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Yes Girl Yes! Pastor Riva Tims Remarried!

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Magestic Life Church Pastor Riva Tims remarried over the weekend ya’ll.

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Pastor Tims married businessman and author Robert J. Watkins in a private ceremony with a “Grand Celebration” planned for May 2022.

Riva Tims Remarried

I am so happy for her. I don’t know if ya’ll remember her story. She was married to Pastor Zachery Tims whom she divorced in 2008 due to his alleged “multiple and repeated extramarital sexual affairs.” He then died from a drug overdose (According to reports) at the W Hotel in NYC on Aug. 12, 2011. Together they started the New Destiny Christian Center in Florida and grew it to about 7500 members. After his death Riva tried to regain control of the church, but the board wanted Paula White. She then wrote a book “When It All Falls Apart,” where she reveals her struggles and triumphs of rebuilding her life after death and divorce. That book is still on my personal top 10 list!

Riva is now truly living a majestic life!

Pastor Charles Jenkins Receives His Doctorate of Divinity

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Just call him Doc!

Charles Jenkins the former lead Pastor of Fellowship Chicago has received his Doctorate of Divinity!

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The Pastor/award winning recording artist was awarded a doctorate of divinity from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta where he also launched an innovative certificate program on transitional leadership.

“Beulah Heights University is proud to honor Dr. Jenkins for his unprecedented work and is equally excited to announce a leadership program that will focus on Succession & Transition beginning Fall 2021,” a press release states. “The Certificate Program has been developed by Dr. Jenkins in partnership with the academic leadership of Beulah Heights. The program will equip leaders, students, churches, nonprofit organizations, and beyond with knowledge, ability, and strategy necessary to navigate organizational transitions, and succession planning which will increase the sustainability and success of organizations.”

Congratulations!!!

Hillsong Founder Brian Houston Admits To Church’s Celebrity Culture

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On NBC Today, Hillsong founder Brian Houston admitted to Savannah Guthrie that the global religious organization has a celebrity culture.

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During the segment Savannah questioned him about former Pastor Carl Lentz, who was fired for cheating on his wife. Lentz has a strong celebrity following and many felt that he wasn’t being held accountable because of that…

“I think there’s a lot of things I should’ve known earlier, and hopefully, moving forward, we’ll make sure we have far better systems in place and better accountability,” he shared with Savannah.

He also admitted to the celebrity culture seen at Hillsong, where A-list stars were given better treatment than regular churchgoers.

“I do think that we did allow a culture to develop where it was one rule for celebrities and a different rule for other people,” Houston explained. “There’s another side to it.”

“One person who’s obviously been well reported is Justin Bieber,” he said. “If you think back several years now, when he was wrecking hotel rooms and basically on the edge of getting deported to Canada … look at Justin Bieber today. Anyone who’s being fair could see a radical change, and so not everything about it is bad.”

Hillsong is known for having a lot of celebrity parishioners, most notably Justin and Hailey Bieber, Kevin Durant, Selena Gomez, and the Kardashian/Jenner crew.

On another note I’m still praying for healing and complete restoration for Carl and Laura Lentz and their children.

Denzel Washington Rents Out Theaters to Support Christian Film On Chicago’s Gang Wars

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Denzel Washington joins Mark Burnett and Roma Downey in renting out theaters to support a Christian film shedding light on Chicago’s gang wars.

Chicago: America’s Hidden War a documentary that features Pastor Corey Brooks premiered in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, May 13th.

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After theaters reopened following the pandemic, theater owners began offering buyouts in collaboration with the film’s producers. With the assistance of Hollywood actors, social justice advocates, Christian communities and mainstream media personalities, youth organizations are now bringing young people to see the film.

The film’s synopsis:

Chicago: America’s Hidden War pulls back the curtain to expose the pervasive genocidal-like behavior, explain what birthed and contributed to this war and why so little is done to stop it, and ultimately inspires a clear path toward change.”

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The film’s first goal is to expose the systemic, genocidal behavior in Chicago’s gang wars. The second goal is to help build a better future for Chicago’s children by inspiring and uplifting young people by improving their mental and physical well-being.

The film includes eyewitness testimony from ministers, gang members, and children, some of whom shared that they only feel safe “in school and in church.”

CeCe Winans Featured On Mural Honoring Nashville Nurses

CeCe Winans is featured on a mural that pays tribute to Nashville nurses.

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The artwork was unveiled at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Thursday.

The gospel singer who calls Tennessee home is joined by other celebs who live in Tennessee, including Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley.

The hometown celebs are pictured giving those who’ve been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic a standing ovation.

And we give them one as well.

Selena Gomez Rare Beauty Launches Mental Health Campaign

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Selena Gomez Rare Beauty brand is launching the Mental Health 101 campaign for Mental Health awareness month in May.

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The campaign advocates for children to receive mental health assistance in schools.

“I wish I learned about mental health the way I learned about other subjects growing up,” said Gomez in a statement. “Every young person deserves to learn about their mental health at a young age so they’re equipped to ask questions, have access to resources, and empower themselves.” She shared on Instagram, saying, “This campaign is so close to my heart because of my own struggles with mental health. I know how scary and lonely it can feel to face anxiety and depression at a young age.”

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You can get involved in the campaign by signing the Change.org petition, or you can donate straight to the Rare Impact Fund. Rare Beauty will be matching donations up to $200,000.