In Case You Missed It…
Summer is rolling along and gospel is smokin’ hot in the D!

In case you missed the
“Detroit Gospel Update with”

on Mix 92.3 FM’s “Rhythm & Praise with Deborah Smith Pollard” yesterday, here is a recap of the latest Detroit gospel entertainment news.

If you’re in search of great gospel music, we’ve got a laundry list of phenomenal gospel artists to help round out your summer.

J.J. Hairston @ Triumph
All Services

J.J. Hairston will be at Triumph Church next weekend, August 2nd and 3rd.
Click here for details.

Freshwind Gospel Concert
New Birth Church of God In Christ

Also in August, on the 22nd, don’t miss Lisa Page Brooks, Shelby 5, Derrick Milan & The Crew, Darius Twyman, and more at New Birth Church of God In Christ’s Fresh Wind Gospel Concert.
Click here for details.

GREAT RAIN Live Recording
Carl B. Phillips & Friends

Looking ahead to September, on the 6th, there’s Carl B. Phillips & Friends’ GREAT RAIN Live Recording featuring Lena Starks, Eric “The Bishop” Taylor, Kimberly Whitsett, and others.
Click here for details.

Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin
Festival of Praise Tour

in September, Detroit’s own Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin are
teaming up for the “Festival of Praise Tour.” This dynamic duo stops by
the Detroit Opera House on September 27th. Click here for details.

New on Karew Records
Kierra Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, David Daughtry

you’re looking for some new gospel music to download or pick up, be
sure to check out Kierra Sheard’s new release “Graceland;” Karen Clark
Sheard’s new single, “Sunday A.M. (Morning);” and David Daughtry’s new
single, “You Kept Me,” all on Detroit-based Karew Records.
Click here for details.

Vanessa Lynn’s SOUL CUSTODY
as always, there’s a hot new gospel stage play coming to the city. This
time it’s Vanessa Lynn’s SOUL CUSTODY for 2 Shows only, on August 30th.
(Sponsor Ad)

Detroit native and national playwright Vanessa Lynn is back with her next compelling stage play “Soul Custody.” The
Thomas family are pillars in the community. Upstanding citizens with a
stellar reputation for honesty, community service and for all intents
and purposes, seem to be the picture of success, wealth and happiness.
Little does anyone know, behind the white picket fence, luxurious home
and country club membership, is a family consumed by lies, manipulation
and a devastating
life-changing secret that could tear their world apart. When the truth
is finally revealed, the picture of this perfect family is broken and
it rocks them to their foundation. Stuck in the middle is Joi, a happy
and vibrant young lady full of life and energy, until she finds out the
truth about the family she has adored her entire life. Now both sides
of the family are fighting for her love and it leads to a bitter
custody battle that reveals more lies and manipulation! But as the
Thomas’ fight for the best interest of Joi, will they lose her in the

With a
string of national DVD’s and hit stage plays such as Unequally
Yoked, Boss Lady, Affairs and contributing writer of Angela
Barrow-Dunlap’s Church Girl, When Men Pray and Deranged, Vanessa Lynn’s Soul Custody will not disappoint!

August 30, 2014. Two Big Shows Only, 3PM – $20 and 7PM – $25. At
Abundant Life Christian Center, 25210 Grand River, Redford, MI 48240.
VIP, Vendor Tables, Advertising and Group Rates call 313.649.5001 or
visit Tickets available online at and at God’s World (313.862.8220). For more info visit, Facebook:, or Twitter:
Click here for details.

Second Ebenezer First Lady Sheila R. Vann

The ladies are doing it big this summer with Conferences for folks of all ages.

Pastors and Bishops’ wives only, First Lady Sheila R. Vann invites you
to the FABULOUS FIRST LADIES Conference, starting this Thursday, July
31st thru Saturday, August 2, at Detroit Marriott Troy on Big Beaver
Click here for details.

Bold Right Life Experience 2014
Kierra Sheard

the young and the young at heart, Kierra Sheard’s Bold Right Life
Experience 2014 runs from August 7th thru 9th and features Kierra, Tasha
Cobbs, Hezekiah Walker, Isaac Caree, Warryn Campbell, and a long list
of others.
Click here for details.

Karen Clark Sheard’s “Ladies 1st”
Inaugural International Summit

mom, Karen Clark Sheard does it big with her Inaugural International
Summit, “Ladies 1st,” with a special focus on First Ladies, female
Pastors, Ministers, Widows, and adjutants. The Conference scheduled for
September 10-13, features Karen’s sisters Twinkie, Jackie and Dorinda,
along with Y’Anna Crawley, Vickie Winans, Faith Evans, Erica Campbell,
and more…but ladies, you’ll have to make a trip down to Virginia
Beach, Virginia to attend.
Click here for details.

“Bringing Out the Best in You”
Women’s Conference 2014

ahead, registration is going on now for Pastor Wilma R. Johnson’s
“Bringing Out the Best in You” Women’s Conference 2014 scheduled for
October 2nd thru 4th, at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. Guest
speakers include our own Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard and many more. The
guest psalmist will be Anita Newby.
Click here for details.

Liberation Revival & Men’s Conference
Serenity Christian Church

on August 23rd, Serenity Christian Church follows up their Liberation
Revival, by showing the MEN some love with their 2014 Men’s Conference,
“Fit 4 The Fight.” Guest preachers will be Rev. Dr. William Barber of
Goldsboro, NC and Rev. George Davis of Grand Rapids, MI.
Click here for details.

AND ALSO…Be sure to check out GOSPEL KARAOKE
Each Sunday @ The Upper Room (Doors open @ 5PM)

I Sing Entertainment Presents “Gospel Karaoke” (Karaoke with a Twist)
every Sunday at The Upper Room, 23821 W. Grand River, Detroit, MI
48219. Features: Open Mic…If you like to make a joyful noise, COME
ON! Pastors Night…Show us how it’s DONE! Weekly Contest…If you’ve
got talent…Bring it! Church to Church
Contest…Soloist/Praise Teams…Rep. your CHURCH! R.S.V.P. online at: Doors Open at 5PM, Admission $10. For more information call Keith at 313.407.8088.
Click here for details.

AND ALSO…Marvin L. Sapp Ministries presents…

Marvin L. Sapp Ministries presents 2014 Strong Tower Mentorship Summit for Pastors, Ministers, Musicians, and Praise & Worship Leaders / Team Members, September 4 – 6, 2014. Focusing on the spiritual & mental
health of church leaders. Speakers and teachers for the summit: Bishop
George Searight; Archbishop Alfred Owens, Jr.; Bishop Kenneth Ulmer;
Bishop Vashti McKenzie; Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr.; Bishop Walter Scott
Thomas, Sr.; Minister Steven Lawrence; and Dr. Lennox Forrest. ONLY 400
slots Available! $100 Registration (Registration deadline Friday, Aug. 8, 2014)
Click here for details.