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New Music: Gabriel Zakka_”MY TESTIMONY”

The song “MY TESTIMONY” Is an expression of a man’s worship of God regardless of his situation. This is to bridge the misconception that today’s church holds unto, by  attaching testimonies to material blessings only. God remains God whether we are lack or in abundance. Hence, we must live blessed at all times beyond what our eyes can see, hands can touch or minds can imagine. God’s blessings.
Gabriel Zakka hails from southern Kaduna state of Nigeria. Though has been into music since childhood, but became an active worship leader in the year 2009. His heart burns with so much passion for an unusual overflow of God’s power as he does not just raise his voice in worship but his life in it’s entirety. With a great conviction he holds unto the fact that music is what he has been called to do, so as to attract men to the cross and have them worship all their lives on Earth

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INTRO
Yeah
Ohuuuu
Yeah
CHORUS
Oh Lord you are my testimony
In the morning
In the noon
And the night
Oh Lord
You are my testimony
No argument
You make me relevant
Oh Lord
You are my testimony
When I’m down
You pick me up
And make me stand
Oh Lord
You are my testimony
No argument
You are my confidence
VERSE 1
When l go through the fire
You’re there with me
You said
When l go through the waters
It will not consume me
Even in the midst of temptations
It’s you l see pulling me through
No argument
You make me relevant
CHORUS
VERSE 2
You said
You’ll keep me strong
Until the end
You have promised
And you never fail
You’re the God who called me
And you are faithful
No argument
You are my confidence
CHORUS
INTERLUDE
Hey!(Repeatedly)
BRIDGE
You are my confidence
You are my confidence
You are my confidence
You make me relevant
(REPEATEDLY)

DOWNLOAD: Every Dry Bone Moses Amaziah

 
Every Dry Bone is a Song birthed from the womb of the Spirit, It came to me spontenously during a time of intense worship at a service in Kingdom Lifeline Apostolic Ministry This song will bring revival to the Hearts of Men and the Nations of the earth and bring sons into the kingdom.
Just like Yahweh spoke to Ezekiel and ask him to speak life to the dry bones, wherever this song has been ministered there have been testimonies and indeed we have seen dry bones rise up. There have been countless testimonies of healing and deliverance and as you listen in the spirit may every thing that represent a dry bone in your life rise up again in Jesus Name. Amen
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LYRICS:
EVERY DRY BONE BY MOSES AMAZIAH
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Every Dry Bone
Is rising Up again
The wind of God blows again
His Mighty Hand is turning things around
His Holy light will burn through hearts
Till His Word in Us is become flesh
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Every dry Bone
Is rising up again
Its never too late with my God
No night so dark for His light to shine
The Power of death is broken by His Word
Everything is possible with our God
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Every Dry Bone
Is rising up again
Halle-Halle-lujay
Halle-Halle-lujay
Halle-Halle-lujay
Is rising up again

New Music: Raphael Anthony_Despite my sins. prod by Apro

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Raphael is a young gospel minister that love God with his life. from northern part of Nigeria (Kaduna). A member of Good news Bible ministry. This song “Despite my sin”. was gotten on his way going to Church he realize how he is  not wordy and unqualified he deserve to be punished because of his sin’s but God still loves him. When he is down God is always there to lift him up. what a great love. As you listing to this song just know that God loves you and he is still ready to help you out in every situation you are facing God bless you.

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New Music: Yusuf_The Love Story

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Gospel minister, yusuf finally unveils the powerful “album “LOVE STORY released earlier this year.

“It is a powerful song of deep reflection that describes the love of God for humanity which He demonstrated by sending his Son Jesus to die for us. It also draws our attention to the power in the name and how much more we can get from God through the name of Jesus.”

 

Below are the list of Songs by Yusuf

Nikki Laoye | Mighty God [@NikkiLaoye]

Nigerian soul singer, Nikki Laoye has officially released the visuals to her popular worship single, “Mighty God”.

