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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Black Church Title For The Senior Pastor Wife Will Never Die!

Reader, since "First Lady" is not a Biblical concept, but a created title that distinguish the pastor's wife from other women in the church, some folks are somewhat offended by this. Growing up in the constructs of the black church I can still remember how sometimes the pastor's wife can be the loneliest person in the Church.

Pastor Jamal Bryant: Burying A Bishop Eddie Long, Cremating An Issue?

Reader I'm some what surprised that any high profile pastor would speak so candidly about the Eddie Long issue as Pastor Jamal Bryant has done in the below video. Pastor Jamal Bryant is discussing the church silence on dealing with homosexuality & abuse in a humanistic fashion.

Some say that Bishop Eddie Long death is the judgment of God cleaning His houses from the pulpit first to the Pew and, it's a warning to all other ministers, preachers, and teacher, etc that's living as a double agent. 

Saturday Night Live: A Salute To Sunday Morning Church!

Reader, is the church impacting world culture or is worldly culture invading the church? It's sad when the church marketing team look to the world for ideas. Anyhow, come expecting a blessing as the Mt. Pleasant family presents SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE MOUNT! FEATURING award winning artist Lady Tramaine Hawkins and more...Donation $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Celebrating 25 Years In Ministry, Pastor Jerry D. Black!!

Reader what an awesome roster of speakers.  Congratulations 🎩📖Atlanta Pastor Jerry Black Beulah Baptist Church on your 25 years of ministry. The Man, The Message, The Ministry. 

Church Announcement: Celebration Of Life Service Announced For Bishop Eddie L. Long!!

Celebrating The Life Of Bishop Eddie L. Long
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00 AM at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Lithonia, Georgia.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Church Announcement: Homegoing Services For Bishop Eddie Long Will Celebrate His Life, Sacrifice and Service.

Reader, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church,  has set date and time of services for Bishop Eddie L. Long, who died Sunday at age 63. Elder Craig Heath said during an early morning international prayer call that homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25.


Pastor Travis Greene Agrees To Perform At Donald Trump Inaugural Ball, While Jonathan Mcreynolds Declines Invitation!??!?!l

Reader, over the weekend two of the new faces of gospel music were asked to take part in racist Donald Trump’s Inaugural ball. While many people have so many mixed feelings about the racist President-Elect Donald Trump, we understand why only one artist would accept the invitation.

Pastor Donnie McClurkin The Man.

Reader Pastor Donnie McClurkin gave an exclusive interview with Studio 5, Friday. In which he opens up about his relationships, romance & regrets. The Gospel Singer and Pastor reveal he wants to fill the wife void in his life, but fear has held him back.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Bishop Eddie Long Has Moved, From Time Unto Eternity, Were Time No Longer Matter!!

Reader, let's be in prayer for Bishop Long's family and church.  Bishop Eddie L. Long who was the Senior Pastor of The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has died. The Church has released this Statement: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the life and legacy of Bishop Eddie L. Long who is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord. Bishop Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth, transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer. 

Praying for Bishop Long family and the New Birth Church family. 

How Tasha Cobbs Helped Inspire A Plus-Size Online Boutique!!

Reader, the average woman is a size 16 these days, but finding fashions to fit her curvy frame can be a true struggle. Celebrity stylist Shun Melson says the difficulty of finding fab threads for her gospel-singing client Tasha Cobbs inspired her to create a solution. “It was the most difficult shopping experience I ever had — there wasn’t anything cute in stores for her size,” Melson explained to Billboard of the issue she ran into in 2014.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Supporters Are Upset That Apostle Wayne T.Jackson Invited Prophetess Juanita Bynum To Join The Impact Network!?!?!?!

Reader the above pic is one of Apostle Wayne T. Jackson & Dr. Prophetess Juanita Bynum taken last night on the set of "Miracles Do Happen"on The Impact Network.

