Reach Records and His Voice Global ministry are asking Christians to pray for and support Tedashii, a Christian hip-hop artist whose 1-year-old son passed away last month.
His Voice, a ministry that helps "equip the downtrodden" and trains church leaders internationally, is trying to gather enough money to financially support Tedashii and his family for six months so they have time to grieve together.
"As you know, Tedashii's job takes him from city to city where he performs and blesses thousands of people with his art," a blog post on the ministry's website states. "In this time, we want to offer him the opportunity to stay home with his family, grieve, begin to heal, seek the Lord, be comforted and to comfort. more >>
The Gospel music divisions of Motown and EMI record companies are merging together, The Christian Post learned in an exclusive interview with Pastor Touré Roberts of One Church International in Los Angeles. Although an official announcement was still pending at press time, Robert's church plans to host a concert event featuring artists from both labels Tuesday evening.
"It's awesome to get two big entertainment companies in music who are taking their Gospel divisions and bringing them together," Roberts told CP. "First of all, that's huge. It communicates that just from a corporate perspective the desire for Gospel music and the sense of profitability from labels. There's going to be a lot of resource, backing up music that we all believe in – it's God centered.
"I think it's an exciting time for music and people, and in particular, Gospel artists," he said. more >>
Volunteers from around the world are joining Franklin Graham and his organization Samaritan's Purse on Saturday in Orlando to celebrate a major milestone for Operation Christmas Child – reaching 100 million children in need with gift-filled shoe boxes since 1993.
Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, told The Christian Post on Monday that he really didn't have a "vision" to help children globally by delivering shoe boxes filled with gifts.
"It was just one guy who gave me a call 20 years ago and he said, 'I'm taking some gifts over to Bosnia. Do you want to help me?' I said sure," Graham explained. more >>
Justin Bieber's mother, Pattie Mallette, has said that she is praying for her son amid the increased scrutiny and negative publicity he has been experiencing as of late.
Mallette, 38, has been promoting her film "Crescendo I" about the attempted abortion of Beethoven's mother recently, but she has also been vocal about supporting her pop star son.
"I pray for him," Mallette told E! News Wednesday. "I encourage him. I can't really speak to how he handles that part of his life." more >>
Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae recently opened up about a conversation he had with The Game, a fellow rapper whose Jesus Piece album offended many Christians, via text messaging late last year.
"It didn't go down like [Game] said it went down, but it's love," Lecrae told The Daily Caller.
When teens from Florida megachurch Bethel Baptist Institutional talk to their secular peers about God these days, instead of pulling out a familiar tract, they profess their faith through videos of the church's youth group rapping about Jesus or their exuberant interpretation of the popular Harlem Shake.
It's a novel idea that Anthony O'Neal, the youth pastor of Bethel's One Way Youth Ministries, was initially hesitant about. Once he realized the idea was resonating with his young charges, however, the entire church, including Senior Pastor Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr. gave them their blessings.
When O'Neal joined Bethel's team as youth pastor last summer, one of the first things he did was ask them, "What can we do to make the church more attractive?" more >>