Church Reality Show “Preachers of Atlanta” to Air on Oxygen In 2016
“Preachers of Atlanta” is on the horizon! We told you earlier this year that the franchise for Preachers was expanding. The franchise that began with the successful Preachers Of L.A. spawned The Preachers of Detroit, which took the viewers through the struggle of Detroit’s rebirth. Yesterday afternoon, the first image of the cast and its show logo hit the airwaves!
The just released photo shows Grammy winning gospel star Le’Andria Johnson is part of the cast!
Vickie Winan’s Nephew, Tim Bowman Jr. Gets Gospel Happy
You may not recognize his name, but that will soon change. Tim Bowman, Jr., son of smooth jazz guitarist Tim Bowman, nephew of Vickie Winans, cousin to that singing family we love, the Winans, wants you to know that he appreciates his musical journey so far.
Following the success of his debut album “Beautiful,” Bowman celebrates the release of I’m Good, his new hit single produced by Rodney Jerkins, Grammy® award winner and CEO of Lifestyle Music Group.
Gay Man Detective Slept with NC Pastor in Order to Expose Him
Last week Church Folk Revolution Charlotte passed on a story involving the Pastor of Weeping Willow AME (2220 Milton Rd. Charlotte, NC) and a Gay man who contacted the church regarding an alleged sex video involving the Pastor!
Gospel’s Kirk Franklin Says Swagger is Needed in the Gospel, Really?
Our Good Lord has always used the unlikeliest of people to bring glory to Himself. Jesus Christ himself was mocked by the haters in his day because of who he hung out with and what they looked like.
It’s probably a good idea to not repeat the mistakes of those who crucified our Christ.
The Origins of Gospel Music by Robert Marovich’s new Book
Robert Marovich’s latest book traces gospel music’s origins and honors those who devoted themselves to the gospel by showing how various, and how important, that devotion has been.
Today gospel performers, like Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples, are widely respected not only for their music, but for their association with the civil rights movement and the black liberation struggle. Jackson is even thought to have prodded Martin Luther King, Jr. to launch into his “I Have a Dream” speech. But gospel’s status, and respectability, was not always so secure. In fact, according to Robert M. Marovich’s new study of Chicago gospel, A City Called Heaven, there was a time when gospel was seen as decidedly unrespectable — as a scandal and a disgrace.
Gospel singer CeCe Winans and Husband Alvin Love Celebrate 31 years of Marriage
While the world fixates on divorce rates and relationship drama, some Christians are building strong Kingdom marriages.
Take Alvin Love and CeCe Winans for example. The two just celebrated 31 years of marriage as of Tuesday, June 23.
“Happy 31st Anniversary Bay!!” Winans, 50, wrote on Twitter. “You’re the best husband in the whole wide world!”
The first lady of Life Christian Church in Nashville, which was launched with her husband back in 2012, doesn’t spend a whole lot of time on social media.
Gospel Great Marvin Sapp Gets Kicked Out of Chicago Restaurant
Gospel Fest brings some of the genre’s greatest talent to the city. The City of Chicago gains so much from the event taking place here. Legendary & Award Winning Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp and 6 members of his team were not allowed to partake in a meal at the Ruth Chris Steak House located at 431 N. Dearborn in downtown Chicago because they didn’t have on the “proper” attire. According to The Official Marvin Sapp Facebook page, as he and his team witnessed there were many others patrons were dressed in jeans and t-shirts but Marvin and his team were still turned away.
Ohio Gospel Music Course Inspires Members of the Community
Music, faith, and family are the key values of the Gospel Music Course at Columbus State Community College.
The class is coming up on its 10-year anniversary and is planning a reunion.
“We are a family,” Gospel Vocal Ensemble Director Emma Easton shared while sitting behind a grand piano at Columbus State. “My heart is here. I have a passion for Gospel music.”
She said it is a passion for spreading each key and every note to those who need to hear a message from above.