GCMA XChange Publication - December 2019

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Daphney Hilton What drew you to the gospel music industry? Family and the love for music. I’ve always loved music, I listen to all types. My mom and dad were local gospel recording artist, they both had groups of their own. My dad’s group was called the Gospel Diplomats, and my mom’s group was called the Loving Aires. My mom was also a part of a record label called DuVern Records. I was raised up in music ministry and the music industry. It’s funny how you look back over your life and see how it was already mapped out by God. As a young girl, my two brothers and I would go musicals with my mom, practically every weekend. I would watch my mom organize musical events, calling artists, her phone ringing all the time in reference to music. She would have this phone book just for her music contacts. Y’all, it was held together by a rubber band. Being around music and music business became our norm. I didn’t realize it was a calling on my life. Where did your love for music begin for you? It started at a very early age in Miami, Florida, professionally it started at the age of 13. As long as I can remember, people had been trying to put me in front of a mic. I would only practice at home in the mirror with a comb or brush in my hand. I really didn’t want to do it publicly, I wanted to dance. I rebelled as a young kid until I realized that singing was the one thing that brought me peace. Being a product of divorced parents, life took me on a journey of peaks and valleys, and music was the only thing that gave me peace and put a smile on my face. I would sing not realizing that music took me to a world of hope and dreams. That’s where I found my comfort. At the age of 13, I started singing with a recording group by the name of the Ingram Gospel Singers, directed by Dwain Ingram. I was the youngest in their group. My mom was reluctant at first because I was so young, but they took good care of me. My brothers joined shortly afterwards. As I matured in my journey, music stayed a part of my life. Even when I moved to Washington, DC and now Atlanta, GA, music remains a part of my life. Who are your inspirations? First, my mommy! She’s deceased now, but I still can hear her voice saying, “you can do this”. I was that kid that said, “I don’t want to!”. At that time, she saw something in me that I didn’t see. BUT LOOK AT GOD! It’s hard to name others. I’m such an eclectic person and inspiration comes to me from so many angles. I can say that I’m inspired by people that stand firm in themselves and celebrate what God gave them to the fullest. GCMA Artist of the Year: what was that process like for you? Being nominated and keeping up with the polls were not as grueling as I thought it would be. I’ve been nominated for several awards and this process wasn’t stressful. It amazed me how many people voted. Marketing was the key. This awards platform has a great following. I posted, emailed and texted my friends and family. I’ve even gain additional fans through social media. Also, shout to my church family, Christian Life Center World Wide, Senior Pastor Karl Miller Jr. They were voting left and right…lol. It feels really good to have people believe in you and what you say God has called you to do.

The moment you heard your name and realized you had won: how did you feel? Ok so, I had already put in my head that I didn’t get Artist of the Year. I was sure I was going to get Jazz Artist of the Year. I had no clue God had something else for me. Oh but when they called my name for Artist of the Year. I just sat there with my mouth open. My girls were screaming, “mommy, mommy, they called your name!” I couldn’t believe it. Me! Daphney Hilton! Artist of the Year! Me….Well Jesus! I was so amazed and honored. When I first entered the music industry, I heard of the Gospel Choice Music Awards, and I told God that I wanted to be a part of this platform one day. Well, guess what, I won the Artist of the Year! LOOK AT GOD! I’m still tripping just talking about it. This was a personal accomplishment for me. Not anyone else. I’m so thankful! As an aspiring independent artist, what are some of your struggles? My struggle has been knowing my platform. You are not called to everybody. Also, marketing yourself on a small budget or no budget. Independent really means independent. Everything comes out of your pocket. Also, know your craft and learn as much as you can about the business. Invest in yourself. If you don’t, who will? You know how much you are willing to pay to get your ministry where you feel that God is taking it. Believe me, God will provide the resources. As an independent artist, I had to learn to pace myself and not compare my ride with anyone else’s. Someone told me a while ago, “Daphney, create your own platform and God will send the people.” My platform is Daphney Hilton, and if God placed me in this music industry, He will sustain me in this industry. I believe God’s mandate on my life is to be that light to whom He has called me to and serve them well. What advice would you give to someone wanting to follow in your footsteps? Just do it! I know that is a cliché, but honestly just do it. Talk with someone about what God is telling you. Also, find an industry buddy or buddies. Relationships are everything, but they must be mutual. Get on platforms like GCMA. You have to start somewhere. What counsel would you offer someone considering participating in the Gospel Choice Music Awards? I think GCMA is an awesome platform. From the free artists workshop to the Awards Ceremony, it was upscale and done in excellence. Get in it and give it your all. You get out what you put in.

