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Canadian court acquits pastor jailed for keeping church open during pandemic

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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C5Alive featured speaker is also Chaplain of the Kansas Senate

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Cecil Washington, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the May C5Alive POWER Luncheon. In addition to serving as Pastor in a local church, Washington also serves as Chaplain of the Kansas ...

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Missouri pastor saves church member with kidney donation

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A pastor in Osceola, Mo., put his faith into action by donating a kidney to a member of his church. “Well, I think it’s because it’s one of those few opportunities we ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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Pastor, alone in church, issued ticket for not wearing mask

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Is it against the law to walk through an empty church without a mask? It is in Maryland after a church was cited when the pastor — who was alone in the ...

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Police believe they have found body of missing wife of Kansas pastor

Authorities believe a body is likely that of Marilane Carter, the missing wife of Pastor Adam Carter of Overland Park, Kan. In a strange and so far inexplicable development, the body was ...

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Chicago pastor on a prayer walk to end violence

Pastor Edgar Rodriguez’s son knelt in prayer on the colorful United States map painted near where 10-year-old Lena Nunez died June 29. Nunez was watching TV in her home when she was ...

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Death of megachurch pastor near St. Louis ruled a suicide

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The death of Darrin Patrick, pastor of Seacoast Church in Pacific, Mo., has officially been ruled a suicide. Patrick died May 7 from a gunshot wound. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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88-year-old Kansas City pastor finally wins long battle against COVID-19

Bishop Daniel Jordan, founder and pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, knows how to fight the good fight. He finally has overcome COVID-19, which he had ...

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Latest Nigerian bloodshed claims pastor, pregnant wife

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A Nigerian pastor and his pregnant wife were laid to rest on Friday, leaving behind eight children between the ages of one and 19 years old. It’s the latest in a barrage of ...

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Arrest warrant issued for Florida megachurch pastor who ignored virus orders

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A Florida TV station is reporting that an arrest warrant has been issued for the pastor of a Tampa megachurch. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne is facing charges after refusing to close its doors ...

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