AURN Inspirational Gospel Roundup!

Pastor William McDowell Introduces the “Team Edition” Deeper Worship Intensive

Grammy-nominated gospel singer, worship leader and pastor William McDowell will be hosting the “Team Edition” of the upcoming Deeper Worship Intensive (DWI). The 4-week online curriculum begins April 12, 2021 and will feature speakers, content and multiple courses that will equip leaders and those in positions of support with leadership, spiritual discipline, devotion and music application.  This robust program will be taught by wide variety of well-known ministers, authors, psalmists, authors and Christian artists including Pastor A.R. Bernard, Pastor Jason Nelson, EJ and Janice Gaines, Kirk Franklin, Matt Gilman, Pastor Lyle Phillips and worship leaders Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Kenneth Leonard. McDowell who is the President of DWI will also serve as a facilitator of the 4-week virtual event.

Marvin Sapp Announces New Multi-Media Entertainment Production Company

Elev8 Entertainment (Elev8) is a multimedia entertainment company founded by multi award-winning gospel artist Marvin Sapp. Sapp recently announced his partnership with Thirty Tigers a Nashville-based music label services company to offer “Content at the Next Level” a hub for producing film, television and music projects. Bishop Marvin Sapp who was appointed Senior Pastor of the Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, TX in 2019 is planning to build a studio in the Dallas Metroplex to provide a label home for his son and to release music from the music and arts department at The Chosen Vessel Cathedral. Elev8 is the newest label on the Thirty Tigers roster and already has several new releases planned that include a project from Marvin Sapp Jr. who records R&B songs as Jamar the Prince and a follow up solo album from Marvin Sapp Sr.

Lifetime and Bishop T.D. Jakes Producing Two New Movies

Lifetime has reunited with Bishop T.D. Jakes to produce two new movies based on the “Seven Deadly Sins” anthology by author Victoria Christopher Murray. Previously Bishop Jakes partnered with Lifetime to produce the successful original movies “I Am Somebody’s Child” and “Faith Under Fire.”  On April 17, 2021 “Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Story,” will premiere starring Keri Hilson, Tobias Truvillion and Durrell ‘Tank’ Babbs and “Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Story,” starring Serayah and Kandi Burress featuring special appearances by Da Brat and DC Young Fly, will premiere the following week on April 24, 2021 both at airing at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) exclusively on Lifetime. Bishop T.D. Jakes serves as Executive Producer with Derrick Williams and Shaun Robinson.

Kierra Sheard-Kelly Presents The Big, Bold & Beautiful Experience

Grammy-nominated singer Kierra Sheard-Kelly will be hosting “The Big, Bold & Beautiful Experience” April 10-11, 2021.The two-day weekend event will be featuring BOLD conversations and BIG performances by speakers and recording artists including Sarah Jakes Roberts, Erica Campbell, Sevyn Streeter, Chandler Moore, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Dwight Holt Jr., PrettyVee and Terrence J. Registrants have the option of attending virtually or driving in to view remotely at the pull-up location. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at

Kelly Price Releases New Gospel Project “GRACE”

In one of the most anticipated releases for 2021, 9x Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kelly Price released her second gospel project simply entitled “GRACE.” GRACE is a 6-track EP is produced in partnership with Motown Gospel and Price’s SANG GIRL! Inc. and was dropped right before Easter Sunday as a long awaited follow up to Price’s acclaimed gospel album, This Is Who I Am, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chartand landed in the top ten of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart fifteen years ago. Price also made a recent television appearance on Good Morning America performing from her new album. GRACE is available now on all music and digital streaming platforms.