Ricky Dillard may be known for being a renowned choral master, but now the veteran recording artist is taking a stand in the debate about women's place in church.
Dillard, 50, took to his social media page recently to invite people to participate in the conversation about women placed in leadership positions within the church. The choir director took to Facebook to question if people should revisit the notion that women cannot act as pastors in some churches that uphold traditional values.
"Why are women able to run the house, in the absence of a male, care for & raise the children, work & pay bills, but not allowed to pastor, preach & often times SERVE in many churches? Do we need to revisit this," Dillard wrote on his Facebook page. "Is it still appropriate? I'm just asking. What say ye? #RealTalkWithRicky." more >>
Lowell Oakley may look young, but his old soul will make you smile. When he steps on stage no one knows what to expect, then he does something memorable. This is a must see!
This young man and his crooner cover of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is one you cannot miss out on. The judges are in awe when they turn around on the chair. Not only is this a memorable performance for all those watching, it is also one that Lowell will never forget! Two judges turned around for him, Pharrell and Adam Levine. Can you guess which one he picked?
Check out this awesome audition below: more >>
Donnie McClurkin has taken the number one spot on morning radio in Philadelphia and New York.
The 54-year-old pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, N.Y., blesses people with his singing voice away from the pulpit. While he has been a leading voice in gospel music with a career that spans almost 20 years, McClurkin also has a radio show that has the number one spot in New York and Philadelphia markets from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.
The findings came from Jan. Nielsen radio ratings and Skip Dillard, New York operations manager for WBLS, spoke about how much of a blessing McClurkin has been to his station. more >>
Acclaimed Christian singer Plumb is set to drop her seventh studio album Exhale in May and The Christian Post obtained an exclusive photo of the cover art.
The Need You Now singer appears on the cover draped in green feathers with poetic text framing her face. Plumb wrote the copy out in her own handwriting for the cover art.
"We do not exist for us but to share the grace and love given to us all./We breathe it in, it changes us, and then we breathe it out, we share it./I have now breathed in deeply and it has changed me completely./It has healed my heart, restored my home and made me new./Because of that grace, there is always hope. It's oxygen./Breathe it in…and then EXHALE," the text reads. more >>
Kirk Cameron and Fox News' Elizabeth Hasselbeck are joining forces at this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 31.
Hasselbeck made the co-hosting announcement during a live taping of "Fox & Friends" on Thursday. The 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards are set to take place at the Grand Ole Opry House. Being the only fan-voted awards show in Christian music history, Hasselbeck said she is honored to take part in hosting the K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Selena Gomez and rumored boyfriend DJ Zedd released a new single Sunday, Feb. 22. The singer-actress is featured on Zedd's new track, "I Want You To Know." The song is from the DJ's sophomore album.
The EDM DJ, 25, released his debut studio album "Clarity" in 2012. The record hit number 2 on the US Dance chart and produced the hit single title track with Foxes, as well as the hit single "Stay the Night" with Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams.
The upbeat song, courtesy of Zedd's trademark techno beats, has Gomez singing about a relationship's new beginnings. The two are rumored to be dating each other, and though they have remained mum about the true status of their relationship, Zedd has been photographed visiting Gomez in Atlanta where the actress was filming for her new movie, "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving." They were also seen getting cozy at a restaurant while on a double date with Zac Efron and his girlfriend, and they also went on a bowling date with friends. more >>