A church community in Bentonville, Indiana is picking up pieces of history, literally, after a tornado ripped through their place of worship.

Minister Don Miller says he’s running on prayer and hope. The Bentonville Christian Church has stood strong since the 1800s, but when Miller found out that his church was now barely standing after Saturday’s tornado, he was devastated.

“We’re not a lot of people, but we’re good people. It’s been a home for the past seven and a half years.”
– Minister Don Miller

Clean up continues after Bentonville Christian Church is destroyed by tornado
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Phil Heller announced as new lead pastor of Crossroads Christian Church, one of Tri-State’s largest congregations with campuses in Newburgh and on Evansville’s West Side in Indiana [#PhilHeller #Crossroads #Indiana]

Phil Heller has been announced as the new lead pastor of Crossroads Christian Church, one of the Tri-State’s largest congregations with campuses in Newburgh and on Evansville’s West Side in Indiana.

Heller’s hire was recommended by the search team to Crossroads Christian Church elders. Elders unanimously accepted the recommendation.

Heller was on the staff of Crossroads from 1996 to 2002 as student ministries pastor and high school pastor.

He was executive pastor for 13 years at White River Christian Church in Noblesville, Indiana, where he was responsible for providing direction for executing the church’s vision, mission and strategy and developing leadership among the staff and congregation, according to a release from Crossroads.

Heller has a bachelor’s in specialized ministries from Kentucky Christian University and is near to completing his masters in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.

“I am excited about rejoining the tri-state community. And I look forward to pursuing the collective vision among Evansville area church leaders to see the Tri-State be a place where everyone flourishes.”
– Phil Heller

Crossroads Christian Church announces new lead pastor
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Science and Christian faith will be the focus of a three-day conference April 25-27, 2019 at Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana.

Called “Look at Life,” the conference, which is open to the public, will cover a range of topics, from the search for life on other planets to new gene editing technology that can alter human life before birth.

“We want to help people make peace between science and their Christian faith. People often think in terms of conflict, such as creation versus evolution. But faith has nothing to fear from good science, and believers can actually help scientists think through the ethical implications of their work.”
– Russell Haitch, Bethany professor and a director of the conference

The registration deadline is April 16, 2019.

You can register online registration at

Monticello Christian Church, Monticello, Indiana will begin a new Saturday service at 6 PM March 9, 2019 and leading it will be a new pastor.

The Saturday service will begin with worship, communion, contemporary Christian music, fellowship and teaching on the book of Acts. Families with children can bring them to enjoy their own service filled with kid’s worship and relevant teaching suited for their age group.

The church on the corner of Gordon and Airport roads in Monticello decided last year that it would hire an associate pastor.

After a national search, the job was offered to Cody Farris, who lived in Tampa, Florida, with his family. The church was looking for someone who would eventually replace the aging Rev. Chris Dodson, who hopes to retire soon. Dodson has led the church since 2000.

Monticello is a city in Union Township, White County, Indiana, United States. The city is the county seat of White County.

Monticello is known as a tourist destination in north-central Indiana and is home to the Indiana Beach amusement park, Lake Shafer, and Lake Freeman.

Monticello Christian Church adds new service, pastor:

For four years, Bailey Brazzel had employed the same tax preparer, Nancy Fivecoate of Carter Tax Service in Russiaville, Indiana. Fivecoate prepared the taxes without issue each time – until this year, when Brazzel brought her new wife, Samantha.

Fivecoate declined to serve the couple, citing her religious beliefs.

“The LGBT want respect for their beliefs, which I give them. I did not say anything about their lifestyle. That is their choice. It is not my choice. Where is their respect for my beliefs?”
– Nancy Fivecoate of Carter Tax Service in Russiaville, Indiana

Christian tax preparer in Indiana refuses to serve lesbian couple, citing religious beliefs:
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Christian tax preparer turns away lesbian couple on religious grounds:
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Same-sex married couple turned away from Christian tax preparer:
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