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PRAISE AND WORSHIP SHERRI JOHNSON

September - October 2019

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Supreme Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn “Embracing the Journey”

    This month’s Supreme Empowerment  article with in-house life coach KaMyka Glenn (a.k.a Life Coach K) will teach us how to embrace the journey God has us traveling. Let us learn together. 

    There are times in life when things get a little hectic, overwhelming, and even a little challenging. There are even times where change is occurring all around you and you think you can’t handle it or it’s too much to bare. When in fact all you need to do is EMBRACE YOUR JOURNEY! As I reflect, I too am in a place where I must embrace my journey. I’ experienced a lot of change within a short period of time as well as an overwhelming load but the ne thing I’ve had to remember and tell myself repeatedly is to EMBRACE MY JOURNEY.


Read more on Scoop USA Media, September 27, 2019, page 12


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A Golden kind of Love

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -

 Surprise Golden Celebration for Marvin & Barbara Johnson at Knights of Columbus in Glenside, PA 


    In honor of love and marriage this month I chose to write an article featuring my beloved parents. This is not an entertainment article but one that is entertaining.

    My parents, Marvin and Barbara Johnson, met in 1965 at a Youth Revival. She was 14 and he was 17. Four years later at the age of 18 and he 21 they married on September 14, 1969. From this union two children were born: Marvin, Jr. and Sherri (me).  This past September 14, 2019, they celebrated 50 years of marriage. 

Since it was such a great milestone our family decided to throw them a surprise anniversary dinner party with 150 of their closest friends. We were blessed to get in touch with some of their friends and family members that we had lost touch with over years. 

    In order to get them to the party they were told that our cousin whom recently retired from the school district was having a retirement party. However, once they arrived they quickly saw that the party was for them. With the hook  part of Tone Toni Tony’s “Anniversary” song coupled with Kool and the Gang’s “Celebrate” my parents walked through the room filled with 150 guests, and greeted each person while in amazement.


Read more on Scoop USA Media, October 4, 2018, page 12

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The Whitfield Company live recording with Derrick Starks!

    Two-Time BMI Award-Winning composer, producer and music director Derrick Starks has a steady and consistent record of creating timeless musical masterpieces.  He continues the tradition with a  salute to the iconic Thomas Whitfield with the Legacy recording of his beloved ensemble The Whitfield Company on his newly minted label Starks Music Group distributed by UAMG/The Orchard/Sony Music.

    Founded by Thomas A. Whitfield, The Whitfield Company is highly regarded around the world as a premiere singing aggregation recording a string of choir hits and radio chart toppers for the Sound of Gospel, Benson and Crystal Rose Record labels for over 30 years.

    "Can I say leap for joy all ye people, clap your hands and let your praises ring? This is the fulfillment of destiny", states Starks. "TWC is the house that Thomas Whitfield built with unforgettable classics like "Hallelujah Anyhow," "Dear Jesus," "  "Praise His Name" and so many more.  With  40+ years of music under their belt, God has blessed them to still be around to make a joyful noise and let the joy flow.  I prayed about the idea of recording the group and met with some members of the TWC administration team and we began to put some things in motion.  The evening is going to be a spectacular night of praise.  God has favored our undertaking and we have received song submissions from some of Gospel music's greatest songwriters in addition to doing some of Tommy's songs, some old and some previously unrecorded.  Its going to be a great celebration of legacy."


Read more on Scoop USA Media, October 11, 2018, page 12

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Supreme Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn “It’s time for a REBOOT!”

It is almost the end of the year and we have our final article for 2018 from our in-house life coach teaching us how to reboot for the New Year. Let us learn and reboot together. 

As the year is quickly coming to a close people begin to deeply reflect on all that has occurred throughout the year. Thinking on all the gains, losses, pros and cons, glows and grows is very common. As you think about your future and life in general I want to challenge you to look at things differently as you begin to REBOOT your life. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018

Maranda presents: A Holy Christmas available now!

One of the most successful breakout artists this year has released a brand new album. Maranda Curtis is currently celebrating the success of her new album, Open Heaven, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts.  It has also spent over six months as a Billboard Top-25 Current Gospel Album, making her one of the Top-10 Independent becoming a household name.

From her talented worship and praise music to her songs for the season Christmas project that celebrates the joys of the holiday, Maranda blends various musical arrangements with octave breaking vocals to usher us into the Christmas season. The project is titled "A Holy Christmas and is produced by Grammy nominee Dana Sorey.   Some featured guests that include Benita Jones, Amante Lacey, Dr. Kevin Bond and several others.

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

Scenes from “Just Jesus” musical play

This past Sunday, True Light Fellowship Church hosted its first Christmas musical drama production on the birth of Christ.  Written and directed by Priscilla Baker (TLFC Drama Ministry Leader) the play began with a foreshadowing of mothers who had lost their male babies under the age of two due to the order sent by order of King Herod (from the Bible) after hearing that the birth of Jesus meant he would be king.

