Zondervan Signs ‘Chewbacca Mom’ for Multi-Book Deal

Zondervan announced today the signing of a multi-book deal with Candace Payne, who is frequently referred to as “Chewbacca Mom.” The first book will release November 7, 2017 with a national media and multi-city book signing tour. Payne shared the news with her fans first in an emotional Facebook Live video from HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Grand Rapids office.

Jakes Calls Late Eddie Long ‘Man of Valor’

Potter’s House Pastor T.D. Jakes says he is mourning with the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church family over the death of Senior Pastor Eddie Long.

Samuel Rodriguez to Participate in Inaugural Ceremony

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization, representing millions of Evangelicals worldwide, made the following statement regarding an announcement by the Presidential Inaugural Committee:

Cliff Barrows, Longtime Billy Graham Associate, Passes Away at 93

Cliff Barrows, 93, of Marvin, N.C., music and program director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), passed away today at Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville, following a brief illness.

Corrie ten Boom: A Life Worth Emulating

I often ask myself, “Where are the heroes and heroines of our faith today?”

World Series MVP Sees Himself as a ‘Missionary to Baseball’

Fans of the Chicago Cubs are celebrating after their team became World Series champions for the first time since 1908.

Kay Arthur Awarded the 2016 Golden Scrolls Lifetime Achievement Award

The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), an organization made up of 500 Christian women authors and speakers, awarded best-selling author and Precept Ministries co-founder and Executive Vice President Kay Arthur with their Golden Scrolls Lifetime Achievement Award at her recent Precept Women’s conference held October 22, 2016 in Chattanooga, TN.

Around the World with Cross, Now Free Cross Museum

Having carried a 12 foot cross around the world in every country and major island group Arthur Blessitt has opened a free online cross museum that tells the stories behind the stories. From wars to jungles, from world leaders to the poorest people. Always sharing the message of Jesus, salvation and love. Now 41,775 miles the Guinness World Record for longest walk/ongoing pilgrimage in 324 countries and major island groups.

Global Chaplains Coalition to Serve Assemblies of God Chaplains in Latin America

Answering the call for training and certification for chaplains, Cudella (Chaplains of the Americas) with over 1,500 members has merged with The Global Chaplains Coalition.

Hall Elected President of Black Ministerial Alliance

Reverend Arlene O. Hall, an ordained minister in the Church of God, has been elected to the presidency of the Boston Black Ministerial Alliance.

Leaders Gather to Make Martin Luther King a Saint

Christian leaders from around the world gathered in The Christian Cathedral on Friday September 9th to participate in the glorification of Saint Martin Luther King of Georgia.

Kentucky Governor Recognized as ‘Distinguished Christian Statesman’

The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, a ministry of Evangelism Explosion International, will honor the Hon. Matt G. Bevin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky with its Distinguished Christian Statesman Award September 9 in Washington, D.C.

Missionary Medic Training Guatemalan Firefighters

Missionary medic Paul Heier has partnered his organization Misión Hispana with Guatemalan firefighters to provide CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Trauma classes across the country. Heier attended paramedic school with the desire to help people in remote areas and teach these critical subjects to short-term missionaries and national firefighters.

Local Resident Has Vision for Homeless of Tulsa

Sarah Thomas, who is a monthly partner of the ministry, CfaN, has a vision for the homeless community of Tulsa to attend the Reinhard Bonnke Gospel Crusade in Oklahoma City. (For more information on how to become a partner of the ministry please click here). Sarah has chartered a bus and plans to fill that bus to capacity to take 55 homeless people to the crusade. In addition to “The Good News Bus” ride, the attendees will also receive a free meal for the journey there. Sarah is currently in the process of raising funds to make this vision possible. To give toward or get more information about “The Good News Bus,” visit www.gofundme.com/2dqzmqs.

Phil Stacey to Host Conference in Kansas City on How to Defend the Faith

American Idol finalist Phil Stacey will host the Kansas City Truth Conference on Aug. 27 featuring noted Christian author and speaker Josh McDowell, who will coach attendees on how to respond to tough questions about Christianity.

Publisher Announces Christian Manuscript Submissions

Paul Spremulli, Publisher at Angelnook Publishing, announces open submissions from authors of competed and partial manuscripts. Spremulli is dedicated to helping all authors become independently published. “I understand how important it is for every author’s words to be shared. We live in very trying times and it is our mission to make your publishing experience easy, fun and rewarding.” Authors keep 100% of all book royalties. All published books are made available on sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Two Born-Again Jewish Brothers, Together, After 38 Years

The brothers have been “Born-Again” Bible Believing Christians for 38 years. They are the first in their Jewish Heritage to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord.

Evangelist Returns to Australia, Shares Hope of Christ

Evangelist Will Graham returned to Australia last week – a continent on which he’s preached biannually since 2010 – to share the hope of Jesus in the arid Outback. The three-day event, titled Reality, was held May 20-22 at Blatherskite Park in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Laurie Joins Christian Radio on June 24

Evangelist, teacher, author, and radio host Greg Laurie returns to NJ for Bridgefest 2016 on June 24-25 in Ocean Grove, N.J.

Worship Leader’s Viral Chewbacca Video Infects Masses With the Joy

If your sides ache from laughter this weekend, chances are you saw Candace Payne’s record-shattering video as she tried on a Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s.

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