Martin Luther King Jr was actually named Michael King Jr on his birth. His father, aptly named Michael King Sr, was a pastor and eventually decided to rename himself and his son to Martin Luther King Jr/Sr after becoming inspired by Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. history.com/news/10-thing…
The Neanderthal was named after the valley where their first remains were found, and the valley itself was named after pastor Joachim Neander. Neander is the Greek translation of his name, both mean "new man". New man was found from a valley named after a man named "new man". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
Jeffery Dahlmer was converted and baptized in prison in 1994, where he continued meeting with the minister who baptized him. The pastor received a Thanksgiving Day card in November 1994, thanking him for teaching him God's word. Dahlmer died a few days later. nytimes.com/2007/03/11/us…
Grape Juice is a modern invention which didn't exist prior to 1869. It was invented by a Methodist pastor to help alcoholics take Christian Communion. christianitytoday.com/ct/…
Pastors, just like any job has a salary. The average salary is $49,765. Reported salaries are highest at Presbyterian Church where the average pay is $62,315. An entry-level Pastor with less than 1 year experience earn an average $39,811. In their late career (20 years and higher) earn $53,276. payscale.com/research/US/…
To promote Man of Steel (2013), Warner Bros paid a professor to create a Superman-centric sermon outline for pastors in order to appeal to Christian viewers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The richest preacher in the world is David Oyedepo of Nigeria, with a net worth of $150 Million. The 63-year old pastor owns 2 private jets, a $10 million house, and controls churches in 45 African nations. informationng.com/2018/01…
The pastor who lead a campaign to end Southern Decadence Festival because of lewd public behavior, was later arrested for public masturbation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Today I learned about pastor Lee Jong Rak, who set up the first baby β€œdrop box” in South Korea. The box is attached to the side of his house, where parents can put their unwanted children. Since 2009, over 600 children have been received in the drop box and placed in safe, loving homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about Nicolas Antoine, who attempted to convert to Judaism in the 1620s and then became a Calvinist pastor in the Canton of Geneva while secretly practising the Jewish worship. He ended up being burned at the stake for heresy on 1632 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Among the 10 richest pastors on the world, 5 are located in Africa (Nigeria and Zimbabwe) moneyinc.com/richest-past…
There was a 90s pastor who wrote a booklet called "Barney the Purple Messiah" accusing Barney the Purple Dinosaur of being a new age demon who taught the liberal left agenda and had seances on the show mit.edu/people/dryfoo/Inf…
A pastor and his wife kidnapped a 4-month old baby to raise as a slave. They forced her to serve them and consistently beat, tortured, and molested her. She was rescued at 19 years old and had 410 scars on her body. sullivan-county.com/nf0/c…
Today I learned of a black New York pastor in 1947 who decided to travel to Alabama in a turban and with a fake accent, posing as a foreign dignitary. His disguise allowed him in white-only areas, and he was treated with little discrimination. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Megachurch pastor Ed Young drove a Ferrari 458 Italia on stage during service, parked it, got out, and said: "God gave me a Ferrari because I AM a Ferrari." youtu.be/bIx3ElOc_K0?t=69
Today I learned of Joachim Neander - latin for "New Man"- a 17th century pastor who composed music inspired by a small German valley. That valley would be the site of the discovery of a new species of hominid called Neanderthal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
The House of Amberg, of which the present King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander is a member, became nobility when a pastor began calling himself "von Amsberg" and no one objected. His father had been a baker and his grandfather a blacksmith. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ams…
Today I learned of billionaire pastor, Edir Macedo, who is accused of using $2 billion in donations intended for charity overseas from his poor followers to buy jewelry, TV stations, and other businesses for himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edi…
In 2006, Pastor Tex Haggard, founder of New Life Church in Colorado, was caught buying meth and allegedely having sex with a male prostitute. nytimes.com/2009/01/27/us…
In 2014 a 7th Day Adventist pastor decided to live a faithless lifestyle for a year to see changes might occur when living without God. He was immediately fired from his job at 2 religious universities. An atheist helped raise over $27,000 to donate to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rya…
Martin NiemΓΆller a German pastor was arrested by the Nazis and was sent to Dachau concentration camp, but managed to survive and regretted not opposing Hitler earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A Canadian doctor and pastor designed a cryptic tombstone for his two deceased wives in the 1860s that was not decoded until the 1970s nancyshistoricsites.com/2…
There's a church in Lake Worth, FL that has a 100 foot tall cross that they lease out exclusively to T-Mobile as a cell tower. According to the pastor, he has hopes that it "leads people to Jesus, and that the community will have better cell phone service" blogs.lcms.org/2009/flori…
In 2001, a documentary filmmaker set out to expose the Westboro Baptist Church for their "hate-mongering" beliefs. He instead joined the church, and is now one of the top pastors. pitch.com/kansascity/at-w…
