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Dallas/Fort Worth Pastor Edward Taylor continuing Deliverance Chapel COGIC’s longstanding mission as its beloved leader


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


CARRYING THE MANTLE 

DIFFERENT LEADER, SAME MISSION — A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Edward Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.

DALLAS — For the record, it is a testimony that Edward Taylor deems it a foregone conclusion to share with the masses.

Every single chance he gets.

Just recently, Taylor found himself disclosing it once again, reliving the awe-inspiring notion that had it not been for the Lord on his side then, chances are, he wouldn’t merely know where he’d be.

Then again, he does have an idea, to put it rather bluntly.
“Had God not changed my life when He did, I would probably be dead or in jail,” Edwards, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable, life-altering developments that led to his rise as an accomplished man of the cloth. “Also, I know if He changed my life, he can do it for someone else. So I take reaching the lost — evangelism — really serious.”
To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided for him a way of escape time and again.
Oh…and while you’re at it, look no further than how he’s diligently going about serving the people of God.
A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.
Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under late Superintendent Kelley Jr., a stint that would ultimately give way to his official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming the Senior Pastoral duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

“Although (I was) raised in a single parent home, my mother always taught me to work hard and never let anyone tell me what I can’t do or attain,” said Taylor, recalling the No. 1 key value he was taught as a child.

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SERVING WITH EXCELLENCE — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided him a way of escape time and again, but look no further than how he has gone about serving the people of God.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Taylor and his family relocated from the Magnolia to the Lone Star State in 2004, approximately nine years after he had effectively accepted his calling to preach the gospel.

Interestingly, even before God had strategically set Taylor aside for His use, this young preacher endured a tumultuous season in the wilderness, one that was mired by his constant drug addiction.

All things considered, coupled with divine purpose for which he was created, even a somewhat lengthy connection to drugs wasn’t enough to steer Taylor to a premature death, mind you.


LEAST WE FORGET 

REMEMBERING HIS PREDICESSORS  — Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming Senior Pastor duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

If nothing else, it seemed that such a downtrodden and gloomy season of his life only impressed upon the heart of his Creator to come after him the more. So much so that this young, gifted preacher from the “SIP” (a historic abbreviation for Mississippi) had no choice but to do away with his potentially dead-end addiction, thus pick up his cross and obey God’s specific commands that included, among other things, leading His people for such a time as now.

Because at the end of the real day, Taylor was taught, more than anything, that only what you do for Christ will last.

AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.

Here he is today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had Taylor right where he wanted him.

But God…

SERVANT’S HEART — For what it’s worth, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

“(My ) family is very supportive, especially my mother and adult children,” said Taylor, explaining his transition to Senior Pastor nearly two years ago.

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.


 

“The Lord has blessed us to work together to accomplish great things in the ministry,” Taylor said of his companion’s unparalleled support. “Our greatest desire is to take the church to another level and build the people and let God grow the church. Deliverance Chapel is a united body, and is definitely a good church to go to heaven from.”

Credit Taylor’s predecessor as arguably the biggest reason why.

Taylor joined Deliverance Chapel in 2004 after serving a brief tenure under Pastor Joe Starks of Shady Gove Church of God In Christ in nearby Irving, Texas.

RIGHT WHERE GOD WANTS HIM — Here is Taylor today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from the days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed that he had Taylor right where he wanted him. But God…

Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under Superintendent Kelley Jr.

Such a stint would ultimately give way to Taylor’s official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

Prior to assuming his Pastoral assignment in Texas, Taylor served at Amazing Institutional Church of God in Christ in Jackson, Mississippi, under the leadership of Superintendent Marcus Butler.

Currently, Taylor serves as Evangelist President to Bishop Nathaniel De’Anthony Wells, the Prelate of Texas Northeast Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Asked when he sensed that God was strategically him for ministry, Taylor said without hesitation: “When I accepted my calling at age 30.”

A PROVEN LEADER — A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

For what it’s worth, though, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving conscientiously ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving with immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

Most of all, he’s serving fervently from God’s perspective.

Which, because of the divine calling on his life, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had him right where he wanted him.

But God…


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Edward Taylor of Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 214.371.1744, or connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/deliverancechapel.cogic.9. Also, to follow Deliverance Chapel’s Live Stream, log on to: https://www.facebook.com/deliverance.chapel.98.


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Texas gospel singer Bryan Ezell advancing the kingdom, following in the massive footsteps of his parents


O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. (Psalm 96:1 KJV)


DALLAS — Diana Sheffield Richards is a dear friend to Bryan Ezell.

On Tuesday morning, she deemed it essential to enlighten her social media followers of just how much she admires Ezell, a rising fixture in this ever-so-competitive gospel music industry.

“This is so cool! I can’t wait to see my friend, Bryan Ezell, sing at the Choice Competition. And it’s for a great cause!” Richards wrote in a Facebook post, alluding to Ezell’s forthcoming appearance at the Choice Singing Competition Friday night.

PREPARE YE THE WAY 

SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — A native of a small, unincorporated community known as Tom, Oklahoma, Bryan Ezell, 41, has made his presence felt as an accomplished gospel recording artist, whose immeasurable talents are steadily advancing the kingdom mightily for such a pivotal time as now.

For Ezell, Richards’ public celebratory shout out is just a microcosm of the kind of unyielding support this gifted and talent Sherman, Texas-based singer has garnered in recent years.

A native of a small, unincorporated community known as Tom, Oklahoma, Ezell, 41, has made his presence felt as an accomplished gospel recording artist, whose immeasurable talents are steadily advancing the kingdom mightily for such a pivotal time as now.

“I have been singing all of my life, and the older I got, I started thinking more about how instead of singing to other people’s music, why not make my own songs and sing them how I want to,” Ezell told Making Headline News this week. “I had an ear for music and could pay attention to the minute details of sound quality. That challenged me to begin creating favorable sounds as it was revealed to me.”

RUNNING WITH THE VISION — A gospel music tenure that spans more than 15 years, Ezell has gone to great lengths to become more of a gospel artist who customarily wears many hats, considering he possesses the immeasurable smarts as an audio engineer and music producer.

