Gospel recording artist Le'Andria Johnson is now a Pastor! Le'Andria Johnson recently tweeted out that the first service for her church is scheduled for June 16th.
Along with chart-topping music with Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams released her debut solo album “Heart to Yours” which topped Gospel charts in 2002. In 2004, she released her second Gospel album “Do You Know”, and in 2008, she released her first solo pop album, “Unexpected.” Along with her music, she has found success as an actress. Her acting roles include: Aida, The Colour Purple, and What My Husband Doesn’t Know, among others.
In an interview, she said of her faith in Jesus Christ, “[For some people it's easy to get caught up in the fame], but to me, it’s easier not to because of my background and my foundation of where I grew up. I don’t forget the teachings that I’ve had, and I keep my Bible with me. I read my Bible every day, and I’m constantly in prayer. And I listen to gospel music, so that’s what’s keeping me focused and grounded.”
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It's graduation season, and while some graduates will be remembering their first day of their college journey and being away from their parents for the first time, Dorian Joyner Jr. is remembering a different expirence.
When Dorian Joyner Jr. started his collegiate journey at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, his dad, Dorian Joyner Sr., joined him. They were classmates and Junior didn’t mind. Now, they have completed the requirements to graduate and will officially become Morehouse men walking across the stage with President Obama at the helm of their ceremony.
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Gospel Music Legend Karen Clark Sheard, the first lady of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God and Christ in Detroit, MI, which is pastored by her husband, Bishop J. Drew Sheard, will host an international summit for women who serve in various leadership roles in the church.
Lady Karen Clark Sheard Presents: Ladies 1st “A Celebration of Women” Inaugural Annual International Summit will be held September 18-21, 2013, in Virginia Beach, VA. The summit will bring together women of God who are pastors, co-pastors, ministers, wives, widows and adjutants from all denominations for three days of sharing, healing and breakthrough in a relaxing environment outside of the traditional church landscape.
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“We have millions of kids who need to know that they are loved. I want them to know that God loves them and that they are valued,” singer Cece Winans, who will be turning 48 years old this year, said. She believes God anointed her to speak to today’s generation of young people. Which is why she created the Always Sisters and Forever Brothers youth conference, which she hosts each year.
The mission of the conference is to educate, motivate and redirect the choices of our teens, young women and young men. The Always Sisters Forever Brothers national conference is under the umbrella of Sharing the Vision, an initiative also founded by Winans to empower young adults.
Always Sisters Forever Bothers is back for another year, July 19-21 at Belmont University Curb Event Center in Nashville. Registration is free for the popular youth conference, advance registration is required. The closing night concert will still require a purchased non-refundable ticket of $22.
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The full list of 2013 Grammy winners in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian music categories are:
BEST GOSPEL SONG
Mary Mary - “Go Get It”
BEST CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM
Toby Mac - “Eye On It”
BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG (TIE)
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) from Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)
Your Presence Is Heaven from Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed) BEST GOSPEL ALBUM “Gravity” Lecrae
BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Matt Redman