Is there any additional feedback or input you’d like to extend to your fanbase or GCMA? Thank you GCMA for your support and love of independent artists!




In Search of Life - Chiropractic Dr. Aaron Lewis Like it was yesterday, I can clearly recall being in Dallas, Texas, as I was mentally preparing to speak at a major church. It was 1996, and strangely my mother left a message on the host pastor’s home phone number. Until now, I still never found out how she got the number. We had just finished having dinner and I remember hearing her crying hysterically, asking that I call home right away. When I called, my mother dolefully told me that my brother Ricky had died suddenly. Hearing that unanticipated news made me feel sick inside. Just one month before in August, my brother had just celebrated his 37th birthday, and now just like that, he was gone. It seemed like the most silent flight I had ever taken before, traveling from DFW to BOS airport. On my flight back to the east coast, I thought all of the logical thoughts and some illogical ones as well. Ricky was thin, seemingly in good shape, a picture of health, so we thought. What we didn’t know was that Ricky had an overactive thyroid, a condition that produces a goiter which manifest in a swollen neck. My brother thought he had an allergic reaction to something, particularly since he had dealt with allergic reactions to things throughout his life; seafood, tomatoes-based products, and citrus fruits. This time was different. Something else was wrong. Concerned, he went to the medical doctor for a thorough examination. They didn’t give him a thorough exam at all. What they did give him was a highly toxic drug with hopes of clearing up his allergy. What the doctor failed to recognize was my brother’s swollen neck, the enlarged eye sockets, and his accelerated heart rate. Had they done a thorough exam, the doctor would have discovered that this was no allergy and instead prescribed a 20-minute clinical procedure, one that would have saved his life. The drugs he had taken ended my brother’s life, but it didn’t have to be this way. With that I began to search for drug free, surgery free models of healthcare that promoted life. Through a circuitous journey which lasted nearly a decade, I came to discover Chiropractic. Chiropractic was and still is my number one choice for healthcare and wholeness. What exactly is chiropractic and how does it help the body to heal? Chiropractic is the science of locating vertebral subluxation in the spine and correcting it through a series of adjustments. All life in the human body travels through the spine and receives messages from the central nervous system headquartered in the human brain. When your spine is out of alignment, it creates pain in the body. More than that, it hinders the body’s innate ability to heal itself. God made your body with the capability to heal itself naturally without drugs or surgery. When there is a blockage in the spine, that blockage prevents the messages from flowing freely throughout the body, messages that bring proper healing to the body. The gift of Chiropractic has been around for more than 100 years, yet far too many people are still unaware of the incredible benefits of this natural, non-invasive treatment. For nearly two decades my quest has been to educate, inform and instruct people on how-to maintain optimal health, the way God originally intended. Optimal health begins with regular chiropractic adjustments by a licensed chiropractor. I’ve always carried the belief that had my brother known about the benefits and blessing of chiropractic care he would still be alive today. Unfortunately, he’s gone. Fortunately, you’re still alive for a reason far bigger than you. If you’ve never been adjusted by a chiropractor, schedule a visit today. You will never be the same again. You’ll also begin to realize that there in nothing bigger than life itself. If you need help finding a great chiropractor in your area, please email me at whyilovechiropratic@gmail.com. I’m here for you, your health, and your life. Dr. Aaron Lewis Ph.D. is an educator, spiritual leader, human rights activist, ghostwriter and publisher and has written more than 220 books. Dr. Lewis has traveled to 61 countries, consulted foreign governments on healthcare and education reform. He is the author of Why I Love Chiropractic and It’s Not Too Late: Reclaiming Optimum Health, No Matter How Young or Old You Are with Dr. Timothy Schaub.

