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Christian Bale to portray ex-Living Hope Church leader Bishop in movie about pastor’s fall

August 25, 2021, 6:15am Churches & Religion

who’s played a psychotic killer, Batman and former Vice President Dick Cheney — is set to star in a film about former Living Hope Church pastor turned convicted drug smuggler… Read story

Imprisoned Vancouver pastor John Bishop has brain tumor, friend says

February 14, 2020, 6:36pm Clark County News

A friend of former Vancouver pastor John Bishop's, who is serving time in federal prison, says Bishop is suffering from a brain tumor and that donations would be welcomed. While… Read story

Federal court tosses former pastor John Bishop’s appeal

September 24, 2019, 6:04am Churches & Religion

A federal appeals court has dismissed a petition by former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop to review his federal drug-smuggling sentence. Read story

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, arrives to be sentenced for unlawful importation of a controlled substance-marijuana at the James M. Carter and Judith N Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., on Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018.

Government files motion to dismiss John Bishop’s appeal

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, arrives to be sentenced for unlawful importation of a controlled substance-marijuana at the James M. Carter and Judith N Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., on Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018.

September 3, 2019, 5:15pm Churches & Religion

Can plastic and other materials used to wrap 105 packages of marijuana weigh more than 60 pounds? Former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop apparently thinks so, and is using that as his argument to appeal his federal prison sentence. Read story

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Former pastor John Bishop granted extension in appeals process

John Bishop

May 15, 2019, 11:03am Clark County News

Former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop was granted a second extension to explain why he’s appealing his drug-smuggling sentence, in part, because his new attorney has had a difficult time reaching him in prison. Read story

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, outside the courthouse in San Diego, Calif., in September. Sentencing was delayed, and Bishop is appealing the five-year sentence handed down two months later.

John Bishop saga continues: Vanity Fair runs interview with ex-pastor

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, outside the courthouse in San Diego, Calif., in September. Sentencing was delayed, and Bishop is appealing the five-year sentence handed down two months later.

April 19, 2019, 5:08pm Churches & Religion

Disgraced former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop is once again in the limelight. Read story

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, outside the courthouse in San Diego, Calif., in September. Sentencing was delayed, and Bishop is appealing the five-year sentence handed down two months later.

John Bishop appeals his drug sentence

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, outside the courthouse in San Diego, Calif., in September. Sentencing was delayed, and Bishop is appealing the five-year sentence handed down two months later.

December 14, 2018, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop is appealing his sentence in his federal drug-smuggling case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, despite saying to the judge at sentencing: “One hundred percent, your judgment is what God wants.” Read story

Michelle Bishop, from left, and her estranged husband, former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, return to the courthouse for John Bishop’s sentencing for unlawful importation of a controlled substance-marijuana after a recess at the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., onSept. 21, 2018.

John Bishop sentenced to 5 years for drug smuggling

Michelle Bishop, from left, and her estranged husband, former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, return to the courthouse for John Bishop’s sentencing for unlawful importation of a controlled substance-marijuana after a recess at the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., onSept. 21, 2018.

November 21, 2018, 1:56pm Clark County News

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop was sentenced to five years in prison on federal drug-smuggling charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Diego. Read story

Michelle Bishop, left, estranged wife of former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, right, walk toward James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., on Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2018.

Drug sentencing for former Vancouver pastor John Bishop set over, again

Michelle Bishop, left, estranged wife of former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, right, walk toward James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., on Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2018.

November 20, 2018, 4:01pm Clark County News

SAN DIEGO — Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop’s sentencing hearing will continue for a second day Wednesday in his marijuana smuggling case. Read story

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, arrives to be sentenced for unlawful importation of a controlled substance-marijuana at the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., on Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018.

John Bishop sentencing in federal court set over, again

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop, left, arrives to be sentenced for unlawful importation of a controlled substance-marijuana at the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse in San Diego, Calif., on Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018.

September 24, 2018, 2:23pm Clark County News

SAN DIEGO — Sentencing for former Vancouver pastor John Bishop was postponed again Monday in order to give him time to give another interview to authorities. Read story