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Celebrating the region's most senior tenured pastor

Oak Park pastor Ephraim Williams celebrates a half century of preaching at St. Paul’s Baptist Missionary Church in Oak Park, May 22, 2016.Williams built his Oak Park church from 133 members to more than 3,500 and became a huge force in Sacramento civic life.

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Atheist group’s anti-Noah’s Ark billboard rejected

A group of atheists based in Northern Kentucky raised $10,000 for a billboard protesting the soon-to-open Ark Encounter amusement park, a place where Christian scripture is taken so literally that a Noah’s Ark replica is being built in Biblical measurements called “cubits.”

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Sacramento pastor to raffle prize car for charity

Center of Praise Ministries Pastor Joseph Sissac plans to raffle a the vehicle he won by hitting a half court shot at a recent Sacramento Kings game. Sissac credits the improbable shot to a higher power. “I don’t believe that this was my skill that make this happen,” he said. “I think God had his hand on it.” Video by Ed Fletcher. Additional video from the Sacramento Kings.

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Celebrating the region's most senior tenured pastor

Oak Park pastor Ephraim Williams celebrates a half century of preaching at St. Paul’s Baptist Missionary Church in Oak Park, May 22, 2016.Williams built his Oak Park church from 133 members to more than 3,500 and became a huge force in Sacramento civic life.
Lezlie Sterling The Sacramento Bee
Celebrating the region's most senior tenured pastor 00:40

Celebrating the region's most senior tenured pastor

Sacramento pastor to raffle prize car for charity 01:54

Sacramento pastor to raffle prize car for charity

Catholic Auxilliary Bishop Myron Cotta speaks out on ISIS genocide 01:33

Catholic Auxilliary Bishop Myron Cotta speaks out on ISIS genocide

Video: Catholics observe Ash Wednesday at Capitol steps 00:37

Video: Catholics observe Ash Wednesday at Capitol steps