Small things make a HUGE difference when it involves YOUR MONEY! JoAnna Laiscell, M.S., MSAT Having been a Professional Tax Accountant for more than 20 years, I know firsthand that taxes are not only the largest bill that most people will ever have in life, but also the greatest way to get ahead financially, if you are armed with the proper knowledge. Every year nearly 128 million people file income taxes. Unfortunately, most people, particularly those who prepare their own taxes and those who rely on large franchised tax preparation services, file incorrectly. These small mistakes often cost people more than they ever imagined. I’ve listed just a few ways to make sure that you have more money in your pocket by paying a little more attention to the small things. Here is a list of small things that are often overlooked DON’T MISS OUT ON WRITE-OFFS THAT YOU’RE ENTITLED TO Most people fear the IRS worse than the plague. They see the IRS as an enforcement agency, looking to take away hard earned assets from U.S. citizens. Remember the IRS takes away from people who commit fraud. You are probably not in that category. The IRS does allow legitimate deductions, many of which, people overlook when filing their annual tax returns. A trained professional tax strategist can help you to avoid audit red flags most commonly associated with deducting the wrong things. So many people deduct things on their income tax that aren’t allowed. On the other hand, many people fail to deduct the many deductions they are allowed. You will gain write offs by consulting with the right professional and get more back in your pocket, less liability to you. REVIEW YOUR ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS BEFORE TAKING THE STANDARD DEDUCTION While itemizing your deduction requires more effort, it can potentially benefit you in either reducing your tax liability or increasing your tax refund. Make sure to check which alternatives gives you the greater write-off. Examples of itemized deductions are—home mortgage interest, real estate taxes, property taxes and medical expenditures, (which includes mileage to and from doctor visits), health insurance premiums, prescription medication, eyeglass wear, and medical supplies such as needles for insulin shots. Other itemized deductions include charitable contributions (tithes and offerings to your local church) volunteer mileage and donated clothing or furnishings to organizations such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army. DURING FILING, DO NOT MAKE CHANGES ALREADY REPORTED TO THE IRS WITHOUT USING THE PROPER CHANNELS Wages, bank interest, mortgage interest paid, real estate taxes paid and other documents that you receive for tax reporting purposes, BE SURE TO REVIEW CAREFULLY. Let’s face it we’re all human. So, errors and omissions on the documents reported by your employer, mortgage holder, banks do happen. It’s your job to make sure that the information is correct. If the information is incorrect please contact the businesses that reported the information, do not report different information on the tax return. This will only delay the processing time for your tax return, and in some cases, the IRS will auto correct the information based on the reported information instead of the information on your tax return. When businesses make a mistake with your information, report it to them right away and have them send you the corrected information. CHECK YOUR RETURNS FOR TYPOS. When you read over your return, make sure you review the information carefully. Humans, smartphones, computers and of course spell checkers all make mistakes. Little mistakes can cost you big. For example, if you contributed $6,000 to your IRA but you inadvertently entered $600 as the deduction amount on your return. You are potentially reducing your deduction by $5,400, which cost you $1,350 more in taxes if you are in the 25% tax bracket. You certainly don’t want to do that. As I have stressed for the past two decades, when it comes to your money don’t rely on the amateurs, your friend or family member who happens to do taxes. That is more often than not a recipe for a disaster. Instead, contact a trained professional, someone well versed in the language of taxes. It’s a whole lot cheaper to consult with a tax professional than to pay thousands to correct misfiled tax returns. Taxes are not a once a year thing, taxes are yearlong. Do what’s right now and it’ll pay out well in the long and short run. JoAnna Laiscell prepares taxes for some of the largest churches and non-profits, professional musicians, writers and Pastors in the United States. She also makes time to prepare taxes for average income earners as well. Laiscell holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford and a Master of Science in International Studies from Central Connecticut State University. You can visit her website at: www.nothinbutnumbers.com or email her directly at jlaiscellcv@gmail.com

