Pastor Bill Winston has empowered the Christian community with enlightening and life-changing sermons for years now.  The pastor of Chicago’s 20,000-member Living Word Christian Center is also known for his insightful books like the Law of Confession andTransform Your Thinking.

Now the renowned Pastor and his church choir are being recognized for accomplishments in the Gospel music industry.

The church’s first project, Bill Winston Presents Living Word: Released, featuring the talents of church members and award-winning artists such as Donald Lawrence, Kim Stratton and Walt Whitman, was nominated for a 2013 Stellar Gospel Music Award.  Known as gospel music’s highest honor, the live recording was nominated in the category of Traditional Choir of the Year.

Sharing the category with such other notable choirs as Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, James Hall Worship & Praise and Richard Smallwood & Vision, this year’s category showcases the best choirs in the genre.  Winners of the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be announced on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.Pastor Winston is thrilled about the nomination.

“I am honored that Living Word’s Recording Choir and I were named as a 2013 Stellar Award Nominee for Traditional Choir of the Year for our CD, Bill Winston Presents Living Word: Released,” says Winston.  “I am so grateful to the gifted musicians and singers at Living Word, especially Donald Lawrence, Kim Stratton, Walt Whitman and Ed Tucker, who blessed us during the live recording.

I believe there’s a powerful word of release for God’s people in this project and am pleased that people were moved to vote for us.”

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