Former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz reportedly sought the Netflix, producers, and TV executives for opportunities. Former megachurch pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiring in a $3.5 million fraud scheme, reports say. A recent study reveals that pastors are now more hesitant to cover topics on racial reconciliation than in 2016. In spite of the COVID 19 pandemic, more Christians continue to suffer violence because of their faith. Faithlife reveals that the most popular songs and sermons in church this 2020 has the theme centered around hope and comfort, a report said.
A stabbing attack at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California claimed the lives of two victims and left three others wounded. The alleged mistress of former Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz said that people look highly to the dismissed pastor, so much that he looks like "God to them." Pastors Eric and Candace Johnson have already resigned from their position as Senior Pastors of Bethel Church in Redding, California. A recent survey revealed that church attendance in America dropped during the COVID-19 lockdown period, including church attendance for both in-person and online gatherings. The study also showed various factors affecting the decline. A church with only 35 members touched thousands of Christians in Pakistan in the midst of lack due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The COVID 19 pandemic caused faith community participation to drop yet caused the individual bible use to increase. Although the Electoral College has not announced the 2020 Presidential elections results yet, the LGBT Group urged Biden to remove the accreditation of Christian schools. The President and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, Evangelist Franklin Graham, urges Americans to pray for the truth amidst the US 2020 election issues that question its integrity and results. Pastor John Hagee said Jesus Christ is the vaccine that set him free from the COVID-19 infection. Raphael Warnock, the Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Georgia, received criticism from known Christians and celebrities after he proclaimed himself a "pro-choice pastor" who will fight to keep abortion legal in his state.