Will Harris and Friends Releases Brand New Christmas Album “The Sounds of Christmas” EP Featuring Sheri Jones-Moffett Will Harris and Friends is a group of singers based in Fayetteville, NC and is comprised of Music Educators and Worship Leaders throughout the city. Songwriter, Musician, Minister of Music, and a native Mississippian, Will Harris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music from Rust College and a Master’s Degree in Education from The University of Phoenix, He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida.

On November 29, 2019, Will Harris and Friends released the new Christmas Project titled “The Sounds of Christmas” featuring Grammy Nominated Powerhouse Vocalist Sheri Jones-Moffett of the duo Ted and Sheri and Donald Lawrence and the Tri- City Singers. On this Christmas project, Moffett is the featured lead vocalist on the title track “Don’t Forget Baby Jesus”. This title track was written by Will Harris and produced by Aaron Carter. The Sounds of Christmas EP IS available for purchase through all Digital Media Outlets, including ITunes and Google Play. The album will also offer a songbook that will available in the Spring of 2020. For more information on the ministry of Will Harris, please visit www.willharrismusic.com.

We are The Campbell Trio, young Gospel Artists who love the ministry of singing. Our music reaches all cultures and age groups. When we sing, we’re not only ministering to ourselves and our listeners, but most importantly to God. Some might think singing is easy. Singing is more than just having the talent or gift in the midst of a crowd of people; singing is an Art. In this Industry, a Gospel Singer must allow God to be the center and focus and they be the conduit or follower. Translated as the “Good News”, the Gospel means "the teaching or revelation of Christ”. Singing can be described as a “Gift” from God. This gift must be cultivated and protected all at the same time. Singing carries words of encouragement, which is why one must allow themselves to be used by God. As singers, our mission is to uplift and encourage life and healing to a hurting soul. Now that you know our passion for singing, we’d like to share a few things about us individually. I’m sure you’ve guessed we are siblings. God has bestowed upon us many gifts. These gifts have been cultivated by our parents. We recognized early that our Purpose in life was to help others. One of our siblings received their Bachelors’ Degree in Radio, Television and Film. This sibling has many talents: an author of five poetry books, photographer, website designer, fashion designer, an artist (drawer and painter), and a business owner. The other sibling is very energetic, loves football and basketball, does amateur gymnastics, and is a self-taught piano and guitar player. The last sibling loves reading, shopping, helping others and is currently a college undergraduate majoring in Child Psychology. Oh, we love having fun! With that being said, we’d like to challenge five of you to the following TRIVIA QUESTION: QUESTION: Fr om PARAGRAPH, THREE, which talent best descr ibes each of us? When you’ve gotten your answer, email us at andrewt1@thecampbelltrio.org. We’ll send you a special gift from our C3 store. Yes, we are not just singers but young Entrepreneurs. We invite you to not only view our website but to check out our video and purchase our Music. We guarantee you will be pleased with what you hear!



