Canadian MAGA pastor arrested as he returns home after spreading Covid lies in US

Canadian MAGA pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested on the tarmac of Calgary International Airport as he returned home after spreading lies about Covid-19 in the US over the course of four months. The controversial conservative preacher was taken into custody on Monday afternoon. He was charged with contempt of court for an alleged violation that occurred on 5 June. His lawyer Sarah Miller told Global News that she didn’t have any information about the incident. Mr Pawlowski was arrested in May along with his brother Dawid Pawlowski for organising, promoting, and attending an illegal gathering. They arranged church services that...
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Inside the Church That Preaches ‘Wives Need to Be Led with a Firm Hand’

In 2000, Jean, then 16 years old, moved with her mother to Moscow, Idaho, after her parents separated. (Jean is a pseudonym due to safety concerns.) Men and children, prompted by an email from Christ Church, met them at their new home, a split-level rental, to unload the moving truck. Their new city was a beautiful place, says Jean, where “flowers bloom in well-curated beds, Christmas lights are up year-round, and police still ride bicycles.”
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Pastor arrested after being beaten by father of 9-year-old boy who was allegedly inappropriately touched

A 33-year-old pastor has been arrested by police in Oklahoma City after he allegedly touched a nine-year-old boy at a school bus stop. Police were called to reports of the pastor, Michael Coghill, touching a school boy last Wednesday, when he was arrested and charged.He had been involved in an altercation with a parent, who told police he saw Mr Coghill inappropriately touch the boy, who was waiting for a school bus. It was claimed that the nine-year-old was his son, who said Mr Coghill touched him in a way that made him feel uncomfortable. According to the Oklahoman, Mr...
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Crystal Dawn Adkins

Crystal Dawn Adkins, 40, of Hinton went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 25, 2021 at her home following an apparent heart attack. Born September 22, 1981 at Hinton she was a daughter of Phillip Adkins and wife Brenda of Hinton and Linda Bennett of Hinton. Crystal formerly...

OPINION: Christian pastor abandons flock to shepherd sheep

WESTSIDE -- Reverend Jonah Walker, of rural Gravette, handed his congregation a letter of resignation following his Sunday sermon last week, saying he had taken a new job shepherding sheep across the state line in Oklahoma. Members of his congregation, My Way Fellowship, were shocked and surprised at Walker's resignation,...

New moderator excited about association, churches

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (KT) — Vance Evans is not shy about expressing his excitement concerning what God is doing in the churches of the Christian County Baptist Association. “I am excited about the association — to see where it is going and what it is doing now. Any time we can get churches — big or small — working for the common goal, then I am over the top about that,” Evans said. “It shows how churches can be unified and do some great work for Christ, such as with the Gospel to Every Home. From the stories we are hearing, it is obvious God is doing something here. And the community is blessed for it.”

Kenosha pastor fasting in support of climate legislation

KENOSHA, Wis. — A Kenosha pastor is going to great lengths to share a message about the need for legislation to stop climate change. It comes as the U.S. House prepares to take up several climate related topics in the reconciliation bill as soon as later this week. Rev. Jonathan...

See You At The Pole observed at Brown County schools

Students, faculty, and community leaders gathered around their schools' flagpoles Friday morning for a national event, See You at the Pole. Brown County Christian School’s principal William Hoffman said, “This event allows our students, community leaders, church leaders, parents, and other schools to gather together to pray for our community and our nation. At BCCS, we want to be a school that prioritizes academics but is also community-minded. We love the city of Brownwood and the surrounding towns. We look forward to partnering with this community to be a blessing and make a difference.”
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Is COVID-19 Vaccine The Bible’s ‘Mark Of The Beast’? Pastors Say ‘No’

Church figures and experts have rejected the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine is the "mark of the beast" as many Americans continue to resist vaccination. Harvest Christian Fellowship pastor Greg Laurie told USA Today via email that COVID-19 vaccines are not the "mark of the beast," despite a number of Christians believing that they are and that the world is in what the Bible calls "the last days."
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Roberta 'Jean' Moore, 77

Roberta “Jean” Moore, 77, formerly of Pleasantville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 at Shippenville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Jean was born on Jan. 29, 1944 in Cooperstown, to the late Robert H. and Viola (Hines) Bruner. She married Wilbur E. Moore on Sept. 2, 1968. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2013.

Pastor’s Desk: Embace Conviction

Feeling convicted over something does not tend to be high on our list of things we look forward to. We don’t like feeling like we are doing something wrong, but if we are honest, it is a critical part of our walk with Jesus. Without the Holy Spirit convicting us over the choices we make and the things we do, we would not be who we are today. The conviction we feel allows us to see the mud we are living in and hopefully allowing us to see that Jesus is offering us something that is much better.
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Oklahoma City pastor charged after man claims to see him fondling kids at bus stop and chases him down

A 9-year-old told his father that a jogger was "touching boys" at a bus stop and making them feel uncomfortable. The father parked his vehicle near the bus stop as kids waited for the school bus and, KWXT reports, observed the jogger in flagrante, then chased him down and assaulted him. The handsy jogger turned out to be a local pastor; he was charged with forcible fondling and lewd acts involving a child.

Partners help pastor revitalize struggling church

When the Rev. Dariusz Zuber and his wife, Monika, came to Ełk in northeastern Poland in July 2012, they had many dreams. However, the start at their new place of ministry definitely could have been easier. The church property at Miłości Bożej (God’s Love United Methodist Church) had been neglected...

Columbia City pastor added to credibly accused list

Following an allegation of misconduct received Sept. 19 against St. Paul of the Cross pastor Father David Huneck, Father Huneck has resigned from his position at the parish and from his role as co-chaplain of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. Due to the credibility of the allegation —...
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Joy Lutheran introduces new pastor

Joy Lutheran Church in Richmond recently welcomed its new pastor. Pastor Randy Conley, formerly of Hope Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake, Michigan, was inaugurated as Joy’s Pastor earlier this year. Since then, he and his wife Robbie have been busy getting to know the congregation and the area it serves.