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Saved? Here are 12 Biblical Affirmations You Should Memorize and Proclaim Daily

By Cecil L. Brown, Gospel USA Magazine Publisher


sk most Christians, "who are you in Christ," and they will probably give you the generic answer of "a child of God." But, if you press them for more details about themselves, most of them would probably not be able to give you many additional, accurate, Biblical affirmations of who they are in Christ.

4:30) * I am: Bought with a price, I am not my own, I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:20) * I am: The righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21) * I am: Delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God's kingdom. (Colossians 1:13)

Following are 12 Biblical affirmations of who and what we are in Christ Jesus. I STRONGLY urge each of you to memorize and learn to proclaim these and other affirmations regularly to yourself – and to others. Why? Because the day will come when you may have to stand before the Accuser of the brethren (the devil) and "confess" and "believe" your way into the kingdom of God – or miss out! (Romans 10:10). Here are the 12 affirmations:

* I am: Saved... by grace, through faith... not of works... lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) * I am: Loved by Jesus and my sins have been washed away in His Blood. (Revelation 1:5) * I am: The temple of the Holy Spirit... which lives in me. (1 Corinthians 6:19)

* I am: Saved and made righteous... because I have confessed Jesus as Lord and I believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10)

* I am: Healed by the stripes of Jesus. (1 Peter 2:25, Isaiah 53:6) * I will: live and not die, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. (Psalm 118:17)

* I am: Forgiven of all my sins and cleansed of all unrighteousness... because I have confessed my sins to God. (1 John 1:9)

To find many more Biblical affirmations of who and what we are in Christ Jesus and also find a variety of Biblical prayers which we can use to battle many of life's challenges – download or write for the FREE book entitled, Prayers, by visiting

* I am: Redeemed by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:18-19) * I am: Sealed by the Holy Spirit of God, unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians


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Singing Pastors the

of Piscataway

Their Anointed New Album on Game Entertainment Features Hit Tracks, "Higher Ground," "Amazing Grace" and Others


wo-time Stellar Award finalist and winner of a Texas Gospel Music Excellence Award in Houston – The Singing Pastors of Piscataway are back! Game Entertainment is proud to announce the release of The rd Singing Pastors of Piscataway's 3 album entitled, Inspired To Reach Higher. The group and their record label are excited about the release of this album and are prayerful that this effort will change lives and save souls. The Singing Pastors of Piscataway were organized in 1994. After performing separately at a concert, each realized that God had placed them in this part of His vineyard for such a time as this. Since each of them had previously been a part of a quartet group, they bonded immediately. Once they began to meet and make plans, God gave them the confirmation that His musical Word would go forth. Realizing the effect that music has upon the molding of the mind and the lifting of the spirit – The Singing Pastors embarked upon a ministry of transforming the Preached Word into the Gospel Song. Their mission is to spread the love of Jesus Christ and to witness His saving grace through the testimony of music. Their motto is "We are ordained to preach, but compelled to sing." Over the years, the Pastors have traveled extensively lifting up the name of Jesus through song. The singers are Reverend Linwood D. Rouse, Deacon Calvin Williams, Minister of Music Willie Harris and Minister of Music Jason E. Scurry. The band members are Bro. Tyrone Stackhouse (lead guitar), Bro. Jerry Johnson (bass guitar), Bro. Jim Cooper (keyboards), Bro. Kevin Goins (lead guitar) and Bro. Jarrett Sutton (drummer). Gospel radio music programmers are encouraged to give a good listen to this album. This album is a must-add to your radio station. The Singing Pastors will begin a national tour in February 2018 and is available for booking throughout the country. For radio copies of Inspired To Reach Higher, booking and free will offering programs – please call 732-2350380 or 732-247-9733 or 908-510-0237. Be sure to visit their website at and also search for them and like them on Facebook.