Meet Stephanie McDonald Entrepreneur. Award Winning Syndicated Radio and TV Host. Owner of the VSC Gospel Network, a conglomerate of 29 Stations. Promoter and CEO of the S&M Gospel Indie Awards. These titles only begin to describe Stephanie Williams McDonald. Born to the late Russell & Elizabeth Williams, she is the youngest to 12 children. A country girl, Stephanie was reared on a farm with tobacco and hogs. She was baptized at Venture Grove Baptist Church at the age of 10 and subsequently organized her first program at her hometown church for the graduates. Since then, Stephanie has promoted many gospel groups and artists and has orchestrated or hosted many programs and local award shows. She then went on to found the S&M Gospel Indie Music Awards 6 years ago. Seeking change, Stephanie purchased RSM Internet Radio in 2014 and, as a result, received various awards and honors. Stephanie then acquired one broadcast radio station named VSC and evolved it into VSC Radio and VSC TV. Stephanie purchased more stations and now owns 29 stations, including syndicated radio and television. With over 20 awards and over 60 nominations, Stephanie provides service music to radio stations through VSC Radio Servicing and has a podcast called M&J Podcast. Stephanie credits her boards, family, and advisors for her success, but most notably John Joyner and Carissa B (Christlike) at VSC Gospel Network and VSC Radio Servicing; Dr. Bradford Howard; Darrell Jones; Jay Williams; and Carlton McConnell. She continues to encourage all to “Keep God first in all you do.�

Grace Gang Ministry King Breez, DT, and Omar Scott (pictured from LEFT to RIGHT). God brought together these anointed men of God to form Grace Gang Ministry (GGM), a Gospel rap music ministry. GGM is comprised of ministers with the sole purpose of winning souls for Christ. They believe that, although the Word of God hasn't changed, the method of delivery can't stay the same for this generation and that people still need Christ. God has called different individuals to reach lost souls that wouldn't go into a traditional church worship service and to recognize their need for Christ as their Savior. In this season, He is raising up new soldiers to carry the Gospel to everyone. GGM is extending God's Grace to those that would otherwise be lost due to their unfamiliarity with the common church setting. They utilize the gifts God has given each one of them to reach all: from preaching and teaching, to rapping, to song writing and producing. Since the beginning stages of GGM, God has blessed them to lead and win over souls to Christ with their teachings, preaching, and powerful music ministry during worship services. By Jennifer Bluett

Yo’s Cajun Stuffed Peppers Yolanda Wright Ingredients: 8 - Large poblano peppers 3 - Tablespoons of olive oil 1 - Onion diced 2 - Cloves of garlic, minced ½ - Tablespoon Louisiana Cajun Seasoning (adjust it to your taste) 16 oz - Small shrimp (peeled & deveined 1 - Link of andouille sausage diced or smoked andouille chicken sausage by Alfresco 1 - Cup uncooked long-grain white rice 2 ½ - Cups chicken broth (add more if necessary) 3 - 8 oz cans of tomato sauce 1 - Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 - Chopped parsley, oregano or scallions for garnish Directions:  Roast the poblano peppers in an oven on BROIL at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the skins puff up and char. Flip them halfway through to get both sides charred. Remove from heat, cool slightly then

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peel off the skins. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise (leaving the stem on) and scoop out the insides. Set onto a large baking dish sprayed with PAM Drop oven temperature to 350 degrees Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until it’s translucent. Stir in garlic & Cajun seasoning. Stir in shrimp & sausage, cook until shrimp turns pink Stir in rice and cook for about 1 minute Pour in chicken broth, worcestershire and tomato sauce. Cover and cook (stirring frequently) until it thickens(20 to 25 mins) Fill peppers with stuffing mixture and place on baking dish Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (depending on your oven) Top with parsley, scallions, or oregano (whatever your taste buds desire) Serve lemon wedges BON APPETIT!

