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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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3,000 people experience God at Revival on the Border events

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Not all of the news coming from the Texas-Mexico border is negative. A pastor who set out this month to pray over the entire southern border said his tent revivals, baptisms and ...

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Max Lucado reaches milestone hits 150 million products in print

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Pastor and author Max Lucado has achieved a significant milestone with 150 million products in print, his publisher announced. In more than 35 years of publishing, he has written more than 40 ...

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C5Alive February 8th Power Luncheon will feature Pastor Cecil Washington

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The February C5Alive POWER Luncheon will be held on the 8th at the Harley Davidson Room, 21st & Topeka Blvd. Featured speaker is Pastor Cecil Washington, who has just finished a biography. ...

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“I confessed my hypocrisy” admits Max Lucado about alcohol

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Pastor and author Max Lucado admits he once turned to alcohol to help him deal with the stress of ministry. “The staff needed me. The pulpit required me. The publisher was counting ...

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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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Canadian faces punishment for preaching outside drag queen story hour

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Nathaniel Pawlowski, the son of a pastor in Calgary, faces potential punishment for preaching and reading the Bible outside a drag queen story time for children at a public library. “We went ...

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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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Harrisonville pastor sets world record by running a marathon on 153 consecutive days

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A Harrisonville, Mo., pastor recently ran his 153rd consecutive marathon to raise awareness of adoption, foster care and youth mental health. Malachi O’Brien of The Church at Pleasant Ridge in December entered the ...

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Book explores why dads are ‘irreplaceable’ in critical cultural issues

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Theological. Cultural. Personal. With his latest book, Irreplaceable: Recovering God’s Heart for Dads, Greg Austen weaves three compelling approaches into a narrative that speaks to fathers of all ages. For Austen, Irreplaceable is the culmination of ...

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Canadian court acquits pastor jailed for keeping church open during pandemic

A Canadian pastor is thanking God after being acquitted on charges of violating public health orders for opening his church despite government pandemic lockdowns. As reported on Metrovoicenews.com, Pastor Tim Stephens of ...

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Queen Elizabeth, Billy Graham enjoyed friendship that stood the test of time

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After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, stories continue to come out not only about her strong faith but her close relationship with evangelist Billy Graham. “Her heart for service brought her ...

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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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Judge rules in favor of Canadian pastor jailed for holding services during lockdown

Artur Pawlowski, the Canadian pastor who was jailed for holding church services during Alberta’s pandemic lockdown, has won a major victory in court. An Alberta appeals court panel ruled that the health ...

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Saddleback Church selects successor to founder Rick Warren

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Rick Warren is leaving big shoes to fill, but Saddleback Church has announced that Andy Wood will take over leadership of the 40,000-member California church. Wood, 40, will come to Saddleback from ...

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Woman confronts pastor who sexualy abused her beginning at age 16

An Indiana woman has confronted her pastor during a church service sharing how he groomed then sexually abused her when she turned 16. “I had family members texting me, saying, ‘You need ...

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Hillsong Church founder resigns in wake of sexual allegations

The embattled founder of Hillsong Church has resigned following revelations that two women made serious complaints of misconduct against him in the past decade “We would like to advise you that Pastor Brian Houston ...

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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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Umpire, ordained minister returns to World Series

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Ted Barrett is at the World Series. A full-time umpire for Major League Baseball since 1999, Barrett’s testimony and leadership on the diamond has been documented, including by the New York Times ...

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Pastor of world’s largest church dies in South Korea at age 85

David Yonggi Cho, pastor of the world’s largest church, died on Tuesday morning. He was 85. Cho, the founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, spent decades spreading the ...

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Former Chiefs player retires from NFL to become a pastor

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Offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, who won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, is retiring from football to become a pastor. He also won a Super Bowl with the ...

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Pastors say influence of denominations declining

Most denominational Protestant pastors expect denominations to become less important over the next decade, a new survey from Lifeway Research found. The poll of 1,007 Protestant pastors was released this month and found that ...

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Former Royals player Ben Zobrist sues pastor over affair with wife

Ben Zobrist, who helped lead the Kansas City Royals to the 2015 World Series championship, is suing his former pastor for allegedly having an affair with his wife. Zobrist says that his ...

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Rick Warren to step down from church position

Influential Pastor Rick Warren is stepping down as lead pastor at Saddleback Church in California. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting ...

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Pastor beaten by Chinese police tells others, ‘hold fast to the faith’

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A Chinese pastor, beaten by police, has a message for Christians – “hold fast to the faith.” Like countless pastors across Communist China, Yang Hua of Guiyang Living Stone Church, his encouragement ...

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