Israel Houghton had quite the rough ride in the media this year after announcing his divorce to his long-time wife and then months later his engagement to new girlfriend Adrienne Bailon. The popular worship leader is now back out ministering and many Christian music supporters welcomed him back as he led a song last week at Code Orange Revival sponsored by Elevation Church in North Carolina.
"It was such an honor joining with the @elevationworship team tonight at@elevationchurch for #codeorangerevival singing one of my favorite songs 'O Come To The Altar' Such a great refreshing couple days here. Thank you@stevenfurtick for being my friend," Houghton wrote on Instagram.
Grammy-nominated singer James Fortune has been speaking publicly in recent months about overcoming thoughts of suicide after he and his estranged wife, Cheryl, separated following a domestic assault two years ago.
Fortune talked about his domestic abuse conviction and the assault that occurred at the couple's home in October 2014 that resulted in Cheryl being admitted to the hospital during an interview with Essence magazine this week.
"As I'm sitting in the back of the cop car, I watch officers bring my children out of our home. My wife is at the hospital, where she reported my assault. We had just gotten back from a trip to South Africa. My wife and I had an argument and I decided to physically remove her from our bedroom. In doing so, I assaulted her. I abused my wife physically," he said. more >>
As multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns release their new album, The Very Next Thing, frontman Mark Hall opens up about his battle with cancer and the important theme behind the new record.
Casting Crowns' eighth studio album is focused on leading people to God with honest songs that feature an upbeat and fresh sound. Surpassing 10 million albums in sales, Billboard's top-selling Christian act has been making music with the message of hope in Christ since 2007 and are showing no signs of slowing down.
"All of the albums are personal to us because the songs that we write come out of our ministries in the local church. I've been a youth pastor, and this past Sunday I just celebrated 15 years at the church that I'm at now, in South Atlanta, Eagle's Landing First Baptist," Hall said in an interview with The Christian Post. "Any song that you've ever heard from Crown, before it was a song it was a Bible study, or a devotion or a moment or situation that has risen out of being a minister to families, and just loving on teenagers and their parents and walking through our own struggles. more >>
Yolanda Adams is coming back to radio.
After the Radio-One contract for her syndicated radio program "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" expired, the gospel singer's last radio show aired in April. After a six month hiatus, the Grammy Award-winning gospel songstress will join AMAZING 102.5 FM in Houston, Texas, which will also broadcast the program worldwide on www.amazing1025fm.com.
Adams is excited that her radio program has found a new home. more >>
If it were not for God, actress Taraji P. Henson knows she would not have a makeup line.
The "Empire" actress who is gearing up to release her book Around the Way Girl: A Memoir next month took to social media to glorify God for her MAC Cosmetics makeup collaboration.
"My heart is so full!! I give GOD ALL OF THE GLORY cause I understand where my blessings come from. #IjustWantToInspire that is all," the 46-year-old actress captioned an Essence magazine article about her new makeup collection. more >>
Fans of football and prime time television may be unknowingly getting exposed to Christian hip-hop, since one of the genres up-and-coming rap star's Christon Gray is featured on commercials for the upcoming FOX show "Lethal Weapon."
Gray's song "Stop Me" has been used as the backdrop to promote the upcoming show "Lethal Weapon" during NFL commercials. Gray, the Christian artist and worship leader signed to Christian mogul Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul Recordings, took notice of the accomplishment on social media by re-tweeting the message of one journalist who took notice.
"S/O to @christongray for the 'Stop Me' placement on FOX's 'Lethal Weapon' commercial playing during NFL games," the message reads. more >>