Jentezen Franklin

Pastor Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi campus church. Each week his television program Kingdom Connection is broadcast on major networks all over the world. Franklin is a New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Mantle of Destiny Award for his efforts on racial reconciliation.


Charisma Online | Prominent Christian Leaders Mourn Ravi Zacharias’ Death

The Christian Post | Evangelical pastors respond to Trump’s call for churches to reopen

The Christian Post | Ravi Zacharias tribute: Leaders honor the late defender of Christianity, ‘well done sir’

Charisma News | Prominent Christian Leaders Mourn Ravi Zacharias’ Death

[Release] Free Chapel to distribute free 20 lb. boxes of chicken for community in need

CBN | ‘His Heart Burned With Compassion for People’s Souls:’ Tributes to the Great Gospel Crusader Reinhard Bonnke

LightWorkers | Jentezen Franklin: How to Love Again After You’ve Been Hurt

The Gainesville Times | Guest column, Jentezen Franklin: Shooting of deputy shows need to teach youth to respect authority

Atlanta Journal Constitution | Opinion: Hall deputy’s murder shows need to teach respect for authority

Breitbart | Students Raise $57,000 for Abused Women, Homeless

Faithwire | 12,000 High Schoolers Fill Atlanta Stadium to Praise Jesus, Raise $57G for Abused Women and Homeless

The Blaze | More than 12,000 teens pack Atlanta stadium to worship God — and then raise tens of thousands of dollars for the needy

Fox News | More than 12,000 high school students pack stadium for Jesus, raise $57G for abused women, homeless

[Release] At Their 14th Annual ‘Forward Conference,’ Free Chapel Welcomed a Full House of High School Students and Youth Leaders at the Infinite Energy Arena

Gwinnett Daily Post | 15th Free Chapel Forward Conference welcomes more than 11,000 and seems here to stay

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Commends U.S. House and Senate for Passing Border Bill

[Release] Over 13,000 Students Gather from Across the Nation for Free Chapel’s Forward Conference

Fox News | Thousands seek revival at ‘Heaven Come’ conference in Los Angeles: ‘God wants to do it again’

The Christian Post | Franklin Graham announces ‘special day of prayer’ against enemies of President Trump

[Statement] Georgia Pastor, Jentezen Franklin: ‘Hollywood Harbors Contempt for Those that Value Life in the State of Georgia’

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Commends the Latest Immigration Reform Proposal from the White House

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Congratulates Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for Signing ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Protecting Unborn Babies

CBN | President Trump Calls on Americans to Use the ‘Power of Prayer’ to End Violence and Protect Religious Liberty

Christian Today | Christians stand with California’s Jewish community after deadly attack on synagogue

Charisma | Faith Leaders Decry Recent Attacks as the Worst Form of Terrorism

Fox News | Jentezen Franklin: Houses of worship, believers endure fire and bloodshed around the world but THIS prevails

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin on the Synagogue Shooting in CA: ‘The God Who Made Us and Loves Us Does Not Call Us to Act in Violence Towards Anyone’

Charisma | International Body of Christ Bands Together to Pray for Sri Lanka

CBN | ‘Unplanned’ Earns $17M, Supporters Launch Plan to Take Film Straight to Planned Parenthood Clinics

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Condemns ‘Ideologies of Hate’ in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks at Sri Lankan Churches

The Christian Post | Jesus — the perfect sacrifice

Fox News | Abby Johnson, Jentezen Franklin rally thousands in support of life in Georgia

The Christian Post | Jentezen Franklin, Abby Johnson urge thousands at Free Chapel Church to not stay silent on abortion

Charisma | Thousands Gather With Jentezen Franklin, Abby Johnson to Make Bold, Biblical Stand

[Release] Jentezen Franklin and Special Guest Abby Johnson from the Hit Movie ‘Unplanned’ Speak to an Overflow Crowd at Free Chapel, More than 4,000 in Attendance to Celebrate Life

CBN | Jentezen Franklin and Abby Johnson from ‘Unplanned’ Join for ‘Life is Beautiful’, Calling US Church to Unite Against Abortion

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: Why I Am Calling America’s Christian Leaders to a Family Meeting Today on the Abortion Debate

CBN | Why I Am Calling America’s Christian Leaders to a Family Meeting on the Abortion Debate

