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This past Sunday Rev. Creflo Dollar of World Changers International Church in College Park asked his congregation to donate money to the family of Gregory McDowell, a member of that church that was slain last week.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rev. Dollar said, “The goal is $234,000. We want to completely eradicate all debts in their lives; house, cars, everything. Let’s now show the world the power of a megachurch. It’s enough to have somebody torn away from you,” he said. “And at the same time have to be worried about all of the debts.”

Founder and Pastor Darius and 1st Lady Deborah Brooks will celebrate 3 years of ministry Friday November 16 and Sunday November 18 at Grace Central in Chicago.

The Wardlaw Brothers have been promoting their forthcoming release GOD’S BEEN THERE and have just inked an exclusive distribution contract with Nashville’s New Day Christian Distributors. GOD’S BEEN THERE will be released in January 2013 by New Day Distributors, TWB Records (The Wardlaw Brothers own record label located in Vidalia, GA), and with marketing powered by The Bellamy Group. GOD’S BEEN THERE is produced by Grammy™ Award winning producer Cedric Thompson, Dove Award winning producer Antonio Neal and Martin Luther Wardlaw.

Mary Mary has received (9) Stellar Award nominations for “Go Get It,” Pastor Charles Jenkins has received eight(8) for “Awesome God,” Marvin Sapp and Issac Carree (5) and Le’ Andria Johnson has garned three (3) nominations for her efforts.

Gospel superstars Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary are confirmed to host the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on January 19, 2013. 2013 Stellar Awards Nominees will be announced on Friday, October 26.

Bishop Larry D. Trotter presents “The Gathering”, the Inaugural Holy Convocation of Sweet Holy Spirit Church & New Century Fellowship of Churches & Ministries on October 30th-November 2nd.

The 1st Annual Saving Our Youth Stellar Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game will go down in Nashville Thursday, January 17. The Celebrity Basketball Game, presented by Real Talent Media Group, will help kick off a weekend full of power packed events leading up to the 28th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Show which will be taped on Saturday, January 19 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Going head to head on the court are: Brian Courtney Wilson, Isaac Carree, Pastor Jason Nelson, Q from the group 112, Bishop Joseph Walker (Mt. Zion Church, Nashville), and former New York Nicks star and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward. More players and official team coaches will be announced each month leading up to the event.

Thomas Nelson, a world leading Christian publisher, is preparing to release a new Bible that will provide African-American women with an important and inspiring new tool to help bring their Sunday morning experience into their everyday lives “The Sisters in Faith Holy Bible” :Encouraging and Empowering African-American Women with God’s Truth.

VaShawn Mitchell artist, composer, philanthropist, motivational speaker and founder of The Norman Youth Arts Foundation will partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Brothers in Action to nationally recruit more African American men to become mentors and strengthen their communities. Mentoring Brothers in Action is a movement formed in collaboration Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi.

It has not been a year after the passing of the beloved Whitney Houston and her family has put together a reality show. The show, entitled “The Houstons On Our Own”, based on Bobbi-Kristinagrowing up without her mother to guide her. Of course the rest of Whitney’s immediate family signed on to be a part of the show, including her mother, Cissy. The series premieres on Wednesday, October

This year’s Christmas Celebration 2012.” extravaganza features Mary Mary, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp, Wess Morgan, Keirra Sheard and Tye Tribbett.There will be twelve performances, December 1st through the 16th.

Mary Mary is gearing up to tour in support of their latest studio album, “Go Get It.” The duo’s headlining tour will kick off in Jacksonville, FL on October 25, running through November 17 in Hampton, VA.

Dr. Charles G. Hayes and The Warriors have returned with an all new, highly anticipated CD/DVD “BACK AGAIN” set to release in stores and online October 30 via Dr. Hayes’ new Cosmo Sounds record label and Central South Distribution. Dr. Charles G. Hayes and The Warriors will have a CD release concert on Monday, Oct 29 at Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Chicago, IL. Jonathan McReynolds will be special guest.

Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans are set to join Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher to honor the late Whitney Houston. The one hour special, “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston,” will air Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10 pm EST on CBS. The show will be recorded this Thursday at The Nokia Theatre in Los Angles.The show will celebrate Houston’s life through performances and interviews with various artists paying homage to the six-time Grammy winner, and will include Houston’s own most memorable performances of her career, including nearly all of her Grammy performances, her classic performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and her first-ever television appearance on “The Merv Griffin Show” in the early ‘80s

The Top Gospel Singles For The Week:

 

5. James Fortune & FIYA w/Monica & Fred Hammond…Hold On

4. Rev John P Kee & New Life…Life & Favor

3. Israel And New Breed..Its Not Over

2. Tamela Mann…Take Me To The King

1. Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago..Awesome

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