Outspoken Christian Lecrae made history on Sunday when he became the first rapper to win the Best Gospel Artist Award category at the 2015 BET Awards show.
And the rapper posted a brief message on Facebook Tuesday expressing thanks for the win.
"Always grateful. Engaging the soul thru Music. #SoulMusic," he noted. more >>
Donnie McClurkin, the pastor and gospel music singer who said God delivered him from "the curse" of homosexuality, is now under fire from critics after speaking out against last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
McClurkin, 55, received some harsh criticism after he shared his interpretation of the Bible's position on homosexuality on Facebook last Friday.
"We've just received the answer from man's Supreme Court ... we already received the answer from GOD," the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in New York wrote. "With NO REGARD to what the Supreme Court of MAN decrees ... no matter what MY past was or feelings & struggles ... GOD has set the only standard for marriage to be between man and woman ... in biology, in physiology, in history, biblically & scripturally and that ... I will NEVER speak against!" more >>
After years of publicly shooting verbal jabs at each other, singer K. Michelle revealed that she is now praying for fellow Christian songstress Tamar Braxton following the pair's joint performance at the 2015 BET Awards show.
The 31-year-old singer born Kimberly Pate, joined 38-year-old Tamar Braxton for a performance with the legendary Patti LaBelle where the two women settled their disagreement. After the performance, the women embraced onstage and K. Michelle took to Instagram to offer prayers for her former rival's success.
"Thank you @tamarbraxtonher and my mother Patti for a moment I will never forget. Tamar, we've been through a lot," K. Michelle wrote. "I truly pray for your continued success. Love u ladies." more >>
A Delaware pastor's spiritual hymn written to remember the nine Christians killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week is now touching the lives of countless believers, as many churches around the world have started to include it in their worship services.
The hymn's writer, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette who co-pastors Limestone Presbyterian Church in Pike Creek, Delaware, with her husband, Bruce, has written spiritual songs about other tragic events such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and 9/11.
Her latest hymn, "They Met to Read the Bible" that addresses the shooting in Charleston has gone viral on Facebook and has been written about by various secular media outlets, including The New Yorker. more >>
Whitney Houston was considered one of the greatest voices we ever heard in American music. Her beautiful four-octave range and tireless breath control helped her stay on top of the charts for a long time. The young singer in this video does an incredible job of duplicating her voice and it will give you the chills!
If you are a fan of Whitney Houston, then you should remember her role in "The Bodyguard". It was a successful film with a chart-topping soundtrack. The single "I Have Nothing" is still sung everywhere today -- even in different countries! In this video, a young man from Brazil is filmed singing a memorable version of this song. From start to finish, he makes a strong impression with a rendition of the popular hit.
Check out this awesome version of this song below: more >>
One year after spiraling into a state of depression, R&B singer and actress Brandy Norwood, says she now has a renewed sense of faith in God.
The entertainer known as Brandy, 36, says she has a new outlook on life now that she has landed the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway play, "Chicago." She spoke to NewYork.com about moving past the state of depression she was in with help from God.
"People would never guess the dark space that I was in about a year ago and how long I was sad and depressed. Long story short: I cried out for help and the decision followed to be the best version of myself," she recalled. "I then did the work spiritually, mentally and physically and saw my old life disappear. 'Chicago' presented itself to me and I then stepped into my dream." more >>