Opening with a rising thumping beat that pulses, as the camera moves through the blue London skies, flashing across the grey stones of Abbey, ruins and gently descending to reveal Nikki Laoye in a yellow flowing Grecian dress, the new video for “Mighty God” is a beautiful depiction of love, awe and deep Worship to the great King of all. the One Mighty to save, the One Mighty in battle – The one true Mighty God.

The Video was shot and directed in London by Nikki Laoye and UK recording artist, Karl Nova who creatively captured the essence of the song and the creative editing expertise of renowned video production powerhouse, Frizzle n Bizzle Films brought the enchanting video to life.

With its beautiful locations across the city of London including a ship harbor and the stony picturesque plains of Abbey Ruins, Nikki Laoye delivers another soulful ballad set to soothe your heart as she gleefully expresses the joy and wonder that can be found in the stillness and tranquility of God’s Unconditional Love.

Speaking about the song and its video, the singer shares  “Mighty God is the simplest song I have ever written. Three sentences that simply help to convey a heart of gratitude to our Heavenly Father who never lets go of your hand and would literally tear down walls to come rescue you.
I am forever in Love with Him, He is my Strength, The Lover of my Soul and I do pray that this song would be on the lips of many, a constant revelation of His power in your life and home”

Mighty God is single off her second album, The 123 Project and the song was produced by UK based producer, Mr. Shabz

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Twitter | Instagram:  @NikkiLaoye

 

Ola Samuel | Shout Hallelujah | Feat. John Stunt

Ola Samuel, A fast-rising Gospel Minister releases brand new praise song after much anticipation titled “Shout Hallelujah”.

This song is set to spur Joy in the hearts of Men, Heal the broken hearted and set the captives free. He is presently the National Youth Choir director of Winners Chapel, Nigeria and also the National Music Director since 2014

Produced by Jont Owonibi

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10 Reasons Not To Be A Gospel Artist | By Jonathan McReynolds

Grammy-nominated Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds pens down 10 reasons why one should not pursue a career in Gospel music. Jonathan has successfully topped the Billboard chart. He is also a part-time college professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. On his blog, LifeRoomTalk, Jonathan highlights his 10 reasons. Read below:

10 Reasons Not To Be A Gospel Artist – Jonathan McReynolds

Uh oh. Sounds pretty bad, huh? Well, I want you to listen. The quality, integrity, and potency of gospel music are not affected by the top pop artist or the state of hip-hop. It is entirely based on the people that make up the gospel music industry itself. We aren’t tainted by things external, only by things internal–not by what comes in, but what is put back out (Matthew 15). There are 6 billion reasons to be a gospel artist and I am certainly not complaining about this amazing life and career God gave me, but I write this because these ten things will discourage you, expose you, waste your energy and money if you are not called to this! I don’t want to dissuade anyone from the Church. We need God! We need each other! There is a purpose for your life that has God and His Kingdom in mind. However, everyone does not need to gather producers, studio time and a booking manager to embark on a journey to gospel stardom and influence. Chances are if that’s what you seek, you’re not off on a good foot. Here we go! Ten reasons not to quit your day job nor continue those guitar lessons…

It is small. Yes, maybe gospel music is number one to you. Maybe it has been your life’s soundtrack. It might be hard for everyone to truly imagine how small this genre is in the grand scheme of things but it is. The amount of embraced, going-to-be-on-TV-soon artists is probably something like 30 and since a gospel artist’s success can last 30+ years, that number stays low, with only 1 or 2 new artists introduced (in a big way) every year. The audience is also incredibly small. We are talking like 5% of the country that truly consumes this music even though most music is influenced by it. If you are looking for incredibly large audiences, the gospel is not the surest way to do it.

It is not unified. Sure, everyone has their own tastes but America, the engine of gospel music, has an extra reason to divide. Sunday morning is known as the most segregated time in America because stylistic preferences and racial tensions filter everyone to churches that look and sound like them. The music industry reflects that. There are two distinct sides–at least two. And to be played on one type of radio station almost immediately disqualifies you from being played on the other. It may hurt you to find that there are very few opportunities (and very few plans to make more opportunities) to bring the Church and it’s artists together. And this is coming from someone who has been embraced, to an extent, by both sides, several races, and cultures! It is rare! I just want you to know that.

