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HERE'S HOW TO REACH US... ...A National, Quarterly Gospel Music & News Magazine

April - June 2018 / Issue 105

On the cover... The Holy Resurface of Grammy nominated producer David "Pic" Conley on his debut gospel single, "Walking In New Jerusalem" – from the album, Download From Heaven ... Page 9

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3. ...I, [say your name],...

f you desire to become a mighty prayer warrior in the earthly army of God and a valiant soldier in the spiritual battle to help establish God's Kingdom on Earth – this message is for you. First of all, you need to know the different types of prayers and also when and how to use each type. Here is a partial list:

4. [From the list below, speak the action(s) you are taking. (The type of prayer is shown in the parenthesis following each action. To help build your faith, do some research and study some of the powerful Bible prayers prayed by Elijah, Jesus, Paul and other mighty prayer warriors).]

* Prayer of faith * Prayer of intercession * Prayer of intervention * Prayer of praise * Prayer of submission * Prayer of supplication * Prayer of thanksgiving * And there are others

Actions (listed in alphabetical order) * Adjure (faith) * Ask (supplication) * Beseech (supplication/intercession) * Bind (faith) * Bless (faith) * Call forth the full manifestation of (faith) * Cancel (faith) * Cast out (faith) * Come against (faith) * Command (faith) * Declare (faith) * Decree (faith) * Intercede on behalf of (intercession) * Loose (faith) * Pray that (faith) * Proclaim (faith) * Rebuke (faith) * Release (faith) * Say unto you [i.e., rise and walk, etc.] (faith) * And there are many others

For example, when you use a prayer of faith, you should talk to the target – not to God! A prayer of faith has at least six elements which you should include. They are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Name the target Establish your authority Name yourself as the channel of power Speak the action(s) you are taking Quote the Scripture(s) you are standing on Close the prayer

Here is an outline for a prayer of faith, using the six elements above, which you can customize and use to fight some of your battles: 1. [say the name of the target (whether it is a person (i.e., Joe Smith), a body part (i.e., heart or brain), a condition, circumstance, problem, Satan, etc.)],...

5. ...For it is written... [quote the Scripture(s) on which your prayer is based]. 6. I now call forth the full manifestation of this prayer and I decree it is done; and I thank the Most High God and give Him all of the praise and glory forever, in Jesus' name, amen.

2. ...in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, whose I am and whom I serve, and by the authority given unto me by the Word of the Most High God,... gospelusamagazine.com

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ravis Greene's latest album entitled, Crossover: Live From Music City, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart in 2017. Its lead single, "You Waited," hit #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. At the 2017 Stellar 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. At the 2018 Stellar Awards, held March 24th, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Travis was nominated in nine categories and won in four of those categories. He won Artist of the Year; Male Vocalist of the Year; Producer of the Year; and Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year. Travis and his wife, Dr. Jackie Greene, launched Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina in 2016 – 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. For more information about Travis Greene, his music and his tour itinerary, visit www.travisgreene.net.

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or Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, it all began in her hometown, Jesup, Georgia. There she functioned as Worship Leader of Jesup New Life Ministries, founded by her late father, Bishop Fritz Cobbs. Tasha faithfully lent her talents at her local assembly before an unforeseen relocation to Atlanta, Georgia, where she joined the thriving dReam Center Church of Atlanta. Most of her tenure at dReam Center entailed leading worship weekly and managing the various entities of the Worship & Arts Department. She now serves as one of the team pastors at dReam Center. In 2012, Cobbs would go on to record her freshman project titled GRACE, produced by multi-award-winner and Motown Gospel label mate, VaShawn Mitchell. This project featured the lead single, "Break Every Chain" – which landed as Billboard's #1 song for a total of 12 weeks. The album, Grace, landed on Billboard's Top 10 Gospel Albums chart for a year. Her latest project is entitled, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. At the 2018 Stellar Awards, Cobbs was nominated in nine categories and won in four of those categories. She won Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year; Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year; Contemporary CD of the Year; and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year. For more information, visit www.tashacobbs.org.

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J Hairston and Youthful Praise continues to make waves in the Gospel music industry while garnering national and international recognition. Founded in 1991, the once 35-member church choir from Bridgeport, Connecticut has transformed into a Billboard charttopping international gospel sensation. Today, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise is garnering great success with the release of "You Deserve It" – an infectious worship song that is taking the nation by storm. Currently, "You Deserve It" is trending in the Top 20 on the daily Nielsen BDS Gospel Airplay Chart and it debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Gospel Digital Sales chart. This accomplishment adds to the incredible list of the group's seven best-selling albums that feature top ten radio hits – many of which have been written or co-written by JJ Hairston himself – including "You're Mighty," "Resting On His Promise," "Lord You're Mighty" and the ground-breaking praise song, "Incredible God Incredible Praise." At the 2018 Stellar Awards, the group or song was nominated in nine categories and won in six of those categories. The awards they won are Song of the Year; CD of the Year; Choir of the Year; Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year; Contemporary Choir of the Year and Praise And Worship CD of the Year. For more information, visit www.youthfulpraise.org.

