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haven madison

Daughter of Building 429 Frontman Brings ‘American Idol’ Audience to Tears With Song About...

Haven Madison, daughter of Building 429 frontman Jason Roy, made it through the Hollywood Week portion of “American Idol” with a moving performance of a song she wrote to her brother, who struggled with suicidal ideation earlier in his life. 
Morgan Daub

Former Missionaries Join Daughter in Heartbreaking Suicide Pact

On January 25, a former missionary couple was found dead alongside their 26-year-old daughter in their backyard at their house in York County, Pennsylvania, after they died in an apparent suicide pact.
kel mitchell

How God Saved Nickelodeon Star Kel Mitchell From Suicide To Become a Youth Pastor

Actor, producer and comedian Kel Mitchell, who in the 1990s starred in Nickelodeon’s “All That” and “Kenan and Kel,” says that he went through an extremely dark period in his life that almost led to suicide in 2005. But God saved him and eventually called him to become a youth pastor.
Jason David Frank

Pastor of ‘Power Ranger’ Jason David Frank Posts Message After Star Commits Suicide

Professing Christian and 90’s "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" star, Jason David Frank, was found dead in his hotel room during the early morning hours of this past weekend (Nov. 19) at the age of 49.

Suicide and the Church

Within the Christian community, where openness and grace should flow the richest and deepest, discussing thoughts of suicide is virtually taboo. But it shouldn't be.
Christopher Daron Smith

Georgia Pastor Dies by Suicide While on Trial for Multiple Sex Offense Charges

Christopher Daron Smith, a Georgia pastor who had been charged with multiple sex offenses involving the abuse of a minor, was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head while the trial was on recess.
Duane Chapman

Dog the Bounty Hunter Calls Biden ‘Little Hitler’ at Christian Event, Jokes About President’s...

At a Christian conference, Duane “Dog” Chapman referred to President Biden as “little Hitler” and “that freak,” suggesting that Biden could die by suicide once a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election is revealed. 

Lifeway Research: Americans Believe Suicide Is Epidemic, Not Pathway to Hell

According to a recent survey conducted by Lifeway Research, most Americans say suicide has become an epidemic in the United States, and few say people who commit suicide automatically go to hell. 

New 988 Suicide, Crisis Lifeline Active, Ready To Help Everyone

“It was in the middle of the night. These crises happen,” Jeremiah Johnston said. “And when someone is in immediate danger of hurting themselves or harming themselves, we need a 911.
mental health

Necessary Conversations: The Church, Suicide, and Mental Health

For many of us, mental illness is not a theoretical issue. Instead, it manifests in many ways and, at times, can impact nearly every moment of every day.
Suicide Prevention

Add 988 to Your Contacts–The New 911 for Suicide Prevention

If you have a mental health crisis or someone you know is struggling with mental pain, do you know who or how to call for immediate help and intervention? Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month?
Russell Moore suicide

Russell Moore: Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go to Hell?

In a video shared on The Gospel Coalition, Russell Moore answered the difficult but often asked question, “If Christians commit suicide, do they still go to heaven?” 
assisted suicide

Canadian Church Hosts Assisted Suicide Service for Member

In March of 2022, Churchill Park United Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosted an assisted suicide ceremony for 86-year old Betty Sanguin. Sanguin had been suffering from ALS.
David Mora

Sacramento Man Arrested on Felony Charges Days Before Murder-Suicide Involving His Three Daughters, Church...

More details have begun to emerge regarding the tragic murder-suicide that took place at The Church in Sacramento located in California on Monday evening.
David Rowan

Florida Pastor Accused of Molesting Two Teens Dies by Suicide

66 year-old pastor David Rowan was found dead in a parking garage on Thursday, December 2 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Rowan was on trial for allegedly molesting two teenage girls while serving as a guest speaker at a local church in 2014. His wound was self-inflicted.
Depression, Hopelessness, and Suicide

Being a Christian Does Not Make You Immune to Depression, Hopelessness, and Suicide

What would happen if the Church were to use this opportunity to talk about depression, hopelessness, and suicide from the pulpit? I suspect that hurting individuals might realize they are not the only ones suffering, they are loved and not judged and can get the help they need.
Paige Hilken suicide

Four Months After Giving Birth, Pastor’s Wife Dies by Suicide

Just months after giving birth to their fifth child, Paige Hilken, the wife of a pastor, took her own life after experiencing mental health issues.
kabul, afghanistan

Suicide Bombers Strike Kabul Airport; ‘Panicked’ Afghan Christians Still Trying to Leave

Suicide bombers struck two areas near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 72 people, including 12 U.S. service members. The attacks came shortly after reports that Christians and other vulnerable populations are being barred from government flights out of the country.
Lindsey Austin

Coming Out, Mental Health Crisis in the Background of Steve Austin’s Suicide

Recent blog posts from former pastor Steve Austin show that before his apparent suicide, he had come out as queer and his wife, Lindsey Austin, was hospitalized for significant mental health problems.
Steve Austin

Friends Mourn Steve Austin, Former Pastor and Author Who Wrote About Suicide and Mental...

Steve Austin, a former pastor who wrote candidly about his struggles with mental health, has died. 

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Gary McIntosh: The Surprising Roles All Pastors Take and the ‘Number...

Dr. Gary McIntosh joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to offer advice about how pastors should navigate the responsibilities that are part of their jobs and also shares specific insights about church leaders who are pastoring without any other paid staff to assist them.