You will be copied. Like any genre, people pay attention to what seems to “work” and what seems to sell. So if you are successful, prepare to have many copy elements of your artistry and approach. This is not specific to the gospel at all, though the phenomenon of imitation is often Christianized. “This is the sound that God wants to hear!” Heartwise? That is correct. Instrumentation, style, and artistic approach? No. He never detailed that. And if he has, we are far off. Either way, it’s an excuse to copy, so prepare for that. Your sound may become “THE sound.”

You’ll be pressured to copy. So that means, upcoming artists will be expected to replicate that “sound” too! I was not interested in (just) that “sound,” God made a way and the crowds’ responses spoke up for me, but trust, I was pressured to copy. And you will be too. God’s hand has to be on your life for this to work and you MUST BE GOOD! If neither heaven nor earth is responding to your sound, the pressure will come for you to copy someone else’s.

You now really, really represent the Kingdom. Everything is a stage! You’re not just a singer, you represent something that people look up to and some people look down on. There have been a few singers I’ve befriended in the gospel world that hoped to be strictly singers and wow the world with their incredible gift only. They were shooting stars. There are several others that have turned out to be guiding lights. They have lasted longer, they have become more useful by God on this stage because they took up the responsibility of representing Him. Everything from fashion, to the on-stage presentation, to social media, to walking around airports is subject to the fact that people expect and, honestly, NEED you to represent Christ. Don’t get confused by society’s pressure to “be real” which tends to mean to flaunt every dirty streak on your underwear to avoid being known as a hypocrite. YOUR PUBLIC GOAL is to lead others to Christ honestly, not to express yourself for expression’s sake. And I believe there are soooo many untapped ways to point folks to God while using every weird, lame, cool, cute, smart part of you. You just have to want that. Jesus did not plead with God to “take this cup from [Him]” among the disciples He was leading. He took his personal time. He had his private struggle. I believe that part of the story is included to show us the personal sacrifice and wisdom in knowing what you mean to the people you influence. I thought to write this because I have an amazing friend that loves to sing and singing gospel music is especially fulfilling for her. She, however, has an entire “R&B” persona and hundreds of thousands of fans, and she gets to operate by different rules when it comes to fashion, language, and content. I know she knows, that there would have to be some wholesale alterations to her image to be effective as a gospel artist. I know that it’s against millennial nature to ever concede that you may have to change your presentation for the sake of the gospel but it’s the truth! Sorry! Even if God has given you peace on the way you live your life, the game changes when your actions will be magnified, duplicated and misunderstood. Gospel artists MUST rehearse and SHOULD operate with 1 Corinthians 8 in mind.

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.”

Too much right? Yeah, we are living for everyone else (1 Corinthians 10:31-33)! We don’t always want to accept that. The good news is you don’t have to lose authenticity to glorify God if your authentic self-glorifies God (and not like ten other things at the same time). In my opinion, it is better to edit yourself rather than simply edit your image.

Not a lot of money in it. Simple as that. It is a small market. Very few are wealthy and most smart artists supplement their income with regular jobs, church gigs (or churches they found and pastor) and other investments.

Traveling is not fun. OMG! You have no idea. If you could teleport to Oslo or take a magic carpet ride to Los Angeles, travel would be a complete perk. We all love seeing new places, new people and watching our passports get stamped to death. Unfortunately, there are often two miles of walking, irritable TSA agents, guitar carrying and defending, lost bags, connecting flights and ridiculously early lobby calls in between. As I write this, I’m heading home from a beautiful trip to Norway. I’m also excited about the destination: home. But first, we must endure…well, all that I just mentioned. Be prepared to have your body go crazy about your bird-like lifestyle too. I never knew how hard to come by and all-consuming sleep can be until I started traveling like this.

