Tag Archives: Pastors

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor’s release, denies cutting deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump thanked Turkey on Saturday for freeing U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in custody and said it would help improve strained relations, but he denied cutting a deal with Ankara. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks towards reporters to speak about the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson by Turkey after the president’s ...

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U.S. pastor’s lawyer says new Turkish prosecution witnesses irrelevant to case

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – New prosecution witnesses expected to testify on Friday in the Turkish trial of a U.S. Christian pastor on terrorism charges lack relevance as their testimony will focus on incidents after Andrew Brunson’s arrest, his lawyer said. FILE PHOTO: Ismail Cem Halavurt, lawyer of the jailed pastor Andrew Brunson, talks to media outside the Aliaga Prison and Courthouse ...

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Pastor’s Wife Pens Heartbreaking Public Message After His Suicide: ‘These Are the Words I Would Say to Him’

Inland Hills Church in California lost its lead pastor Andrew Stoecklein Saturday after he took his own life.  His wife, Kayla, shared the devastating loss on Instagram saying her husband struggled with depression and anxiety.  In a recent post, Kayla shares a letter to her husband she wrote on their shared blog “God’s Got This.” Their blog was originally started ...

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‘You Guys Are Brothers in Christ’: Megachurch Pastor’s Powerful Grace-Filled Response After Being Fired by Elders

Former Crossroads Christian Church lead pastor Patrick Garcia publicly responded to the news of his firing on Sunday, but instead of lashing out in anger, he’s taken different approach. Garcia became the source of controversy when church elders accused him of wanting “complete control” and disrespecting their leadership. Despite the conflict, Garcia thanked the elders for allowing him to serve ...

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Turkey’s lira falls 3 percent, Trump won’t take pastor’s detention ‘sitting down’

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s battered lira weakened 3 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff rebuke from President Donald Trump, who said the United States would not take the detention “sitting down”. The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian missionary from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for ...

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