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Episcopal Bishop Faces 21 Years in Prison if Found Guilty

Maryland’s second-highest ranking Episcopal bishop, Heather Cook, 58, is now staring at a sentence of up to 21 years in prison and $20,000 in potential fines after Baltimore’s new state’s attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, announced Friday that she’ll be charged with multiple crimes, including driving under the influence, causing an accident due to texting while driving, and leaving the scene of a ... Read More »

Group Calls for Christians to Pray for America

A denominational group is calling on Christians to pray for the nation. The Church of God Prayer Ministries is behind the effort, according to Charisma Magazine. The 4 million member full gospel denomination is calling on Christians to fast and pray for 21 days beginning Jan. 10, 2015. “The goal is: prayer. United prayer. Fervent prayer. A nation, and the nations, joined ... Read More »

The Gospel Legend Andre Crouch Has Passed at 72

Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as “The Lion King,” has died. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted Saturday after suffering a heart attack, said his publicist, Brian Mayes. The Recording Academy, which awarded seven Grammys to Crouch during a ... Read More »

Warryn Campbell Major Medical Scare

One of the music industry’s best producers, pastor and spouse to gospel-duo Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, started the year off with a major medical scare. 39-year-old Warryn began praising God after a heart attack scare that turned out to be nothing more than just gas. He began exclaiming: “Satan, we bind you in the name of Jesus! Every ailment, issue ... Read More »

J. J. Hairston Appointed Director of Music at City of Praise

One of gospel music’s leading choir conductors and tunesmiths J.J. Hairston of the award-winning group, Youthful Praise, has been appointed Director of Music at City of Praise Family Ministries, headquartered in Mitchellville, MD where Bishop Joel & Ylawnda Peebles serve as the pastors. When asked about the church he will be serving, J.J. responds: “The Word taught by Bishop Peebles ... Read More »

D.C. Pastor Found Dead Before Service

The pastor of a D.C. church died minutes before his Sunday sermon, The Washington Post reports. Church members found the Rev. Michael C. Murphy of Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ unconscious in his office on Dec. 28, after he failed to appear in the pulpit for his early service. “It is a difficult time for the church, but Peoples ... Read More »

Liz Black Is New Voice For “Gospel 360”

One of the New York City area’s most popular gospel radio personalities Liz Black has been tapped by Superadio Networks LLC to host the nationally syndicated entertainment news actuality “Gospel 360.”  The ninety-second daily faith-based entertainment news update began running on forty gospel and urban radio stations throughout the country on December 30tth. “We are tremendously rewarded to have Liz Black as part of Reel Life Radio’s Gospel 360,” ... Read More »

Women Finds Bibles in PlayStation 4 Box

A California woman was surprised to find that the Sony PlayStation 4 box she gave to her boyfriend for Christmas actually contained two Bibles. Christian Today reports that Sandra Ortiz bought the gaming console from Target and was unsure if store employees would believe her that the PlayStation was not inside the box she purchased. Ortiz said, “I felt like, ... Read More »

Did You Hear What Happen to Kurt Carr?

Award-winning Gospel recording artist Kurt Carr has become victim of a cyber hoax. The Houston-based artist’s identity has been used by scam artist who has used fake social media pages, email addresses and a Google voice telephone number to contact fellow artists, preachers, promoters and fans in an effort to fraudulently receive money and have pretend conversations. The elaborate online ... Read More »

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