Published on April 2nd, 2021 | by Meta Washington0
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52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Gospel Category Winners Announced
The 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards announced its winners on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Among those who won in the Christian categories were The Clark Sisters for their project “The Return” in the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album. The highly anticipated project was their first collective release in over 10 years. “The Return” was a celebration of over 50 years of music ministry for the legendary sisters. Another big winner in the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwas Tamela Mann for “Touch from You” the song she once said she hoped would touch people during the pandemic and civil unrest across the nation.
Pastor Donnie McClurkin Be Featured in TV One’s “UNCENSORED”
TV One’s “UNCENSORED” kicked off its series with brand new episodes on March 21st. The series explores the lives of high profile personalities who discuss their road success as well as the various obstacles they’ve faced throughout their careers. Pastor Donnie McClurkin, gospel singer and Senior Pastor of the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, NY will be sharing his story on Sunday, April 4th at 10pm ET/9pm CT. McClurkin has been the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 10 Stellar Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, 2 BET Awards, a Dove Award and an NAACP Image Award. Pastor McClurkin is an internationally known gospel artist who has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard Presents iLead Virtual Hang Out
Renowned gospel artist and worship leader Tasha Cobbs Leonard is hosting a night of free fun on April 3, 2021 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Tasha Cobbs Leonard and the iLead Alumni invite everyone to register for a free night of fun, fellowship, worship, impartation, games, giveaways and virtual performances with 5,000 worship and kingdom leaders, musicians, entrepreneurs and special guests. The special guests for the evening include Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Kirk Franklin, Tim Bowman Jr., James Fortune, JJ Hairston and many others as well. Registration is free at: iLead Virtual Hang Out
Bishop Hezekiah Walker on TV One’s “Unsung”
Bishop Hekeziah Walker, pastor and singer whose ministry has been known to push the boundaries of traditional church and worship will be the subject of TV One’s “Unsung” on April 4, 2021 at 9pm ET/ 8pm CT. Bishop Walker who is a native of Brooklyn, NY is the pastor of the prominent megachurch Love Fellowship Tabernacle with two locations in Brooklyn, NY and Bensalem, PA. Walker who had been dubbed “The Hip Hop Pastor” became known early on for having high profile secular R&B and rap artists such as Lil Kim and Sean “Diddy” Combs in frequent attendance at his church. His songs “Every Praise,” “Souled Out” and countless others have garnered him multiple awards and nominations.
Choir Director Demetrius West & JP to Headline Resurrection Concert
Demetrius West and Jesus Promoters (JP) are headlining a live Resurrection musical celebration at the Westside Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN. The Stellar Award nominated choir who hails Indiana are among those on the roster of CEO Kerry Douglas’ Black Smoke Music Worldwide. The choir is well known for Billboard chart-toppers including “I’m Next” and “Open the Floodgates.” Demetrius West and JP will deliver a 3-hour concert on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7PM EST at Westside Missionary Baptist Church which will open to the public with a mask requirement and limited seating.