Color. With lush parks and green spaces breaking up the glass and... Atlanta’s rich heritage is spellbinding. Tony Evans. Simply put, Atlanta is a foodie city. The church grew from 7,800 to 25,000 during his pastorate, at one point becoming the largest congregation in the world. In 1986, the SCLC president Reverend Joseph E. Lowery ministered here until his retirement. The survey also notes, For 'outstanding dedication to preaching, church leadership, and evangelism,' Westminster Theological Seminary bestowed Begg as an honorary doctor of divinity. Popular televangelist, Benny Hinn has been making the rounds at his "miracle crusades" since the late eighties. In addition, he served three terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention and was a key leader in the conservative resurgence movement that shifted the SBC in a new direction in the 1980s and 90s. From outdoor excursions and thrilling attractions... Fire. "Preachers of Atlanta" premieres Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. They make six figure salaries and live in million dollar mansions. Home to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist as well as the headquarters of the nationally-acclaimed Southern Christian Leadership Conference, black churches in Atlanta have provided solace and strength during adversity and times of struggle. Though sometimes, as in the case of Creflo Dollar, they end up facing no repercussions and actually follow through with their shocking extortions. Rick Warren, who felt Criswell’s influence as a young man, has called the Dallas preacher “the greatest American pastor of the 20th century.”, #11 John Piper Copeland's collection of planes sits at the Kenneth Copeland Airport that is located right next to his church. He is a member of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Worship and Spirituality and edited “Baptist Preaching: A Global Anthology.”. The cast features (l-r) Pastor Le'Andria Johnson, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Judah Swilley, Pastor Corey Hambrick and Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier. "I don't only save lives, I'm in the business of saving souls," Hambrick says before he is seen speaking to a troubled youth alongside a boxing ring. Although he only founded Atlanta’s North Point Community Church in 1995, in the past 15 years Andy Stanley has become a major model for a new generation of young pastors and preachers. As Pastor of Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., John Piper has been a powerful influence on young pastors through his writing and speaking. (404)521-6600. He founded Criswell College as a place to train a new generation of Bible preachers. Through his leadership at the Catalyst conference, he continues to influence thousands of young pastors in shaping their own ministries. She is quite […] "Preachers of Atlanta" premieres February 3, 2016. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). He has also been awarded four honorary doctorates for his contributions as a pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher. "Preachers of Atlanta" premieres February 3, 2016. #22 Barbara Brown Taylor We may not know them, but God does. For congregations where homosexuality is frowned upon, these revelations can be particularly shocking. I never would be embarrassed to have someone who isn’t a Christian listen to an Andy Stanley sermon.”.

These cookies collect information on your browsing habits to help our advertising partners show you more relevant ads. Taylor is now retired and living in Raleigh, North Carolina. "'Preachers of Atlanta' features a young, vibrant group of pastors who are pushing the envelope and tackling real-world issues in their communities, creating thought-provoking dialogue," said Rod Aissa, executive vice president of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media, in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. Jakes told Oprah in an interview that he believes God lets one's cup runneth over and that the only thing that matters to the clergy when it comes to financial issues is how the money was made. #10 W.A. Blake has been named as one of the most influential people of Los Angeles and has founded an international outreach ministry called Save Africa's Children. Megachurch pastor, Creflo Dollar, serves as the pastor for World Changers Church International in an Atlanta suburb as well as in New York and he leads Creflo Dollar Ministries.Dollar does not lead a simple lifestyle as it appears he loves his material possessions, sending out the message to parishioners "God does not want you to be poor". The Christian hip-hop artist who heads Free Life Church is appearing on the series with his bold musical style aimed at capturing the ears of the youth. The radio preacher is the author of more than 70 books. A preacher for 50 years, he gave the concluding message at the 2017 Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. The cathedral itself is worth over $65 million and has a membership of 25,000 people. ET. Charles Blake is the leader of West Angeles Church of God in Christ in West Los Angeles, California. His radio program, books and Internet resources continue to influence thousands. The property not only contains the LaFonda Ranch, but it also has its own private airstrip. Ed Young is the senior pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas and is the author of 14 books. Take a walk along these streets to reimagine a time gone by.

Now the United Methodist Bishop for North Alabama, William Willimon became widely known among mainline and evangelical pastors as Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. World-famous chefs are in the kitchen ready to create your new favorite meal.... Get the authentic feel for ATL by packing your trip full of arts and culture. "I rap about God because that's the only way I can get the youth to listen," Jones says in the "Preachers of Atlanta" trailer. Long-time pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Calif., Swindoll became President of Dallas Theological Seminary and now serves as Senior Pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). #6 Adrian Rogers Young lives in a $1.5 million estate on Lake Grapevine and travels around in an $8.4 million Falcon 50 private jet. Evans is the founding pastor of Dallas’ Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, which began in his home in 1976 and has grown to a membership of almost 10,000. He admitted to, 1988 was a bad year for pastors. He is also the Bible teacher on the radio and online program “Truth For Life.” A member of the council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Begg has written numerous books.