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Fred Luter, Jr. Historically Elected First Black President of Southern Baptist Convention

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 marked a major milestone in the Southern Baptist Convention’s 167 year history, as they elected Pastor Fred Luter,. Jr. as their first black president. The organization is the largest protestant denomination in the United States. When asked for comments about the new appointment, Luter replied, “To see that God through his […]

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Timeline: Creflo Dollar’s Fayette County Arrest from Daughter’s 911 Phone Call

Timeline: Creflo Dollar’s Fayette County Arrest from Daughter’s 911 Phone Call

The recent accusations against Pastor Creflo Dollar stating that he was involved in a “violent altercation” with his daughter caused quite a stir in the Christian community. Pastor Creflo Dollar was charged with simple battery, family violence, and cruelty to children. Here is a timeline of the key events including recent statements in support of […]

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Marriage, Obama, & The Response of Christian Leaders (GT Connext)

The July/August 2012 issue of Gospel Today, dubbed THE TRUTH ISSUE, tackles some pretty difficult topics, including forgiveness, idolatry and tolerance. In the wake of President Obama’s comments about same-sex marriage, Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor of First Church of God (Columbus, OH), offered an excellent guest article on The Truth About Tolerance, titled […]

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Apostles of Gospel Tour Postponed

Apostles of Gospel Tour Postponed

If you were looking forward to seeing Jonathan Butler, CeCe Winans, and Kirk Whalum for The Smooth Jazz Cruise Presents The Apostles of Gospel Tour, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Tour organizers have postponed the tour temporarily. To visit the tour’s official website, visit http://www.apostlesofgospel.com/

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Florida Church Bans Children From Service To Keep Registered Sex Offender Pastor

The Miami New Times reports that a Jacksonville, FL church has banned children from services, a legal and precautionary measure to keep their pastor, a convicted sex offender, in the pulpit. Because a court has ruled Pastor Darrell Gilyard is not allowed to have “unsupervised contact with children under 18 years old” after Gilyard pleaded […]

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March/April 2012 Issue Hits Stands!

March/April 2012 Issue Hits Stands!

MARCH/APRIL 2012 ISSUE OF GOSPEL TODAY FEATURES DR. R.A. VERNON\’S WORK TO TRANSFORM A CITY Mary Mary Chats With Gospel Today About Reality Series On WEtv Hollywood Heartthrob Blair Underwood Shares About His Role In The New Film From Bishop T.D. Jakes Nashville, TN–GOSPEL TODAY continues its successful year with the release of its March/April […]

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Riva Tims Sues to Stop Pastor Paula White from Succeeding Zachery Tims as Pastor of New Destiny

After months of discussion about who would succeed Zachery Tims as Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, the New Destiny Board of Regents and Board of Directors announced this week that Pastor Paula White, Co-founder and Pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa will be the new Senior Pastor of the Apopka, FL mega-church, […]

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Pastor Paula White Named Pastor of New Destiny

Since Pastor Zachery Tims died suddenly in August, questions have abounded about who would take over the 8,000 member megachurch he co-founded with ex-wife Riva Tims. That question was answered with this announcement from New Destiny on Thursday, Dec. 29. Here is the official statement from New Destiny: NEW DESTINY CHRISTIAN CENTER ANNOUNCES PASTOR PAULA […]

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Charismatic Movement Experiencing Rapid Growth Worldwide

According to a recent article from CNN, the charismatic Christian movement is seeing rapid growth across the globe, noting some of its hallmarks– “divine healing, prophecy and speaking in tongues”– and their resulting miracles as key draws to the movement. A recent Pew Research Center report provides research indicating that 305 million Christians worldwide follow the charismatic movement. The […]

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