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spotlightmale vocalist


wo time GRAMMY® nominee Travis Greene's latest album entitled, Crossover: Live From Music City, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart. Its lead single, "You Waited," hit #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. At the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, Travis won in seven key categories, including Song of the Year ("Made A Way," which also hit #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart); Male Vocalist of the Year; CD of the Year (The Hill, which also reached #1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart); Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year; Contemporary CD of the Year; Recorded Music Packaging of the Year; and Praise and Worship CD of the Year. All told, Travis has been nominated for 13 Stellar Awards, 3 Dove Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and a Soul Train Award. In 2016, the singer and his wife, Dr. Jackie Greene, launched Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina, which he describes as "a church for the unchurched and over-churched." While pastoring the quickly growing congregation and extending scholarships and mission work to thousands of people in Africa – Greene has also embarked on a world tour. With 13 of its tracks recorded at Skyville Live in Nashville, Crossover: Live From Music City follows in the live recording tradition of The Hill. For more information and tour itinerary, visit

Travis Greene

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ekalyn Carr released the official, full length video of her riveting performance of her current hit single, "You Will Win" early this past Summer. Since that night, Carr has criss-crossed the continent ministering a message of victory and triumph. "You Will Win" has become an anthem among believers, as Carr prompts believers to speak victory over themselves and to everything to which they're attached. The video can be seen on Lunjeal Music Group's YouTube page. From the very first time Carr ministered "You Will Win" on the night of her live recording, it was apparent that God had given her a message that would resonate with the masses. The response has been instant and palpable. The song's hook – "It's my winning season. Everything attached to me wins!" has proven to be both catchy and (spiritually) catapulting. The message of "You Will Win" is restoring the faith of people who hear it all over the world. By singing along with Carr, believers are igniting a renewal of their own faith. Jekalyn Carr is scheduled to release her brand new CD entitled One Nation Under God in February 2018. The album will be available online and in stores everywhere. "You Will Win" is also the title of Carr's first book and it too will be released in 2018. For more information, visit and also find her on Facebook.

Jekalyn Carr January - March 2018


spotlightgospel quartet


ndurance – the multi-award-winning, Houston, Texas-based gospel quartet – continues to gain international acclaim with the release of their latest album entitled, "Changed." "Changed" is also the title of the album's lead single, which is the very last known recording made by Joe Ligon – the legendary former lead singer of the GRAMMY® Award-winning Mighty Clouds of Joy. Gospel music fans will surely want to own a copy of this unique musical treasure, which is sure to become a true collector's item. The members of Endurance are Claude Cummings, Michael Robertson, Wallace Grant II and Sean Webb. Member Earl Sampson is temporarily on medical leave and former member, the late Dave Botts, passed away in May 2017. Each member has the ability to lead and assumes that role at different times. Some of the previous releases by Endurance which impacted radio are "Right On Time" (featuring Andre Tate of The Williams Brothers; the Mother's Day favorite, "Thank You Lord For Mama" (featuring Spanky Williams); "That's What Jesus Did;" "Ain't God Good;" "Old Fashion Church;" and "God Is Making A Change." Many of these soulful releases can be purchased at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby and other popular online music outlets. For more information, visit


Spotlighthip hop gospel artist


anton CaJo Jones is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, vocal arranger, youth pastor and entrepreneur – as well as a dedicated husband and father of 4. Canton Jones is a Deerfield Beach, Florida native, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. He has ministered to and performed in front of millions of people during his career as a music artist. Since beginning his career and ministry, Canton Jones has released numerous albums – which include 20 Years, 3 Months, & 12 Days…..; Love Jones; The Password: Access Granted; Kingdom Business Parts 1-4; Dominionaire; Dominionaire Remixed; Go Mode; Lust, Drugs, and Gospel; and Godcity. Canton Jones has featured on projects with Kierra Kiki Sheard, James Fortune, Pastor Charles Jenkins, John Waller, Uncle Reece, Vicki Yohe, Deitrick Haddon, J Moss, Tye Tribbett, T Haddy, Isaac Caree, Viktory, Andy Mineo, Matt Pitt, William Murphy, Jor'dan Armstrong, Richie Righteous, Bizzle, Crystal Tamar, KJ 52, Jonathan Phillips, GIdeonzArmy, Corey Condrey, Mr. Del, Vashawn Mitchell and William McDowell. In September 2017, Canton Jones released his album entitled, Greatness. Greatness, on Cajo Records, is available at online stores everywhere. For more information, visit

