Jesus Culture members Bryan & Katie Torwalt released their new album Champion over the weekend and the popular worship leaders opened up about the rewards and challenges they face being married and working in ministry together.
Champion is the first new album since the Torwalts' last studio release Kingdom Come in 2013. The young couple have been working together in ministry for years. Their debut album Here On Earth produced this year's Grammy-winning song "Holy Spirit" recorded by Francesca Battistelli, which hit No. 1 on the National Audience Chart and is currently a Top 5 CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) song.
"When we wrote that song, it was one of the first worship songs we wrote many many years ago and we had no idea how God would use that song. We had no clue that it would go outside of our little world or even that other people would record it. We had no clue or could even have anticipated it, or replicated it or anything," Katie told The Christian Post. "I don't think that there is a formula. I think that God used it and that's what we needed to declare and sing right now." more >>
Two years after overcoming depression, singer Brandy Norwood says she now feels a sense of security knowing that she's in God's hands.
The veteran singer who's known by the mononym Brandy, shared a passage from the book 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom by Ernest Holmes about finding security in God. In the passage titled, "I Am Secure in the Everlasting Arms of God," Holmes focuses on Deuteronomy 33:27 while speaking about finding peace in God.
"The everlasting arms suggest Divine protection, complete certainty, and the assurance that all is well with the soul. And how could it be otherwise, since the spirit of humankind is God," states the passage shared on Brandy's Facebook page that is liked by over 4 million people. more >>
"Dreamgirl" Jennifer Hudson's successful career on stage and the big screen has led to her winning both Grammy and Academy Awards, but what the songstress says she's working on now is a solo performance at church.
"This is going be my next solo in church! Lord I'm working on it," the entertainer wrote on Instagram earlier this week. "I'm [going to] sing this for y'all one day. Doodling around before show time!"
In the Instagram video viewed by more than 39,000 people at press time, Hudson is heard flexing her vocal ability performing runs and riffs to the worship song. more >>
Instead of judging Katy Perry, her parents are asking the Christian community to pray for the pop star.
Keith and Mary Hudson, Perry's preacher parents, recently spoke at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to Radar Online, which is reporting that the two said they have not given up on their daughter, who claims to no longer practice Christianity. Although the Hudsons have spoken out against Perry's previous music like her 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl," they are proud of her latest inspirational song, "Rise."
"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her. She's going to be singing 'Rise' for the Olympics this year. We're very proud of it and her." more >>
Bishop Marvin Sapp has received a promotion within the Global United Fellowship that will enable him to serve and guide over 100 pastors in six states.
The gospel singer and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been given the title of Metropolitan Bishop.
Sapp will oversee more than 100 churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. more >>
Singer Matthew West took to social media to reflect on Heaven and honor the life of his uncle, Doug, who died this week from cancer.
West posted the announcement about his family's loss on Facebook Wednesday, saying:
"Heavy hearted today for my family. My uncle, Doug, went home to be with the Lord last night. He taught me how to play the first chords I ever learned on guitar. Appreciate your prayers everyone. He was blind from early childhood and I keep thinking that today he's got 20/20 vision. His faith is now his sight. Heaven is the hope we can hold onto. I believe that with all my heart." more >>