Widely known as a PK — or a Preacher’s Kid, considering he’s the son of Pastor and Mrs. James Ezell (Annie) of Latter Rain Church of God In Christ in nearby Sherman — Bryan Ezell credits his parents as his “first inspirations,” in large part because aside from literally being raised in the church, he grew up watching his father showcase his musical talents in a group called “The Inspirational Gospel Singers.”

“My mom used to sing all the time around the house, and they both made my sisters and I sing too,” Bryan Ezell recalled. “My friend, Whalion Dewberry, and his brother, the late Tony Dewberry, inspired me to play the guitar, as well as my grandpa, Lewis Joshua. I thought they were the coolest guys around as I watched them play for the church and the gospel group my dad was in.”

A gospel music tenure that spans more than 15 years, Bryan Ezell has gone to great lengths to become more of a gospel artist, who customarily wears many hats, considering he possesses the immeasurable smarts as an audio engineer and music producer.

Talk about savoring the fruits of his labor, this for an overwhelmingly gifted PK whom, because of the divine calling on his life, is witnessing his gifts steadily make room for him.


“I get to do exactly what I love to do as an occupation while creating ways to connect with people in various ways,” said Bryan Ezell, whose musical talents accommodate mostly pre-teen to adults. “(My personal mission is) to connect with mankind on a natural level, to encourage and empower their spirit, and to show that Jesus can lead the way to a better life if we turn it around and live right.”


A product of the Ezell Legacy Group, LLC, Bryan Ezell also offers music services to individuals of all ages at his family’s Trinity One Records LLC studio.

Having begun singing a the tender age of two, amongst the notable lessons he was taught is that never should he accept anyone’s “No” when God has emphatically said “Yes.”

“Because I have been told to stick to my day job and been told “no,” Bryan Ezell explained. “And I vowed to rise above those statements, even if I had to do it myself, and that’s what I did.”

After all, if he’s heard it once, he’s likely heard it countless of times.

That is, whatever you do for Christ will last.


ADVANCING THE KINGDOM 

TRAINING HIM UP — Widely known as a PK — or a Preacher’s Kid, considering he’s the son of Pastor and Mrs. James Ezell (Annie) of Latter Rain Church of God In Christ in nearby Sherman, Texas — Bryan Ezell credits his parents as his “first inspirations,” in large part because aside from literally being raised in the church, he grew up watching his father showcase his musical talents in a group called “The Inspirational Gospel Singers.”

And, if God said it, that settles it.

Let the church say Amen.

“I didn’t give up after hearing (‘no’),” Bryan Ezell said. “I press the gas and grew from it, and that’s what I tell anybody. Abide in your calling and don’t give up if you believe you can do it, because nobody can stop your progress, but you.”

Talk about savoring the fruits of his labor, this for an overwhelmingly gifted PK whom, because of the divine calling on his life, is witnessing his gifts steadily make room for him.


For more information about Texas Gospel Recording Artist Bryan Ezell, or to schedule him for an appearance, call Veronica Ezell of Ezell Legacy Group, LLC at 888-814-4632. Also, connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bryan.ezell.98, or send email to: info@ezelllegacygroup.com.


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KHIANDRA TURNS 40: Dallas minister Tyrone Woods pays homage to his beloved wife, who turns 40 October 27

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Because of the unyielding love he routinely exemplifies for his wife, Tyrone Woods was only trying to bask in the glory of the moment.

As usual, he was nothing short of impressive.

During last weekend’s inaugural State Fair Showdown between college football rivals Texas Southern versus Southern University, Woods — roaming the sideline just before the start of the third quarter — went to great lengths to welcome a host of Southern football players and band members to Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl.

IN THEIR NECK OF THE WOODS — A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Khiandra Woods will celebrate her 40th birthday on October 27, a much-anticipated milestone to which her life’s most celebrated individual had been looking forward for quite some time. A longtime educator, Woods is married to Tyrone Woods, an ordained minister who accepted his calling to the ministry 10 years ago. 

He had a very good reason why.


“I believe she loves Southern University, because it shaped so much of her life,” Woods, during an interview with Making Headline News, said of his wife, Khiandra Woods, a proud graduate of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based predominately black institution.


While Tyrone Woods had spent a great amount of time, paying homage to his wife’s alma mater by taking photos of and interacting with SU players, he’d be the first to admit that his love for Khiandra’s college isn’t merely synonymous to the admiration and honor he has for her.

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Khiandra will celebrate her 40th birthday on October 27, a much-anticipated milestone to which her life’s most celebrated individual had been looking forward for quite some time.

“My love for her far exceeds her love for Southern (University),” said Tyrone Woods, a native Willis, Texas. “There is no comparison.”

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area couple who began dating sometime in 2015, Tyrone and Khiandra had eventually changed nuptials in March 2016.

Much to their delight, their close-knit, Christian-based bond has been a thing of beauty with God, their Helper, leading the way.

THE HEART OF THE DELTA — “The way she changed my life and ministry for the better is that she married me,” Tyrone Woods said of the immeasurable impact his wife has had on his life. “Everything that makes me better is wrapped up in her.”

“Southern (University) could only give guidelines for a path in life,” said Tyrone Woods, drawing a correlation between his love for his wife and how extremely vital it is that he supports her college alma mater. “I am on the path of purpose with (her) every day.”

Credit the couple’s devout faith life that’s centered mostly on Biblical principles as arguably amongst the biggest reasons their interdependence and tireless support for each other, by all accounts, have given way to what has become a solid, inseparable union.

“Together, we seek purpose, find purpose, and together through our love for each other,” said Tyrone Woods, an ordained minister who accepted his calling to preach the gospel approximately a decade ago. “And God as our Head, we obtain and fulfill purpose in our lives. She loves Southern University but I’m in love with her.”

Which ironically goes to show that as Khiandra displays loves for her alma mater, chances are, her beloved husband will be right there, cheering on the Jags alongside her.

GOD’S LEADING LADIES — Khiandra Woods poses for a photo with Sandra G. Jackson, the First Lady of West Irving Church of God In Christ, following her wedding ceremony in March 2016. 

As evidenced by last weekend’s SWAC showdown that had ultimately ended with SU coming away with a 21-7 win.

