The memorial service for Christian singer and popular former contestant on NBC's "The Voice" Christina Grimmie, 22, who was fatally shot in Orlando, Florida, last weekend is set for Friday at her home church in New Jersey.
An obituary announcement posted by Costantino Funeral Home in Pike Berlin, New Jersey, lists the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Bedford, New Jersey, where Grimmie once served as lead female singer for the service.
"Next to music her favorite hobby was playing video games with her brother and friends, especially Legend of Zelda. Christina was truly a light in this world. She loved Jesus and loved people and truly wanted to make an impact on this world with her gift. Anyone who met her was blessed by knowing her. Heaven has certainly gained an angel for their choir. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Friday 3:00PM-8:00PM Fellowship Alliance Chapel 199 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055. Memorial service promptly starting at 8:00PM," said the announcement. more >>
A newly released music album by City Harvest Church, featuring songs by Pastor Sun Ho, has hit top spot in Singapore's iTunes charts amid the ongoing controversy and court case against her husband, Pastor Kong Hee, for funneling millions of church donations into her career.
Singapore's The Independent reported on Tuesday that CHC's praise and worship album Draw Me went on sale over the weekend, and by Monday had already climbed to the top of the country's iTunes Store, prevailing over international superstars such as Adele, Coldplay, and One Direction.
A new report circulating online says murdered singer and popular contestant on NBC's "The Voice," Christina Grimmie, might have been killed because of her Christian faith.
According to the Santa Monica Observer, Orlando Police are investigating Grimmie's death as a hate crime after examining cell phone and computer records of her killer, Kevin James Loibl, 27. Loibl shot Grimmie on Friday night as she signed autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida.
The Observer did not specify the exact source of the information from the Orlando Police Department. more >>
Marcus Grimmie, brother of budding singer and popular contestant on NBC's "The Voice" Christina Grimmie, revealed at a vigil for his sister who "loved the Lord" that she had her arms wide open to the man who took her life.
Christina, 22, died on Saturday after she was shot in an attack by Kevin James Loibl, 27, as she signed autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida. Loibl fired at the singer before her brother was able to tackle him to the ground. The shooter killed himself during a struggle with Marcus. Christina was pronounced dead at a hospital.
At a vigil held in the singer's honor in her hometown of Evesham, New Jersey, on Monday, Marcus revealed to about 500 supporters that his sister offered her killer kindness and he rewarded her with death. more >>
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has offered to pay for the funeral expenses of Christina Grimmie, a The Voice alum whom he previously coached two years ago.
Blown Away by Levine's Gesture
The singer's management confirmed with Entertainment Tonight that Levine will shoulder the financial costs of the funeral of the 22-year-old budding artist who was shot in the head close range while signing autographs during a meet-and-greet at The Plaza Live in Orlando last Friday. The "Sugar" singer coached Grimmie during Season 6 of reality show The Voice. more >>
Big Daddy Weave's bassist and vocalist Jason Weaver is in need of prayer as he attempts to rebound from the amputation of both feet after a life-threatening infection required drastic action.
According to a Facebook page called "Pray For Jay," promoted by the contemporary Christian group Big Daddy Weave's Facebook page to update followers on the singer's health, the latest is that Weaver underwent his fifth surgery on Sunday and, to his dismay, at least two more surgeries are scheduled for later this week.
"Jason is out of surgery," began the update posted on Sunday afternoon. "Doctor cleaned right ankle area. Found out Jason has to have two more procedures this week. This is hard news to take due to the fact that it means a longer stay. Everyone has been so kind but home is just home!" more >>