Published on March 8th, 2021 | by Nicole Vear0
This Week’s Gospel Round Up!
Fred Hammond’s Virtual Stage Play “Surviving Williams” Returns
Fred Hammond celebrated his 60th birthday bash December 2020 with a virtual concert and the introduction of his inspirational, drama stage play “The Ex-Mrs. Carol.” The play has since spun off into “Surviving Williams” and now the full cast will return again for the follow up “Surviving Williams Episode 2” on March 6, 2021 at 8:00 P.M. EST. Hammond will be reprising his role as the family patriarch Sam Williams and also returning in the role of Debra Williams will be Rolanda Rochelle who plays his wife. Tickets are available on Virtual Performances: https://tickets.virtualperformances.co/events/surviving-williams-ep-2
The Legendary Spencer Taylor Jr. of the Highway QCs turns 93
Spencer Taylor Jr. of the legendary quartet the Highway QCs celebrated his 93rd birthday on March 6th with the release of a memoir “A General Becomes a Legend.” Taylor known as the “The Godfather of Quartet Music” has collaborated with contributors Noah Schaffer andDr. Veryl Howard to take readers on the journey of his 75+ year career in the music business. Taylor has traveled globally and shared stages with greats such as Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin and countless others. Spencer Taylor Jr.’s recent performance with the Highway QC’s at the “2021 Inaugural Gospel Celebration: An Evening of Celebration and Unity” for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was captured live and was also released on March 6, 2021. “Washed in the Blood” is available now on all digital platforms.
Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, Homegoing Service Held in CA
The homegoing service for Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center was held on March 6, 2021. Dr. Price’s closed casket viewing was open to the public Thursday, March 4th and Friday, March 5th. The private family live-streamed service was held on Saturday, March 6th and can be viewed on EIF YouTube Channel, EIF Facebook Page, EIF website-watch nowand EIF on demand.
Dr. Price is survived by his wife of 67-years, Dr. Betty Ruth Price, his four children, Angela, Cheryl, Stephanie and Fred Price, Jr., Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center, 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) Announces Plan for Vaccinating Minority Communities
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), which represents historic Black denominations has partnered with Latino leaders and has been lobbying the federal government for a
COVID-19 vaccine uptake in an effort to help reach minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 who are less likely to get the shot. The NBCI which has a coalition of 150,000 churches has announced its plan for vaccinating over 100 million Black and Latino churchgoers. NBCI President, Rev. Anthony Evans said at a recent press conference that he wants to see the government more deliberate about their use of the churches’ built-in trust and familiarity to make the vaccine more accessible for minority populations. The initiative could add 300 church-based vaccination sites in the hardest-hit neighborhoods nationwide, making it the largest coordinated effort so far to vaccinate minority groups.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church Is Hosting Off March Gladness Concerts
Pastor Elvis J. Piggot and the Triumph and Deliverance Cathedral are kicking off a month-long musical celebration – March Gladness “Pursuing to Recover.” Gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will serve as the nightly Worship Leader. March Gladness will take place at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX. The weekly live concerts and worship services are free but with limited seating available. The list of performers include: Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Shennell Dixon and Kirisma Evans. The first service was on March 4th and will continue throughout the entire month on March 4th, March 11th, March 19th and March 25. All services will be at 6:45PM – 9:45 PM CST. Free registration is available on Eventbrite.