Thank God for a favorable outcome involving the Woods’ favorite HBCU.


“The way she changed my life and ministry for the better is that she married me,” Tyrone Woods said of the immeasurable impact his wife has had on his life. “Everything that makes me better is wrapped up in her.”


Some pretty remarkably amazing comments by this preacher-turned-SU fan whom, given his public honor to his wife, should be given a free pass on purchasing a birthday card. Then again…

SOUTHERN FOR THE WIN — During last weekend’s inaugural State Fair Showdown between college football rivals Texas Southern versus Southern University, Woods — roaming the sideline just before the start of the third quarter — went to great lengths to welcome a host of Southern football players and band members to Dallas’ the historic Cotton Bowl.

“Happy birthday sweetheart,” Tyrone Woods said with such authority as his wife’s 40th birthday looms. “God blessed me with you. It is my desire that every year I’m blessed to be with you, I get better so that I can make your life better. I love you!”

Once again, he was nothing short of impressive.


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Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner’s debut single released eight years after his mother’s passing

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

DALLAS — Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which Kenny Skinner will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

MOM KNOWS BEST — To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

“I have great support from my family,” Skinner, the Music Director of Empowered Outreach Church in Denton, Texas (Senior Pastor Kenneth D. Davis) said during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News. “I’m fortunate to have both grandmothers living. They are my number one supporters.  They both keep me grounded.”

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

A proud preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for the Young People Willing Workers Department (or YPWW), not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

LISTEN TO KENNY SKINNER’S DEBUT SINGLE HERE: https://kennyskinner.hearnow.com/

A song that is powered by his debut forthcoming album entitled, “Kenny Skinner Forty Eight,” Skinner’s featured spiritual hit was officially released on February 2 — ironically on his 40th birthday — and a little more than eight years since his beloved, big-hearted angel departed this earth for her heavenly reward.

Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58.

Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician in her own right.

GLOBAL PRESENCE — Skinner has been fortunate to have toured overseas with some amazingly gifted artists. He was originally on tour to play keys, but ended up singing as well. “That’s when I found my new passion to sing,” he said. Pictured with Skinner in Europe (from left to right): Knagui Damon, Racheal Clifton, Andrea Lawrence, La’La Johnson and Skinner.

“She’d have me on the stool as she would play during service,” Skinner recalled. “I think that’s where the passion of music was cultivated.”

Interestingly, Mitchell Skinner, was a praise and worship fixture in the Body of Christ, most notably as a longtime musician for her father, late Superintendent F. L. Mitchell.

“When my father was called to ministry, he wanted my mother to come along with him; however, that’d left my grandfather without a musician,” Skinner explained. “My mother prayed and asked God to send her father a musician so that she could honor my dad’s request, not knowing that (through God), I’d be the answered prayer.”

PAVED THE WAY — Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58. Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician.

Indeed Skinner was the answer to a much-needed prayer request. Never mind he was only seven years of age and hadn’t spent one minute taking piano lessons. Because at the end of the real day, what he had ultimately discovered is that had been strategically set him aside for God’s use.

“God blessed me with the gift to play the piano,” Skinner said. “I would travel all across the world with my grandfather.  Both of my grandfathers were singers as well. My other grandfather was a musician, so I’ve been truly blessed to carry both legacies.”

Consequently, Skinner was offered the opportunity to be my mother’s care giver during the final seven months of her life.

“I saw things that no children should ever have to witness,” Skinner said.

A preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Kenny Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for YPWW, not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that  eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before, especially through his immeasurable and globally-acclaimed music talents.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

“We really didn’t have a choice,” said Skinner, referring to his notable upbringing and heavy involvement in the church. “I was also the musician for both of my grandfather’s churches. I have five siblings. My mother had two sets of twins.  I’m one of them (twin sister).  We had Sunday School on the way to church and, if we didn’t learn the memory verse, my mother would pinch us under the arms.”

SHE’S TRULY MISSED — For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that had eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before through his immeasurable music talents.

As it turned out, those customary pinches, coupled with his mother’s unyielding support, benefited Skinner mightily throughout the years.

Now we know why.

Having witnessed God positioning him for ministry at a relatively early age — “I just wasn’t fully ready to totally surrender,” Skinner admitted — this young PK had finally sold out to his Creator on May 22, 2016, a development that eventually gave way to him preaching his first sermon.

Never mind that while a college undergrad, he was carjacked at gun point.

WELL DONE — All that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out his mother’s well-publicized legacy in the process. Yep. That’s just like God.

Never mind that he literally saw his life flash before him.

“All I remember saying was, ‘The Blood of Jesus,’” Skinner said. “That was scary.  Even though God brought me out, I still was straddling the fence. I didn’t truly surrender until the passing of my mom.  That’s when life became real to me.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Because all that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out her well-publicized legacy in the process.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“My prayer is that the song not only ministers, but inspires the listener to become more like Christ,” Skinner said of his newly-released debut single. “We’re living in a society where Christianity is becoming less and less popular. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to live a life that pleasing to the Father.

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

“”As we align ourselves according to the Father’s will, others would be drawn to him,” added Skinner, who’s currently working on new music projects that are scheduled to be released later this year.

Finally, this young psalmist deemed it essential to go into preaching mode, of sorts which, come to think of it, isn’t merely a surprise, considering he hails from a family full of preachers.

“We are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?” said Skinner, reciting the familiar passage that is Matthew 5:13. “It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

All things considered, credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why Skinner is determined to live — and sing — for Almighty God.

All things considered, there’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which he will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

For more information on Gospel Recording Artist Kenny Skinner or to purchase his album or schedule him for a singing engagement, connect with him via under “Kenny Skinner.” Also, send email to: skinnermusic22@gmail.com

 

 

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Charleston, South Carolina radio/TV personality Calvin C. Logan II advancing the kingdom mightily through his nationally-acclaimed show

And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Luke 14:23)

 

To his credit, Calvin C. Logan II has provided a whole new twist to what it means to go into the highways and hedges and diligently help steer the masses to Christ.

