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"The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" will mark pastor Rick Warren's first public initiative since the death of his son Matthew last April. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Megachurch Pastor Unites Faith, Psychology Leaders To Raise Mental Health Awareness

A prominent Orange County pastor joined forces with other faith, health and psychology leaders to provide effective and compassionate care to those who suffer from mental illness.

03/28/2014

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Perris Pastor Accused Of Rape

A 41-year-old pastor in Perris has been accused of rape.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2014

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Simi Valley Pastor Finds Bibles Labeled As ‘Fiction’ At Local Costco

A Simi Valley pastor says he found several Bibles labeled as “fiction” at a Ventura County Costco store.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/19/2013

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La Puente Pastor Returns Home After Release From Iranian Prison

Pastor Edward Romero was in the country protesting the imprisonment of four Christians and their attorney.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/23/2013

Members of Exodus8one, the para-church group founded by Pastor Eddie Romero, say Romero visited Evin Prison on behalf of five prisoners who are currently being held at the notorious prison. (Photo courtesy Exodus8one)

La Puente Pastor Detained After Protest At Notorious Iranian Prison

A retired Southern California pastor with a history of overseas activism was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside.

10/22/2013

Chuck Smith (courtesy Facebook)

Calvary Chapel Founder, Pastor Chuck Smith Dead At 86

Orange County pastor Chuck Smith, the founder of the Calvary Chapel movement, died Thursday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 86.

10/03/2013

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Rick Warren Returns To Pulpit 16 Weeks After Son’s Death

Evangelical megachurch Pastor Rick Warren returned to the pulpit this weekend for the first time since his son’s suicide 16 weeks ago.

07/27/2013

"The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" will mark pastor Rick Warren's first public initiative since the death of his son Matthew last April. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Pastor Rick Warren Scheduled To Preach First Service Since Son’s Death

Pastor Rick Warren is expected to preach his first sermon since his youngest son’s death next weekend.

07/19/2013

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Settlement Reached In Bell Gardens Lutheran Church Abuse Suit

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged he was sexually abused by the former pastor of a Lutheran church in Bell Gardens.

04/30/2013

Rick Warren's son, Matthew, died Friday evening. (credit: Saddleback Church)

Autopsy Confirms Pastor’s Son Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Autopsy results have determined that the adult son of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Monday.

04/08/2013

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Ex-Councilman Acquitted In Bell Corruption Trial Knew Truth Would Set Him Free

The former councilman who was acquitted of all charges in the Bell corruption trial said he believed all along that the truth would set him free.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2013

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Cop-Turned-Pastor On A Mission To Rescue Human Trafficking Victims In OC

It’s the last thing young women selling themselves for sex are expecting: a pastor who prays for them and leaves them with a condom – with an emergency number written on it. The girls can call if they want to get out.

CBS Los Angeles–11/13/2012

Senior Minister John J. Hunter preaches during a service commemorating the Los Angeles riots at the First AME Church April 29, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.   (credit: Ann Johansson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John J. Hunter

New Leader To Address Congregants Of First AME Church Sunday

Congregants of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles will be hearing from a new leader this weekend, KNX 1070 reports.

11/03/2012

Pastor Joseph Angel Olvera is accused of molesting an 18-year-old. (credit: Fullerton Police)

Fullerton Pastor, 54, Accused Of Molesting Girl, 18

Officials say the 54-year-old pastor of a Fullerton church has been charged with molesting an 18-year-old female congregant.

10/10/2012

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Judge Orders Pastor, 2 Men To Trial For Allegedly Beating, Kidnapping Boy, 13

A judged ruled Friday that a pastor and two members of a Corona group home should be tried on kidnapping and abuse charges stemming from their “punishment” of a 13-year-old boy they accused of raping his sister.

09/14/2012

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