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Little over two months ago it was reported that 7 Day Adventist Preacher DeVon Franklin, who is also VP of Production at Columbia/Sony Pictures, and Actress Megan Good were engaged. The couple knew each other for years, but became an item after the production of “Jumping The Broom”, a film which she stars and he produced, wrapped up. The couple made headlines this week after a brief interview with Sister2Sister Magazine on the red carpet of T.D. Jakes’ 35th Anniversary Gala in Dallas, Texas. In the interview they addressed their engagement plans and reports of them taking a vow of celibacy until they’re married, which Megan revealed in an interview with Rolling Out Magazine. Devon Franklin says, “We want our marriage to be one of truth, one of love and hopefully model God’s love. In reality we’re not perfect. But we are striving to live a life of Christ. We are striving to be an example of what his life looks like on this earth and hopefully through our union people will be inspired, people will see themselves in us.” While Megan Good adds, “The relationship is completely different. When you know somebody and you know their heart, it’s not even a question about the physical part of it that comes into play completely later on. You really just get a chance to understand what you’re getting. You don’t just want to be with this person on Friday night, but Saturday afternoon too. That’s just icing on the cake.”

It is no secret that Shirley Murdock is a phenomenal singer and that her gift from God has afforded her many opportunities to share this gift. This summer, Shirley will exercise her gift in a few musical stage plays across the country. She is no stranger to the theatre and has appeared in” A Mother’s Prayer,” “The Ideal Husband,” “Love Me/Leave Me,” and “There Is One In Every Family” to name a few.

On Sunday, Creflo Dollar addressed his congregation saying he never choked or punched his daughter, and that he should have never been arrested. He admitted that his daughter did have an abrasion on her neck, however, he claims that it came from eczema and the police should have asked about the mark before assuming it came from the incident. In a video of his daughter’s call to 911. She doesn’t sound like she was too distraught, but she does say she was shaking and upset. She claims her father punched her and threatened to choke her. And admits that this isn’t the first time that something like this has happened. She also reveals that she’s scared to stay in the house. When asked if she has any physical injuries from the incident she said no. Thus, confirming Dollar’s claim about the mark on her neck coming from eczema.Fayette County NAACP President John E. Jones has released a statement revealing that the organization intends to perform an investigation on the arrest of Pastor Creflo Dollar. “We simply want to make sure that Pastor Dollar is allowed to be a responsible parent and discipline his children,” said Jones   Pastor Winans was at a Citgo Gas Station in Detroit when four, only three were caught, young men followed him to his car and assaulted him while pumping gas. While in court he said, “At that point, all three of them began to pummel me, striking me and pulling me away from the truck and then, when they threw me to the ground they began to kick me. The attackers robbed him of his money, credit cards and Rolex, while one drove off in his deep purple 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV. Let’s all keep Pastor Winans in our prayer at this time.

The Atlanta Gospel Fest salutes Bishop Leonard Scott founder of Tyscot Records with The Atlanta Gospelfest Music Leadership Pioneering Phoenix Award. It goes down at the Georgia World Congress Center on July 28, 2012.

EMI Gospel announces the signing of Tasha Cobbs, prolific singer, songwriter and praise leader. Cobbs is currently the Pastor of Worship under Pastor William Murphy in Atlanta, GA and serves as the Worship Leader for the Young Adult Division of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International under the direction of Bishop Paul S. Morton.

Recently Bishop T. D. Jake celebrated his 35-year career in ministry at the AT & T Winspear Opera house in Dallas, TX. Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad O’ Brien were among the A-list celebrities participating in the black tie gala, titled “A Triumphant Journey.” The night included music performances from Chaka Khan, Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, KEM, Kelly Price, BeBe Winans, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Mary Mary, Keiko Matsui and Kirk Whalum.

Aretha Franklin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University during its 265 Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 5. This is Franklin’s 12th honorary doctorate degree. Franklin has received several honorary degrees, including an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, Yale University, 2010; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, Berklee College of Music, 2006; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, The New England Conservatory of Music, 1995; an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Wayne State University, 1990; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, The University of Michigan, 1987; and an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree, The Bethune-Cookman College, 1975.

TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:

1. Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago..Awesome

2.Andre Crouch w/Pastor Marvin Winans..Let The Church Say Amen

3. Pastor Marvin Sapp..My Testimony

4. Pastor Jason Nelson..Shifting The Atmosphere

5. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise..After This

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