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lackberry Records was born in April 1991, and from that time, the company's projects have continued to received numerous prestigious nominations, accolades and awards – including GRAMMY®, Stellar, Dove and Soul Train awards. Their first release, "This Is Your Night," was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and won a Stellar Award. Since that time, Blackberry Records and The Williams Brothers have never looked back, and their mission is still the same as always: to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through anointed and professionally produced albums, and to be instrumental in taking the Gospel to the next level through ministry and education. Their latest CD project is entitled Timeless. Timeless contains 14 dynamic tracks, which are "It's On The Way," "Alright," "What God Does," "Brothers' Real Talk," "I Will Stand," "Right On," "That's Who He Is," "One Yes," "Home," "Wash Me," "Free," "One Touch," "He Didn't Leave Me" and "God Can." At the 2018 Stellar Awards, The Williams Brothers were nominated in three categories for Timeless. The categories are Duo/Chorus Group of the Year; Traditional Duo/Chorus Group of the Year; and Quartet of the Year. They won the category of Quartet of the Year. For more information, visit www.blackberryrecords.com.

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The winners of the 20th Annual

Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards

Here is a listing of the winners for the 20th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards 2018. The event was held February 15th - 18th, 2018 at the Marriott South @ Hobby Airport Hotel in Houston, Texas. For more info, visit www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com. Rev. Larry Davies is CEO.

2018 NATIONAL WINNERS Male Soloist 0f The Year: Supt. Waverly Bumbrey, Detroit, MI

Youth Artist Of The Year: Detroit Youth Choir, Detroit, MI

Dallas, TX

Choir Director Of The Year: David Whitfield, Female Soloist Of The Detroit, MI Year: Lady Lavargna Gospel Announcer Of Hubbard, Chicago, Il The Year: Elder Willie Jones, Chicago, IL Gospel Group Of The Year: Douglas Singers, Musician Of The Year: Chicago, IL William Smith Jr., Chicago, Il. Female Group Of The Year: Inspired Catholic Instrumentalist Of The Voices, Oakland, CA Year: Pastor Don Pope, Shreveport, LA Male Group Of The Year: Rutley Brothers, Male Quartet Of The Detroit, MI Year: Gods Posse, Community Choir Of The Year: Min. David Whitfield & Whitfield Prod., Detroit, MI Church Choir Of The Year: New Friendship Anointed Voices, Gary, IN

Chicago, IL Female Quartet Of The Year: Douglas Singers, Chicago, IL 2018 TEXAS WINNERS Church Choir Of The Year: Antioch BC Voices Of Praise, Dallas, TX

Project Of The Year: Marquinn Middleton & Ensemble Of The Year: Miracle Chorale, Dallas, Rashod Caldwell & TX Dominion, Houston, TX Praise Dance Ministry Gospel Artist Of The Of The Year: Denise Year: Latonya Earl, Washington, Houston, Houston, TX TX Gospel Rap/Hip Hop Of The Year: Dre Star, Praise Dance Director Houston, TX Of The Year: Candace "Ordered Steps" Male Group Of The Johnson, Dallas, TX Year: Endurance, Houston, TX Youth Artist Of The Female Soloist Of The Year: Willis Family, Austin, TX Year: Shelia Moore Piper, Houston, TX Worship Leader/MC Of The Year: Amber Shaw, Male Quartet Of The Houston, TX Year: Endurance, Houston, TX Best New Artist Of The Year: Lev3yte, Houston, Female Quartet Of The TX Year: Wanda Deveraux & Grace, Montgomery, Praise & Worship TX Ministry Of The Year: Latonya Earl, Houston, Youth Choir Of The TX Year: Greater St.

Matthew BC, Hitchcock, Instrumentalist Of The TX Year: Pastor Bridgette Hill, Houston, TX Community Choir Of The Year: Houston Mass Gospel Announcer Of New Artist Of The Year: Piano/Keyboard/Organi Choir, Houston, TX The Year: Carmena Cynthia Eubanks, st Of The Year: Pastor Gospel Group Of The Barnett, Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Bridgette Hill, Houston, Year: Brian Dunlap & TX Total Praise, Houston, Choir Director Of The Gospel Artist Of The TX Year: Marquinn Year: Chicago Mass Female Group Of The Middleton, Dallas, TX Year: Shaw Sisters, Choir, Chicago, IL Best New Album/CD Best CD/Project Of The Year: Supt. Waverly Male Soloist Of The Bumbrey & Refuge Year: Eric Carrington, Temple, Detroit, MI Houston, TX

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Here are the winners of the

33rd Annual Stellar Awards

Here is a complete list of the official winners of the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards for 2018. The event was held March 24th, 2018 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. For information about the 2019 Stellar Awards (as details become available), visit www.thestellarawards.com.

