The Word Network will record from the 2011 Essence Music Festival, which will be held in New Orleans July 1st-3rd. During the weekend of the music festival, The Word Network will record The Marvin Sapp Show’s first interview featuring comedian and best-selling author Steve Harvey.

The Word Network reaches millions of viewers in over 200 countries and over 80 million homes in the United States alone. As an international religious channel, The Word Network is the undisputed source for urban ministries and gospel music.

On the road with The Word Network for the weekend will be Bishop Derek Triplett, Senior Pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach, and Bishop Lester Love, Senior Pastor of The City of Love in New Orleans. Bishop Derek Triplett uses his gifts in music and ministry to serve his community in Daytona Beach and to spread the good news around the nation. Crowned “The Voice of Hope,” Bishop Lester Love brings messages of empowerment and positive thinking to people of all ages across the country.

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