Tag Archives: christian church

  • Former L.A. FAME Pastor John J. Hunter Rejected at S.F. Church

    Nov 15, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Rev. John J. Hunter, as seen in the 2005 photo above, was recently transferred to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in San Francisco from First AME in L.A. after an eight-year tenure marred by a sexual harassment lawsuit, a federal tax investigation and the questionable use of church credit cards. But members of the new […]

  • First A.M.E. Welcomes New Pastor – Speaks on Forgiveness

    Nov 9, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles celebrated the inauguration of its new pastor, Rev. J. Edgar Boyd. The preacher delivered his first sermon as head pastor Sunday morning, igniting a new excitement in the congregation. Addressing worshipers, a seemingly nervous Boyd used parables to talk about forgiveness, says the L.A. Times. But to […]

  • Bishop Harry Jackson Wants the Church to Do More Work

    Aug 28, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *In an interview with Charisma News, Bishop Harry Jackson got real; talking about the progress of the church. He went hard in the paint about the growing scarcity of Christian followers and the need to recruit. Charisma News: You were one of the pastors instrumental in the efforts for racial reconciliation [that] started in Sanford, […]

  • Snake-Handling Preacher Dies After Getting Bit

    Jun 6, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *A West Virginia preacher who followed his father into the rare practice of handling snakes to prove faith in God died after being bitten during an outdoor service involving the reptiles, reports the Associated Press. Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford, 44 — whose own father died in 1983 after suffering a fatal bite — had been […]

  • A Florida City Church Goes up in Flames

    May 31, 10 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Charred pages from hymn books nestle in the grass around the burned shell of what once was the century-old Branches United Methodist Mission in Florida City. Fire investigators now suspect arson in the devastating early morning blaze on May 24 — Pentecost Sunday — that destroyed the church sanctuary and adjacent playground. But the emotional […]