(1) Artist Of The Year (artist, cd, label) Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City, RCA Inspiration (2) Song Of The Year (writer, title, cd, label) David Bloom, Cortez Vaughn, Phontane Demond Reed & JJ Hairston, You Deserve It (JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise), JamesTown Music/Entertainment One

JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, You Deserve It, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One (9) Producer Of The Year (producer, cd, artist, label) Travis Greene, Crossover Live in Music City,RCA Inspiration

(10) Contemporary Duo/Chorus Group Of The Year (artist, cd, label) (3) Male Vocalist Of The Anthony Brown & group therAPy, A Long Way from Year (artist, cd, label) Travis Greene, Crossover Sunday, Key of Live in Music City, RCA A/FairTrade/Tyscot Inspiration Records

Vocalist Of The Year (artist, cd, label) CeCe Winans, Let them Fall in Love, Pure Springs Gospel

The Year Kirk Whalum, #LoveCovers, Top Drawer Records

(16) Contemporary CD Of The Year (artist, cd, label) Heart. Passion. Pursuit, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Motown Gospel

(23) Special Event CD Of The Year (artist, cd, label) Greenleaf Soundtrack Season 2, Various Artists, RCA Inspiration

(17) Traditional CD Of The Year (artist, cd, label) Close, Marvin Sapp, Verity/RCA Inspiration

(24) Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD Of The Year Greatness, Canton Jones, Radar Live/Cajo Records

(18) Urban/Inspirational (25) Youth Project Of Single or Performance The Year (artist, cd, Of The Year (artist, cd, label) God's Little Soldiers (4) Albertina Walker label) (11) Traditional You Deserve It, JJ Female Vocalist Of The Duo/Chorus Group Of International Boys Choir, Hairston & Youthful Praise, Through the Years, Year (artist, cd, label) The Year (artist, cd, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, JamesTown label) DIR/Motor City Praise Heart. Passion. Pursuit, The Rance Allen Group, Music/Entertainment One Motown Gospel Live from San Francisco, (19) Music Video Of The (26) Quartet Of The Year Tyscot Records (5) Group/Duo Of The Year (director, song, cd, (artist, cd, label) The Williams Brothers, Year (artist, cd, label) (12) Contemporary Male artist, label) Anthony Brown & group Derek Blanks, We Livin - Timeless, Blackberry Vocalist Of The Year therAPy, A Long Way from (artist, cd, label) It's Still Personal (Tina Records Sunday, Key of Travis Greene, Crossover Campbell), Gee Tree (27) Recorded Music A/FairTrade/Tyscot Creative/Malaco Live in Music City, RCA Records Packaging Of The Year Inspiration (20) Traditional Choir Of Derek Blanks, Heart. (6) New Artist Of The The Year (13) Traditional Male Passion. Pursuit (Tasha Bishop Paul S. Morton, Year (artist, cd, label) Vocalist Of The Year Cobbs Leonard), Motown Isabel Davis, The Call, Legacy Live in New (artist, cd, label) Gospel Uncle G Records Orleans, Tehillah Music Marvin Sapp, Close, Group/Entertainment One Verity/RCA Inspiration (7) CD Of The Year (28) Praise And Worship (artist, cd, label) (21) Contemporary Choir CD Of The Year (14) Contemporary You Deserve It, JJ Female Vocalist Of The Of The Year You Deserve It, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Year (artist, cd, label) JJ Hairston & Youthful Hairston & Youthful Praise, JamesTown Praise, You Deserve It, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One Heart. Passion. Pursuit, JamesTown Music/Entertainment One Music/Entertainment One Motown Gospel (gospel radio winners (8) Choir Of The Year (15) Traditional Female (22) Instrumental CD Of (artist, cd, label) are listed on page 14) gospelusamagazine.com

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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 Stellar Award nominated Listen live: www.rejoice990.com - April 2018 1. Tamela Mann f/ Timaband / Through It All 2. Deitrick Haddon / A Billion People 3. Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir / God Surprised Me 4. Snoop Dogg f/ Tye Tribbett / You 5. Patrick Lundy & Ministers of Music / He's My Rock 6. Lisa Page-Brooks / Do It Again 7. Marty B / Waiting On You 8. Elaine Norwood f/ Ernie Isley / When He Calls 9. Javen / Grace 10. Jonathan McReynolds / Not Lucky, I'm Loved 11. Maranda Curtis / Nobody Like You Lord 12. Ernest J. Lee f/ J. Elise and Jimmie Smith / Gonna Be Alright 13. Ernest J. Lee f/ Gerard Brooks / Let The Healing Begin 14. Signature / Show Me The Way 15. Jonathan Nelson / I Agree 16. Jabari Johnson f/ Todd Galberth / Have Your Way 17. Jason McGee & The Choir / Promises 18. Calvin Bridges / Steal Away 19. Anthony Ponder & Ministry's Desire / Favor 20. St. James Live / All My Help

KPRO-AM 1570 7351 Lincoln Avenue Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 688-1570

WTOY-AM 1480 (new address) 2206 Melrose Avenue NW Roanoke, VA 24017 (540) 344-9869 Carter Garrett, PD/MD/a.m. host

