The church's congregation includes people of different ages, races and cultures, but the Rev. Amy Gearhart, the church's first female senior pastor, said she wants to see even more diversity.
Vladimir Foreman, who spoke Saturday at The Crossing Church in Columbia, said a simple gift from Operation Christmas Child changed his perspective.
In interview, Pope Francis signals different out look on abortion, homosexuality and contraception.
The fifth new principle in the last six years, Elaine Hassemer, started at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School on Wednesday, and said she plans on staying long enough to make a difference.
Pope Francis' comments on gays, Latin Mass and women's role within the church are inciting a controversy among Catholics.
The pope is in Brazil on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe.
On Wednesday, Mohamed Gumati, owner of International Cafe in downtown Columbia, and his family, celebrated iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast.
By definition, Ellie Ragland is an atheist, a word that annoys her. She finds atheism to be an adversarial word that presumes a God to begin with. She prefers “non-believer” because how could she be against a God that doesn’t exist?
Gale Fuller has been a circus performer, a Navy corpsman, a teacher and, for the last 30 years, a humanist minister. In this capacity he has officiated about 200 wedding ceremonies.
The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.
Clanton C.W. Dawson has been a pastor for 30 years and served at several mid-Missouri churches from the mid-1980s to 2000.
Several years ago, I re-discovered a road map for life itself, an ancient teaching that is like a spiritual GPS, directing our lives with thought-by-thought precision.
After an anti-abortion march in Washington, D.C., Mike Hentges started the organization to assist struggling pregnant women after they give birth.
Columbia's St. Paul A.M.E. Church hosted its 1oth annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday. The menu included catfish, spaghetti and desserts.
A localized version of documentary "God in the Box" will screen Thursday night at Ragtag Cinema, with a question and answer session with original "God in the Box" director Nathan Lang, Rev. Tim Carson and others to follow.
As pastor of Open Door Baptist Church since March 2012, Luke Stockeland has increased attendance by more than 60 percent.
Joe Bradley found ways to help kindergartners at St. Thomas More Newman Center understand what it means for the Catholic Church to have a new pope.
Jorge Bergoglio, 76, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time.
The National Catholic Reporter called for Bishop Robert Finn's removal or resignation in September after he was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.