Published on April 24th, 2021 | by Meta Washington0
AURN Inspirational Gospel Roundup
Dr. Tony Evans Hosting The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021
Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative will be hosting The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021. The event will be a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams to be held on Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th. It will be a refreshing time of equipping and training. Dr. Tony Evans is the first African American to write and publish the first full-Bible commentary and study Bible Registration for the general sessions is free. There will however be a required conference fee to attend breakout sessions. TonyEvans.org.
Dr. Phillips Center Presents Frontyard Festival Featuring Tye Tribbett
Gospel artist Tye Tribbett will be headlining the Frontyard Festival presented by Dr. Phillips Center at the Mainstage at Seneff Arts Plaza. Tye Tribbett has had five #1 albums (The Bloody Win, Greater Than, Fresh, Victory Live! and Stand Out), three #1 songs (“Victory,” “If He Did It Before…Same God” and “Work It Out”), eight top 10 singles, 317 million global streams and over 1.3 million albums sold. The festival venue will be located at the front of the building—and entry gates are on Orange Avenue at Seneff Arts. The Frontyard Festival which is part of the Freedom Series presented by AdventHealth will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021. Attendees will have the option to select their own socially distant private box for up to 5 people. Boxes will have a minimum seat requirement that’ll vary by show. Tickets are available online: www.drphillipscenter.org
Army Vet Earns #1 Spot on Billboard Gospel Airplay Charts
Gospel artist Jokia Williams who goes simply by stage name Jokia recently received recognition for her smash hit “Yahweh” as #1 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay Charts. “Yahweh” has been featured on the charts for 37 weeks. Jokia who merges elements of rock, R&B in her songs was born in Compton, California and was inspired to develop her singing talent at the age of 12 and soon began to write her own songs. After graduating from high school, she joined the military and took part in the Army Soldier Show entertaining deployed troops before being deployed herself. It was while stationed in Iraq in the late 2000 she was soon invited to sing as part of an Army singing team to boost morale at duty stations across the world, which is how she got her start in performing. Jokia also partners with her husband, Benjamin Williams a fellow vet for their clothing line God Sent BW — that she models when performing. Their fashions and accessories for men, women and children are available online at www.godsentbw.com.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Hosting Live Conversation with Bishop TD Jakes
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be hosting Bishop T.D. Jakes’ first Clubhouse conversation on the audio-only app on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00p ET/7:00p CT. The pair will be discussing Jakes’ new book “Don’t Drop the Mic: The Power of Your Words Can Change Your World” along with a host of other topics. Bishop Jakes is the CEO of the TDJ Enterprises spanning film, television, radio, publishing, podcasts and an award-winning music label is the bestselling author of more than 40 books. “Don’t Drop the Mic” speaks to readers about the ways they can communicate boldly and effectively and gives us insight into how the various ways we interact and speak to other can shape everyday ministries. Dr. Gates is the Director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard and the host of the recent two-part series “The Black Church” which aired on PBS.
Worship Leader Tauren Wells Welcomes Fourth Child
Congratulations are in order for Tauren Wells and his wife Lorna who welcomed fourth child Banner Paul Wells at 12:47pm on April 12, 2021. Banner weighed in at 8 lbs and was 19.5 inches long. Tauren also surprised his fans with a new live album from his taping of “Citizen of Heaven” released on April 16, 2021. Tauren who the worship leader at Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, TX also heads the Prisma Worship Arts School with wife where they prepare aspiring musicians with training and private coaching in piano, drums, guitar, voice, violin and other instruments.