It is slow to change and embrace new things. 
As much as I love the gospel industry, it is not full of creative risk takers. While the original apostles were quite rugged and adventurous, our understanding of the faith compels us to be resistant to change, risk-averse and doubtful of most things new. Even further, our grim business outlook has labels even more concerned about prudence and frugality. The best way, to many executives, is to give a slightly new spin, face or voice to something already done. And church folk feel the same way. When I was first signed, my weird music, led by “No Gray” was not understood and valued by many people in high places. They just wanted a younger spin on worship music, not this “live music.” Ask Kirk, Deitrick, Mary Mary, and Richard Smallwood. Yes, even Richard Smallwood. They all felt some resistance to the now legendary music they have made. If that will discourage you to the point of quitting, I have saved you. If you are willing to take your time and learn to PRESENT your music in a way that can ease the stubborn expectations of a gospel music fan, stick to it. It is all about presentation. You can’t pull a person toward you without first reaching for them. Blessed is the artist that can shift a room without people noticing. Let me also warn you, people who are NOT gospel music lovers, not believers, or not avid churchgoers ALSO have particular, often antiquated expectations of Jesus music.

Many people you encounter will show little sign of the Faith. Yeah, you know it. God has a lot of children and some of them are…well…slow learners. Some are weirdos. Some are downright rebellious. And more precisely, some of the adults you meet in this Christian journey are…children. I have made it my mission to make room for artists, particularly ones who don’t see much of their style and approach represented in the genre. But I wrote this article to help ensure we don’t keep filling our stages and pulpits with people who were not ready for it. This job will shine the light and magnify all that is right with you and all that is wrong with you. The best way to be a mature, strong Christian artist, is to be a mature, strong Christian. Unfortunately, you will get a bad taste in your mouth upon meeting some of us. You cannot be discouraged. You cannot take it personally. At best, it’s a dope person having a bad or stressful day. Travel, pressure, nerves, demands, musicians, and managers can certainly seize our smiles and willingness to be social. But at worst, some of us just really don’t walk with the love of Christ. Gospel music is just as much a culture club as it is an expression of faith. You can certainly be impressively gifted with the culture and not have much faith or fruit! But we now know the lasting effects of bad models, so don’t be one. You must take on the mantle of representing Christ, knowing what the Bible ACTUALLY says, dodging rumors, gossip, and the land mines of self-interested people and be the change you want to see. It’s quite tough though.

The world won’t be a fan.
 Lastly, what you carry is huge. It’s beautiful, respectable, inclusive and divine. Its also convicting, EXclusive, and increasingly contrary to the modern zeitgeist. The mention of who you are and further expression of your beliefs will alienate you from many. I have been unfriended by several high school classmates and, while I hope they’d be proud of me, there are several that hate my guts now. “God” is kind of endearing, but “Jesus” will start a fight. Please know some media opportunities will not come to you and some press outlets will not let you in. They may not hate you but will simply be uninterested in your existence. One of the worst things a gospel artist can do is expect to be known–in different churches, but especially by the world at large. Both humble yourself and brace yourself for arrows of both hate and indifference.

See, I’m not trying to keep you from following your dreams. I’m just trying to answer all my DMs at once. I’m proud that so many pursue the call to public ministry and I’m honored that I might be inspiring some of that. This will be a great generation for the Kingdom and its artists. But you must know that it’s not easy, it’s not always fun, and no greatness comes without a great cost. New levels, new devils. Regardless of what you do, get really acquainted with your “why.” You’re going to need it.

 

28 Year-old McReynolds began his music career in 2012 with the release of Life Music via Entertainment One Music and Light Records. The album charted on three Billboard charts: the Billboard200, Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums. His second album, Life Music: Stage Two, peaked higher on all three charts in 2015. His latest full-length album Make Room debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel and garnered a historic 1.3 million streams in the first week.

 

Soldier, Police & Lecturer Abscond During Christian Pilgrims In Israel

Nigerian Christian Pilgrims walking through Old City of Jerusalem, Israel yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

About a 100 Christian pilgrims absconded during the 2017 pilgrimage to Israel, said the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja.

Uja, who made this known while receiving security report of the 2017 pilgrimage on Monday in Abuja, said that no pilgrim absconded in Rome and Greece.

The NCPC boss said that the 100 pilgrims who absconded were from five states in Nigeria, adding that a serving soldier, a police inspector and a lecturer were among the absconders.

