• Several Pastors Planning to Ignore Coronavirus Restrictions

    MURRIETA (CNS) – Several pastors in Riverside County are among hundreds throughout California who intend to ignore remaining coronavirus- related restrictions on in-person church services and open their doors to congregants at the end of the month. More than 1,200 clergymen and women have signed a “Declaration of Essentiality” stating their commitment to hold in-person […]

  • Pastor Threatens Lawsuit Against County for Curbs on Religious Gatherings

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A Murrieta pastor is threatening to sue Riverside County over alleged civil liberties violations stemming from prohibitions against religious gatherings under the county’s coronavirus-related public health orders — the second prospective legal action announced inside of a week. “The county’s order is over-broad because it makes no exceptions for religious institutions taking […]

  • Skinhead-turned-pastor uses past mistakes to help others

    Jeff Tanzella still gets stares — he’s an imposing physical presence, covered head-to-toe in tattoos. But those who know him say Tanzella, or “Taz” as most people call him, is the quintessential example of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” He is a former gang member and skinhead who spent time in jail and […]

  • Pastor Arrested in Sexual Assault of Teen Girl

    A 57-year-old youth pastor at a baptist church in Santa Ana was arrested in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a restroom during services, police said. Jonathan Lamont Jenkins, of Riverside, was arrested Tuesday as he walked out of a liquor store in Santa Ana, officials said. He was booked into jail […]

  • Trump praised as ‘pro-black’ at White House prison reform event

    President Trump focused on efforts to reform the prison system Wednesday, meeting with faith leaders and lawmakers at the White House. In a roundtable discussion with nearly 20 inner city pastors and faith leaders, Trump touted a low unemployment rate and booming economy that he said would make it easier for former prisoners to reintegrate into society. […]

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