The Washington Times | The return of the politicking pastors

The Gainesville Times | Free Chapel, Jentezen Franklin and anti-abortion supporters gather to share message of help and compassion at ‘Life is Beautiful’ event

Newsmax | Why I’m Calling Christian Leaders to a Family Meeting on Abortion Debate

WDUN | Abortion survivor, former Planned Parenthood Director to headline Gainesville pro-life event

[Release] Abby Johnson, the Inspiration Behind the Box Office Hit ‘Unplanned,’ Joins Pastor Jentezen Franklin for a ‘Family Meeting’ Devoted to the Church’s Response to Abortion

CBN | ‘Israel Has a Right to Exist’: Evangelicals Help President Trump Craft Middle East Peace Plan

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin Summons Christian Leaders, Church to ‘Family Meeting’

[Release] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Summons National Christian Leaders, Public Servants and the Church Community to a ‘Family Meeting’ to Respond to an Escalating Abortion Debate in America

CBN | ‘The Moral Imperative to Fight for The Right to Life’: Jentezen Franklin Invites Christians to ‘Life Is Beautiful’ Meeting April 13

The Gainesville Times | Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ bill debate moves Free Chapel into action with Life is Beautiful event

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Celebrates the Passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act, Acknowledging the Right to Life for Every Child with a Beating Heart

National Catholic Reporter | How the White House is courting evangelicals on its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin, Other Evangelical Advisers Weigh In on Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan

RNS | How the White House is courting evangelicals on its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin on Secretary of State Pompeo’s Expansion of the Mexico City Policy: ‘One Step Closer to Ensuring Children are Granted the Protection They Deserve’

The Christian Post | ‘Another promise kept’: 5 evangelical leaders respond to Trump’s Golan Heights statement

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Celebrates President Trump’s Decision to Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights

The Christian Post | Evangelicals voice concerns with Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan at White House

Israel Today | Christians Echo Israeli Concerns About Trump Peace Plan

Charisma | John Hagee, Jentezen Franklin, Paula White Cain, Lance Wallnau Stand for Israel at the White House

Newsmax | The Two Elements of Transformation: Church and Cross

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Calls for Americans to Pray for Honorable Leaders and Spiritual Revival in Venezuela

11 Alive | Senate blocks bill requiring medical intervention for infants born alive during abortions

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Says the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ‘Should Have Been the Most Obvious “Yes” Vote Ever Presented Before Congress’

Charisma | AG General Superintendent: 10 Ways We Must Pray After New York’s Horrific Law

Faith Family America | #1 Thing Christians Should Not Do After New, Gruesome Abortion Laws, Leading Pastor Pleads

The Hill | Evangelicals care more about Trump’s policies than his personality, says pastor


The Hill | Trump evangelical adviser says they had disagreements over DACA, Charlottesville

Yahoo News | Trump emerges as an unexpected champion in the White House for evangelicals

ABC | Trump emerges as an unexpected champion in the White House for evangelicals

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin ‘Stunned’ at Abhorrent Wickedness Piercing the Land

Fox News Radio | The Todd Starnes Show – February 1st, 2019

Charisma | Other States Follow New York’s Lead, Pledge to Allow Abortion Up to Birth

Christian Today | Virginia Governor Ralph Northam denies supporting infanticide after backing late-term abortion bill

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Responds to Virginia Governor’s Comments Condoning Infanticide: ‘The Most Horrifying Statement I’ve Ever Heard from a Politician in My Lifetime’

CBN | Jentezen Franklin Calls for Church to Pray for US Government as Fmr WH Aide Releases Blistering Tell-All

Charisma | ‘License to Kill Unborn Babies’: Faith Leaders Lament New York’s Horrifying New Abortion Law

[Statement] ‘Celebrate Life, Not Death’ Says Jentezen Franklin in Response to New York Legalizing Late Term Abortion

Newsmax | The Walk Was Part of the Gift: Reflecting on Martin Luther King

Christian Today | ‘Fund the wall and give us DACA,’ say evangelical leaders after Trump offers deal to end government shutdown

The Christian Post | Trump’s DACA-border deal dismissed by Democrats, gets mixed reactions from Christian leaders

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin: “Stop Political Posturing and Support the President’s Proposal for Common Sense Protection and Humanitarian Aid”

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin in Support of the March for Life: “We Will Never Compromise Our Commitment to the Right to Life for Every Child”

[Statement] Ahead of His Address for The King Center, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Says ‘We Need the Heart of Martin Luther King, Jr. in America Again’