Anyhow all supporters of the network are not feeling Dr. Bynum being added to the lineup, check out the following comment:

Donald Trump Inauguration Team Tries To Land Black Gospel Singers For Inauguration Gig, Was Vicki Yohe or Martha Munizzi Not Available??

Reader it looks like Donald Trump Inauguration team are trying to get some of the hottest Black Gospel acts today to perform at his Inauguration. According to the latest press release Gospel Singer Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and R&B singer Chrisette Michele have been asked to perform at the festivities on Jan. 20. 

To be honest, I thought that most likely, only country music acts would be about the only acts Trump would be successful at getting for his inauguration. Anyhow, Jawn Murray posted the following question to his social media page last week and again today:

Teen Defends Woman Who Kidnapped Her From Hospital At Birth And Raised Her.

Reader, I've literally read this story 6+ times since seeing it on the news yesterday.  Each report with a little more detail than the previous... I feel so bad for that baby girl and both of the families involved  More details about the 18-year-old, who was kidnapped at birth REVEALED! The woman that kidnapped her was a social worker who went to church every Sunday... Although she's willing to meet her real mother, she's still defending her kidnapper... The girl claims the woman is her mom and not a FELON.

I hope that this young lady realizes that she is in fact a victim. That the woman who kidnapped her was selfish and disobeyed the law, that this is the worst crime that anyone could do to a mother and to her "the baby". 

Can God Be Using Steve Harvey???

Reader Steve Harvey is coming under some major fire for the meeting he had yesterday with Donald Trump. According to social media Trump has tapped Steve Harvey to create an African American initiative with Ben Carson. Black folks are really in their feelings about this meeting, but in my mind, I'm thinking why in the heck can't God be using Steve Harvey? 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stellar Awards Weekend, Anthony Brown & Erica Campbell!!

Reader Erica Campbell and Anthony J. Brown will serve as hosts for the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.  The Stellar Awards will be held March 24-25, 2017 at Orleans Arena - Las Vegas.

Church Announcement: Bishop Noel Jones Winter Revival!!

Reader, Bishop Noel Jones, annual Winter Revival is underway at The City of Refuge, with the following (Pastors):  Kimberly Ray-Gavin, Jamal Bryant, and Melvin Wade (Bishops): Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, Bishop Marvin Sapp, and Bishop Clarence McClendon.

Should Bishop Marvin Sapp Ignore His BMI Trailblazers Of Gospel Music Honors?

Reader Saturday January 14, 2017 all roads will lead to ATLANTA, GA, for the BMI trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors. Honoring Kim Burrell Marvin Sapp, hosted by Yolanda Adams and Vashawn Mitchell.

Thank You Rev. Anthony Evans President Of The National Black Church Initiative For Publicly Supporting Pastor Kim Burrell.

Reader 😁😁, the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is sending a powerful message to those who will berate, denounce and condemn Pastor Kim Burrell.

Rev. Anthony Evans President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “I am not sure what has happened to Black folk, that they are willing to denounce ministers who have prayed for them, who have supported them and who have loved them and healed them because a white lesbian says that they are evil.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pastor And Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp Buys Another Church!!!

Reader, nationally recognized and award-winning gospel singer Marvin Sapp will begin offering church services in downtown Muskegon this year. Bishop Sapp, pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, purchased the former St. Jean Baptiste Church from the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, MLive reported.

Rumor On The Street Is The Black Church "Pimps Our Homosexuality Talent And Damns Their Souls At The Same Time"!!!

😯😯 Reader the LGBT community is still speaking out against Pastor Kim Burrell. Rev. Irene Monroe weighs in the timely issue of LGBT folks in the Black Church. In her latest Op Ed, the Rev. Irene Monroe pinned a reminder telling us how the Black Church uses, and abuses gay Christians. And, according to many the article is absolutely right! The church has been pimping gay people for years for their talent. The church has been condoning their lifestyle because you've been using them for so long to direct our choirs, and sing our songs. Clearly the church has some explaining to do for this.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Church Announcement: Dr. Juanita Bynum Has Partner With The Impact Network, Black Gospel's Fastest Growing Christian TV Network.