He, however, did not disclose the states and names of the absconders, but tagged the states as “red flag”.

He said that pilgrims absconded during pilgrimage as a result of their colonial mindset.

He explained that as part of the efforts of the commission to check pilgrims from absconding, the commission has decided to increase the security surveillance during the pilgrimage.

Uja said that Nigeria is a nation of future while explaining that the coming together of Nigeria was beyond what the colonialists conceived, he said it was an act of God.

He stressed that one of the major responsibilities the Nigerian government has for its citizens was to provide adequate security.

As a part of the commission’s strategy to check defection of pilgrims while in the Holy Land, he explained that NCPC would intensify its screening mechanism to bring defection to an end.

Uja revealed that the commission has come up with stringent measures that would discourage pilgrims from absconding, such measures as blacklisting states with a penchant for abscondment, publishing the names of absconders and their guarantors in national newspapers, and prosecuting them eventually.

He urged Nigerians and particularly the youth to have confidence in the country.

He explained that Christian pilgrimage under his leadership is focused on three aspects which are enhancing the spiritual content of pilgrimage, using pilgrimage to showcase the great beauty and capacity that Nigeria has and using Christian pilgrimage to promote national development.

He said the forum would make Christians go on pilgrimage and come back as better persons.

“It is time to build this country and to give it foundation; it is time to give this country a character; it is time to give this country a vision and a hope.

“It is time to make Nigerians know that our land is a land of great opportunities.

“We have more opportunities in Nigeria than in America and in Israel.

“We have better land than anywhere else, what we are going to get is a revitalization to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ afresh and to have a revamping of our spiritual lives.

Uja commended the security committee for a job well done, adding that he would invite them to educate the commission on its observations and recommendation.

He called on the church in Nigeria to be steadfast in prayers for the nation and to provide leadership.

Earlier, Maj-Gen Emmanuel Nega, chairman of the committee, said that security is the most important aspect of the commission.

Nega said that the committee was inaugurated to ensure the security of pilgrims to the holy land.

He said that the committee has documented its recommendations that would assist the commission in terms of security and to prevent pilgrims from absconding.

According to him, the committee consists of 18 members made up of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Airforce, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Immigration Service, Department of State and Security and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria.

“Nigeria Now Deadliest Place To Be Christian” – Says Attorney After Death Of 6 Relatives In Plateau Killings

US Based Nigerian Lawyer and International human rights advocate Emmanuel Ogebe has said that Nigeria has become the deadliest place to be a Christian while calling on the US Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate the attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians in Nigeria.

“Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.”

Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims.

“From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. “But they ran into the herdsmen along the way and they shot him and his pregnant wife and they went into their home and they killed their four-year-old son and their six-year-old daughter who were asleep in their beds.”

He said the Muslim attackers also killed two relatives who were visiting the family during summer break.

Ogebe said he was told that authorities would not allow the corpses of his relatives to be taken away for separate burial. Instead, they were buried in a mass grave with the other victims.

CBN Nigeria Director Felix Oisamoje said the violence against Christians has escalated in recent months.

“It’s happening more in the middle-belt of the country. The reason simply because the Fulani herdsmen take their cattle into people’s farmlands, they eat of their crops on the farm and when the people challenge them, then before you know they respond with AK-47’s,” he explained.

Oisamoje said most Fulani herdsmen cannot afford the cost of an AK-47.

“Given what an AK-47 goes for, a Fulani herdsman would need to sell all of his cattle to be able to buy an AK-47.”

Ogebe said several theories exist about where the herdsmen are getting AK-47’s and other small arms like mortars and grenades. He explained that many arms became readily available as they spread throughout Africa following the fall of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.

“But even more sinister is the fact that a lot of these cattle are owned by very rich Fulanis who are in government and who are in power. So, there is a strong belief that the Fulanis, the ruling elite are actually funding the herdsmen to conduct these attacks,” said Ogebe.

He said by pushing the Christians out, they can dominate Nigeria politically and physically in a land grab.