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Calls Upon Republicans and Democrats to Fund the Wall and Protect ‘Dreamers’

Newsmax | 2019 Is The Year of a Thousand Times More

CBN | PRAYER LINK: Pastor Jentezen Franklin’s Prayer for America in 2019: ‘I’m Praying for Middle Ground’

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: Why Fasting Makes Your Prayers Way More Powerful

[Release] The Jentezen Franklin ‘Legacy Bible’ — 30 Years in the Making — is Finally Here

[Release] The Jentezen Franklin ‘Legacy Bible’ — 30 Years in the Making — is Finally Here

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Praises the U.S. Senate for Passing ‘The First Step Act,’ a Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Effort

Charisma | Paula White, Jentezen Franklin, Other Major Faith Leaders Praise Groundbreaking Legislation

CBN | ‘Redemption Is the Core of Christianity’: How Jentezen Franklin and Faith Leaders Helped with First Step Prison Reform

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin Pleads for Critical Support Of Curse-Breaking Legislation

Fox News | How to make peace in a world full of hate

The Stream | ‘Christmas Miracle’: Last-Minute Bipartisan Win Likely On First Step Act

The Atlantic | Trump’s Evangelical Advisers Could Help Him Secure a Win on Sentencing Reform

[Release] Jentezen Franklin Releases ‘Restart Your Heart,’ a 21-Day Devotional for Those Seeking ‘Reconciliation, Healing and Breakthrough’

Pastor Jentezen Franklin Urges Everyone to Call Their Senators with This Message: Pass the First Step Act Now

The Christian Post | Christian bodies divided on bipartisan prison reform bill

Newsmax | Pass the First Step Act Now

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Celebrates the Life of President George H.W. Bush: ‘He Leaves a Legacy Matched by Few’

The Christian Post | Christian leaders, celebrities react to death of 41st President George HW Bush

Newsmax | Scars Are a Testimony of God’s Ability to Heal Wounds

Breaking Israel News | A Pastor and a Rabbi United to Help Feed Jerusalem’s Neediest on Thanksgiving

Breaking Israel News | A Pastor and a Rabbi Give Thanks for the Ties that Bind Us


Charisma | Megachurch Pastors Praise Trump’s Latest Move

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Urges Congress to Push Prison Reform Over the Finish Line, Applauds Trump Administration’s Hard Work on First Step Act

11 Alive | Free Chapel pastor Jentezen Franklin applauds Trump administration’s move for criminal justice reform

The Stream | Diverse Christian Leaders Clash on Election Results, Strive for Common Ground

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Asks Nation to Join Him in Prayer After Shooting in Thousand Oaks, California

The Christian Post | ‘There Really Is a Devil’: Pastors Offer Condolences, Prayers in Response to Calif. Mass Shooting

Christian Today | Call for prayer after gunman kills 12 people in attack on bar in California

The Atlantic | Trump’s Evangelical Allies Really Didn’t Like Jeff Sessions

Christian Today | Christians called to be peacemakers ahead of US midterm elections

[Statement] Ahead of the Midterm Elections, Jentezen Franklin Calls for Civility, Urging Christians to be ‘Peacemakers’ and to Fulfill Their Moral Obligation to Vote

Charisma | Major Faith Leaders Turn to Isaiah for Comfort in the Wake of the Pittsburgh Jewish Massacre

The Christian Post | ‘If You Hate Jews, You Hate Jesus’: 6 Christian Leaders’ Reactions to Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

11 Alive | Metro Atlanta clergy respond to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Calls for Greater Protection of Places of Worship and an End to Anti-Semitism in the wake of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

Raw Story | ‘A sign of the times’: Jake Tapper halts interview to report a ‘suspicious package’ found at CNN’s Time Warner headquarters

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Calls for an End to Violence and Incivility Against Politicians Across the Spectrum

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Calls the Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson a ‘Miracle’

Charisma | BREAKING: Pastor Andrew Brunson Set Free

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Calls on Americans to ‘Help Our Neighbors’ in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

RNS | Moving on from the Kavanaugh case with malice toward none

The Christian Post | When Things Seem Impossible, Remember His Faithfulness

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: How to Stop Satan From Building a Stronghold and Blocking Your Destiny

[Statement] On National Voter Registration Day, Jentezen Franklin Urges Christians to Consider Voting a ‘Moral Obligation’ Ahead of October 9 Registration Deadline in GA