Reader, I'm wondering has Prophetess Juanita Bynum just cut ties with "The Word Network?" Congratulations are in order for Prophetess Juanita Bynum and all her Bumblebees. "Momma Bee" just posted the following to social media:

Atlanta Pastor Criticized For Carrie Underwood Performace!

Reader,😐😐sometimes it's hard living in a world of hate. Not all who call themselves Christian follow the true teachings of Christ. Carrie Underwood jumped on stage with David Crowder during Passion Conference in Atlanta last week, they sang a worship song together. Then everyone involved is getting blasted for allowing someone with a "pro LGBT" stance to participate in the worship service.

Should Christians Support The Death Penalty? Dylan Roof Has Been Sentenced To Death!!

😏😏Reader yesterday a jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the Charleston Church Massacre. From a Christian perspective, I'm curious how my brothers and sisters in Christ feel about the death penalty in light of what we know the Bible says about grace.

Married Lesbian Couple Appointed to Lead Prominent D.C. Baptist Church!

Reader, an historic Baptist church in Washington D.C. recently hired a lesbian couple to serve as the lead pastors of the congregation. ChristianToday.com reports that Calvary Baptist Church announced the leadership of the couple this Sunday. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen are the married lesbian couple who will be taking on the roles as senior pastors of the 115-year-old church. Sarratt and Swearingen were both ordained in 2015. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kirk Franklin My World Needs You Right Now!!!

Reader, 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin has released his latest single, "My World Needs You" to radio stations and debuted a visual for the song exclusively on BET.com. 

Lord Have Mercy, Black Pastors Defend Sen. Jeff Sessions, Urge Senate to Confirm Him as Attorney General!!

Reader this a head scratcher for me, these men obviously aren't members of the NAACP who took over Jeff Sessions' office last week. I can't recall in my mind a group of white clergy doing a press conference to support any controversial black politicians. Has that ever happened in the history of America? I don't think so!  Yet, these men came together to support Donald Trump who was sued for discrimination against black people and lost.

Monday, January 9, 2017

So The Gospel Music Community Is Ok With Kim Burrell Being Asked To Not Take Part In The BMI Gospel Music Event????

Reader I wasn't aware that Pastor Kim Burrell has been 'uninvited' from the trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Ceremony this month and will not be honored alongside Marvin Sapp and others.  In my humble opinion as a real Christianany Gospel Artist/Preacher/Pastor/Teacher that participated in the BMI after this should be ashamed of themselves.

Janelle Monáe Addresses Kim Burrell Controversy, Once Again!

Reader, how is Janelle Monae gon' tell someone to ditch their religion that explicitly says that homosexuality is an abomination and those who are homosexual will not inherit the kingdom of God? How is that hate? Regardless of religious faith or whether it is just a strongly held principle. Kim Burrell's has the right to her view. Just because to one person her words may offended doesn't actually mean she is hate filled, bigoted or any other word people want to use. 

Prophetess Delisa Lindsey Stands By Her Husband Apostle John Lindsey Despite Armed Robbery Arrest!!!

Reader, desperate people will do desperate things, right? Well that is exactly what a Charlotte Pastor did when he allegedly robbed a few businesses at gunpoint last month. Of course everyone not writing him off as guilty. After hearing that the Charlotte pastor was arrested on armed robbery charges, many immediately wrote him off, but his wife is sticking right by his side. Prophetess Delisa Lindsey says she is “mounting a defense” on behalf of her husband Apostle John Thomas Lindsey. John Lindsey, 47 is the Senior Pastor at True Love Church of Refuge on Nations Ford Road. Pastor Lindsey was arrested for robbing a Circle K and 7-11, along with several other places. 

An Evening With Kirk Franklin And Brian Courtney Wilson In Huntsville TX!

Reader if you a Gospel Music lover, get ready for an evening with  Mega Stars Kirk Franklin and Brian Courtney Wilson, Sunday February 17, Huntsville, Texas. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission $20 / $30 VIP.