“6 a.m. - 12 mid / 7 days / 5,000 watts” - April 2018 1. Jekalyn Carr / You Will Win 2. Anthony Brown & group therAPy / Trust In You 3. Deitrick Haddon / A Billion People 4. Marvin Sapp / Close 5. Charles Jenkins & Fellowship f/ Le'Andria / Grace 6. Tamela Mann / Change Me 7. William Murphy / Everlasting God 8. Travis Greene / You Waited 9. Bryan Andrew Wilson / Whoa 10. BeBe Winans / He Promised Me 11. The Williams Brothers / What God Does 12. Bill Moss Jr. f/ J. Moss / Your Will 13. Ted Win f/ Balance / Stand In Awe 14. Tasha Page-Lockhart / Over And Over 15. Isabel Davis / Jesus We Love You 16. Beverly Crawford / Jesus Precious King 17. Tina Campbell / It's Too Hard Not Too 18. VaShawn Mitchell / Joy 19. Tennessee 4th Mass Choir / God's Been So Good To Me 20. Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson / Keep Pushin

GLORYLANDGOSPEL.COM P.O. Box 25567 Columbia, SC 29224 (803) 730-6295 “Online Gospel Quartet Website”

Compiled by Dennis J. Brougher and Bishop Leroi Lacey

Web: www.glorylandgospel.com

“music / teaching / preaching / 5,000 watts”

- March 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 & The Family / He Keeps On Making A Way 9. Felton Hodges & The Anointed Voices / Stand By Me 10. The Session Singers / God Will Do What He Said 11. Alma Brown & The A-One Gospel Singers / Thank You Jesus 12. Patrick Hollis & United / Grateful 13. Robert WIlliams' Nu Gospel Keynotes / God Is Calling 14. Roy & Revelation / Will You Be Ready 15. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Let It Rain 16. Shirley Caesar / It's Alright, It's OK 17. The Southern Sons / All The Way 18. Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson / Chilly Winds 19. The Echoaires / We Can't Make It 20. Maurice McZeke And Modern Day Kindred / Thank God I'm Free

Web site: www.kpro1570.com - April 2018 Angela Bennett / I Love You Ricky McDuffie & The Family / He Keeps On Making A Way Bishop Issac Lindsey / The Service Of The Lord Allegra Parks / Heart Like Yours Alma Brown & The A-One Gospel Singers / Thank You Jesus 6. Sensational Wells Brothers / God Specializes 7. L Burgess & D McFadden / Save Me Jesus 8. Robert Blair's Original Violinaires / Leaning On You 9. Onikhol Wells Howard / Love Like Yours 10. Chozyn Fo Real / Prayer Changes Things 11. The Dynamic Abraham Brothers / Use What I Have 12. The New Christianaires / My Faith Is Working 13. George Dean And G4 / Get My Business Straight 14. Arie Howard / Trust 15. Men4christ / Breakthrough 16. Patrick Hollis / I Appreciate 17. Sherry Bryant / Thank You Lord 18. The Anointed Mims Singers / By His Grace 19. Leondra Dee Lacey / He Will Do 20. Lil Roy & Revelation / Will You Be Ready 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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WMBM-AM 1490 13242 N.W. 7th Avenue North Miami, FL 33168 Stellar Award nominated New Birth Broadcasting, Inc. (305) 769-1100 ex 222 Greg Cooper, PD & MD

"24 hours / 5,000 watts" live @ www.wmbm.com - April 2018 1. Micah Lee / Heaven 2. BeBe Winans f/ Tobbi & Tommi Introducing Kiandra / He Promised Me 3. Evangelist Della Smith / War Ready 4. Earnest Pugh / Survive 5. Koryn Hawthorne / Won't He Do It 6. Bryan Andrew Wilson / I Put You First 7. Ted Winn f/ Balance / Stand In Awe 8. Todd Dulaney / Your Great Name 9. Tasha Page-Lockhart / Over & Over 10. Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites / Come Aboard 11. Tamela Mann f/ Timbaland / Through It All 12. Troy Sneed / Taking It Back 13. Rudy Currence / Testimony 14. Fantasia, Fred Hammond, Romeo, Earnest Pugh, Monica & Marvin Sapp / Be The Glow 15. Tye Tribbett / Live! 16. Tommye Young-West f/ Bobby Jones / He Lifted Me 17. Jason Champion / Are You Ready 18. The Wardlaw Brothers / God Has Kept Me 19. Jekalyn Carr / You Will Win 20. Jermaine Dolly / Serve

The Stellar Awards Gospel Radio Winners for 2018 Major Market Radio Station of the Year * WGRB-AM 1390 (Inspiration 1390) / Chicago, IL / Sonya Blakey Large Market Radio Station of the Year * WOKB-AM 1680 / Orlando, FL / Shanti Persaud Medium Market Radio Station of the Year * WFMI-FM 100.9 / Virginia Beach, VA / Mike Chandler

Small Market Radio Station of the Year * KSYB-AM 1300 / Shreveport, LA / Rhonda Phillips-Sanders

Internet Radio Station of the Year * SOAR Radio / www.soarradio.com / Justin Francis

Gospel Announcer of the Year * Liz Black / WLIB-AM 1190 / New York, NY gospelusamagazine.com


moreplaylists RAYMANNINGSINGERS.COM P.O. Box 24556, Kansas City, MO 64131 / (816) 255-2473 or 816-352-6601