Canton Jones


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radiostation playlists WREJ 101.3 FM & 990 AM 8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 221 Richmond, VA 23229 (804) 873-7101 Bro. Randy Johnson, PD / 3 pm - 6 pm host ”24 hours / 1,000 watts" The All New Rejoice 990 Listen live: and like us on Facebook - January 2018 1. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / No Reason To Fear 2. Anthony Brown and group therAPy / I Got That 3. Todd Dulaney / Your Great Name 4. Cheryl Fortune / Fighters 5. GI / We Win 6. Angelo & Veronica / Higher Place 7. Half Mile Home / This Far 8. Zak Wiiliams & 1 Akord / He's All I Need 9. Dr. F. James Clark Presents The Next Generation Choir / Cry Out 10. Rick Dorn / Lift Up The King 11. Preashea Hilliard / Great Things 12. J Kingdom / Amazing 13. Cheryl Fortune / Figure It Out 14. Ledisi & Kirk Franklin / If You Don't Mind 15. Andra Day f/ Common / Stand Up For Something 16. The Flint Cavaliers / One Man 17. Bill Moss, Jr. f/ J Moss / Your Will 18. Javen / Grace 19. New Direction f/ Donald Lawrence / When All God's Children Get Together 20. Shekinah Glory Ministry / Cornerstone

WYBC-FM 94.3 142 Temple Street, Ste 203 New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 776-4118 Jerry Green, GPD &

host of “Sweet Sounds of Praise” “1,000 watts / Sundays from 6 am - 6 pm” Listen live: - January 2018 1. Deitrick Haddon / Billion People 2. Erica Campbell / Well Done 3. The Walls Group / My Life 4. GEI f/ Kierra Sheard / Hang On 5. Tasha Cobbs / Gracefully Broken 6. Tamela Mann / Change Me 7. Jenice Thompson / Won't He Do It 8. Tina Campbell / Too Hard Not Too 9. Marvin Sapp / Close 10. Yvette Early / My Story 11. Robert Hawkins / Happy 12. Travis Greene / You Waited 13. John P Kee & New Life / Release 14. Bryan Popin / I Got Out 15. Ledisi & Kirk Franklin / If You Don't Mind 16. Luther Barnes / God's Grace 17. The Williams Brothers / What God Does 18. Sherwin Gardner / Because Of You 19. Jermaine Dolly / Come Knock On My Door 20. Kevin Monroe & Devotion / Awesome God January - March 2018

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- January 2018 1. Jekalyn Carr / You Will Win 2. Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Trust In You 3. Deitrick Haddon / A Billion People 4. Tamela Mann / Change Me 5. William Murphy / Everlasting God 6. JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise / You Deserve It 7. Marvin Sapp / Close 8. Charles Jenkins & fellowship f/ Le'Andria / Grace 9. January Hairston / Ready 10. Travis Greene / You Waited 11. Bryan Andrew Wilson / Whoa 12. Anthony Evans / See You Again 13. The Williams Brothers / What God Does 14. Vashawn Mitchell / Joy 15. Tina Cambell / Too Hard Not Too 16. BeBe Winans / He Promised Me 17. Ledisi f/ Kirk Franklin / If You Don't Mind 18. Kirk Franklin / My World Needs You Now 19. Dorothy Norwood f/ Dorinda Clark-Cole / It Could've Been Me 20. Elaine Norwood / I'm All God Says I Am

- January 2018 Travis Greene / You Waited (Live) Johnny Sanders / It's Well With My Soul Miami Mass Choir f/ Avery Jones / All I Need Micah Lee / Heaven The Walls Group / My Life BeBe Winans f/ Tobbi & Tommi Introducing Kiandra / He Promised Me 7. Tasha Cobbs Leonard / Great God 8. Shekinah Glory Ministry / Cornerstone 9. Ricky Dillard & New G / I Survived It 10. Erica Campbell / Well Done 11. Evangelist Della Smith / War Ready 12. Curtiss Glenn & Freedom Movement / Oh My God 13. Red Hands / Your Will 14. Canton Jones f/ Free Life / Won't He Do It 15. Isabel Davis / Jesus We Love You 16. Marvin Sapp / Listen 17. Bryan Andrew Wilson / I Put You First 18. Earnest Pugh / Survive 19. Ledisi & Kirk Franklin / If You Don't Mind 20. Half Mile Home / This Far

