Gospel Today’s Monthly Music Review

After serving as senior pastor at Victory Cathedral in Chicago for the past five years, Pastor Smokie Norful takes on the role of musical mentor for his church\’s freshman project. Recorded live, this CD captures the essence of the ministry\’s weekly worship experience. Highlights include dazzling vocals from new artist, Martin Woods, choir director Moiro Konchellah and Keshia McFarland. All three are prominent ministry leaders within the Victory family and have served as key members of the touring team for Smokie\’s artistry. Check it out!

Talk about talent! Butler has it and it shows in ev- ery project! This, his third release, finds that he has come a long way since his first burst onto the scene, back in the day with God\’s Property. This project reveals more maturity and may be his best work to date. The live atmosphere showcases Levi\’s greatest strength—ushering in the presence of the Lord in a spontaneous and responsive way. Butler manages to balance his distinctive urban contemporary praise songs with Sunday- morning-ready church offerings. Enjoy!

This is Sheard\’s first solo album in four years. On this project, Sheard showcases her writing talents on several songs, which flow Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode seamlessly via production from Stellar Award winners, PAJAM. The remaining six songs, including the chart topping, first single “Prayed Up” were produced by Karen\’s son, Dove Award Winner J. Drew Sheard, II. Karen makes it a family affair with vocal stylings from her sister Dorinda Clark Cole on “He Knows,” Daughter Kierra “Kiki” Sheard and niece, Angel Chisholm on “Take Me.” Here\’s another classic.

As senior pastor (Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA), Dr. Alyn E. Waller joins the ranks of many church leaders who desire to showcase the gifts of their musical aggregations. This is the choir\’s second release since 2001. At the helm of this project is its producer, Minister Kerry Arrington. Enjoy songs “As for Me and My House,” “My Soul Say Yes” and “I\’m Delivered.”