Wow! What a powerful night and great start to a huge birthday and anniversary celebration for one of gospel music’s finest, Pastor Shirley Caesar. Joy105.com is honored to be the exclusive media sponsor for this year’s celebration! Our CEO Crystal Smith personally attended this joyous occasion. It was a night of praise, worship and gratitude! Pastor Caesar was extremely grateful for the love and support of her members and other attendees present. One of her special guests – the speaker for the night – was the phenomenal pastor, Charles Jenkins! The message was entitled, “Lean In,” and it was focused on reminding the congregation of the importance of appreciating and thanking those who have helped them along their journey. Pastor Caesar was surprised by the presence of a very dear friend of hers – the “songbird of the south,” Dottie Peoples! Ms. Peoples was scheduled to sing tonight (Thursday, 10/13) but needless to say, Pastor Caesar passed her the mic last night and the two of them together…NO WORDS!!!
Pastor Caesar was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Throughout her illustrious career, she has 17 Dove Awards, several Grammys and other awards. She truly deserves all of the celebration and honor that she’s being shown this week!
Pastor Caesar is super excited about tonight when one of her favorite preachers of the gospel, Bishop Rudolph McKissick, will be ministering. Join Joy105.com again as we will be Live Tweeting tonight for full coverage. Once again, happy birthday, happy anniversary and congratulations on 50 years as a solo artist in the gospel industry.
Check out some highlights from last night with Pastor Shirley Caesar and special guest Charles Jenkins and a special appearance by Dottie Peoples:
CEO of Joy105.com Crystal Smith and Pastor Shirley Caesar take a selfie.
Pastor Charles Jenkins singing.
Joy105.com CEO and Pastor Charles Jenkins.
Pastor Caesar and Dottie Peoples Greet One Another.
Dottie Peoples Singing.
Pastor Jenkins Performs “War”
Pastor Shirley Casesar and CEO Crystal Smith Periscoping