Church

  • Update: Church volunteer was charged with eight new counts of child sexual abuse

    A former church volunteer was charged with eight new counts of child sexual abuse in North Charleston, South Carolina. The 28-year-old was accused of molesting boys he supervised at NewSpring Church. Jacop Hazlett was charged on Friday with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor...
  • Investigators working to ID skull in flower pot outside church

    A Detroit parishioner walking out of a mass Sunday made a startling discovery – a human skull lying inside one of the church’s flowerpots. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office was working Tuesday to identify the remains found at the Greater Marion Chapel. The skull – which is missing its...
  • Pastor seriously injured after home next to church catches fire

    Firefighters said the pastor of a Mount Holly church was seriously injured after a home on the church grounds went up in flames early Tuesday. Fire crews were called to the blaze around 3 a.m. at the single-story home next to the Goshen Free Will Baptist Church on West Catawba Avenue,...
  • Pastor’s Pay for 2019 and Forward

    Staffing costs typically account for 45 to 55 percent of a church’s budget. But with recent changes in costs, demographics, and giving in US churches, many are questioning that model. Dan Navarra, a pastor at Monte Vista Chapel in Turlock, California, lives in a high-cost-of-living area, and his church,...
  • Community shook after Pastor’s wife killed in car jacking!

    The Celebration Church family in Metairie is mourning after the wife of a local pastor and mother of one of their own members died Tuesday after she was run over in Gentilly during a carjacking. The deadly carjacking was reported around 8:25 p.m. in the 2400 block of Prentiss...
  • Pastor says hidden game room full of lottery machines found in church building aren’t his!

    Firefighters called to reports of a fire inside a house of worship in north Harris County uncovered instead more than 100 gambling machines. Crews were called to the 800 block of Turney Drive at around 7:30 p.m. Friday for a reported fire at the Word of Life Church. Firefighters...
  • Church working to heal after pastor’s fatal car crash!

    It’s Bethel Tabernacle Church first Sunday without Associate Pastor Troy Lanier. Bishop David D. Bent tells congregants that it’s important to be strong, not only for one another, but for the Lanier family. Wednesday afternoon, Troy Lanier was involved in a fatal single car crash, says Milwaukee Police Department....
  • Man has been charged with making threats against a church and funeral home.

    Todd Jamison, 26, is facing three charges after he confessed to making threatening phone calls containing racial slurs at Brown-Hutcherson Ministries and Brown’s Funeral Home. Grand Rapids Police were called to investigate the voicemails and emails left for both of the organizations on Jefferson Avenue. Police were called on...
  • Philly Church Took The Marathon Runners To Church!

    After years of struggling to hold Sunday services around thousands of marathon runners and crowds of cheering spectators, a historic Philadelphia congregation decided to do what it does best: take them to church. This year, as the runners approached the fifth mile of the race, members of the Mother...