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- January 2018 1. The Williams Brothers / Alright 2. Danny Walker & The Fantastic Violinaires / Going On To The End 3. Shawn Jones & The Believers / Me, My God, And I 4. Blind Boys Of Alabama / Singing Brings Us Closer 5. George Dean And G4 / Get My Business Straight 6. Greg Logins & In Christ / God Promised 7. The Clark Brothers / Thank You Lord 8. Ricky McDuffie And The Family / He Keep Making A Way 9. Roy & Revelation / Will You Be Ready 10. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Let It Rain 11. Felton Hodges & The Anointed Voices / Stand By Me 12. Shirley Caesar / It's Alright, It's OK 13. The Southern Sons / All The Way 14. Patrick Hollis & United / Grateful 15. Robert WIlliams' Nu Gospel Keynotes / God Is Calling 16. The Session Singers / God Will Do What He Said 17. Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson / Chilly Winds 18. Jay Caldwell And The Gospel Ambassadors / Take Off Your Shoes Moses 19. The Echoaires / We Can't Make It 20. Maurice McZeke And Modern Day Kindred / Thank God I'm Free

Web site: - January 2018 1. Leondra Dee Lacey / I Worship You For Who You Are 2. Ricky McDuffie & The Family / Satan Just Leave Me Alone 3. Sherri Bryant / Thank You Lord 4. Patrick Hollis & United / Appreciate 5. Angela Bennett / Rock Steady 6. Felton Hodges & Anointed Voices / Fix It 7. The Williams Brothers / Home 8. George Dean & G4 / Get My Business Straight 9. Allegra Parks / To God Be The Glory 10. Serenity Of Baltimore / How Sweet It Is 11. Kim Jacob / I Can't Wait 12. Onikholwells f/ Howard / Love Like You 13. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Come Aboard 14. Keith 'Wonderboy' Johnson / Keep Pushing 15. Men 4 Christ / Breakthrough 16. The New Golden Crowns / Come Too Far 17. Bishop LL Pittman / The Son Of Christ 18. The Loving Sisters / Turn It Over To Jesus 19. Endurance f/ Joe Ligon / Changed 20. Arie Howard / Trust 14

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Listen live: - January 2018 1. New Street / A Life To Remember 2. Carmen Brown / You Are 3. Susu Bobien / Lets Have Some Church 4. Rudy Currence / Testimony 5. Deacon Don Dy-Dy / Susu Bobien / Take Me 6. King Rich / Keep Climbing 7. Ebony Archer / Can't Nobody 8. Verzuane McCoy / Who's In Control 9. Antoine Hilton / Yahweh 10. S. Jamon Flagg / Something Good 11. Chos3n / Where Is The Love 12. Mikal Townsend / How You See Yourself 13. Queen Mary Rdoz / Going To Heaven 14. Latrece Bush / Because Of You 15. Marlo Cozart / A Fool 16. Deep FX / U Bring Me Up 17. Cynthia Wilson f/ Darren Edward / Love Like This 18. Shelia Moore Piper / Get Excited 19. Lamont Sanders / Whatever It Takes 20. Barry Madden / In His Arms

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usical styles and fads may come and go, but this voice remains consistent, strong, melodic and relevant. Miami, Florida-based Johnny Sanders' music has and continues to be a mainstay on the airways throughout the US and abroad. Great songs like his signature hit, "I Trust God;" the retooled version of the hymn, "In The Garden;" "In Your Presence;" his incredible cover of "The Prayer" featuring recording artist Francine Ealey Murphy; their holiday classic, "O Holy Night;" and Johnny's latest single, "All I Have Left Is Faith" – all continue to receive impressive airplay. Now, Blonja Entertainment is godly proud to release another great song by Johnny Sanders. "It's Well With My Soul" is powerful and inspiring. A masterfully produced single featuring urban, rhythmic music with a hint of a retro, classic sound. Passionate, skillfully delivered vocals complete the number – showcasing Johnny's vocal agility and proficiency. We know you've heard it said before, but this song is a must-hear, and certainly a must share. In this season, it is important to remember that despite how things may look or how we feel – God is yet still in control. Join Johnny in decreeing and declaring that "It's Well With My Soul." It a great song perfect for all formats and markets. This song is available for purchase online everywhere. For radio copies of all of Johnny's music, interviews, booking and/or more information, inquire by phone @ 305.454-6139 or via email @ Be sure to check him out on Facebook and other social outlets.

