Gospel singer Marvin Sapp, who was consecrated Friday to become bishop over the Central Province of Global United Fellowship during a ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida, says part of his mission is to carry on the vision established by Bishop Neil C. Ellis, who started the cross-denominational fellowship of spiritual leaders in 2013.
"My first order of business is making sure the established vision of Bishop Neil C. Ellis is getting into the hearts and minds of all of those who are connected to the GUF family. That's just creating and making sure that we, as individuals, maintain that love relationship — that fellowship relationship and koinonia that the Bible talks about — which is key and most important," Sapp told The Christian Post during an interview on Friday.
"It's just about fellowship, really, and remaining connected, one with another. And if I do that, I believe that a part of my assignment will be accomplished." more >>
Gospel music star Tina Campbell and her husband, Teddy, recently appeared on "The Boris and Nicole Show" where the Christian couple, who publicly overcame infidelity, gave marital advice to parents in their 20s who are struggling to make time for each other.
Campbell, a mother of five, told the 21 and 23 years old couple — who've been married for two years and have two children — that it's equally important for them to make time for sex.
"You do what you want to do. I know when we started having children I made my children more important than my husband," Tina shared on "The Boris and Nicole Show." "I think it's healthy for your children [for you] to say, 'You sit over there and play together, eat food, make a mess. But mommy and daddy are going to go love on each other for a little while.' You find the time and you make each other important." more >>
Reach Records rapper and pastor Trip Lee discussed pornography in a recent interview and said that he'd be surprised to meet a young Christian man who hasn't had to struggle with it because of how easy it is to access in today's technology-driven world.
While speaking with the Desiring God ministry, Trip Lee addressed the effects of porn on today's Christian men.
"It's come to the point where if I talk to a young man about his life, whether it's somebody my age or a little bit younger, I'm not at all surprised to hear that there's some kind of struggle with porn. And I would be shocked if I met a young man who hasn't had a struggle with it at some point because it's so easily accessible," said Lee in a video posted on the Desiring God site on June 30. more >>
Nearly three years after making his mark on the Gospel music scene with "Life Music," Stellar award-nominated singer, Jonathan McReynolds, is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album Life Music: Stage Two.
"I wrote my first album as a college student. This second album, as a college teacher," the "Pressure" singer said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "My life has changed — different pressures, more revelation, more musical ideas. The one thing that hasn't: my approach to songwriting. Still aiming to be transparent and genuine. Message first."
The Chicago native, known for his pensive lyrics and soulful sound, teamed up with big names including India Arie, Warryn Campbell, PJ Morton and Derek Minor for the highly anticipated album. The project infuses acoustic, gospel and pop sounds and features his hit singles "Gotta Have You" and "Pressure." more >>
This group spends most of their time working at their family tire shop. In their spare time, they get together and sing and play instruments. They call themselves The Mountain Faith Band and they have a bluegrass style that everyone can enjoy!
It's one thing to be a bluegrass singer and appeal to a certain crowd, and it's another to appeal to all kinds of audiences. When they step on stage, no one is quite sure how to judge them. But when the music begins to play and the lead singer opens her mouth, a unique and beautiful voice comes out. When you hear their cover of "Country Stars" you will be amazed! The judges, who in most cases don't prefer bluegrass music, enjoyed the performance.
Check out The Mountain Faith Band's audition below: more >>
Mason Betha, founder of El Elyon International Church and Mason Betha Ministries who is known in the hip-hop world as rapper Ma$e, closed out a 45-minute performance at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Sunday by leading the audience in prayer.
"I believe I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior," Betha said, according to Essence. "If I die tonight, I know I'm right. I'm blessed. I'm highly favored. I'm fortunate. I'm to be envied. In Jesus' name."
Betha, 39, initially quit rapping to become a minister in 1999 and raised some eyebrows in and out of the Christian community after he decided to return to mainstream rapping in 2004. Last year, he announced his full fledged return to mainstream rap with his secular song "Nothing." more >>