PUTTING CHRIST ON BLAST — A native of Los Angeles, Calvin C. Logan II is Charleston, South Carolina-area Televangelist and the chief executive officer of The Logan Power Show, a spiritually empowering show he started some three years ago.

Much to his delight, he deems it essential to steadfastly promote the gospel of Jesus through the ever-so-popular radio and television waves.

A native of Los Angeles, Logan II is a Charleston, South Carolina-area televangelist and the chief executive officer of The Logan Power Show.

A spiritually-empowering show he started some three years ago, The Logan Power Show’s notable mission is to change, among other things, the airways and television, particularly as it pertains to how people observe life.

“We are here to uplift, intercede, motivate, rebuke curses, devour the negative, and to make a mark that can’t be erased,” Logan II, 36, said during a weekend interview with Making Headline News.

MORE ON THE LOGAN POWER SHOW: www.theloganpowershow.us

A spiritually-enriching show that Logan established courtesy of God’s endorsement, coupled with the guidance of Spencer Jones, his show’s producer, it’s safe to assume that The Logan Power Show is making immeasurable strides in this, its infancy stages.

Consider, for instance, that Logan’s show is aired across the United States on All Nations TV (www.allnationstv.com), as well as on the Missions for the Nations Network (or MFTN/www.mftnnetwork.com.

In addition, the show can be seen through Roku box on those networks, and viewers can even download the app for those networks on the website listed. Also, The Logan Power Show is customarily aired the YouTube Channel under “The Logan Power Show.”

Aside from advancing the kingdom and spreading the gospel, The Logan Power Show’s vision includes — but isn’t limited to — seeking business owners, CEOs, teachers, visionaries, and dreamers, he emphasized.

DOING IT GOD’S WAY — Logan II’s sustained success as a rising Christian-oriented radio personality is due in large part to the unyielding support and fervent prayers of Jamelia Logan, his wife of 12 years who is an accomplished author. The couple has three children.

“We would love for you to come and share your heart, and vision to our viewers,” said Logan II, whose show caters to individuals ranging in ages five years old and, as he says with a straight face, “99-years-old or older.”

Interestingly, Logan II boasts the educational credentials to manage what is becoming a nationally-acclaimed show.

That’s because he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Voorhees College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University.

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Moreover, his sustained success as a rising Christian-oriented radio personality is due in large part to the unyielding support and fervent prayers of Jamelia Logan, his wife of 12 years who is an accomplished author. The couple has three children.

Having been installed to the office of an Elder under the direction of Apostle Doris Bonneau of New Beginning Kingdom Assemblies International, Logan II is a 13-year military veteran. Interestingly, he spent eight years in the United States Marine Corp and five years in the United States Air Force.

GOD’S BACKING — A spiritually-enriching show that Logan established courtesy of God’s endorsement, coupled with the guidance of Spencer Jones, his show’s producer, it’s safe to assume that The Logan Power Show is making immeasurable strides in this, its infancy stages.

His hobbies and community-related involvement include volunteering teaching kids in all grades levels, most notably helping them prepare for college.

Also, Logan II has become a fixture in recreational sports, particularly as a Charleston-area coach of basketball, baseball, and soccer.

All things considered,  a majority of what he does on and off the air is geared toward advancing the kingdom as God commands us to.

“I love the Lord and want God to use me in a mega way for His Glory,” Logan II said.

As for Logan II’s itinerary, his show’s monthly live taping will held on November 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Beginning Kingdom Assemblies International, located at 433 Gurley Street in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

For more information about Calvin C. Logan II’s The Logan Power Show, call 843.697. 5545. Also, send email to: theloganpowershow@gmail.com.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Retired Memphis Pastor Andrew Jackson, Sr. on forthcoming consecration: ‘For me, it’s more of a position of honor’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of a two-part series of Making Headline News’ coverage of retired Memphis Pastor Andrew Jackson, Sr., who will be elevated to the Office of Bishopric this weekend during the Church of God In Christ’s 110th National Holy Convocation in St. Louis.

 

“Man may bestow upon him this great honor, but he has a greater honor, a crown of glory, awaiting him in the life to come.”   Atlanta-area Psalmist Sharon Jackson, on her father’s upcoming consecration to the Office of Bishopric

 

DALLAS — Just before sunset on Sunday, Andrew Jackson, Sr. figured he’d emerge from his Eads, Tennessee home and engage in his customary light exercise.

A MAN OF LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING — The Founder and former Senior Pastor of Memphis’ historic Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ, Andrew Jackson, Sr., 81, is just days away from being officially consecrated to the Office of Bishopric during the COGIC’s 110th National Holy Convocation November 6-14.

Enjoying what was a rather pleasurable stroll through his neighborhood in the outskirts of Memphis, Jackson, Sr. suddenly fielded a congratulatory phone call which, little does he knows, will undoubtedly be one of many he will amass this week.

“I’ll be glad when it’s all over. I’m grateful for the position,” Jackson, Sr. told Making Headline News.

The position to which Jackson is alluding is one that, in all likelihood, will go down as arguably the most historic in a well-publicized pastoral career that spans nearly five decades.

The Founder and former Senior Pastor of Memphis’ historic Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ, Jackson, 81, is just days away from being officially consecrated to the Office of Bishopric during the COGIC’s 110th National Holy Convocation November 6-14.

FOLLOW COGIC ONLINE: http://www.cogic.org.

NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER — By and large, it is the industrious impact of his family, coupled with the valiant contributions of his church that Jackson, Sr. admittedly will find himself reflecting upon this weekend when he witnesses what figures to be grandest milestone in his illustrious pastoral administration.

While many sense that such a feat is long overdue and should have taken place long before his ceremonious retirement in June 2016, Jackson, Sr., on the other hand, is, well, basking in the glory of moment.

“It’s a position of honor,” the Bishop Designate and native of Grady, Arkansas repeatedly said. “It’s the highest position in the church.”

All things considered, it is a distinct, unprecedented honor by which Jackson, Sr. doesn’t take lightly, regardless of how long it has taken to come to fruition.

For what it’s worth, he’d be the first to concede that it was all in God’s timing.

“You know, you start off as a minister, and then an Elder, and then a pastor,” said Jackson, sounding very much like he’s giving a spiritual Hall of Fame speech, of sorts. “For me, it’s more of a position of honor.”