Johnny Sanders His Latest Single is available

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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." – John 3:16

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ATTENTION RADIO PROGRAMMERS: This chart is Gospel USA Magazine’s choice for the top 30 new Gospel songs from independent labels and artists from across the USA. We recommend you give these products some play. Only products which were critiqued by us and passed our high standards for quality are listed. (See the footnote below). Doc McKene zi & Hi-Lie t s

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"Come Aboard" by Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites (of Lake City, South Carolina) (Hi-Lites Music) 843-536-0212

The Singing Pastors

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16. "All The Way" by The Southern Sons (of Memphis, Tennessee) (Some Records) 901-795-1945

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"Higher Ground" by The Singing Pastors of Piscataway (NJ) (Game Entertainment) 732-235-0380

17. "Ruler Over The Earth" by Erek McFadden and The Praise Alliance (of South Jersey) (independent) 610-348-2544

3. "Lord Of Everything" by The Miami Mass Choir (of Miami, Florida) (MaJo Records) 708-206-3813

18. "Look At Me" by The John Tillery Project (of Lexington Park, Maryland) (JackieBoy Entertainment) 240-237-0912

4. "Changed" by Endurance f/ the late Joe Ligon (Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528

19. "There Wouldn't Be A Me" by Shonda English (of South Carolina) BEEA Music / English Essentials & Entertainment) 313-207-5786

5. "I've Been Drinking" by Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors (of Wilmington, DE) (RTG Records) 302-762-3249

20. "He That Dwells" by Cheryl Boggs (of Dallas, Texas) (independent) 469-387-1804

6. "Get Excited" by Shelia Moore Piper (of Houston, Texas) (BDM / Ugroove Music) 281-808-1978

21. "So I Sing" by Evangelist Barbara Williams (of Richmond, Virginia) (Grantham World Media) 804-291-9103

7. "It's Well With My Soul" by Johnny Sanders (of Miami, Florida) (Blonja Entertainment) 305-454-6139

22. "I Want More" by Sylvia Grandberry (of Miramar, Florida) (KGM Records) 813-380-8514

"Somebody Like You" by Bishop Curtis Brown (of New Bern, NC) (Grantham World Media) 252-633-5222

23. "Never Had A Love Like You Before" by Barbara Lafitte (of Waddell, Arizona) (independent) 623-521-7127

9. "A Life To Remember" by New Street (of Baltimore, Maryland) (Priesthood Recording Company) 410-325-4100

24. "Take The Pain Away" by Aminah Fountain & China Sweet (of Bronx, NY) (Flying High Records) 347-346-8365

10. "I Still Do" by Derrick Doc Pearson f/ Al Johnson & Kathy Horry (Clinton, MD) (IAM Music Company) 301-758-0300

25. "Glorify" by The Gospel Starlights (of Valdosta, Georgia) (independent) 229-560-3701

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"Don't Take Your Spirit" by Larry Crider & 4 H.I.S. Glory (of District Heights, MD) (Nailed4U Music Group) 301-802-1470

26. "Great Things" by Mary Wynn (of West Bloomfield, Michigan) (Gospetality Records LLC) 313-605-3303

12. "Greater Is He'" by Jasmine Williams (of Tuscaloosa, Alabama) (independent) 205-393-9183

27. "Lord We Praise You" by The Ray Manning Singers (of Kansas City, Missouri) (Stair Rail Records) 816-255-2473

13. "Praise Him Forever" by The Inspired Catholic Voices (of Oakland, California) (independent) 510-276-0276

28. "Lost Soul, Don't Fold" by Radikal 4 Jesus (of Miami, Florida) (independent) 786-752-1051

14. "Supernatural" by Peyton Bailey f/ Apostle John Bailey (of Morrow, Georgia) (independent) 770-960-6200

29. "Won't He Do It" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, California) (Prez Party Publishing) 323-309-7959

15. "Wait" by Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices (of Houston, Texas) (independent) 832-283-2087

30. "Weeping May Endure For A Night" by Veronica Daeh (of New York, New York) (RJC Productions) 516-978-9169

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Procedure for critiquing products: A score of 1 to 10 points are awarded in each of 10 ratings categories, including sound quality, originality, air play received, national charting elsewhere, marketing and even the design of the CD cover. The points are totaled and the 30 songs which receive the most points are listed numerically on the chart. To submit your song for chart consideration -- postal mail or email the song and any supporting materials to us. Subject line should be: Top 30 Chart Song Submission. Or you can call 305-234-8689. Note: We may ask for proof that your music is legally published.


