Mark Hall, the lead singer for popular contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous kidney Wednesday and "everything went really well," according to an update from the band.
"Mark is out of surgery. Everything went really well. Dr. says textbook operation. Just like we prayed for. I told the doctor that he might possibly be the most prayed for Dr. on the planet today. He will be in recovery for a while. Thank you so much for your prayers," noted an update on the band's Facebook page posted shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
In an earlier post on Tuesday, Mark's wife, Melanie, said she was "humbled" by the outpouring of support her family has received since they went public with Mark's health issues last Thursday. more >>
Jason Nelson has cause for celebration after his hit gospel single "I Am" has managed to hold the number one spot on the Mediabase Gospel Airplay Chart for 10 consecutive weeks.
Nelson, 40, is the pastor at The Tabernacle at Greater Bethlehem Temple in a thriving ministry in Randallstown, Maryland. Still, the preacher has found time to step out of the pulpit and release albums including I Shall Live in 2005, Place Of Worship in 2008 and Shifting the Atmosphere in 2012.
His latest album Jesus Revealed, was released last January, and features the hit single "I Am." Now that the pastor and musician has witnessed the continued success of his single, he is in amazement. more >>
Fred Hammond is speaking out after his Facebook page got disabled for reasons he believes had to do with the expression of his Christian faith.
Hammond, 54, released his I Will Trust album late last year, and has earned numerous Stellar, Dove, and Grammy Awards, for multiple bodies of work in the gospel music industry over the past 30 years. However, when the singer shared some of his lyrics expressing his faith on Facebook recently, he let over 377,000 Twitter followers know that the social media account had been disabled.
Hammond shared a screenshot of the message he received from Facebook telling him that the account was taken down. The singer said he believed his page being taken down had to do with him expressing his faith. more >>
Tina Campbell of the gospel duo Mary Mary continues to struggle with her husband's admitted infidelities on season four of her reality television series "Mary Mary," even resorting to fits of anger resulting in gunfire.
Campbell, who stars on the WE tv reality series with her sister Erica Campbell, has been very open about her marital problems with husband Terry Campbell, who recently admitted to several extra-marital affairs. A new teaser clip for the reality series reveal the extent of the gospel singer's emotional outbursts over the betrayal: the destruction of her husband's car with a gun. In the new trailer for season four of "Mary Mary," Terry Campbell's vintage convertible is unveiled, revealing extensive damage due to bullets.
"We had some days that were really bad, and the car is a clear indication of a very bad day," Terry Campbell explains in the trailer. "It was my car and she thought I could have been riding around town with another woman in the car, which wasn't the case. My wife, in her pain, wanted to hurt me." more >>
As Mark Hall, lead singer for popular contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns, undergoes surgery Wednesday to remove a kidney containing a "solid mass" doctors are 90 percent certain is cancer, his wife, Melanie, is asking fans to pray for four specific things.
In a post on the band's Facebook page Tuesday, Melanie revealed that she was "humbled" by the outpouring of support her family has received since they went public with Mark's health troubles last Thursday.
"I'm completely humbled by the number of people that have expressed their love for us and are interceding in prayer. There are no words to express the gratitude in this wife's heart. Thank you for praying for us. We have had friends and strangers from all over the world tell us they are praying — an orphan school in Kenya, neighbors we just met, long lost high school friends, Christian music artists from their concerts, schools, offices, pastors in South Africa, chaplains in the Army, churches, radio DJs, fans, missionaries in Brazil, and countless others I couldn't begin to name. Thank you. Your prayers are felt," noted Melanie in the post. more >>
Kirk Franklin is continuing his mission to make God famous by bringing his Fo Yo Soul Entertainment record label to the South by Southwest music festival.
The South By Southwest (SXSW) film and music festival is entering its 28th year and will welcome gospel music sensation Franklin, 45. Franklin's popularity is hard to ignore with his own Sirius XM radio station, Kirk Franklin's Praise, television hosting gigs on The Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" and BET's "Sunday Best."