Ogebe said thousands of Nigerians have already died in attacks this year, including 500 in Benue State. In April, herdsmen opened fire on members of a Catholic church during their mass. A priest who was serving communion and 18 parishioners were killed.

In another incident, Fulani herdsmen attacked the home of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi of the Anglican Church of Josh. The archbishop was unhurt, but one person was killed.

So, what can be done? Ogebe says members of the US Congress need to appoint a special envoy on the issue of Nigeria and also the US needs to withhold the sale of sophisticated aircraft to General Buhari’s regime as long as Christians are unprotected from attack.

Ogebe alleges the Nigerian government has used aircraft against Christian villagers who have tried to defend themselves against the Fulani herdsmen attacks.

He also says many desperate Nigerian Christians are in need of help.

“I know that The 700 Club CBN is in Nigeria so if people support CBN, we know that CBN will deliver to the people who are afflicted,” Ogebe explained.

Oisamoje said a CBN humanitarian team just came back from a place called Kagoro in north central Nigeria where Fulani herdsmen have attacked.

“We just came back from doing a whole week of free medical services to that area because a lot of people are suffering from no medical attention.”

Oisamoje told CBN News that pressure from the US and the international community can make a difference in helping to protect the lives of Christians. But he also asks that Christians pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ in Nigeria.

“I think one of the things we need the most is prayers… whatever is going on right now has some kind of spiritual underpinnings and I believe if we begin to deal with it from that point, it makes it easier,” Oisamoje explained. “After all, the Bible tells us that we do not war against flesh and blood, so we know there are spiritual issues, so we need to pray.”

Source: CBN News

Joy Mobley talks gifts, talents, passion for music and inspiration behind “Don’t Turn Around”

Exclusive Interview w/ Joy Mobley by Christopher Heron (2018)
Exclusive Interview w/ Joy Mobley by Christopher Heron

 

The riveting, new release entitled, Don’t Turn Around, is the latest EP from Minnesota-native, Atlanta-resident, Joy Mobley. The melodic, tapestry of anointed tunes is part of Joy’s plan to touch people through the power of her jubilant music.

 

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Joy Mobley

 

 

 

Joy has always captured crowds with her incredible instrument, highlighted by her victory in the Minnesota Idol. Since then, Mobley has taken her talent to another level, veering towards ministry and making a difference for Jesus. BlackGospel.com spoke with this striking woman about music, family, and faith.

 

Christopher Heron: Joy, I’d love to begin our conversation by discovering the lovely lady behind the music. For instance, we know you’re a talented vocalist…but what’s your secret gift or hidden talent very few people know you possess?

 

Joy Mobley: I’d like to think God has blessed me with the gifts for “insight” and “connectivity”.  I believe I possess an intuitive attribute that enhances my ability to destroy communication barriers regardless of the personality.

 

I thank God for enabling me to befriend those that would just assume turn their backs, and from that breakthrough, develop a nourishing and lasting acquaintance.   In a song, I experience a pristine freedom that transcends woes and sorrows of this world.

 

Christopher Heron: You’re proud alumni of Clark Atlanta University. What are the most important values and lessons in life you attribute to your time at college?

 

 

Joy Mobley 2018
Joy Mobley

Joy Mobley: “I’ll find a way or make one” is one of the mottos for CAU. And I can definitely say that having persistence and not giving up has been key in my success and who I’ve become today. Another lesson that I can attribute to my time there is to make the most of every opportunity given to you.

While I was attending CAU I was exposed to a lot of great opportunities and because of this, I seized everyone that I could! Looking back now I know that many people might not experience in a lifetime what I was able to, at that time.

 

Christopher Heron: You’re also a proud wife and mother. How have these important family roles changed your life and shaped your view of the world?

 

Joy Mobley: If ever the word “unselfish” has been transparent, surely it’s at this time in my life of being a wife and mother.  There’s an old saying in the gospel that says “it’s not all about me” and that old saying is so true.  The reality of it all, to understand this phrase is to gain wisdom beyond the imagination.  I believe a person that is self-centered cannot truly discover their full potential nor true happiness.