Ray & Raymond Manning, hosts “24 Hour Internet Gospel Music & Ministry” Listen live: www.raymanningsingers.com - April 2018 1. Chicago Mass Choir / If God Said It 2. Minister L-Ma King / Holy Holy Holy Richard Smallwood / When We All Get To Heaven 4. Troy Sneed / A Change 5. William H. Rainer, Jr. / Use Me 6. Regina Bell / You Saw The Good In Me 7. Rev. Luther Barnes / Old Saints Praise 8. Ray Manning Singers / Lord We Praise You 9. Andrae Crouch / Thank You For Everything 10. Michelle Stevenson / Holy 11. Renee Spearman / Thank God I'm Still Here 12. Hezekiah Walker / Holding On 13. New Street / A Life To Remember 14. Dr. Vernard Johnson / Yes I Am A Believer 15. Terrie Rimson / I Was Created 16. Gospel USA Magazine's Artists Favorites, Vol. 24 / Various Artists 17. Shirley Caesar / Survive This 18. Endurance / One Day Soon 19. The Rance Allen Group / Living For Jesus 20. Ricky Dillard & New G / Awesome God

WFSK-FM 88.1 (Jazzy 88)

WNJR-RADIO.NET

1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 329-8754 Xuam “The Xman” Lawson / PD & host of “Real Gospel with The Xman”

“The Audio Light Club” program P.O. Box 1633, New Brunswick,

“700 watts / located on the campus of Fisk University” Listen live: www.wfskfm.org - April 2018 1. Ruth La'Ontra / Kingdom 2. Da Chozen Brothaz f/ Maurice Yancey, Josh Myles & Pastor Shawn Jones / Feel Good Music 3. Israel Houghton / Reckless Love 4. Beverly Crawford / Jesus Precious King 5. Edwin Hawkins f/ Dita Jackson / Lord Of All 6. Tommye Young-West f/ Dr. Bobby Jones / He Lifted Me 7. Snoop Dogg f/ Tye Tribbett / You 8. Elaine Norwood f/ Ernie Isley / When He Calls 9. Tennessee 4th Mass Choir / God's Been So Good To Me 10. Rubi Green / God Is On Your Side 11. Volunteer State Mass Choir / Fresh Oil 12. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir / God Surprised Me 13. Shekinah Glory Ministry / Cornerstone 14. Rev. Luther Barnes & RWC Choir / Old Saints Praise 15. Brian Courtney Wilson / A Great Work 16. Maranda Curtis / Nobody Like You Lord 17. The Sheldon's / That's Why I Say 18. Fire Baptized Holiness Choir / Bless His Name 19. Jason Nelson / Forever 20. Jimmy Hicks / I Feel The Spirit

NJ 08903 (908) 720-4312 or (732) 762-0317 Minister Roland K. Syria, host “Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (ET)”

Listen live: www.wnjr-radio.net - April 2018 1. Marlo Cozart / A Fool 2. Bryan Popin / Step In The Name 3. Toyalove / Too Lit 4. Carmen Brown / You Are 5. Cynthia Wilson f/ Darren Deac / Love Like This 6. The Highway QC's f/ Spencer Taylor / Chained To The Master 7. Marc Tasio & Aaron K. Gray / Come By Here 8. Susu Bobien / Let's Have Some Church 9. Stephen Murphy / Last Days 10. Holy Sounds Of Surface / Walking In New Jerusalem 11. Deacon Don Dy-dy & Susu Bobien / Take Me 12. Kofi San f/ Cano Z / I Am A Winner 13. Anthony Ponder & Ministry f/ Natalie Wilson / Favor 14. New Street / A Life To Remember 15. Rubi Green / Gioys (God Is On Your Side) 16. Paul Wright / Great Things 17. Snoop Dog f/ Tye Tribbett / You 18. Chos3n / Where Is The Love 19. J-Phish f/ Abbie McCarthy / Tonight 20. Israel Houghton / Reckless

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RAY MANNING SINGERS BROADCASTING NETWORK Your 24-Hour Gospel Music & Praise Station The Ray Manning Singers Broadcasting Network is reaching souls across the world! Hosted by The Manning Brothers, Ray & Raymond Manning – the popular Internet radio station plays the best in Gospel music & ministry 24 hours / 7 days. Listen to us on your Android or Apple phone or tablet by downloading the Ray Manning Singers Mobile app available at the Google Play and Apple App Store. Or, listen to us on your home or work computer around the world anytime at www.raymanningsingers.com. Advertising, ministry and music program slots are available. New music is accepted for airplay consideration. Call 816-255-2473, 816-352-6601 or write to RMSBN, P.O. Box 24556, Kansas City, MO 64131. E-mail: radio@raymanningsingers.com. In December, the Manning Brothers celebrated their 70th birthday. They are currently celebrating 41 years at KPRT 1590-AM & 106.1-FM; 14 years on the Internet; and 46 years of ministry. Be sure to like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Just search for RMS or Ray Manning Singers. gospelusamagazine.com

