AURN Inspirational Gospel Roundup

Gospel Mourns the Passing of Parris Bowens Jr.

The gospel world is mourning the sudden loss of musician Parris Bowens Jr. on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The cause of Bowens’ death was reported as COVID-19. The Philadelphia native was discovered by gospel artist Tye Tribbett in 1998 and helped to establish the Soundcheck band with Tribbett that later led to Tribbett’s own breakout career in the industry. Parris’ love of gospel music came from his parents who were both pastors. Parris who was 40 years old at the time of his passing went on to produce, arrange, compose and tour with many artists and producers throughout the gospel industry and beyond including The Roots/The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show, Marvin Sapp, Brandy, Justin Timberlake, Anthony Hamilton and many others. He leaves to mourn his wife of 16 years Dionne, their children and countless friends and fans.

Dare2Worship 2021 Concert to be held in Dallas, TX

Gospel artist Todd Galberth will be hosting The D2WExperience immersive worship event Dare2Worship: Dallas which will be held simultaneously virtually and in-person at a socially distanced venue on May 14th at 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. The in-person event will take place at the Trinity Church at Cedar Hill, TX. The concert will be co-hosted by singer Niya Cotton and will feature a star-studded lineup of gospel performers including Tye Tribbett, Chandler Moore, Jonathan Traylor and Jabari Johnson. Tickets and information are available on the website

Pastor Shirley Caesar & The Caesar Singers Host Mother’s Day Concert

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Shirley Caesar’s Outreach Ministries will be presenting a concert celebration of worship and gospel music. “A Night with Pastor Shirley Caesar & the Caesar Singers” will take place May 9, 2021 and will feature Pastor Shirley Caesar, her singers and special guest junior musical sensation Caleb Serrano of NBC’s Little Big Shots. The Mother’s Day concert will take place Sunday evening at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

“Experience Praise” Live Recording

Living Water Christian Outreach Ministries will be presenting “Experience Praise: A Christian Music Concert Like No Other!” a live-recorded concert featuring performances by national gospel recording artists Todd Dulaney, Bri Babineaux and Jekalyn Carr. The concert will also feature newcomers One Voice One Sound. The videotaping will take place at the Greater Grace Outreach Church in Houston, TX on May 16th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT.  The virtual event will follow later that evening via livestream on at 7:00 PM CST/8:00 EST.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker Resumes In-Person Worship Services

Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Grammy award-winning gospel artist and Pastor of The Kingdom Church Love Fellowship Tabernacle recently reopened the Church’s two physical locations. Bishop Walker is inviting parishioners to join them for bi-monthly gatherings to be held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month in Bensalem, PA and Brooklyn, NY. CDC guidelines are being strictly enforced and a COVID waiver will be required from each attendee prior to visiting.  Temperature monitoring will take place upon entry and masks will be required. Seating will be limited to those who have completed registration online in advance at