Uplift Leaders Conference 2015

I wanted to take a moment to let you know about the Uplift Leaders 2015 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 11-13. They have graciously asked me to speak on Thursday night and I am looking forward to it. You still have time to make your reservations. Here’s a link to the conference page – please share the conference info… Read more »

Six Years Of Ministry & A Strange Dream

Yesterday marked six years since my fall in ministry. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on those years and share what I’ve learned and also a really strange dream I had last night. First, I’ve been able to help hundreds of people in the past six years. Whether through my book, this website or through conversations, God saw… Read more »

How to Confront a Fallen Pastor

This post is part of a series is about how church leadership can effectively handle the fall of their pastor when he has been accused of sexual immorality. It is a horrible situation for any church to find themselves in. It is seemingly a no-win situation for anyone. But it is a situation that more and more churches find themselves… Read more »

Southern Baptists Must Do Better For Hurting Pastors

The news of the suicide of New Orleans Baptist seminary professor John Gibson is awful to hear. According to his family, the pastor and long-time professor confessed in a suicide note that his name was on the recently released Ashley Madison list. This is an awful thing. It is not the first time a pastor who has had a moral… Read more »

A List Of Fallen Pastors

The Ashley Madison scandal brought a lot of sins to light in very short order. Some (probably wrongly) speculated that a large number of church leaders would fall in one weekend due to the crisis. However, the speculation that so many would fall set into motion a frenzy of Google searches for “a list of fallen pastors.” Interestingly, people searching… Read more »

Stetzer’s Dangerous “400 Pastors Will Fall” Prediction

A few days ago, Dr. Ed Stetzer made a bold prediction regarding the Ashley Madison hack and church leaders on his blog at Christianity Today: “Based on my conversations with leaders from several denominations in the U.S. and Canada, I estimate that at least 400 church leaders (pastors, elders, staff, deacons, etc.) will be resigning Sunday.” Since that time, his… Read more »

For Pastors on the Ashley Madison List

by Ray Carroll, with Roy Yanke from xpastor.org A few days ago I wrote a blog entitled, “My Pastor Was On The Ashley Madison List.” In it, I encouraged churches on how to handle the situation if they discovered their pastor was on the hacked website. Since that time, I’ve received several emails from pastors who are on that list…. Read more »

A Fallen Pastor Showed Up at Our Church

One of the most common questions I get from fallen pastors is, “I fell from the ministry and I’m having a difficult time finding a place to worship. What should I do?” You may be reading this and you’re not a fallen pastor – but you may be a church member, current pastor or a church leader. This topic is… Read more »

Is Porn Really a Problem?

Today is my birthday so I’d like to do you a favor. I’m going to give you a gift. This isn’t going to be the usual article about pornography. I understand the struggles of porn. I’ve had my own problems with it. I’ve been fairly transparent on this blog about my personal life, I think. People who struggle with porn find… Read more »

My Pastor Was On The Ashley Madison List

A few days ago, the list of people whose names were exposed as part of the hacking of the Ashley Madison site were released. Those names are now searchable on some websites and to those with a little computer savvy. It is easy to assume that a few heads will roll in the next few days. Probably not too many high-profile… Read more »