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ould gospel music be a conduit to repair racial divides in the body of Christ?

Phil Thornton, the SVP and general manager of RCA Inspiration, believes so. Just before Friday’s release of the 20th edition of the gospel music compilation record and DVD, WOW Gospel 2017, Thornton told The Christian Post that he and his team are working to bridge the gaps that exist in the Christian community through music.

For the record executive, that means encouraging collaboration among artists across multiple genres within the Christian music industry.

“I’m excited to be a part of the movement that will hopefully bridge the gap because I’m encouraging some of our gospel artists to collaborate with some of the Contemporary Christian Music and Southern Roots Gospel artists in the different spaces. We’re really being active there,” he revealed. “I’m excited because for so long there’s been so much divide and separation, I mean we’re all serving the same God.”

Earlier this week, Grammy Award-winning gospel music star and syndicated radio show host Erica Campbell of “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell” shared similar sentiments on Twitter.

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source: Christian Post/Christine Thomasos

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