Morning Rundown: Pastors John and Debbie Lindell to Step Down From James River Church

Pastors John and Debbie Lindell
Pastors John and Debbie Lindell (Facebook/John Lindell)

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Pastors John and Debbie Lindell to Step Down From James River Church

After more than 30 years as lead pastors of a southwest Missouri megachurch, the Lindell's have begun the final stage in those roles.

The leadership transition for James River Church will take place over a four-year cycle that will see the Lindell's sons and their daughters-in-law become co-lead pastors starting in 2027.

"One of the surprises in our ministry has been blessing and the joy of getting to work with our kids — David, Brandon and Savannah," said Debbie Lindell, in the video. "When we started this journey, we honestly never imagined that it would be possible."

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Legends of the Faith: The Spiritual Giants Who Left Us in 2023

In 2023, we lost some giants of the Christian faith: CBN founder Pat Robertson as well as ministers like Jack Hayford, Charles Stanley, Tim Keller and Loren Cunningham.

What was it about these men that made them legends in their own time? We spoke with Focus on the Family Chief of Staff Joel Vaughan about their lives and legacies.

"They were all leaders of leaders," Vaughan told CBN News. "Not only did people come to them to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but other leaders looked to them and said, 'Help me, help me guide my organization, help me lead my sheep, help me be a better Christian myself.'"

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Heading Into 2024, Here Are 6 Biblical Truths Evangelicals Need to Embrace When It Comes to Israel and the Arab/Muslim World

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – What a tragic and painful year 2023 turned out to be for Israelis, Palestinians and much of the Middle East.

Many of us hoped Israel and Saudi Arabia would forge an historic and transformative peace and normalization treaty.

Instead, the forces of Iranian-backed evil were unleashed.

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