Widely regarded as one of the most eminent pastors through the COGIC, it is, by all accounts, an elevation that won’t be merely given to Jackson, Sr.

Rather, this long-awaited promotion came from heaven.

Which, of course, means if God said it, that settles it.

“It was a sigh of relief in that area (of my career), said Jackson, Sr., explaining his immediate reaction after learning of his forthcoming consecration through a formal written statement issued six weeks ago by COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles Blake. “I wasn’t sure what they were going to do, because it was a long time coming.”

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — Because of his notable contributions of the COGIC and the Body of Christ, the “long time coming” acknowledgment had seemingly been echoed like a classic hymn, particularly within the walls of the South Memphis-based church Jackson, Sr. founded back in 1969.

Because of his notable contributions to the COGIC and the Body of Christ, this “long time coming” acknowledgment had seemingly been echoed like some classic hymn, particularly within the walls of the South Memphis-based church Jackson, Sr. founded back in 1969.

“They were overjoyed,” said Jackson, Sr., recalling the reactions of his Faith Temple Ministries membership after news spread of his upcoming elevation. “They were happy. Some said you deserve it. Some said it finally came. I couldn’t put a percentage on it, but I’ve had very good, supportive members, who helped me get to where I needed to be over 47 years.”

And then there are the Faithful Six, or The Jackson Six, or…well, perhaps Jackson, Sr. can better explain it.

WIFE KNOWS BEST — “He deserves it,” Shirley Jackson said of her husband’s forthcoming consecration. “I knew this was something he really wanted. This is something he’s worked 47 years for.”

“Of course, keep in mind that six (of those members) were my children. (My ministry) would have been absolutely impossible without them, Jackson, Sr. said. “They’ve impacted the ministry the most as far as music, preaching, and teaching. In a nutshell, I couldn’t have done what I’ve did without them, and I owe a great deal of gratitude to them.”

By and large, it is the industrious impact of his family, coupled with the valiant contributions and unyielding support of his church that Jackson, Sr. admittedly will find himself reflecting upon this weekend when he witnesses arguably the grandest milestone in his illustrious pastoral administration.

HE WON’T COMPLAIN — While many sense that such a feat is long overdue and should have taken place long before his ceremonious retirement in June 2016, Jackson, Sr., on the other hand, is, well, basking in the glory of moment.

“I don’t know if I would call it nervous,” said Jackson, Sr. when asked how he sense he might feel during his upcoming consecration. “I’ve seen people go into it. I think it’ll be more of an excitement and relief.”

Relieved much like his customary light exercise just before sunset Sunday in his mostly quiet neighborhood.

Only this time, such a relief will unfold on a much larger stage, a long-awaited promotion accompanied by heaven’s endorsement.

Which, of course, means if God said it, that settles it.

 

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Former Mid-South nursing professional Shirley Jackson salutes her husband as his long-awaited milestone awaits

 

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Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Former Mid-South nursing professional Shirley Jackson salutes her husband as his long-awaited milestone awaits

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series of Making Headline News’ coverage of retired Memphis Pastor Andrew Jackson, Sr., who will be elevated to the Office of Bishopric next week during the Church of God In Christ’s 110th National Holy Convocation in St. Louis. 

 

DALLAS — For Shirley Jackson, it was an adjustment worth making, one that essentially changed the overall landscape of her life.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — For Shirley Jackson, the past two-plus years have brought about a renewed sense of appeasement and wholeness, not to mention a newfound disposition on life, particularly since she and Andrew Jackson, Sr. tied the knot on October 5, 2015. And, in the coming days, Shirley Jackson will join her husband in St. Louis, where he will witness what figures to be arguably one of the most memorable moments in his illustrious pastoral career. Andrew Jackson, Sr. will officially be consecrated to the office of Bishopric during the COGIC’s 110th National Holy Convocation.

“It’s been a blessing, to be honest,” Jackson, during an interview this week with Making Headlines News, said when asked how to assess her marriage to the retired Andrew Jackson, Sr., the Founder and former Senior Pastor of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. “I had to adjust to him because I was by myself for over 30 years.”

For Shirley Jackson, the past two-plus years have brought about a renewed sense of appeasement and wholeness, not to mention a newfound disposition on life, particularly since she and Andrew Jackson, Sr. tied the knot on October 5, 2015.

And, in the coming days, Shirley Jackson will join her husband in St. Louis, where he will witness what figures to be arguably one of the most memorable moments in his illustrious pastoral career.

A native of Grady, Arkansas, Andrew Jackson, Sr. will officially be consecrated to the Office of Bishopric during the COGIC’s 110th National Holy Convocation November 6-14.

The Holy Convocation is the annual gathering of the members of the COGIC, during which they assemble for praise and worship services, the purpose of electing bishops to the General Board, and creating strategic plans for national meetings for the ensuing year.

A Pentecostal Holiness Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership, the Church of God In Christ is comprised of nearly five million members throughout the United States and roughly 12,000 congregations.

Widely regarded as the largest Pentecostal church and the fifth largest Christian church in the U.S., COGIC-based institutions can be found in more than 60 countries. Interestingly, its worldwide membership is comprised of somewhere in the neighborhood of six-to-eight million members.

Also, there are more than 15,000 COGIC congregations globally.

A Pentecostal Holiness Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership, the Church of God In Christ is comprised nearly five million members throughout the United States and roughly 12,000 congregations.

FOLLOW COGIC ONLINE: http://www.cogic.org.

While Shirley Jackson describes Andrew Jackson’s much-anticipated elevation to the church’s highest office as “long overdue,” she is especially grateful that this admirable exploit will finally come to fruition, in large part because her husband’s faith-based resume in the Body of Christ is such that he essentially had positioned himself for such a time as now.

“He deserves it,” Shirley Jackson said of her husband’s forthcoming consecration. “I knew this was something he really wanted. This is something he’s worked 47 years for.”

