Online congregation it's official, a long time personal friend of Rev. C. L. Franklin (Aretha’s Father), Rev Jasper Williams, Jr. of Salem Bible Church Atlanta, Georgia will preach Aretha Franklin's funeral as he did her fathers Rev. C. L. Franklin. (Good Soldier) in 1984. Although the service is closed to the public, I’m praying it’ll be live stream.
Y 'all I'm a big ole fan of the Gospel quartet group Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC's out of Tupelo, Mississippi. I was born and raised in a small rural town in Alabama where Gospel Singing on a Sunday afternoon was big business. Lee Williams style for singing gospel music was flatfooted, not moving, not even cracking a smile. Nevertheless, Lee would deliver a song with such power that congregants spill into the church aisles, lifting their arms in praise to the Almighty and dancing in the spirit.
Good morning online congregation, here we go again. I opened my Facebook page this morning and look what popped up. Allegedly a pastor by the name of Bishop Victor Couzens has been ”exposed” online by Andrea Garrison after he secretly announces his engagement to another female when he’s been in an off and on 8 year sexual relationship with Andrea as recent as weeks ago. The tearful tea-spilling video is posted on her Facebook page. He’s released a statement denying stuff saying she is crazy - that has enraged her and now there are others that are coming out about the same. Even his son commented while she was live and said she was telling the truth 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️. ( You Can Read About It Here )
Reader once upon a time "The Black Church" was the center of the Black community. There were a lot of tradition but there also were family and a sense of community. Both of my parents use to smile as they spoke of their childhoods and grandparents growing up during hard times. I cherish their stories.
Y'all you never know when it'll be your last time. I've met this young man once, but I follow him on social media. He was an anointed preacher, pastor and singer who loved God and was committed to the kingdom. To hear of him passing last night while performing is a hard one. He was one of gospel music rising stars and a powerful preacher.
Reader court documents were made public yesterday that alleged gospel singer James Hall was enjoying sex with 10 men including his secret lover Jeffrey Thomas. With their lawsuit in full swing, Bishop Jeffrey Thomas is not backing down on his claim that he and gospel artist James Hall were in a romantic relationship. Gospel artist James Hall filed the lawsuit against the "jilted" bishop during the summer when he claims the bishop got the wrong idea when he tried to show Christian fellowship.
Bishop Jeffrey Thomas went on Larry Reid Live yesterday in an explosive interview.
Online congregation tragically, studies reveal that spousal abuse is just as common within Christian churches as anywhere else. This means that about 25 percent of Christian homes witness abuse of some kind. These so-called men of the cloth, with anger issues, need to sit down and get some psychological help. Some of them need to be in jail. This is alleged Pastor Ryan J. Fontenot beating his wife 4 days after she got out of the hospital. Sadly, this is not new to the church community. We cover everything up in the church and our community. The only difference is that we can now capture it with technology. My heart breaks for this young mother. Abused women are in a very dark place and feel alone, especially when kids are involved. In my opinion, he shouldn't be pastoring anyone's church. This young lady and her kids are in danger.