Slate | How Conservative Christians Are Responding to the Kavanaugh Allegations

[Release] Women From Across the Nation Gather in Gainesville, GA for 5th Annual DIVINE Conference

The Christian Post | Worldwide Pentecostal Conference Empowered21 Plans to Fire Up Youth in Jerusalem, 2020

AIC / WVR | Interview with Jonathan Etienne, Free Chapel Music

[Release] Free Chapel Music Releases “Here I Am,” EP Sept. 7

[Statement] On the Heels of the Judiciary Committee Hearing, Jentezen Franklin Declares ‘America Desperately Needs Judges like Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court’

The Christian Post | Paula White Gives Trump Bible Signed by Evangelical Leaders During White House Dinner

The Christian Post | Paula White Gives Trump Bible Signed by Evangelical Leaders During White House Dinner

The Christian Post | The Number One Responsibility of Every Man

Christianity Today | Black Pastors Debate Partnering with Trump on Prison Reform

[Release] Free Chapel’s ‘Heart For’ Initiative Underway to Help the Homeless, Trafficking Victims, Expectant Mothers, Schools, Parks and More

Ministry Today | Jentezen Franklin: 2 Ways the Devil Loves to Entangle Us

The Christian Post | Jentezen Franklin: No More Friendly Fire From Christians

Charisma | Why Jentezen Franklin Invited John Gray to the White House

Faithwire | Don’t Let God’s Blessings Crowd Him Out of Your Life

CBN | These Pastors Are Changing the World for Jesus: ‘This Group Can Move Mountains’

The Christian Post | Greg Laurie, Jack Graham Among Global Pastors Named to Board of New Congress of Christian Leaders

Charisma | Famed Christian Leaders From Around the Globe Unite for This

The Christian Post | Don’t Let God’s Blessings Crowd Him Out of Your Life

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: 2 Ways the Devil Loves to Entangle Us

The Atlantic | The Trump Administration Convenes the ‘Super Bowl’ of Religious Freedom

Faithwire | Are You Living Out Jesus’ Last Message To All Followers?

The Christian Post | Beyond These Walls

The Gainesville Times | Jentezen Franklin gets firsthand view of border crisis, visits unaccompanied minors

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: The Grave Mistake Faithful Churchgoers Make Every Week

Liberty University | Liberty University soccer staff join pastors in outreach to immigrant children

Newsmax | Evangelical ‘Dream Team’ Feeds, Ministers to Child-Refugees

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin Recounts First-Hand Visit With Migrant Children

[Release] Jentezen Franklin Visits Home for Migrant Children, Urges Congress to Find Permanent Solution to Protect the Vulnerable

The Christian Post | Evangelical Leaders Serve Lunch, Bring Fun and Gifts to Trafficked Immigrant Children

CBN | Largest Hispanic Christian Ministry Joins Friends of Zion to Fight Rising Anti-Semitism

Charisma | Largest Hispanic Christian Ministry Joins Friends of Zion to Fight Rising Anti-Semitism

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin, Paula White and Samuel Rodriguez Laud President’s Nomination of Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Urges Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Chicago Tribune | ‘I will vote for him again’: Evangelicals rejoice as Trump picks Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

The Seattle Times | As Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, evangelicals rejoice: ‘I will vote for him again’

Newsmax | Religious Right Cheers SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh

The Washington Post | As Trump picks Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, evangelicals rejoice: ‘I will vote for him again’

The Christian Post | Keep Heaven on Your Mind

Faithwire | Satan’s Tricks to Keep Us Distracted Are Effective — But Not If We Remember These Promises From God

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: How to Know Heaven Is for Real

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Gives Thanks to God and the U.S. Armed Forces on Independence Day

The Gainesville Times | Students gather for annual Forward Conference

Faithwire | Don’t Think Your Relationship With God Can Change Anything? Look No Further Than This Old Testament Figure.

Gwinnett Daily Post | Free Chapel’s 14th annual Forward Conference coming to Infinite Energy Arena Thursday

The Christian Post | Becoming a God-Possessed Generation

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: How to Become a God-Possessed Generation

CBN | Can Evangelicals Take Credit for Trump’s Reversal on Family Separation?