Long before Andrew and Shirley Jackson had exchanged nuptials, Shirley had become a fixture throughput the Mid-South-area medical sector. A graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Shirley Jackson had spent more than four decades as a nursing professional, most notably eight years both in Case Management and OB-GYN, three years as part of Emergency Room Procedures, and 11 years in Medical Surgery Assistance. A nursing tenure that began in 1974 until her retirement in 2015, Shirley Jackson’s career also includes having worked as a school nurse for both the Memphis and Shelby County Schools systems from 2006-2010.

To grasp a thorough concept of why the former Faith Temple Ministries’ pastor has earned his way to the church’s most covenant office, look no further than the immeasurable foundation he laid for an institution he founded in 1969 in the heart of South Memphis before calling it a career in June 2016.

“He’s (been) working the office of a bishop all along as 1 Timothy tells us,” Shirley Jackson said. “He’s birthed a lot of pastors out of his church and he was the husband to one wife for 58 years.”

Long before Andrew and Shirley Jackson exchanged nuptials, Shirley had become a fixture throughout the Mid-South-area medical sector.

A graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Shirley Jackson had spent more than four decades as an award-winning nursing professional, most notably eight years in both Case Management and OB-GYN, three years as part of Emergency Room Procedures, and 11 years in Medical Surgery Assistance.

A nursing tenure that began in 1974 until her retirement in 2015, Shirley Jackson’s career also includes having worked as a school nurse for both the Memphis and Shelby County Schools systems from 2006-2010.

WELL DONE — While Shirley Jackson describes Andrew Jackson, Sr.’s much-anticipated elevation to the church’s highest office as “long overdue,” she is especially grateful that this commendable feat will finally come to fruition, in large part because her husband’s body of work in the Body of Christ is such that he essentially had positioned himself for a time such as now.

Interestingly, she is the mother of three daughters (Angela Anderson, Kimberly King, and Alisha Perry), and has four grandchildren (Cameron Farwell, Karington Boyd, Kaleb King, and Kalani King).

“He’s been a blessing to me and my girls,” Shirley Jackson said of her husband’s impact on her and her family. “They honor him because he gives them sound advice. He’s helped me to learn to love people where they are. He’s given me so much insight as it relates to my spiritual growth.”

To her husband’s credit, it is the kind of awareness to which many throughout the Body of Christ can greatly attest, the kind of insight by which many will surely reflect upon and celebrate once Andrew Jackson, Sr. is officially consecrated in the coming days.

“He’s helped so many people,” Shirley Jackson said of her husband’s well-publicized pastoral legacy. “So this is something he’s worked for and earned.”

All while making the proper — and necessary — adjustments in the process.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre T. Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

South Carolina minister Evangelist Evelyn Murray Drayton starts a flourishing ministry amid near-death automobile accident

SHE’S STILL STANDING — A native of Mullins, a city in Marion County, South Carolina that is comprised of a population of around 4,663 according to the 2010 census, Evangelist Evelyn Murray Drayton is the Founder of Evelyn Murray Drayton Ministries, LLC, a Georgetown, South Carolina-based venture she organized amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

Just recently, Evelyn Murray Drayton deemed it essential to assess the overall landscape of her life.

Much to her delight, such a notable analysis came wrapped in the gift that is a life-changing testimony, of sorts.

Here’s how it all unfolded some time in June 2013.

“While attending a friend’s church service, a minister told me that my ministry would change after 47 days,” Drayton explained during an exclusive interview with Making Headline News.

Consequently, what had ultimately transpired hours later not only sent shock waves throughout Drayton’s family and amongst those who have come to greatly adore her but, most of all, it practically served as a precursor, of sorts, to the birthing of the divine calling for which God created her.

SPIRITUALLY GUT-CHECKING MOMENT — Having being involved in a devastating automobile accident in June 2013, doctors informed Drayton’s husband that she had only a 50/50 chance of recovering from what was ruled a life-threatening head-on collision.

Having being involved in a devastating automobile accident, doctors informed Drayton’s husband there was only a 50/50 chance of her recovering from what was ruled a life-threatening head-on collision.

According to the doctor’s prognosis, in fact, Drayton had suffered brain hemorrhaging, collapsed lungs, trachea installation, broken ribs, a broken back and pelvis, lacerated liver, a damaged knee, and a broken leg, a series of gruesome injuries that seemed all to insurmountable to overcome.

All things considered, though, a rather dramatic and ironic sequence of events had eventually surfaced on the way to Drayton’s much-anticipated startup of her ministry.

According to the doctor’s prognosis, Drayton had suffered brain hemorrhaging, collapsed lungs, trachea installation, broken ribs, a broken back and pelvis, lacerated liver, a damaged knee, and a broken leg, a series of injuries that seem all to insurmountable to overcome.

“I couldn’t walk or talk,” Drayton said. “I was released from the hospital, wearing a back brace and in a wheelchair on the 47th day and, as the prophet stated, my ministry has turned around. Today, I can scream. I can run around the church and dance, knowing it is the grace and mercy of God that I am still alive.”

A little more than four years removed what undoubtedly was a “But God” encounter, Drayton doesn’t shy away from the notion that she has every reason in the world to sell out wholeheartedly to Almighty God.

Every single chance she gets.

“My outlook on life has changed,” said Drayton whom, while during the recovery process amid the accident, surprisingly drove herself to and from therapy months later. “I know God is our healer. I know that God wants us to activate our faith and use the power and authority that He has given us through His word.”

To her credit, Drayton is steadfastly exercising her God-orchestrated power and authority in ways unimaginable — a trend that is steadily advancing the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

A native of Mullins, a rural establishment in Marion County, South Carolina that is comprised of a population of around 4,663, according to the latest U. S. census, Drayton is the Founder of Evelyn Murray Drayton Ministries, LLC, a Georgetown, South Carolina-based ministry she organized amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

“Ministry has always been a challenge for me,” said Drayton, who comes from a family of what she describes as a number of ministers. “Many of my family members are of different faiths. I also had to overcome the rebuke from people who do not even believe that God can use women in ministry. Although I have more family support now, most of my early support came through people unrelated to me, whom I believe were divinely placed in my life to help me to be where I am today.”

Interestingly, Drayton, who’s responsible for having recorded several songs, has authored eight inspirational books, most notably “I Had to Die Exposing Witchcraft In the Church,” and her most recent book entitled, “Anything’s Possible: The 47-Day Prophecy” — both of which she said are her most popular written documents.