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February 9th, 2018: Micanopy Tour Group presents the Gospel Show of the Year featuring Darryl McFadden & The Disciples, The Golden Wings, Jeffery Newberry & The Original Keynotes and others. Hosted by Freddie Rhodes of WCGL 1360. Venue: Upperroom Ministries, 3575 NE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609. For details and tickets, call Mary Dunmore at 352-214-0890 and see our ad on page 13. February 10th, 2018: Family Reunion Fest 2018 will be held at the Albany Civic Center, 100 West Ogelthorpe Blvd, Albany, GA 31702. 3 pm. The event features Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Canton Spirituals, The Lumzy Sisters, Slim & The Supreme Angels, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, The Gospel 4, Paul Porter & The Christianaires, Shawn Jones & The Believers, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, The Echoaires, Willie Bank's Messengers and many others. For details, visit February 15th - 18th, 2018: The 20th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards will be held at the Marriott Hobby Airport Hotel in Houston, Texas. The event honors excellence in gospel artists from Texas and around the nation. Visit or call Larry Davies, Founder, at 281-935-3573. March 22nd - 23rd, 2018: The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Int'l presents the Living Intentionally Marriage Retreat (LIT) at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. This annual event features a lineup of dynamic speakers and instructors. Registration is $99. For details, visit March 23rd - 24th, 2018: The 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Two new events, The Independent Artist Showcase and The Quartet Showcase (both sponsored and directed by The Stellar Awards), will be added to the 2018 official weekend festivities. For more details, call Dennis Cole at 312-654-1100 or visit March 29th - December 2018: Face To Face, Inc. presents the Festival Of Praise Tour 2018 – Texture Of A Man. This national tour features Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Take

Lee Williams & Spiritual QC's

Cecil L. Brown

6, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins – and will be presented in 50+ cities across the USA. Confirmed cities include: Savannah, GA (3/29); Atlanta, GA (3/30); Greensboro, NC (4/6); Petersburg, VA (4/7); Buffalo, NY (4/13); Albany, NY (4/14); Springfield, MA (4/15); Tuscaloosa, AL (4/22); Upper Darby, PA (4/28); Bronx, NY (4/29); Detroit, MI (5/4); St.Louis, MO (5/5); Hampton, VA (5/11); Oakland, CA (5/19); and Long Beach, CA (5/20). For more info and tickets: April 1st, 2018: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 24. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular CD series, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689. April 7th & 8th, 2018: J Spivey Productions presents Gigantic Gospel Concert 2018 featuring The Rance Allen Group, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, Bless-ed, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires, Harvey Watkins & The Canton Spirituals, Lisa Knowles & The Brown Sisters and Doc McKenzie & The Gospel Hi-Lites. The event will be held on 4/7/18 in Dallas, TX and 4/8/18 in Houston, TX. For more info and ticket outlets, visit or call 833-766-1918. June 20th - 24th, 2018: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Rhythm Of Gospel Awards 2018 will be held in Greenville, SC. For the 2018 nominees, registration and latest information as it becomes available, visit June 21st - 25th, 2018: Gospel USA Magazine's 7th Annual Gospel Fellowship Cruise & Retreat 2018 will be held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Join hosts Cecil L. Brown, Apostle John & Prophetess Peyton Bailey, along with Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors and other guests & fans from across the USA for a weekend in the Bahamas. For details, see page 5 and July 14th - 21st, 2018: The 51st Annual Convention of the Gospel Music Workshop of America – GMWA will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. For registration forms, itinerary and more information as it becomes available, visit

