Joel Kilpatrick Articles

‘The Closest Thing to Heaven’

Gregorio, 24, grew up in a violent home in West LA, then became a violent young man himself, committing crimes until...

‘You’re Safe Here Now’

Jenesis, 20, experienced multiple forms of abuse as a child, was raised by a drug-addicted mother, then at age 13, found her own grandmother dead of a drug overdose. She bounced around government-subsidized apartments in some of Los Angeles' roughest areas while...

A Vision to Restore Childhood

A Vision to Restore Childhood

When California shut down schools, churches and public life, it created an epidemic of anxiety, depression and loneliness, especially among young people.There is "an insane need for community" among kids, says Alexa Duerst, 26, youth and young adults pastor at the Los...

A Martyr’s Cry

Iranian pastor Haik Hovsepian was murdered in 1994, but his voice is still heard—thanks to a fascinating documentary about his courage.

He Dares to Give Love

No other church leader in America has inspired grass-roots evangelism like Tommy Barnett. But he’s too busy caring for lost people to keep track of his success.

A Church Is Born Again

A Church Is Born Again

Angelus Temple, founded in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson, lost its edge in recent years. But today the historic landmark is poised to reach a new generation for Christ.You know you're in Dream Center territory when on inner-city street corners you see groups of...

Hollywood Throws God a Party

Hollywood Throws God a Party

Actress Dyan Cannon's Christian meetings on a CBS backlot just might be the best show in Tinseltown. And her testimony is changing attitudes in a community known for its hostility to the gospel.The plot seems farfetched: A movie star leaves drugs and religious...

I’ve Learned to Say I’m Sorry

Larry Lea says he has made mistakes, but he insists that his calling from God was never revoked.For Larry Lea, now remarried and living in Southern California, the future holds hope even though the last decade has seen the destruction of his ministry and first...

Gambling For Souls

In one of America’s most decadent cities, the International Church of Las Vegas is experiencing renewal and helping thousands find freedom in Christ.

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