 

It is imperative for the soul, mind, and spirit to nurture the body and it is equally important that our individual accountability reaches beyond our person. If I may, I must regress to the words “insight” and “connectivity”.  My having insight towards my husband and child has done so much for the priceless connectivity the three of us enjoy and share in our lives.

 

Christopher Heron: Music has always been an essential part of your identity…but when did your passion for music move to the next level and becomes a tool for ministry and an expression of faith?

 

Joy Mobley - 2018
Joy Mobley

Joy Mobley: During my adolescence, my parents pastored a church and I was afforded the opportunity to express myself in song and in church productions.  I suppose my mom became so confident in my ability to sing, many times there were impromptu performances.  The congregation or those in attendance would often compliment me by making such comments as “you sang that song so well you made me cry or you brought chills all over me.”

 

My Mom enlightened me at an early age as to who was responsible for the anointing I was under, and that I was blessed to be chosen by God to communicate His Word in song.  Even into adulthood, what I get from unbelievers regarding my new music is “I don’t usually listen to Gospel music, but I like your music.”

 

I’ve heard this countless times and knowing that the lyrics in my songs talk about Jesus, and people who are not in the church are still able to receive that message is what ministry is all about, saving souls and making disciples, Mark 16:15 says “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone”.

 

Christopher Heron: Your new EP is entitled, Don’t Turn Around. What’s the inspiration behind the title of your new release?

 

Joy Mobley: I know it’s an old cliché, but we are really living in troubled and disturbing times.  It seems that every time one listens to the news, it’s disheartening.  Hardly ever anything encouraging.  We are always bombarded by negativity whether at work, home, and even church.  My philosophy…this world needs encouragement!

 

Without encouragement to stay the course, people will turn around and escalate their demise into a world of destruction.  People today need the “truth” in their hearts, love in their spirits and confidence in their soul.  So in my lyrics, this is what I’m attempting to convey.  Stay the course, God’s People; and Don’t Turn Around!

 

 

Christopher Heron: The release of your EP is another kind of birth. It’s very intimate and reflective of you. How much is “Joy” it for you? And what is your hope and prayer for this album?

 

Joy Mobley: The “joy” for me is overwhelming because I’m doing something that I love.  My hope and prayer is that I’m able to touch the broken hearts and disturb minds of the many that are about to or perhaps already have “Turned Around”.  I would be so honored to know that my songs that are reaching the masses, relationships were mended, hearts were fixed, and lives were turned around all because of the Power of God!

 

For more information on Joy Mobley and her EP, Don’t Turn Around, visit her official website @ www.joymobley.com.

TODD DULANEY Releases YOUR GREAT NAME 6 Song Maxi Single !!! | @ToddDulaney #MoreYGN #YourGreatName #MaxiSingle

Your Great Name (Maxi Single)

#MoreYGN from Todd Dulaney #YourGreatName #MaxiSingle

After 9 weeks of having the #1 single at Gospel Radio, Todd Dulaney’s, “Your Great Name” continues to bring the heat.  “Your Great Name” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Songs Sales Chart and eOne releases the Maxi Single of “Your Great Name”, which includes 5 new versions of the song.

The Maxi Single of “Your Great Name” contains a Live in Orlando version featuring Todd’s long-time singer, Nicole Harris;  a Spanish version, a Children’s version, led by Todd’s Children Todd Jr. and Taylor, a Ballad version, a CCM version and the original version.

Dulaney continues to produce anthemic songs from “Pulling Me Through” off his debut album to “Victory Belongs To Jesus” off of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album.

The Maxi Single is currently available on all digital platforms.

 

Travis Greene To Perform At The Tim Godfrey’s ‘Fearless Concert’

After hosting one of the biggest names in the world gospel music in 2017, the energetic and fearless Tim Godfrey is back with the third edition of his annual gospel music concert, with the tag FEARLESS.

The event which made its debut in 2016 had more than 6000 worshippers in attendance, with Marvin Sapp as its headline artiste.

This year’s concert which will feature another amazing songster, Travis Greene promises to be off the hook as the tour will be taking place in five cities, Uyo, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Abia, and Abuja between 25thand 29th of July 2018.