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allace Grant II is an anointed millennial with resolute faith in Jesus Christ and an undeniable spirit that personifies Christianity in today's society. This emerging gospel powerhouse is more than a vocalist and lyricist – he is also an ordained minister and Minister of Music at Progressive MBC in Houston, Texas. Wallace possesses the vocal diversity to lead praise and worship – complimented by his theology of Scripture needed to encourage, inspire and uplift the Body of Christ. A resident of Liberty, Texas, Wallace has also worked handin-hand and shared the stage with numerous artists such as Kim Burrell, Mike Bereal, Nikki Ross, Zacardi Cortez, Rhonda McLemore, Shawn McLemore, Chester DT Baldwin and others. Wallace's latest CD is a multi-flavored gospel music feast called, Simply Amazing Project. Simply Amazing Project has already been added to rotation on a growing number of gospel radio outlets and it can be purchased online. Listen to the hot cut, "Praise Him" at track #7 on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD Volume 24. For radio copies, bookings and more info, contact Wallace Grant II Music at 832-253-4074, or www.wallacegrant2music.us, or wg2soundrecords@gmail.com. You can also find him on all popular social media outlets.

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les-Sed is one of the most passionate gospel groups in the Houston, Texas area. Bles-Sed has enjoyed an extensive career as a gospel group and they have thrilled and blessed the hearts of many. Bles-Sed is a family group which consists of Shirley Benson (mother), William Benson (son) and Shaniece Benson (daughter). This dynamic trio is very talented and filled with the Holy Ghost. They generate energy and excitement everywhere they minister. Bles-Sed has a very strong musical background and they are a part of the Houston Chapter One National Singing Convention with President Lonnie Clay. Bles-Sed has performed on many different stages, including arenas, theaters, churches, stadiums and more. They have ministered overseas and on such shows as The Austin City Limits (ACL), Warehouse Lives, Stubbs BBQ Gospel Brunch, Dallas Gospel Explosion and others. Their mission is to love the Lord with their whole mind, body and soul while serving the Body of Christ through music, ministry and prayer.. Bles-Sed is proud to announce that they are now a part of the SCCME Record label which includes label mates Endurance of Houston with CEO Claude Cummings, Jr.. Bles-Sed has recently released their debut single entitled, "Do U Know" – featuring Michael Robertson of Endurance, written and arranged by Shaniece Benson. Listen to "Do U Know" at track #15 on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD Volume 24. The group is extensively traveling throughout the country and abroad. For bookings, radio copies and more information, send email to Shayb1217@gmail.com or call/text 832-388-7042 or 817-668-6592.

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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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1. "Come Aboard" by Doc McKenzie & Debut )16. "Lord Help Me" by Lady Beatrice Ward & Angelic Voices (of Houston, The Hi-Lites (of Lake City, South Carolina) Texas) (independent) 832-283-2087 (Hi-Lites Music) 843-536-0212 17. "All The Way" by The Southern Sons (of Memphis, Tennessee) (Some Records) 901-795-1945

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"Walking In New Jerusalem" by Holy Sounds Of Surface (of Austin, Texas) (independent) 757-880-4448

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

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"Live On Purpose" by Danielle Sunny Bryant (of Vineland, New Jersey) (independent) 856-691-0834

"One Day Soon" by Endurance (of Houston, Texas) (SCCME Records) 281-216-3528

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

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

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

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"Grandma's Song" by Hunter Hayes Debut )21. "Double Minded (Remix)" by Vernon Little (of Bronx, New York (independent) (of Little Falls, New Jersey) (independent) 347-276-4925 973-256-1183 Debut )7. "Hold On (It Will Be Alright)" by The 22. "I Want More" by Sylvia Grandberry (of Miramar, Florida) (KGM Records) Singing Pastors of Piscataway (New Jersey) 813-380-8514 (Game Entertainment) 732-235-0380 Debut )6.

Wilmington, DE) (RTG Records) 302-762-3249

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

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

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

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"Can't Wait To See Mama" by Prez Blackmon (of Los Angeles, California) (Prez Party Publishing) 323-309-7959

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

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

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"Take Off Your Shoes Moses" by Jay Caldwell & The Gospel Ambassadors (of

"The Very Least I Can Do (Is Say Thank You)" by Carolyn Traylor (of

Greenville, TX) (independent) 903-268-5035 Debut )12.

"Praise Him" by Wallace Grant II f/ Shawn & Rhonda McLemore (Houston, TX) (WG 2 Sound Records) 832-253-4074

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

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

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

"Love Of Jesus" by The Bell Singers of Memphis, Tennessee) (independent) 901-679-7720

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 require proof that your music is legally published.