Vegan Fried Chicken (vegetarian) Paul H. Cameron Prep time 25 mins - Cook time 2 hours No reason to head out for fried chicken, when you can make this amazing vegan recipe at home. Ingredients “Chicken” 2 cups vital wheat gluten 5 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp poultry seasoning 1½ cup Franks hot sauce (for a less spicy version sub ¾ with vegetable broth instead) 5 tbsp tahini 6 cups of vegetable broth Dredging 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp white pepper ½ tsp onion powder ½ teaspoon paprika 1 tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp sugar ¼ chipotle powder Sauce ⅓ Frank’s Original Red Hot Pepper Sauce 1 tbsp mustard

3 eggs worth of prepared egg replacer (I like The Vegg) Oil for frying Instructions : "Chicken" In a mixing bowl, mix together gluten, yeast, onion powder and poultry seasoning. In a larger bowl, combine Franks and tahini and whisk until smooth. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet and stir until well combined. Knead the dough until it is elastic but not dry. Sprinkle some additional gluten flour if your dough is too sticky. Divide the dough into chicken size pieces, they will grow to about twice the size. Place the nuggets in a pot filled with boiling broth, ensure they are totally covered. Cook nuggets in broth for 1 hour at a low boil, stirring every 15 mins. Remove from broth and place on a wire baking rack to dry. Coating: Combine the hot sauce, egg r eplacer and mustar d in a small bowl. Combine the flour and all spices in another shallow bowl, and whisk until well combined. Working with one piece of seitan at a time, coat each piece with the flour, then dredge it in the hot sauce mixture, and coat again in the flour mixture. Set aside until the rest of the seitan is breaded. Heat up plenty of oil in a skillet, or heat up your deep fryer. When hot (350 degrees) fry the filets for 8-12 minutes or until they are light brown and crispy. Remove the seitan and place on paper towels to drain

Pastor Marcellus Howard West End SDA Church Question: Pastor , what is your take on speaking in tongues? My gr andmother said that if I didn’t speak in tongues, the spirit of God is not with me. I haven’t been able to speak in tongues, no matter how hard I try. Is there a problem for me? Answer: My dear Br other or Sister , let me give you some peace of mind. You do not have a pr oblem, unless you do not know Jesus the Christ as your personal Savior. The ability to speak in tongues is not a prerequisite for salvation. There appears to be two distinct definitions among professed Christians to define “speaking in tongues”. One school of thought states this gift of tongues gives one the ability to speak foreign or unknown languages. Other Christians subscribe to the view that speaking in tongues is an ecstatic speech, a release of emotion and praise in unintelligible sounds. I want to direct you to what the Bible says about tongue speak. It is interesting to note that it was Jesus who first mentioned tongues in the New Testament. Mark 16:15-18. The word tongue is translated from the Greek word “glossa” and it simply means language. Sometimes the gift of speaking in tongues is referred to as “glossolalia” which means tongue talking. I am going to list my observations from scripture, (please read II Timothy 3:16, 17 before reading through my list). Also please read Acts 2:1-13, Acts 10:45, 46 and Acts 11:15-18, Acts 19:1-7, I Corinthians 12 and I Corinthians 13. Tongues like all gifts were to be used in love, not in selfishness I Corinthians 12:7. In I Corinthians 14:1-5 Paul gives regulations on tongues. Prophecy was to be preferred to tongues because it benefitted the church. It was better to desire gifts that were greater than tongues because they would build the church up I Corinthians 14:12. No amount of tongue speaking without interpretation was beneficial at all I Corinthians 14:9, 19. Tongues were not for free use in the church I Corinthians 14:23-25. If used in church, tongues were only to be used in a manner that would help strengthen the church. I Corinthians 14:26. At each meeting, if anyone spoke in a tongue, there should only have been two or at the most three speakers I Corinthians 14:27. Any tongue speaking was to be interpreted. If no interpreter was present at the meeting, the speaker was to keep quiet and worship in silence I Corinthians 14:28. Paul wasn’t seeking to abolish tongues; his encouragement was for tongues to be handled decently and in order I Corinthians 14:39, 40. Tongues are not a prayer language Tongues are not heavenly or angelic language Tongues are not to hide mysteries from others Tongues were not used for healing in the book of Acts Tongues do not make one Christian better than the other These are my observation and reflections. I suggest that you prayerfully ask the Spirit of God to lead you in the proper direction.

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