On October 29th 2012, in Forest Hill, Texas, a man drove a car into church and beat the pastor to death with an electric guitar. theurbantwist.com/2012/10…
Today I learned of Kevin Fast, a Canadian pastor who has multiple world records in power-lifting, including the pulling of an 188.83-tonne CC-177 Globemaster III (Canadian version of C-17 Globemaster III) by a distance of 8.8 m (28 ft 10.46 in.) in 2009. He donates all proceeds from his stunts to charities. catersnews.com/stories/qu…
A Dutch pastor, Klaas Hendrikse, openly admits to not believing in God, and is known as the "atheist pastor". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kla…
One of the most famous "snake salvation" pastors died in Kentucky in 2014 from a snakebite after refusing medical treatment. He had been bitten at least nine times before and even lost a finger to a snake bite. In 1995, one of his parishioners also died of snakebite. abcnews.go.com/US/snake-s…
The first food and drink eaten on the Moon were Communion wine and bread, which had been consecrated by Buzz Aldrin's pastor two weeks before Apollo 11's launch guideposts.org/better-liv…
Today I learned about the Los Angelus pastor that completed 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 different continents to raise money for his church in January of 2017. espn.com/endurance/story/…
Nathan Phelps son of the head pastor at Westboro Baptist Church left home on 18th bday and is now an atheist and LGBT rights activist youtube.com/watch?v=nROaN…
The British Transport Police has rail pastors; volunteers whose job is to reach out and provide a comforting presence to vulnerable people and those contemplating suicide on the rails. In their first year of operation, they saved three lives and reduced crime by 37%. btp.police.uk/safety_on_t…
Three of Nigeria’s wealthiest pastors spent more than $60 million on private jets between March 2009 and March 2011. forbes.com/sites/mfonobon…
Fred Phelps (pastor of Westboro Baptist Church) was once a civil rights attorney who fought for the rights of blacks cnn.com/2010/US/05/05/hat…
The son of Fred Phelps, pastor of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, escaped the insanity at age 18 and is a self-proclaimed atheist and supporter for gay rights. natephelps.com/
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is a former pastor and seminary president. thegospelcoalition.org/ar…
When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, a Massachusetts church feared he would impose his French "religious infidelity" on the country -- so their pastor delivered a "Mammoth Cheese" to the White House inscribed with a quote from Jefferson: "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
There is a guy named Reddit. He is the pastor of a Presbyterian church. soaringoaks.org/pastor-an…
A pastor in south korea has made a "dropbox" for unwanted babies that would otherwise be left for dead womanofgod.com/god-makes-…
A Michigan man named Jeremy Grinnell was caught after having propped up a ladder under a couple's bedroom window and climbing up to watch them having sex. At the time, Grinnell was a local pastor and assistant professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. mlive.com/news/grand-rapi…
Rapper DMX is currently a transitional deacon in the Christian Church and aspires to become ordained as a pastor, stating that he received this call in 2012. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMX…
Today I learned that in college, actor Kevin Mcdonald (Pastor Dave from that 70's show) was "kicked out for being "a one-legged actor" (i.e. he could perform comedy, but not drama) by a dean who had a leg amputated, and was therefore a literal one-legged actor." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Fred Phelps, head pastor for WBC, is not allowed entry to Britain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Michael Glatze, the "ex-gay" pastor played by James Franco in the indie movie "I Am Michael," is no longer a pastor, moved to San Francisco last year, and is possibly living as a bisexual. skippingtothepiccolo.com/…
Since the making of the documentary "Jesus Camp", one of the pastors from Kids on Fire announced that due to negative reactions to the camp after the film, the camp which was held once a year for three weeks has been discontinued indefinitely and will be replaced by other events. imdb.com/title/tt0486358/…
Pastor Ted, from the documentary Jesus Camp and religious adviser to G.W. Bush, resigned last year due to his crystal meth use and for having sex with a gay prostitute. aolnews.com/nation/articl…
A pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands who is a priest for over 30 years is known as the atheist pastor because he doesn't believe in God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kla…
Today I learned of the Baby Box, which is a box set up by Pastor Lee in Seoul that's connected to his home where women can abandon their babies in instead of leaving them on the streets in the cold to die. Sometimes he adopts the children that are put into the box. lifenews.com/2013/05/28/s…
Pastor Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church has an estranged son who says the pastor use to physically abuse him and his family using his fists, knees, and pick like digging tool in such a way that it split the skin on the back of his kids legs so they bled. cnn.com/2011/US/03/16/wes…
In 1993, Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, led a threat to boycott WBLS, the main urban radio station in New York City, if they played any form of gangsta rap. In response, WBLS excised most hip hop music from its playlists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBL…

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