Black churches throughout the country are finding it harder to find skilled musicians to lead music – an integral part of the worship experience.
The main competition churches are up against is the mainstream music industry. I find this to be true, in my area. My brother-in - law was pastoring a church for a couple of years and that was his problem finding a good worship leader.
"The big money is in producing. The big money is in rap They're looking at rappers with the million-dollar houses with gold ceilings, and why do they want to work in a church and make $30,000?
And while skilled musicians may be turning to the multi-billion dollar lifestyle of rap and hip hop, the mainstream industry is also taking many gospel singers out of the church. Do you find this to be true?
Gospel music is coming to the mainstream. Singers are coming out of the church and introducing the gospel style to a mainstream audience.
Still, others have chosen to take rap to the pulpit with such groups as Dem Unknown WarriorZ infusing words about Jesus with a popular beat youths recognize.
While some pastors are embracing hip-hop music to draw crowds and relate to younger believers but wheres the memorable sounds of music such as hymns?
Hymns like "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" and "Amazing Grace" live on.
while many won't remember a hip hop line.
Not only are accomplished music ministers becoming harder to find, but soon, even traditional gospel music in the church may become a rare sound.
Me, I want the younger generations to embrace the traditional songs and pass it down, but possibly 20 years from now, "hymnal music is going to be obsolete." Do any body out there love Hymns or it just me?