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PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Award nominated Internet radio station Godspel Vibez/GodspelPrayzMyx96 is requesting product from labels and artists for our 24/7 Gospel & Christian Jazz (and more) station. All genres! Send material to attn: Robert T. Graves, Jr., Programming Dept., PO Box 11313, Carson, CA 90749 or call (310) 400-2373. Listen 24/7 at and PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Ray Manning Singers Internet radio station has prime program slots available for churches, ministries, artists and businesses. This popular station is also requesting product service from all gospel labels and artists. Call Ray or Raymond Manning at 816-255-2473 for submission details. Listen 24/7 at PRODUCT SERVICE REQUESTED Gospel artist/radio personality Lady Voncile Belcher is accepting gospel music submissions for radio airplay consideration on her popular show, The Indie Artist Mix with Lady Voncile Belcher. For submission details, send email to, search for her on or call 678-994-1663. Calendar and Classified ad rates: $45 for up to 40 words. Additional words are 20cents each. A word is 2-12 characters. To place your calendar of events or classified ad in the next issue, call 305-234-8689.


The advertising deadline for our April June 2018 issue is March 23rd, 2018, if ad space is still available. The issue will be distributed nationally by direct give-aways at select popular events, by postal mail to our subscribers, by postal mail to key gospel industry personnel across the USA (including radio programmers, concert promoters, TV show hosts, award shows, conferences, record labels, artists, churches and media) and globally via our website. To advertise, call 305-234-8689.

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"Power For Living" by T.D. Jakes. How often have you cried out to God, why? Why do I struggle? Why do I have problems? Why don't people understand me? The answer: Because you are anointed! Author T.D. Jakes writes, "I used to have the wrong notion that when you are really anointed, you no longer have problems or rough times. But you show me anybody who's really Holy Ghost anointed, and I'll show you somebody who cried in the middle of the night and suffered all night long, wondering where is God." This book will help you discover how to be victorious in those times – and in life. ISBN: 9780768428384. Price: $29.99. To order, visit

"What You Say When You Say 'I Do'" by Derek Triplett. It takes less than 3 minutes to exchange marriage vows and less than 90 seconds for each individual to make a series of lifetime promises that most likely are not fully comprehended. What's more, most couples have not equipped themselves to fulfill all of the promises they make. Derek Triplett uses humor, real-life experience, and professional analysis to explore the subject. This book will revolutionize your view on the subject. Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For interviews, booking and more, contact

"Courage To Win" by Denise C. Johnson. This book was written to encourage women to continue to push, pursue and believe God for victory in every area of their lives. This is one woman's (the author's) story of overcoming some of life's greatest challenges. "Through it all God gave me the Courage to Win." The book is available at and other popular outlets. ISBN: 978-1-4984-4263-3. For review copies and interviews, contact or (407) 291-2030.

"You Are An Overcomer" by Dr. Carl Bentley, pastor of 26 years. This Charismatic guide to Christian spiritual disciplines (274 pages) covers topics such as healing, how shouting causes Satan to loose your circumstances, musical ministry to the Lord, warfare by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, engrafting God's Word into your heart, winning the war of the flesh by fasting, and tongues as an indicator of Holy Spirit infilling. A model prayer and a bibliography for worship and spiritual warfare is provided. A good resource for growing Christians and also for pastors. ISBN: 978 0 88144 258 8.

"Deliver Us From Evil" by Deryl S. Lampkin. At the root of hurting relationships are misinformation, misunderstandings and mistrust. Deliver Us From Evil reveals life-changing principles to fix your relationships with your spouse, God and others. The lust of honey and the love of money has destroyed countless relationships because men want to get laid and women want to get paid. These powerful truths can refresh your relationships and bring you joy. A must-have resource guide for conquering evil. Publication date: 11/4/14. ISBN/EAN13: 1942325010 / 9781942325017. 154 pages. To order, visit Interviews: "The Mystery Of The Final Resurrection" by Robert L. Tatum, Jr.. If you have ever wondered about the END of DAYS, this book is a mustread! Writing this book has been one of the most challenging stages of my Christian walk. This book is going to change lives and challenge God's people to go deeper in the Word, and others who do not believe to be challenged by what they believe. If you are confused, afraid, or dismayed by the book of Revelation, you must read this book! The antichrist, the false prophet, the beast, the woman, 666 – all are revealed in this mystery. For pre-orders, interviews and more information, contact 903-422-9382 or send email to

bookreleases Literature available from major and independent authors

"Can I Trust You?" by Bishop Huden S. Roberts. It has been said that the richest place on earth is the cemetery. This statement is true because most of us never really reach our true potential in life. This book speaks very clearly about how you ought to make the time to study and develop your God-given gifts and talents – then share them with the world. Most of our time is spent wondering if we can trust God, but in this God-mandated book, God asks you... "Can I trust YOU? Read this book and begin to discover true life – the God kind of life. Available at (search for Bishop Huden Roberts). For interviews and bookings, write to

