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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.


"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.


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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.


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.


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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.

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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.


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.


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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.


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Laguna Hills Pastor Convicted Of Molesting 5 Boys

The pastor of a Laguna Hills church was convicted Wednesday of 26 felonies for molesting five boys in his congregation when they slept over or visited his Lake Forest apartment.


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Inglewood Pastor Arrested After Alleged Relationship With Girl, 14

A 50-year-old pastor at a church in Inglewood has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/06/2012

Congregants of this Van Nuys church found an eviction notice and lock on the door when they arrived for Sunday services. (credit: CBS)

Get The Flock Out! Congregants At Church In Van Nuys Find They’ve Been Evicted

Congregants at a church in Van Nuys showed up to worship Sunday — only to find out they’d been evicted.


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Gang Member Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Death Of Venice Youth Pastor

A reputed gang member pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in connection with the slaying of a 23-year-old youth minister who was gunned down in Venice last week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2012

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Katy Perry’s Pastor Father Apologizes For ‘Hurtful And Ugly’ Anti-Semitic Comment

A suburban Cleveland church where the father of pop star Katy Perry delivered a sermon that drew accusations of anti-Semitism has released an apology in which he says he regrets his “hurtful and ugly language.”


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OC Pastor, ‘Jesus Movement’ Leader Reveals He Has Lung Cancer

A longtime Christian leader from Orange County has announced he has lung cancer.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/03/2012