Having grown up without the presence of her mother, who died when she was a young girl, Drayton was raised by her grandparents whom, as she tells it, reared her in a God-fearing home.

That, after all, wasn’t such a bad thing, given the immeasurable strides she’s made in her present ministry.

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“They taught me to trust in the Lord, to be a hard worker, and to never give up,” Drayton, explaining her beloved grandparents’ impact on her rise in ministry. “As my faith grew, I was able to overcome many obstacles and strongholds that seemingly held me in captivity. I couldn’t give up.”

And because of Drayton’s solid, Christian-based upbringing that was centered on Biblical principles, it’s safe to assume that she has appropriately found her niche as a longtime licensed evangelist.

For starters, her Christian-based journey began at House of God Miracle Temple, a ministry that was founded by Apostle Ocelia Blue of Miami. Consequently, Drayton was officially ordained by the late Apostle Blue, who launched a Miracle Temple campus in South Carolina’s Davis Station Community.

Long before Drayton endured her near-death experience, she sensed that God was strategically positioning her for ministry while in her early 20’s.

“I experienced ups and downs and didn’t feel worthy to be called a minister of the Gospel,” Drayton recalled. “Thank God for grace and mercy that sustained me as I applied God’s word. The prophetic voice, dreams and visions were instruments God used to help me.”

Today, her ministry and spiritual gifts have attracted a national presence, in large because of Drayton’s constant exposure and unorthodox approach to impacting God’s people.

BUT GOD — A little more than four years removed what undoubtedly was a “But God” encounter, Drayton doesn’t shy away from the notion that she has every reason in the world to sell out wholeheartedly to Almighty God.

For instance, she has appeared on several blog talk and radio shows, most notably the Stellar Award-winning “All Nations Radio.”

In addition, she has appeared on several television shows, including TV 57 in Norcross, Georgia, Atlanta Live, the Tracey Wells Show, the Grave Digger Show, as well as Babbie Mason’s show called Babbie’s House.

Also, Drayton has appeared on WGGS in North Augusta, as well as the Preach The Word Worldwide Network in Tallahassee, Florida, and has graced the cover of a variety of print media outlets.

Interestingly, Drayton, who’s responsible for having recorded several songs, has authored eight inspirational books, most notably “I Had to Die Exposing Witchcraft In the Church,” and her most recent book entitled, “Anything’s Possible: The 47-Day Prophecy” — both of which she said are her most popular written documents.

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LOOK AT HER NOW — Because of Drayton’s solid, Christian-based upbringing that was centered on Biblical principles, it’s safe to assume that she has appropriately found her niche as a longtime licensed evangelist.

After what she describes as a slew of ministry setbacks, Drayton is especially appreciative of her television show called “Tell Somebody,” which airs on the MFTN Television Network (and at www.mftnnetwork.com).

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“I invite guests to share my platform to tell somebody about the goodness and faithfulness of God,” Drayton said. They share their testimonies and minister how the Word of God, when applied, impacts our everyday lives in an awesome way.”

Much like she does virtually every time an opportunity arises.

Who can blame her, especially after the near-death encounter that changed the overall landscape of her life back in June 2013.

For more information about Evangelist Evelyn Drayton or to schedule her for book signings, speaking engagements, and other public appearances, call: 843-546-4057 or 843-344-2209, or send email to:  draytonevelyn@yahoo.com.

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Atlanta-area minister Matthew Brown taking an unorthodox approach to his forthcoming sixth pastoral anniversary at GCC

FAITH STEPPER — All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Atlanta-area Pastor Matthew Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember. A native of Buffalo, New York, Brown will celebrate six years as Senior Pastor of Greater Community Church before his congregation and a host of supporters on September 22.

MARIETTA, GeorgiaMatthew Brown, TH.D. is an Atlanta-area pastor.

He’s a pretty highly regarded one too.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I grew up serving the older saints,” Brown told Making Headline News during a recent exclusive interview.

Amongst his notable acts of service to the Body of Christ:

Youth pastor.

A trustee member.

An assistant pastor.

Oh, let’s not forget choir director.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — Brown has a vision for winning lost souls for Jesus Christ. He has committed Greater Community to be a ministry where every man, woman, boy and girl will have repeated opportunities to hear, feel, see and touch the gospel of Jesus Christ. With an emphasis on solid praise, worship, and biblical teaching, he is making the word of God – real, relevant and relational in the life of believers and non-church goers alike.

Most importantly, Brown also assumed the monumental role of what he appropriately described as leading many to Christ.

“I understood the concept of family and community by the way we were raised,” Brown explained. “It afforded me many opportunities. I credit my upbringing in church dealing with people to my career in corporate marketplace and government.”

Add to the fact that Brown, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a former special assistant to that city’s mayor, as well as having occupied a variety of Corporate America posts — most notably vice president of a local development corporation, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Commissioner of General Services and Communications Director for the mayor of Buffalo — and it’s no wonder that even as an efficient and resourceful veteran man of the cloth, Brown has adopted the notion that implies, among other things, he welcomes the concept of venturing outside of tradition and advancing the kingdom in a rather unorthodox way.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I wholeheartedly believe that ministry is not possible without support of one’s family,” Brown said. “Their contribution of time, talent and treasure is incalculable and grossly underestimated. My success, if I have any, is a reflection of the way I grew up, the family that supports me and the wonderful people around the nation that have deposited great things in me.”

All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember.

PASSING THE LIMELIGHT ON — All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“Honestly, I just wanted to say thank you to the members of Greater Community for their support over the last six years,” Brown said.

He will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

The weekend-long festivities will be include a Celebration Reunion Choir Concert the following day at 6 p.m. EST and will culminate with GCC’s Homecoming Services on September 24 at 8 and 11 a.m. EST.

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Officially installed as Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in October 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT TO GOD — Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

Amongst his church’s notable highlights will be to pay homage to what Brown has dubbed the Living Legend members, most notably those who were members of the Avery Street Hensley Chapel location to the institution’s present establishment at 406 Roswell Street.