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askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions

The Inspired Catholic Voices

Dear Dr. Carl: I love Negro spirituals. I sing them for patients in the nursing home. Sometimes, I feel very oppressed after I perform. Why does the Lord allow this to happen after I help others? – Wants 2 Sing

Nominated for 2 2018

Dear Wants 2 Sing: And the evil spirit departed from Saul when David played on his harp. According to Scripture, since certain melodies and lyrics can make evil spirits go away, is it possible that certain melodies and lyrics can attract evil spirits and cause oppression? Considering the controversy that could arise over such a notion, I will not share my personal theories here, but I will say this: If singing about being a motherless child, singing about being a poor pilgrim of sorrow, and singing about how nobody knows the trouble you see causes you to feel oppressed, perhaps you need to sing something else. Sing about the victory that is available through Jesus. Sing about the power of the Blood of the Lamb. Sing about healing and deliverance. Music is a tool of warfare, and when used for the Lord's work, it can cause oppressive spirits to leave you alone. As to whether or not hearing Negro Spirituals helps nursing home patients is another issue entirely. If it's not helping you, perhaps it's not helping them. (Note: This topic is addressed in my new book, OVERCOMER. Buy it on ISBN: 978 0 88144 258 8). Best Wishes! – Dr. Carl

Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards: "Gospel Group of the Year" and "Female Group of the Year" Check them out on their latest release,

"Praise Him Forever" The hit CD and Video from the internationally-known trio!

Available at iTunes, Amazon, Cdbaby and others For radio copies, interviews, booking and more info, contact Leona Oakes or Leila Bellow at 510-276-0276 or send email correspondence to

For more details and resources from Dr. Carl, visit Email your Bible or spiritual questions to


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Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices (LBWAV) has been selected to be inducted into the 2018 Rhythm of Gospel Living Legend Hall Of Fame. The ROG team selected the group out of all the potential and well deserving gospel groups because of LBWAV's 30+ years of ongoing, faithful and spiritual service in the gospel community. The induction ceremony will be held on June 21st, 2018 during the 2018 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards weekend in Greenville, SC. LBWAV was formed in 1982 and is based in Houston, Texas. The group has already won numerous awards and traveled extensively. They are currently in the studio working on a new project which will be released soon. For bookings, radio service and more information – contact Lady Bea at (832) 283-2087 or visit For event details, visit

Introducing... Janice Colvin Janice Colvin – an anointed gospel singer based in Burton, Texas – is still on the move for God. Janice was recently featured in MGM Magazine and performed a promotional weekend in Ohio. She ministered her gift on Plus Minus 60 TV Network in Louisville, interviewed on KAZ TV Radio with Larry James in Cleveland, sung at Alpha & Omega Ministries in Warren and also First Christian Church in Newton Falls. Janice's latest single is entitled, "In His Arms" and it is available on Google Play, Amazon and iTunes. For radio copies, booking and more details, contact her manager, Latoya Powell, at 979-525-6663.

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Bishop Curtis Brown on his new CD, Somebody Like You Bishop Curtis Brown is the Pastor of Highways & Hedges Revival Center, 1601 National Avenue in New Bern, North Carolina – specializing in street ministry. God has also blessed him with unique musical talent. In fact, Bishop Brown's latest CD, titled Somebody Like You, contains 11 spirit-lifting songs... all of which were written by him. Bishop says, "my greatest desire is to do whatever I do in a manner that will make God smile from ear to ear. Only then am I satisfied. This is the attitude I apply whenever I preach, whenever I sing and even in the way that I treat others. It is my daily prayer that others will be blessed because of the way I preach, the way I sing and especially because of the way I live." Bishop Curtis Brown's desire is that the world will be greatly blessed through the anointed songs on his brand new CD, Somebody Like You. For radio copies, booking and more details, contact Bishop Brown at 252-633-5222. January - March 2018


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