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Bishop Lester Love Enters Joint Venture with Music World Gospel

Pastor and author Lester Love recently signed an exclusive recording agreement with Music World Gospel, in a joint venture with The Love Group, LLC. Bishop Love is the Senior Pastor of New Orleans-based church, The City of Love, where he serves and leads with his wife, Pastor Fran Love.
Love is best known for a YouTube video that received over 1.5 million views. The medley features “arrangements” of songs inclusive of hits from Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross and other secular entertainers.
“We enthusiastically welcome Bishop Love to our unique and diverse roster of artists at Music World Gospel,” said Mathew Knowles, founder, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment.

Montell Jordan Joins Atlanta-based Church; Announces New Label

Beckah Shae, Montell Jordan

Montell Jordan\’s mainstream mega-hit “This Is How We Do It,” along with production credits for artists, Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men; plus appearances in films The Fighting Temptations, The Nutty Professor, and more, seemed to be the apex of an entertainment career.

However, Jordan recently announced a new career—in ministry. Jordan joined the Atlanta-based Victory World Church\’s worship ministry where he has established a new label, Victory World Music. The ministry\’s debut project Shake Heaven, is scheduled for release in late August.
Victory World Church, led by Senior Pastors Dennis & Colleen Rouse, is known for its multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation that currently numbers around 9,500 in weekend attendance from over 105 nations. The ministry is on an incredible growth track and is internationally active through missions, leadership training and pastoral mentorships.

“Victory World Church is a place where worship is a lifestyle, therefore the music that comes from here is a reflection of the lives that people are living,” says Jordan. “My only objective at Victory and with this project is to create an atmosphere of worship where God truly inhabits the praises of His people.”
For more information about Victory World Music please visit online at Additional information on Victory World Church is available at

Cece Winans to host 5th Annual Always Sisters, Forever Brothers Youth Conference In Nashville
Keynote speakers: Dr. I.V. Hilliard, Judge Greg Mathis, Matt Pitt, CeCe Winans.
Conference and Concert Guests: Mary Mary, Fred Hammond and Mali Music

Promoting the true value of pure sisterhood and friendship for girls, and empowering and equipping young males is the vision of CeCe Winans\’ conference.
“I am so excited about having the opportunity to make a positive impact on this generation. I know they will in turn affect positive change on the generations to come. My experience has been that young people want to be loved, heard, understood and told the truth”, says Winans.
The conference will be held at the Curb Event Center located at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, July 21-23.

Conference Panelists: Kim Daniels, Nancy Alcorn, Dr. Deirdra Jackson and Warren Ballentine. Topics will include Love or Lust (dating violence, bullying, anger) Do You See What I See (self esteem and addictions), Oh Daddy Where Art Thou (the effects of and living beyond fatherlessness) What Will It Cost to Be Your Own Boss (AIDS, STD\’s, Teen pregnancy – from hopelessness to hope), Sick and Tired (Health) and so many more issues that young people face daily.

Conference and Concert Guests: Mary Mary, Fred Hammond and Mali Music.
On Saturday, July 23 the conference will wrap on a musical note showcasing: Lacrae, Canton Jones, Tamela Mann, Preashea Hilliard, Voices of Destiny and will be hosted by David “Mr. Brown” Mann of “Meet The Browns.”

Luncheon Speakers: Alvin Love- for males only, Mom Winans- for parents only and Demetrus Stewart – for teen mothers.

Sponsors: Verizon Wireless, Mercy Ministries, How Sweet The Sound and internet partner

Donations and registrations can be done via internet and ranges from $72 – $130 with single purchase of concert tickets available for $17. Any additional conference details are available online at ASFB website, Fans can follow and chat with CeCe at and @CeCeWinansASFB

Dawkins & Dawkins are BAACK!
In the early 1990\’s, brothers Eric and Anson Dawkins (Dawkins & Dawkins) were creating music well beyond the times. Hit songs, “Everybody Needs Somebody,” “Need to Know” and “I Will Rest” defined their “Rhythm and Praise” sound—a combination of contemporary gospel, rap and R&B. Over the years, their music has served as a launching pad for much of the contemporary gospel we hear today.
Although the duo stepped away from recording music professionally for a while, their love for God never waned. Finally after a decade, Dawkins & Dawkins is back with From Now On.a new CD on Light Records.
For more info: or on Twitter @dndmusic.

Pastor Jasper Williams, JR: Traditional Gospel at its Best!
Atlanta-based powerhouse, Pastor Jasper Williams, Jr. (Salem Bible Church), has been blessing the masses with dynamic Gospel preaching and singing for more than 60 years. Last 2010, he added to his discography, a 14-track CD entitled, Landmark which included the radio hit, “Down Through the Years.” The project has performed well, and the newest single is, “I Am the Way.”