Among those being recognized are Emeritus Church Mother, 99-year-old Edna Wise and 85-year-old Mother Marthene Penn, both of whom will be recipients of the Bishop James J. Hensley Lifetime Award courtesy of Pastor Brown, and COGIC General Board Member Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

Also, church officials said that a new initiative will be announced in honor of recently deceased GCC member Marietta Wilson and it will be named the Marietta Wilson Entrepreneur Program. In addition, Brown’s pastoral celebration will feature a variety of tributes, particularly from local, regional and national dignitaries.

All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

ESTEEMING OTHERS — Brown will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

“Pastor Brown desired to share his anniversary with the membership by thanking them for their support for the last six years by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and anticipating the future opportunities to bring kingdom to community,” a GCC spokesperson said.

Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

AIMING TO BE DIFFERENT — Named Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in September 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

“I wanted to honor some precious people who’ve given their lives in service to the local church and region,” Brown said. “I believe at times that as a leader, I want to thank people who have given me the privilege to lead this ministry and celebrate what happens when we work together. It is a time of social celebration, a night out for the saints, a time of reflecting our past, celebrating our present and anticipating our future. I like to do things different and this was just a little different.”

Well said by this Atlanta-area pastor whom, given his illustrious ministerial track record, is a pretty highly regarded one too.

 

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Chicago-area author/preacher Renee R. Williams on her awe-inspiring new book: ‘Your beginning does not have to be your end’

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — A longtime and beloved preacher of the gospel who is also a Chicago-based motivational speaker and founder of her thriving ministry, Purposely Defined INC., Evangelist Renee R. Williams is widely known for having assembled the book, “Through Pain To Purpose,” an awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking written document that made it ceremonious appearance on the market in November 2016.

Just before midday on Friday, God provided His woman servant, Evangelist Renee R. Williams, with some revitalizing revelation, of sorts, involving this ever-so-popular social media era.

“Facebook is a good way to locate peeps I found out today,” Williams wrote in a post before her 1,200-plus social media followers. “I located someone I needed to locate!”

And just like that, Williams, a devout, resourceful woman of faith, had taken yet another monumental step toward her destiny, courtesy of a divine intervention connection implemented by her Creator — as only He could.

“Facebook is getting better,” Williams wrote while ending her post.”

Amongst the reasons Williams thought it essential to give major props to the progressive movement that is social media is that she has been afforded the golden opportunity to advance the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

A longtime and beloved preacher of the gospel who is a Chicago-based motivational speaker and founder of her thriving ministry, Purposely Defined INC., Williams is widely known for having assembled the book, “Through Pain To Purpose,” an awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking written document that made its ceremonious appearance on the market in November 2016.

Approximately nine months removed from having officially witnessed the release of her Christian-based book, Williams’ “Through Pain To Purpose” recalls a powerfully emotional story of a courageous little girl whom, at the tender age of six, realized it was her against the world and her mother, according to a detailed description of the book at Amazon.com.

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“Imagine living in a world and in a home where your dearly beloved mother is the enemy,” said a spokesperson for Williams’ book.

As if that wasn’t enough chaos and turmoil for this youngster, Williams’ book depicts the life of this young girl, who suffered mightily, thus unleased countless tears…all from the hands that, truth be told, were created to wipe her tears away.

A notable preacher of the gospel for more than 25 years, Williams is especially grateful to Almighty God for infusing within her the light of the Holy Spirit to compose a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

All things considered, this young girl, because of the divine calling on her life, pressed and navigated her way through arguably the most tumultuous season of her life only to live and to tell of her life-enhancing story.

“Her message to the masses is, ‘Your beginning is not your end,’ said a spokesperson for Williams book.

A book in which she needed nearly three years to complete, Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke in at length about how God has strategically empowered and assigned her to share before the world a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

CELEBRATORY OCCASION — A book in which she needed nearly three years to complete, Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke in at length about how God has strategically empowered and assigned her to share before the world a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

“(My book) is to let others know that their beginning does not have to be their end,” Williams explained. “Even though they may have suffered or are going through any type of abuse, there is a way out.”

Interesting enough while God provides for them a way of escape, Williams stressed that those who have faced similar challenges don’t merely have to sit on their testimony.

“They no longer have to remain silent, because they can tell off on the perpetrator,” said Williams, adding that her book is a continuous success thanks in large part to her husband, Ronald Williams, as well as their five children and 10 grandchildren. “And also through their hurt, they can help others and (remind them) that God can heal their brokenness through His love.”

As Williams specifically acknowledged, countless women have become greatly inspired by her book, particularly when she travels the country to promote ministry.

GOD’S DOING — Approximately nine months removed from having officially witnessed the release of her Christian-based book, Williams’ “Through Pain To Purpose” recalls a powerfully emotional story of a courageous little girl whom, at the tender age of six, realized it was her against the world and her mother, according to a detailed description of the book at Amazon.com.

“My book has ministered to many women around the world through book signings, preaching engagements, conferences, prayer breakfasts and brunches,” Williams said.

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For what it’s worth, Williams’ “Through Pain To Purpose” has prompted a number individuals to become transparent much like the mastermind of this informative, thought-provoking book.

“Women have come to me afterwards and literally cried after I shared my story,” Williams recalled. “They let me know they, too, have been abused. They emailed me. They inbox me asking me to come speak at their church and share my story.”

A notable preacher of the gospel for more than 25 years, Williams is especially grateful to Almighty God for infusing within her the light of the Holy Spirit to compose a book that figures to change a generation while simultaneously breaking generational curses.

“My pain was my purpose for writing my book,” said Williams, adding that she’s being persuading to produce a second edition of her book. “I’ve suffered many years with this shame and abuse in secret. I blamed myself for the things I went through, never feeling loved from my mother, to marrying in the church at a young age only to end up in divorce and being left with four small babies while their dad chose to be a part of the gay lifestyle. Once again my heart was broken.”

Still, amongst the things about which Williams discovered was that God was there all the time.

“I turned to God to heal my hurt and He blessed me beyond words,” Williams said.

And just like that, this devout, resourceful woman of faith had taken yet another monumental step toward her destiny, courtesy of a divine intervention connection implemented by her Creator — as only He could.

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.