The Legendary Sheard Family Graces Cover Of Gospel Today’s November/December 2012 ‘Family’ Issue


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The November/December 2012 issue of GOSPEL TODAY, dubbed the “Family” issue, will feature the legendary Sheard family– Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard and J. Drew Sheard II– in an exclusive cover story, “Lessons In Legacy.”

In this six-page exclusive interview, which took place with a photo shoot last month at the Sheard’s Detroit home, the tight-knit family discusses how they’ve managed to build, and maintain, a strong bond, and a create lasting legacy. The Sheard family also makes its first public statement about rumors of a television show, confirming to GOSPEL TODAY that it has wrapped filming for an original docu-series, slated to premiere on BET in 2013.

“This generation of the Clark-Sheard family legacy continues a storied and historic line of leaders in music and ministry. Sharing this intimate look into their story is a special and unique opportunity!” shared Roland T. Hairston, II, Publisher of GOSPEL TODAY.

The November/December 2012 issue of GOSPEL TODAY hits newsstands on October 30, 2012 with subscriptions also available at

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Also, don’t miss these other must-read highlights of this issue of GOSPEL TODAY:

In Search of a Savior
As Election 2012 draws to its climax, many Christians are left wondering what decisions to make, and if their long-held positions are the right ones. But what if the Church in America is seeking too much from a presidential candidate? What if we’re putting too much stock– and too much saving power– into someone who can never really save us? Pundits including journalist Roland Martin and former congressman J.C. Watts weigh-in on this challenging talk that will leave readers less worried and more focused!

A Gospel Christmas
‘Tis (almost) the season! GOSPEL TODAY has rounded up over a dozen of your favorite gospel artists to talk Christmas-from top wish-list items to top memories and traditions, check out what artists like Sunday Best winner Joshua Rogers, VaShawn Mitchell, Anita Wilson, Smokie Norful and more have to say about the holidays!

The Walls Group: From YouTube to Your Stereo
There’s a new generation of gospel artists coming to your music collection, and The Walls Group is definitely one of them. Read about the journey of the group’s four siblings– Darrel, Rhea, Ahjah and Paco– from singing together in their family kitchen to becoming the first artist to sign with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Entertainment company.

forever JONES: The Birth of a Legacy
We’ve heard the idiom: The family that prays together, stays together. But what about the family that prays, then worships together, then records the music, downloaded from Heaven during that worship time? Well, they become the Grammy-nominated gospel family band, forever JONES. GOSPEL TODAY couldn’t talk “family” without talking to this family about putting God first, then watching everything else fall into place for His glory.

Finally, watch for GOSPEL TODAY’s tech-savvy web-integration system, GT CONNEXT. Through this innovative marriage of print and digital content, GOSPEL TODAY offers readers web-based bonus content to each of its columns and stories via web links and QR codes placed throughout the issue.