FiveThirtyEight | Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation

[Release] Thousands of Students to Gather at Infinite Energy Arena for Forward Conference This June


The New York Times | Evangelical Leaders Lament Border Separations, but Stand Behind Trump

The Atlantic | Religious Leaders Condemn Family Separations—but Not Necessarily Trump

The Washington Examiner | White House to evangelical critics: ‘Open your doors’ to undocumented families

NPR | Faith Leaders Oppose Trump’s Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Celebrates Father’s Day, Calls on Fathers to be Men of Courage in Their Families and Communities

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin Issues Urgent Prayer Alert for the Next 24 Hours

Faithwire | Why We Must Pray For Success At The North Korea Summit

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Responds to the Suicide of Anthony Bourdain, Says the “World Needs Hope”

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin Responds to Recent String of Celebrity Suicides

WMAZ | ‘What the world need is hope’ | Suicides rising, 10th leading cause of death in U.S.

The Christian Post | Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Dream Center Open Women Veterans Home

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Free Chapel and the Los Angeles Dream Center Commemorate Memorial Day by Partnering to Create Veterans Home for Women

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: 5 Reasons We Should Always Support Israel

The Christian Post | 5 Reasons We Should Always Support Israel

Breitbart | EXCLUSIVE: American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Faithwire | 5 Reasons Why Christians Should Always Support Israel

[Statement] Jentezen Franklin Celebrates Release of ‘Courageous Christian Leaders’ in North Korea, Prays for More Steps Toward Religious Liberty

Charisma | From Franklin Graham to Greg Laurie, Christian Leaders Praise North Korea’s Hostage Release

[Release] Jentezen Franklin’s New Book, Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt, Reaches #1 on CBA Best-Sellers List

The Washington Examiner | Jared Kushner strengthens evangelical ties to Trump, this time over prison reform

Newsmax | Jared Kushner Discusses Prison Reform With 150 Evangelical Leaders

Charisma | How You Can Participate in the National Day of Prayer

[Statement] Observing the National Day of Prayer, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Says God is “Still Speaking”

The Houston Chronicle | Evangelicals are far more than a political constituency [Opinion]

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Celebrates the ‘Constant Miracle’ of Israel’s Independence

Charisma | Jentezen Franklin: This Weekend’s Events Should Drive Us to Our Knees to Pray

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Calls for Prayer for the Ongoing ‘Spiritual Battle’ in Syria

Fox News | How to love like you’ve never been hurt

Missions Box | Free Chapel to Open Church Campus in the Heart of Midtown Atlanta on April 8, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Preaching Live

Charisma | Did Martin Luther King Jr. Prophesy His Own Death Three Years Before Assassination?

[Release] Free Chapel to Open Church Campus in the Heart of Midtown Atlanta on April 8, Pastor Jentezen Franklin Preaching Live

The Gainesville Times | Free Chapel church adding campus in Midtown Atlanta

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Mantle of Destiny Award, Calls on the Church to “Fulfill MLK’s Dream”

The Christian Post | Greg Laurie, Jim Wallis, Diverse Group of Evangelicals Unite in Prayer for Korean Peninsula

Charisma | Major Christian Leaders From All Denominations Issue Urgent Call to Prayer Over Korean Peninsula

The Washington Post | America is at war with itself. Making peace won’t be peaceful.

Charisma | Charismatic Leaders Praise Billy Graham’s Influence, Legacy

The Christian Post | Benjamin Netanyahu Extends Condolences to Billy Graham’s Granddaughter at Meeting in Israel

Fox News | Billy Graham remembered as ‘faithful,’ ‘most important evangelist’ by religious leaders

The Christian Post | Pence Talks With Jesus – I’m Fine With That

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Reacts to the Passing of ‘Faithful Servant’ Rev. Billy Graham

The Christian Post | US Evangelical Leaders and Megachurch Pastors Visit Jerusalem, Pray in Magdala

The Gainesville Times | Billy Graham remembered as ‘good face for the church of Jesus Christ in the world’

Univision | Es tiempo de hacer lo correcto para los dreamers

Univision | It’s time to do the right thing for Dreamers

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Commends President’s National Prayer Breakfast Speech, Issues Call to Remember Persecuted Christians

[Statement] Pastor Jentezen Franklin Reacts to State of the Union: Commends President Trump’s Promise to Protect ‘Dreamers’ and Tackle Prison Reform, Calls for ‘Racial Reconciliation’

Faith Family America | Christian Leaders React to Trump’s State of the Union