Editorial by Pastor Patrick E. Winfield, II, Campus Pastor, The Potter\’s House of Ft. WorthÂ Many of the world\’s problems have the same origin: pride, lust and greed. These are issues of humanity in any historical period and the Bible goes to great lengths to address them. Morality must have a center and a slate […]
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Last month, a South Carolina judge ruled that New Beginnings Baptist Church is the rightful owner of the property on which the Redneck Shop operates, the Associated Press reports. The Redneck Shop sells Ku Klux Klan robes and t-shirts with racial slurs on them. The store has been in operation since 1996, in an old […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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 inÂ tongues”– and their resulting miracles as key draws to the movement. A recent Pew Research CenterÂ reportÂ provides research indicating thatÂ 305 million Christians worldwide follow the charismatic movement. The […]
2011 was a big year in the body of Christ and here at Gospel Today! Here are our Top 11, most discussed posts of the year! Read, reminisce and add any parting thoughts as the year comes to a close. #1 â€”Â Confirmed: Pastor Zachary Tims Dead at 42 #2 â€”Bishop Eddie Long Ends Lawsuit #3 […]
Youtube has been abuzz over the last week over a shocking video which depicts Bishop David Oyedepo of Nigeria slapping a woman during a deliverance service (See “Part 1” below). Oyedepo is the pastor ofÂ Faith Tabernacle which boasts the largest sanctuary in the world at 50,000 seats. Forbes magazine has reported that his net worth […]
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Several years ago, I sat on the stage of the Tavis Smiley\’s State of the Black Union set. I will never forget how it felt to be verbally attacked by Minister Louis Farrakhan and to seemingly be in disagreement with Michael Eric Dyson, Cornell West, and Harry Belafonte. The Lord knows I was not trying […]
From the November, December 2011 issue of Gospel Today. Click here to purchase! Elder Charles Harrison Mason Patterson, Sr. succeeded his father, the late Bishop J. O. Patterson, Jr., as pastor of the historic Pentecostal Temple Institutional Church Of God In Christ. Elder Patterson is the great grandson of COGIC founder, Bishop C.H. Mason. […]
Corrections: 1) Pastor David Roberts In the November/December 2011 issue of Gospel Today, in the “40-Something Trailblazers” feature, the profile of Pastor David Roberts (p.24) contains misinformation. Pastor David Roberts is the Senior Pastor (not Senior Co-Pastor) of Cornerstone Harvest Church in Lima, Ohio. Further, the church has not grown to over 1,500 people in […]
GOSPEL TODAY MAGAZINE TRANSITIONS LEADERSHIP Dr. Teresa Hairston Passes Legacy to Son, Roland Hairston, II E.J. Gaines Appointed Editor of Popular Magazine October 27, 2011 â€” NASHVILLE, TN Gospel Today, America\’s longest-running urban Christian magazine has announced that Dr. Teresa Hairston will retire from the magazine she founded over two decades ago, marking a new […]
The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is seeking signatures as it petitions the United States Postal Service to create a stamp honoring Bishop Richard Allen, founder and first elected Bishop of the AME denomination. The full petition can be read and signed at the official website of the AME Church’s Social Action Committee– http://www.ame-sac.com.