Tennessee pastor tackles, disarms gunman during church service (video)

A Nashville, Tennessee, pastor is being recognized as a hero this week. When 26-year-old Dezire Baganda allegedly walked up to the Light Pentecostal Church altar with a gun on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, he told everyone to stand up, according to metro Nashville police. The church’s pastor, Ezekiel Ndikumana, snuck behind Baganda and quickly tackled […]

Sarah Jakes Roberts challenges women to stop doubting themselves in new book

Sarah Jakes Roberts knows what it means to be your own worst critic. Being the daughter of one of the worlds’ most prolific Christian voices didn’t allow much room for error, and as a teen mother and divorcee, Roberts found herself struggling with self-condemnation. Roberts‘ new book, Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and […]

Pioneering pastor, Frederick K.C. Price, dies from COVID-19 at 89

The Rev. Frederick K.C. Price, the founder of Crenshaw Christian Center, one of the largest worship centers in the nation, died after succumbing to complications of the novel coronavirus on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. He was 89. Confirmation of the venerated pastor’s death was delivered to the masses by Price’s son and successor, Fred Price […]

Richard ‘The Rev’ Hartley shares why family values still count today

The outspoken, eccentric founder, pastor and choir master Richard “The Rev” Hartley of Haven International Ministries in Queens, New York, recently sat down with rolling out to talk about his show “The Rev” now on USA Network. He also shared his thoughts on the value of family and the church.

Bishop Barbara Lewis King dies at 90 after a life devoted to faith and service

The religious community is mourning the passing of Bishop Barbara Lewis King, founder of Hillside International Truth Center Inc. in Atlanta, who died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, according to a statement released by her estate. She was 90. Born in Houston, Texas, King earned a master’s degree in social work from Atlanta University. Before delving […]

Social distancing, church and technology

Some churches are still holding services during this time of the pandemic, exposing parishioners to unnecessary danger. How can churches adapt safely during this time of COVID-19? Christina Steed talks with church technology expert and #InspiredMobility spokesperson Jason Caston, author of The iChurch Method, as he shares tips on incorporating technology into the church experience […]

Al Sharpton shares advice for worshiping at home on Easter Sunday

Respected community leader and activist Al Sharpton recently called for a closure of Black churches during this global health crisis. Rolling out publisher Munson Steed spoke with Sharpton on our Power and Company segment about the important message that he wants to spread to our community as we approach Easter Sunday. Why was it important […]

Al Sharpton calls for all Black churches to close during pandemic

Al Sharpton called for all Black churches to close during the global pandemic. During a conference call with several prominent religious leaders in America, Sharpton made a plea to cancel all in-person services. Sharpton wanted to get the message out to the masses as Easter approaches. The call to action was prompted by the arrest […]

Pastor allegedly stole $1 million from church to buy new Bentley

A pastor in Chicago peddled religion for a payday. Rev. Clarence Smith, Jr. allegedly used his storefront church, New Life Impact Church in the Lawndale neighborhood, as a way to make himself wealthy, according to New York Post. Rev. Smith, 45, allegedly defrauded the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program that is administered by […]

Deitrick Haddon says his spiritual path is clear, and he is here to lead

Rolling out’s Romeo International recently spoke with gospel singer and actor Deitrick Haddon about starring in TV One’s new made-for-television movie “Sins Of The Father” co-starring Terayle Hil, his new single “Open Door Season,” his purpose and what’s next for him in music, acting and ministry.

Pastor Olu Brown knows how to make a ‘4D Impact’ on his church

City: East Point, Georgia House of Worship: Impact Church Religion: United Methodist Social Media Handles: Facebook: Olu Brown, Instagram: @pastorolubrown Pastor Olu Brown is a young, influential pastor who is determined to revitalize the church. When did you know that God was calling you to be a messenger of the Gospel? I was fortunate to […]

Rev. Susan Buckson emphasizes building a godly relationship

City: Aragon, Georgia House of Worship: Bellview African Methodist Episcopal Church Religion: Christian Social media handles: Facebook: Susan H Buckson; Instagram: rev.susanb Rev. Susan Buckson is currently the pastor of Bellview A. M. E. Church in Aragon, Georgia. During our time, she stressed the importance of developing a relationship with God and how that ties into going to […]

Rev. Dr. Richard Flippin follows in his father’s footsteps by being a pastor

City:  Atlanta, Georgia House of Worship: The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church Religion: Baptist Social media handles: Facebook: Richard C. Flippin, Instagram: @rcflip_inc Rev. Dr. Richard C. Flippin is a graduate of Morehouse College, Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has completed his doctorate studies at the Wesley Theological Seminary-American University. He also has been inducted into the […]

10 churches to worship with online on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is a time when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each year, families come together in their Sunday best to attend church services. But for many people who are seniors, who aren’t physically able, who don’t have transportation or who don’t have a church home to go to, watching a worship service […]

French Montana shares insight into Kanye’s new music

French Montana opens up about Kanye West’s new music and the inspiration behind it. The “Unforgettable” rapper has teased that fans can expect something “so crazy” and “outside the box” from the “Famous” hitmaker’s next set of songs and revealed how running his popular Sunday church service in Los Angeles has influenced his “new direction.” Speaking to […]

Kanye West preparing to bring his Sunday Service to the masses

Kanye West will be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The “I Love It” hitmaker will be bringing his Sunday church service to the music festival on April 21, 2019, after previously backing out of a headline shot at the iconic show following a disagreement over his staging wishes. In a video posted to […]

Casey J helps people redefine their relationship with God with ‘The Gathering’

Casey J is an Atlanta native and gospel artist. Reared in a Black Baptist Church while attending White Christian schools gave her a unique edge as an artist. Casey recently released her sophomore album The Gathering, which is a collection of prayers turned into songs. We caught up with the gospel singer to talk about the inspiration […]

Pastor John Gray allegedly bought wife $200K Lamborghini after cheating

Pastor John Gray recently caught flack for buying a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus truck for his wife, Aventer Gray, for their eighth wedding anniversary. The reality star and preacher at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, defended the expensive gift on social media at the time and claimed that “not a nickel, not a penny, from this […]

Update: Atlanta pastor on the run after child sex conviction caught

There is an update in the case of an Atlanta minister who fled court after his conviction. Don Martin, 45, was found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and first-degree child cruelty on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. He was not present during five days of hearings, failed to appear in court for sentencing […]