 

Fearless Concert is a gospel concert borne out of love for worship, and a desire to create an atmosphere that enables participants to appreciate the victory that every believer has through the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary.

Album Release: The Best Of Fred Hammond – Verity Records

TheBestOfFredHammond-coverVerity Records is at it again with this new beautifully crated collection titled The Best Of Fred Hammond, featuring three new songs. The 12 song collection was released in celebration of a prolific catalog of the Grammy Winning gospel icon.

The Best of Fred Hammond spotlights his biggest hits and enduring legacy driving the sounds of contemporary gospel and worship, filled with timeless favorites like, No Weapon, We’re Blessed, Jesus Be a Fence Around Me, You Are the Living Word, Glory To Glory To Glory, and the brand-new tracks, I’m Grateful, Saturate Us, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

About Fred Hammond:

Fred Hammond has remained a trailblazing force inspiring audiences worldwide and influencing countless artists with his live performances, exceptional voice, instrumental arrangements, songwriting, and producing talents for over three decades.

Honoring gospel’s heritage as a cornerstone of popular music and its valuable impact in connecting and uplifting listeners in the intersection of music and spiritual encouragement, Verity Records continues to highlight venerated gospel icons with its robust catalog of the contemporary and traditional gospel. Since its founding in 1994, Verity’s catalog includes music from artists like Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Richard Smallwood, John P. Kee, Hezekiah Walker, Twinkie Clark, among others.

The Best of Fred Hammond is available at all major music providers.

Amazon:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOAMA

iTunes:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOIT

Apple Music:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOAM 

Google Play:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOGP

Spotify:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOS

The Best of Fred Hammond Track List:

  1. I’m Grateful
  2. We’re Blessed / Shout Unto God (Live)
  3. When the Spirit of the Lord (David’s Song)
  4. No Weapon
  5. Glory To Glory To Glory
  6. You Are the Living Word (Live)
  7. This is the Day
  8. Let the Praise Begin
  9. Jesus Be a Fence Around Me (Live)
  10. Your Steps Are Ordered (Live)
  11. Saturate Us
  12. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

For more information and news about Verity Records, visit:

www.verityrecords.com

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Instagram:  @VerityGospel

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Video : Sinach – There’s an Overflow

Sinach

Sinach is out with another powerful song There’s an Overflow. According to her

This is a very special song to me. Long before now, I have ministered to myself many times with this song, and no instance went without a tremendous supply of the anointing!

, it’s a song of hope; a prophetic song the Spirit of God gave me to herald a new level for His people, and a distribution of His Spirit and grace in these days.

Listen to the song; let the lyrics soak in, and begin to declare with me as I lead you with this song into the new levels God has prepared for you!

 

Pastor Chris Okotie Declares Presidential Aspiration – Asks APC, PDP To Adopt Him!

Pastor of Household of God church, Pastor Chris Okotie has called on two of Nigeria’s leading political parties APC and PDP to adopt him as their presidential candidate.

The cleric spoke during the Sunday service at his church saying the dreams and aspirations of the people having been confined to oblivion and he believes that we must act now to defend the Nigerian dream as things have gone to a worse state.

He said that he has decided to return to politics seeing that Nigeria needs a credible personality one who is intellectually ready and capable. He added that the Nigerian constitution is obsolete and therefore desires to pursue a mandate that will set up a new government of reconciliation.

Some days ago, I wrote a letter to the chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, asking them not to field any Presidential candidate, that they should adopt me,” he said.

Pastor Chris Okotie said that this is not out of his will but that of the Lord. He noted that Nigeria is a crying nation that needs liberation. The solution to Nigeria’s problem does not lie on APC or PDP, adding, “This is the beginning of the complete turnaround of our nation”

Pastor Chris Okotie first came into politics in 2003 under the Justice Party(JP) where he contested for the position of the President but lost to Olusegun Obasanjo. He again vied for the same position in 2007 under the party he founded, Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH), but lost to Umaru Yar’Adua. Pastor Chris Okotie, not deterred again ran for the presidential seat in 2011 and lost to Goodluck Jonathan.