanley lived a ...

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“Unseen Realm” author Dr. Michael Heiser has died

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Dr. Michael Heiser has died after a battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. He passed away Sunday. Heiser was a renowned biblical scholar who tackled some of the Bible’s most difficult packages, ...

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Jimmy Carter on hospice at home

Former President Jimmy Carter has been placed on hospice for “his remaining time” as his family gathers around him for last hours. “After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President ...

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Veronica Mary Margaret Michael Frierdich

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Veronica Mary Margaret Michael Frierdich, 9/01/1933 – 1/16/2023. Veronica, known to many as “Mickey,” passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 3:30pm after battling lung cancer for over ...

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Legendary broadcaster Rush Limbaugh was born in Missouri on this date in 1951

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Missourians remember the birth of broadcaster Rush Limbaugh in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 12, 1951. “He was born to be a radio broadcaster,” his brother David told Fox News. “Our father instilled in ...

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Local Christian business leader Harold Finch dies at age 89

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Dr. Harold Finch, who had a significant impact in building God’s kingdom locally and around the world, died on January 8. Finch was born on March 18, 1933 in Kansas City, Kan., ...

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Pope Francis asks for prayers for predecessor’s failing health

Pope Francis this week asked for prayers for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “I would like to ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in ...

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