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  • Bishop Carlton Pearson’s Wife Gina Pearson Files for Divorce

    Bishop Carlton Pearson’s Wife Gina Pearson Files for Divorce

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    Bishop Carlton Pearson’s Wife Gina Pearson Files for Divorce

    Gina Pearson has filed for divorce from her traveling evangelist husband, Bishop Carlton Pearson, according to court documents.

    Charisma News has obtained copies of the divorce papers, which were filed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Aug. 25.

    The papers cite “incompatibility issues which has completely destroyed the legitimate aims of the marriage of the parties and rendered its continuation impossible by reason of which petitioner is entitled to dissolution of marriage from respondent,” for the dissolution of the marriage.

    Carlton Pearson is an award-winning vocalist and fourth-generation Pentecostal preacher, according to his website.


  • Bishop Phillip Davis, Pastor of Nations Ford Community Church In NC, Dead of from Accidental Gunshot Wound

    Bishop Phillip Davis, Pastor of Nations Ford Community Church In NC, Dead of from Accidental Gunshot Wound

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    Bishop Phillip Davis of Nations Ford Community Church In NC, Dead of from Accidental Gunshot Wound

    Founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church; Worked alongside his pastor wife of more than 40 years.

    The Rev. Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, was found dead inside his Union County home, apparently the victim of an accidental gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told WBTV Saturday night.

    At Nation’s Ford, a Southern Baptist congregation that is predominantly African-American, Davis worked alongside his wife of more than 40 years, Cynthia Davis, a pastor who serves as community services officer. The couple have three children and three grandchildren.


  • Ligonier Ministries’ R. C. Sproul Jr. Suspended For Visiting Ashley Madison Adult website

    Ligonier Ministries’ R. C. Sproul Jr. Suspended For Visiting Ashley Madison Adult website

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    Ligonier Ministries’ R. C. Sproul Jr. Suspended For Visiting Ashley Madison Adult website
    R. C. Sproul Jr. has been suspended by Ligonier Ministries for his admittance to visiting Ashley Madison, an adultery matchmaking website.
    Ligonier Ministries, which was founded by R. C. Sproul Sr. and of which Sproul Jr. was a teaching fellow, has suspended Sproul Jr. until July 2016 after Sproul admitted that he visited the website, Christianity Today reports.
    “In August 2014, in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity, I visited Ashley Madison. My goal was not to gather research for critical commentary, but to fan the flames of my imagination,” Sproul stated in a blog post.
    Sproul affirms that he has seen God’s grace in exposing his sin and granting him repentance from it.
    “First, I felt the grace of fear. Second, I felt the grace of shame. I was there long enough to leave an old email address. And within minutes I left, never to return. I did not sign up for their service or interact with any clients. I have always remained faithful to my wife even after her passing,” Sproul stated.
    Sproul’s suspension due to his association with Ashley Madison comes in the wake of a huge hack to the adultery website that took place two weeks ago and exposed many well-known leaders in the Christian community.
    SOURCE: ChristianHeadlines.com

  • Nigerian Priest Found Dead From Apparent Road Ambush

    Nigerian Priest Found Dead From Apparent Road Ambush

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    Nigerian Priest Found Dead From Apparent Road Ambush

    A Nigerian Catholic priest who served at two Louisiana parishes for 11 years before returning to his home country was shot and killed by unknown assailants in an apparent road ambush in Southern Nigeria last weekend.

    The Rev. Dennis Osuagwu, who was serving in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria’s Imo state and worked at the General House of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was traveling in the town of Nekede last Saturday when he was ambushed and shot dead at point blank range.


  • Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Divorces Wife of 60 Years

    Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Divorces Wife of 60 Years

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    Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Divorces Wife of 60 Years

    Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 60 years on Wednesday as he continues to battle her over ownership of the team. 

    Sterling, 81, cited irreconcilable differences in paperwork submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court, attorney Bobby Samini said. That paperwork was initially rejected by the court as incomplete, but it was corrected and resubmitted afterward. It lists their date of separation as Aug. 1, 2012.


  • Memphis Megachurch Drama, “Greenleaf” Added to Oprah’s Own Network

    Memphis Megachurch Drama, “Greenleaf” Added to Oprah’s Own Network

    OWN is continuing its scripted expansion.

    The Oprah Winfrey– and Discovery-owned cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for megachurch drama Greenleaf, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

    The 13-episode series hails from Lionsgate Television and Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost, Tyrant) and centers on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.