Tag archive for ‘pastor arrested’
By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s mother must leave Iran after threats and intimidation

Sad and disappointing news for Christians around the world as Pastor Saeed Abedini’s situation in Iran is worsening. A post from his wife back in America updated supporters on the news that he will not be More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Turkey shuts down church, moves to deport Christian pastor, Patrick Jensen

Turkish authorities have closed a Protestant church in Southeast Turkey and ordered its American pastor fined and deported on charges of “working illegally.” Local police officials sealed the premises More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Ukraine: Pastor Sergei Litovchenko abducted during church’s communion service

A Seventh-day Adventist pastor is missing in the Ukraine after a separatist group stormed a church in the city of Horlivka and abducted the man in the middle of a last Sabbath communion service. The Ukrainian Union More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Saeed Abedini prison time in Iran is now over two years

Naghmeh Abedini and a large group gathered in a park near the White House to honor and pray for strength as her husband, Saeed, passed the second anniversary of his imprisonment. She read from Saeed’s letter More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Naghmeh Abedini: Pastor Saeed’s arrest stopped her ‘selfish’ ‘fearful’ lifestyle

The wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American pastor jailed in Iran, wrote a piece on True Woman detailing her emotional transition and how her husband’s plight has changed her life. “I finally learned More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Christian pastor Huang Yizi in China sentenced to 10 years in jail for protesting

A Christian pastor in China could receive a 10-year prison sentence for protesting China’s cross removal campaign. The official charges against Huang Yizi is “gathering to assault a state organ.”   Huang More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s children, Rebekka and Jacob, call for Obama to help in new video

Pastor Saeed Abedini, the U.S. citizen jailed in Iran for two years, is getting public support from his own children, who are pleading with President Obama to help release their father. In the video that is now More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Iran arrestes three more Christians, Mohammad Roghangir, Suroush Saraie, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad

Three more Christians have been arrested in Iran after a raid on a Pastor’s home and now all sentenced to years in prison.   “Iranian Christians Mohammad Roghangir, Suroush Saraie and Pastor Matthias Haghnejad More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Maryland pastor, Nate Morales, guilty on child molestation charges

A Maryland jury found a former pastor guilty of molesting three teenage boys decades ago and now faces nearly a lifetime in prison. Nathaniel “Nate” Morales Nathaniel “Nate” Morales, 56, More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, May 1st, 2014

President Obama speaks on National Day of Prayer, remember ‘prisoners’

President Obama discussed religious freedom Thursday, saying prayer is a powerful tool and calling on citizens to remember those around the world who have been abused and detained because of their religious convictions More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Pastor Saeed Abedini refused medical treatment again as he is shackled in Iranian prison

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been shackled by the guards at an Iranian hospital and told he must return to prison without receiving vital treatment, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Pastor More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Beijing detention center releases ten Christians, 3 still jailed

Ten Christians from the Beijing Holy Love Fellowship were released after their initial detention on Jan. 24 in China’s capital; however, three Christians are still held at the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Detention More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Tennessee kids pastor Charles Pittman charged with murdering fiancé Olivia Greenlee, made it look like suicide

A Tennessee college student and children’s minister has been arrested and charged with murdering his fiancé just months ahead of their wedding. Olivia Greenlee and Charles Pittman Facebook photo Investigators More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

China releases three Christians prisoners as Pastor Zhang Shaojie heads to court

China’s persecution of Christians continues, but Pastor Zhang Shaojie will finally move one step closer to determining his fate as The Voice of the Martyrs USA report that Pastor Zhang is scheduled for More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Former LA Sheriff and Christian street evangelist Tony Miano arrested in Scotland discussing adultery, promiscuity and homosexuality as sin

A Christian street evangelist has been reportedly arrested for breaching the peace with “homophobic” aggravation after a woman complained about how he had about sin. Tony Miano being detained last year in London Tony More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, January 6th, 2014

Richard Shahan, pastor arrested for murdering his wife

A Christian pastor was arrested for the murder of his wife after he was attempting to board a plane to Germany. Police believe that Richard Shahan, age 53, was attempting to flee to Russia by way of Germany when More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Naghmeh Abedini interview gives update on Pastor Saeed Abedini, the dangers of the new prison and help from Pope Francis

EXCLUSIVE: Naghmeh Abedini is battling to see the release of her husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been jailed in Iran for his religious beliefs for over one year. During previous interviews with The Global More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

California Pastor Eddie Romero arrested protesting Iran unlawfully imprisoning Christians will be sent back to the US

A pastor from California was arrested on Monday while conducting a protest in Iran surrounding five Christians that have been unlawfully imprisoned in the country. Eddie Romero  was taken into custody as he spoke More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Missouri police arrest Christians preaching in public square

Speaking the Gospel in public can always raise the ire of atheists, but three Christians from a Missouri church were actually arrested. “This is coming to a head,” Pastor Aaron Brummitt told Christian News Network. More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Naghmeh Abedini uses chance meeting with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to ask for Saeed Abedini’s release

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived at the United Nations attempting to be the face of a reformed Iran, a government which released 80 opposition prisoners. The newly elected president said he would “take More...



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