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unter Hayes is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning singer, composer and sax player. He was born in Montclair, NJ and raised in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. At 15 years old, a minister gave Hunter an old silver C Melody saxophone which he taught himself to play by ear. In only one year, Hunter was making money playing at parties with his neighborhood band. In the years that followed, he joined the group, Hot Line and was signed to De-Lite Records – which was the label for Kool & The Gang, GQ,The Kay-Gees and others. They recorded several singles. Hunter left De-Lite in late 1976 and went back to his roots in the church. By the mid 1980's, Hunter signed with Island Records as a solo artist and released two top 20 club songs. He appeared at the world famous Apollo Theater twice, the Paradise Garage in NY City and in 1990, he was hired as the "House Band" for three years at the Peppermint Lounge in Orange, NJ. During that time, he signed a record deal with Columbia Records and began to write his own songs. In 1996/97, Hunter composed the theme song for the state of New Jersey called, New Jersey Song, the theme music for the Jimmy Buff Hot Dog chain and also for a TV show called, Due Process, with hosts Sandra King and Raymond Brown – for which he received 7 Emmy Awards. Hunter's first solo project on his own label was a CD called, It's A Wonderful Life. The project yielded a #1 song called, Spanish Love Song – which streamed over 200,000 downloads via iTunes, Amazon and Tune Core. His first gospel CDs were In My Father's House and Colors Of Freedom. Much of Hunter's music is still available on iTunes, Amazon, and you can find him performing on over 30 uploaded videos on YouTube @hunterhayestv. For Mother's Day 2018, listen to Hunter Hayes' hit-bound song, "Grandma's Song" at track #6 on Gospel USA Magazine's compilation CD Volume 24. To contact Hunter for bookings, radio service, upcoming performances and more – call 973-256-1183 or send email to hunterhayesnj@gmail.com.

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April - 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 6, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins – and will be presented in 50+ cities across the USA. Confirmed cities include: 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: www.festivalofpraisetour.com. 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, The Canton Spirituals, Doc McKenzie & The Gospel Hi-Lites and others. 4/7/18 in Dallas, TX and 4/8/18 in Houston, TX. Call 833-766-1918. April 28th & 29th, 2018: The Miami-Dade (Johnny Sanders, president), Broward (Lynn Brown, president) and Palm Beach (Kenya Wheeler, president) Chapters of The Alliance of Gospel Music Professionals, Inc. will jointly present the mega South Florida Gospel Music Industry Summit. The 4/28/18 session will feature panels, workshops and special guest speakers including Chris Squire (nat'l VP), Missy Bailey (WHQT Hot 105 FM) and Ricky DeRae (nat'l concert promoter). The 4/29/18 session will feature a big gospel concert with popular area artists. The event will be held at Friendship MB Church, 740 NW 58th Street, Miami, FL 33127. No admission to either session. For more information, visit the Facebook page of each chapter or call 786-832-2362. June 20th - 24th, 2018: The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Rhythm Of Gospel Awards 2018 will be held. The host hotel is the Hilton Greenville Hotel, 45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615. For showcase and vendor opportunities, registration, or to find out the 2018 hosts, performers, nominees and more – visit www.therhythmofgospelawards.com. 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. gospelusamagazine.com

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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 www.gospelfellowshipretreat.com. June 26th - 28th, 2018: The 2018 Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Guest speakers include Pastor John Hannah, Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, Overseer Debra Morton and Dr. Todd Hall. Presiding Bishop is Bishop John Walker. For registration and a list of host hotels, visit www.fullgospelconference.org. 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 www.gmwanational.net. August 3rd & 4th, 2018: The 2018 AGF/ATL HealthCare & Music Festival will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel, 2081 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337. Doors open at 10 a.m. both days. Artist submissions are now being accepted. For itinerary and more information, visit www.atlantahealthcareandmusicfestival.org or call Dr. Riki Brooks at 770-649-1646. September 13th - 16th, 2018: Season 11 of the Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. For the venue, nominees, registration and more information, visit www.prayzefactorawards.com. Apostle Dr. Teresa "Pastor T" Jordan is Founder. October 1st, 2018: Gospel USA Magazine will release its next Gospel music compilation CD entitled, Artists Favorites, Volume 25. For information on how to have your original Gospel song included on this popular CD series, call Cecil Brown at 305-234-8689. January 2019: The 28th Annual American Gospel Quartet Convention will be held in Birmingham, Alabama. For performers, venue and more info as it becomes available, visit www.agqconvention.ning.com. Rev. George W. Stewart is Founder.

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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 streamlicensing.com and www.961krtg.net. 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 www.raymanningsingers.com. 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 singvoncile@gmail.com, search for her on Facebook.com 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.

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website directory ARTISTS / groups, choirs & duos DOC MCKENZIE & THE HI-LITES www.docmckenzieandthehilites.com ENDURANCE www.musicbyendurance.com JAY CALDWELL & THE GOSPEL AMBASSADORS www.gospelambassadors.com LADY BEATRICE WARD & ANGELIC VOICES www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com LEE WILLIAMS and The Spiritual QC’s www.spiritualqcs.com ROBERT HOUSTON and TRUE DEDICATION www.covenantrecordsonline.com THE SOUTHERN SONS of MEMPHIS www.southernsonsmemphis.com

ARTISTS, soloists / male FRANKLIN, KIRK www.kirkfranklin.us MCCLURKIN, DONNIE www.donniemcclurkin.com ROBINSON, SR., JAMES M. www.jamesmrobinson.com SANDERS, JOHNNY www.johnnysanderssings.com CALENDARS OF EVENTS GOSPELEVENTSONLINE.COM www.gospeleventsonline.com

