News

News

Today’s church leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need insights into timely and relevant news to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every church pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a senior pastor, executive pastor, teaching pastor, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Church leaders from every denomination find relevant and timely and relevant news they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of church leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership. Leading your church is not only about preaching and teaching, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

false prophet Joshua Holmes

Followers of ‘Prophet’ Joshua Holmes Think He’s ‘Jesus in the Flesh’

Self-proclaimed prophet Joshua Holmes has garnered a large following of fans, some of whom consider him to be Jesus in the flesh. Through his...
Al Reynolds from Edmond, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to an elaborate fake cancer scheme that scammed church members out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Man Scams Church Members for Over $30k With Fake Cancer Claim

Al Reynolds from Edmond, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to an elaborate fake cancer scheme that scammed church members out of tens of thousands of...
female pastors

Have MDiv, Will Preach: Study on the Growth of Female Pastors

The numbers of female pastors have tripled over the past 20 years in some denominations, while growth in others has stagnated.
Brett Kavanaugh hex mass Father Gary Thomas

Modern-Day Exorcist: Kavanaugh Hex Should Not Be ‘underestimated’

“These are real evil people,” the exorcist of the San Jose Diocese told reporters. Father Gary Thomas is planning "Mass for Kavanaugh" to counteract the hexing event scheduled this weekend.
bone marrow donation

Pastor Is the Only One Willing to Save Dying Man—He Asked Himself This Question...

A pastor from California traveled to Idaho to give a stranger a priceless, life-saving gift. While he was surprised by the request, Matt Van Peursem didn't hesitate to answer the request for a bone marrow donation.
homeless pastor

Would Your Congregation Pass This Homeless Pastor Test?

A megachurch pastor wanted to know how his congregation would respond to a homeless person camping outside its doors. Their response left tears in his eyes.
fastest growing churches

These Are the Top 5 Fastest Growing Churches in America

The top five fastest-growing churches in America are spread across the country and doing good things. Read about what makes each unique.
state of theology

The State of Our Theology: It’s Good and Bad

Every two years, Ligonier Ministries releases its findings from its State of Theology survey. This year, things are not looking great. However, there are some hopeful signs among Millennials.
occult

Brett Kavanaugh Target of Hexing Ritual This Weekend

Recently appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is being targeted by a group associated with an occult bookshop in Brooklyn, New York. An event is planned to place a hex on him this weekend.
Eugene Peterson hospice care

Eugene Peterson Likely in ‘last months of life’

The son of Eugene Peterson, Eric, has announced that although his father is in need of prayer for a life-threatening condition, he is still optimistic about the future.
Andrew Brunson President Trump

Brunsons Pray for ‘spirit of counsel and might’ for President Trump

Recently released from prison in Turkey, Pastor Andrew Brunson and his wife prayed for President Trump in the Oval Office.
Charles Stanley

Dr. Charles Stanley Says Retirement Is Unbiblical in His Succession Announcement for Megachurch

Dr. Charles Stanley says his recommended Pastoral Succession Plan for First Baptist Atlanta involves Stanley never retiring—even though he named Anthony George as his...
Pastor Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson Released After 2 Years Prison Time

Pastor Andrew Brunson has been released from prison in Turkey after serving two years on charges of seeking to overthrow and undermine the Turkish government.
Coptic Church Christians Egypt

Egyptian Court Sentences 17 to Death Over Coptic Church Attacks

Death sentences and prison terms have been issued to 46 people involved in terror attacks against the Coptic Church in Egypt.
witchcraft Millennials

Witchcraft Casts an Ever-Widening Spell on Millennials

The popularity of witchcraft has increased significantly over the last couple of decades, especially among young people. Here's what you need to know about Wicca, witchcraft, new age spirituality and mysticism.
President Trump approval pastors

Half of Pastors Approve of Trump’s Performance, Sizable Amount Uncertain

Roughly half of Protestant pastors said they either "Strongly approve" or "Somewhat approve" of President Trump's job performance so far. A sizable group, though, is uncertain, mostly comprised of younger pastors.
Beth Moore

The Most Controversial Thing Beth Moore Has Done Lately

One of the members of Beth Moore's Living Proof Live team kneeled before a group of women in Chinle, Arizona. This is why the action is raising eyebrows in the evangelical world.
Leah Sharibu Boko Haram

Leah Sharibu ‘facing a death sentence’ by Boko Haram

Leah Sharibu is now facing a death sentence, her parents fear. The couple received a message from the Boko Haram terrorists holding their daughter captive that indicated they were setting an execution date.
Anne Graham Lotz Cancer

Anne Graham Lotz Reveals She Will Have to Undergo Chemotherapy

A recent Anne Graham Lotz cancer update reveals the evangelist will need to undergo further treatment for her breast cancer.
Magnolia Market at the Silos

Chip and Joanna Gaines Offer ‘Homeless’ Church Place to Worship

Chip and Joanna Gaines are known for designing welcoming spaces for families in "fixer-upper" homes. Now they are offering a unique space to a displaced congregation comprised of several people from Waco's homeless population.
866,889FansLike

Latest News

Pastor Who Joined Migrant Caravan Treated ‘like family’

Pastor Gavin Rogers didn't know what to expect when he landed in Mexico City, intent on joining the migrant caravan making their way from Central America to the United States. What he found surprised him.

New Podcasts

Lysa Terkeurst: How to Lead When Your Private Life Is Being...

Lysa Terkeurst faced a major blow to her marriage and two life-threatening illnesses in a relatively short amount of time. She shares how she managed to keep faith in God and keep leading even while her personal life was being severely shaken.