Hillsong Young & Free unveiled the music video to their new song featuring Lecrae, "This Is Living," on Wednesday.
A shining example of Hillsong Church's youth ministry, Young & Free's new song carries a message about the decision to live for God. Now, "This Is Living" has a music video featuring Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae.
"Be one of the first to watch the exclusive new music video premiere of 'This Is Living' (feat. Lecrae) #ThisIsLiving," Young & Free posted to Twitter late Wednesday night. more >>
Kirk Franklin recently honored his wife, Tammy, on their 19th anniversary and shared some insights about how their marriage has stayed intact over the years.
Franklin, 44, is a staple in the gospel music industry 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." But more than just a well-known Christian entertainer, Franklin is a husband who recently blogged about how his wife and God changed his life.
Franklin took to Twitter to share a blog post on Patheos.com, where he spoke about his marriage. After meeting Tammy at a swim party when he was 18, Franklin asked his wife to marry him. more >>
Legendary gospel singer Andraé Crouch is being laid to rest on Wednesday after two days of services at West Angeles Church of God in Christ in San Fernando, California.
Crouch died at age 72 on Jan. 8 after suffering a heart attack, and the "celebration of Andrae Crouch's life" included a viewing on Tuesday as well as a tribute that evening. On Wednesday, another viewing is being held as well as a four-hour Celebration of Life funeral service. All services are being streamed on both BET and on watch.westa.tv.
For the second and last tribute on Wednesday, gospel music stars including Kirk Franklin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Bobby Jones, Erica Campbell and Cece and Bebe Winans are set to perform, among dozens of others. The all-star tribute kick off is at 7 p.m. PST. Bishop Kenneth Ulmer is officiating, with a eulogy by Pastor Marvin Winans. Additionally, video tributes will be shown by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, Michael W. Smith, The Pointer Sisters, Bill Gaither, and many more. more >>
Hillsong Church says they remain committed to leading people to Christ through their music despite news of their documentary, "Hillsong - Let Hope Rise," being pulled from its distribution.
The documentary on the most famous worship band in the world was first announced by Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. last year. However, after being unable to close the rights deal for "Let Hope Rise," Warner Bros. has removed the film from its previously announced April 1 release date.
"The producers of the movie 'Let Hope Rise' have advised us that while Warner Bros. is no longer distributing the movie, there are ongoing positive discussions with other distributors who have indicated their interest in this project from the start," Hillsong Church said in a statement via Grace Hill Media. more >>
Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part interview with rapper, pastor, and author Trip Lee about his latest projects, his thoughts on U.S. Christianity, his new church plant, and his perspectives on race as a black man in America. Read part two here: Popular Christian Rapper Talks Race, the Church, and Why It Could've Been Him.
Rapper Trip Lee, born William Lee Barefield III, seems to have many things going on — a new book, a top-charting album, and a new church he's helping to plant in Atlanta. Yet, the married father of two insists he's a pretty boring guy.
Lee's also kicking of a tour at the end of January for his fifth and latest LP, Rise, which debuted Oct. 27 at No. 2 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart and No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart, in addition to charting strong in other categories. more >>
Warner Bros. recently pulled the documentary "Hillsong – Let Hope Rise" on the most famous Christian worship band in the world, Hillsong UNITED.
Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. first announced "Let Hope Rise" in July, and the film was originally expected to release worldwide on April 3. However, Warner Bros. removed the film from that slot earlier this month. While details are scarce, Alcon said that the company was unable to close the rights deal for the movie, according to Variety.
Back in July, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment announced the release of the music documentary, which will narrate Hillsong's extraordinary journey from a youth group band at Hillsong Church to a worldwide phenomenon. Today, it is uncertain when "Let Hope Rise" will see a release. more >>