GOSPEL ANNOUNCER GUILDS ARKANSAS GAG - GMWA ARTISTS, soloists / female www.arkansasgag.com BAILEY, PEYTON CHICAGO GAG - GMWA www.peytonbailey.com www.chicagogag.com CAESAR, SHIRLEY FLORIDA GAG - GMWA www.shirleycaesar.com www.floridagag.org GRANDBERRY, SYLVIA MISSOURI GAG - GMWA www.sylviagrandberry.com www.missourigag.org HAWKINS, SANDRA NATIONAL GAG - GMWA www.reverbnation.com/sandrahawkinshbf www.nationalgag.org WINANS, VICKIE NORTH CAROLINA GAG - GMWA www.vickiewinans.com www.ncgag.com WYNN, MARY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAG - GMWA www.marywynn.com

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Here’s where to reach your favorite Gospel music industry sources via the Internet. To advertise your web site here (only $20 per issue, 2 issue minimum), call 305-234-8689. www.gospelannouncers.com TEXAS GAG - GMWA www.texasgag.com VIRGINIA GAG - GMWA www.gmwavirginia.org INTERNET WEB ADVERTISING BLACK GOSPEL PROMO www.blackgospelpromo.com

ORGANIZATIONS GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP of AMERICA www.gmwanational.net THE RHYTHM OF GOSPEL AWARDS www.therhythmofgospelawards.com THE SOUTH FLORIDA GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS www.sfgma.com THE TAMPA BAY GOSPEL AWARDS www.tampabaygospelawards.com THE TEXAS GOSPEL MUSIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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www.961krtg.net Florida iGOSPEL MUSIC RADIO (Jacksonville) www.igospelmusic.com Georgia POWER OF PRAISE RADIO (Atlanta) www.powerofpraiseradio.net PRAYZEFEST GOSPEL NETWORK (Atlanta) www.thepgnetwork.org LAST DAYS RADIO (Riverdale) www.lastdaysradio.com Illinois SYNERGY 1 RADIO (Chicago) www.live365.com/stations/synergy1r adio?site=pro Louisiana KGRR RADIO (New Orleans) www.kgrrradio.com Missouri RAY MANNING SINGERS Broadcasting Network (KC) www.raymanningsingers.com North Carolina REJOICE AMERICA RADIO (Greenville) www.rejoiceamericaradio.org

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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 www.TDJakes.org.

"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 info@derektriplett.com.

"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 Amazon.com and other popular outlets. ISBN: 978-1-4984-4263-3. For review copies and interviews, contact wjohnson@orlandofaith.com 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. www.carlbentleyministries.org.

"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 www.deryllampkin.com. Interviews: dslpotent@hotmail.com. "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 fullyarmouredministries8@gmail.com.

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"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 Amazon.com (search for Bishop Huden Roberts). For interviews and bookings, write to bishoproberts242@gmail.com.

askdr. carl Dr. Carl answers your questions Dear Dr. Carl: I am an ordained deacon at my church. I have been a member there for more than 20 years. I have tithed regularly. I even put a second mortgage on my home to help our pastor build the current building. My wife became ill a couple of years ago, and she died last year. My pastor never came to visit. He said that it was the deacon’s job to visit the sick. Recently, however, some people visited from out of town, and during their testimony, they praised the pastor for visiting one of their loved ones who was sick. I felt so exploited, I left the church. I realized that I have placed my faith in man, not God. I am through with organized religion. – Finished

Dear Finished: You might have identified one part of the problem – placing one’s allegiance in a pastor is not as wise as placing one’s allegiance in God. Looking to man for affirmation and actualization is almost always a sure road to disappointment, but we do need the fellowship of the church. It sounds as if you could be blaming the pastor for your wife’s death, and you might have expected more pastoral attention after having made significant contributions to the church building fund, and now your home is tied up in a non-refundable mortgage. However, I believe that you might be “throwing the baby out with the bath water” since God did not fail you, but it seems as if your pastor did. While you say you are “finished,” there could be consequences for quitting an important ministry as the deaconate. Should you change your mind and move your membership, your ordination might not be accepted by another church. Before doing anything, I recommend that you earnestly seek God’s face, get a prayer partner, and pray for enlightenment about your direction. Forgive yourself. Then talk with your pastor. Without accusing him of negligence, discuss your thoughts, and let him know how you feel. I pray that you find comfort in these words. – Dr. Carl

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 industry. 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. They have already won numerous awards and traveled extensively. On March 25th, 2018, the group celebrated their 36th Year In Ministry. They have now released their brand new album entitled, Lord Help Me. For bookings, radio service For more details and resources from Dr. Carl, visit www.carlbentleyministries.org. and more information – contact Lady Bea at (832) 283-2087 or Email your Bible or spiritual questions to askdrcarl@carlbentleyministries.org. visit www.ladybeaangelicvoices.com. gospelusamagazine.com April - June 2018 21


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