All subsequent scenes showed the journey of Jesus’ miraculous birth from when the angel appeared to Mary and told her that she was “highly favored” and that she would conceive a baby by the Holy Spirit, which would be the “Son of God” to Mary becoming startled by the angel.  She then questioned him how could she conceive a child when she had not been with a man.  The angel proceeded to tell her what the Lord sent him to do.  With that news, she slowly accepted the will of the Lord.


Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 21, 2018. 

The Caldwell Family Christmas CD Release

Singing duo David & Trina Caldwell along their children David III and Dai’Onna debuted their Christmas release, “Caldwell Family Christmas” this past Sunday at True Light 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2018Fellowship Church (TLFC) in Philadelphia to a full house. The new project is full of creative and ambitious rearrangements of Christmas favorites from “O Come All Ye Faithful” to “Silent Night.”  Original compositions includes, “Little Drummer Girl” featuring Dai’Onna Caldwell, “There’s No Other Name,” and “It Belongs to You.” 

Read more Sherri Johnson, Scoop USA Newspaper Praise and Worship, December 28, 2018

Watch Night Service

Watch Night Service in the Black Church in America symbolizes the historical fact, that on the night of Dec. 31, 1862 during the Civil War, free and freed blacks living in the Union States gathered at churches and/or other safe venues, while thousands of their enslaved black sisters and brothers knelt and prayed on plantations across America waiting for President Abraham Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation into law. The Emancipation Proclamation legally recognized that the Civil War was fought for slavery.

One hundred and fifty years later, African American Christians continue the tradition to celebrate the fact that they are the survivors of a people who were defined in the U.S. Constitution as three-fifths human, shackled in chains and denied the right to vote. It is now used as an evening to usher in the New Year in praise and prayer.


Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

Supreme Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn “Pursuit of Happiness”

It is the first empowerment article of 2019 with our in house life coach, KaMyka Glenn. As we are trying to reach our highest goals in our lives let us learn the proper techniques to implement as we pursue happiness personally and professionally. 


Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 18, 2019

JANUARY - MARCH 2019

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Stellar Awards goes back to Vegas, the Nominees are...

Central City Productions announces the nominees in 28 categories for the 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, hosted again this year by history-making artist, Kirk Franklin on Friday, March 29. Contemporary gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds leads the field of nominees this year with nine nominations. The powerhouse singer earned recognition for his work on the album “Make Room” (Entertainment One) as well as in the key categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary CD of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, January 25, 2019

Valentine’s Day Love & Laughter Comedy Dinner Show

This year Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday but with so many people working the next day, CEO of A’Chade Events, Carleen Ervin wanted to sponsor an event that would be filled with excitement and extend into the weekend.  On Friday, February 15 at 8pm, bring your sweetheart to Majestic Hall located at 800 W. Olney Avenue in Philadelphia to enjoy great soul food, singing, dancing and laugh out loud comedy.

Read more, Scoop USA Media, February 1, 2019

Scoop Praise and Worship Gods Posse Releases New Single “Anchored” Video Commercial

The song 'Anchored' encourages you to make sure to be rooted and grounded in God and his word! The song speaks to the believer to have your faith anchored in the Lord!

Gods Posse was founded by Nelson Larkins in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. The members are Ray Burnett, Tim Henderson, Anthony Watkins, John Atkins, Deonadre Sanders, Randy Berry Sr, Keith Hoskins Jr, and Maurice Harmon. Gods Posse's purpose for their ministry is to be used by God to round up souls for the Kingdom, so that God can get the glory through it all.

Read more, Scoop USA Media, February 8, 2019

Zak Williams & 1Akord “Unpredictable God”

Zak Williams & 1Akord are a Philadelphia based choir of individuals from various areas and denominations united together to uplift the word of God through song.  Founder and front-man Zak Williams created the group in 2003 and developed a dynamic vocal choir with a pristine and unrestricted delivery.  Zak also led the group to win two Rhythm Of Gospel Awards for Contemporary Choir of The Year and Community Choir Of The Year.

As an independent artist, Zak & 1Akord have two albums under their belt – THE DECLARATION: LIVE FROM PHILLY (2006), THINGS ARE GONNA GET BETTER (2010), and 3 singles – “Go Tell It” (2015), “Wonderful Jesus” (2015), and “He’s All I Need” featuring Bishop Bruce V. Parham (2017).  Zak and his singers have now found a record label home and are preparing for a new single release.  

Read More, Scoop USA Media, February 15, 2019

Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn JUMP into your Destiny

It is that time again to get empowered and inspired with our in-house life coach. Let us learn how to jump into the destiny that God has for us.

Whether it’s jumping the broom or skydiving out of a plane or bungee jumping... all of these actions require you to actually jump. Jump into action, take a leap of faith and trust beyond your fears, your feelings, and what you see. Many of us are afraid to take the risk and jump into that new position, that new relationship, a new journey, or change because we fear the unknown or what’s uncomfortable. BUT what if what you need is waiting for you to jump? What if what God has predestined for you is waiting on the other side as your feet land on the ground? If you never jump or even attempt to you’ll never know what’s on the other end if you never try. Some times God has laid out the plan and all he needs us to do is take a step, a leap of faith in the right direction and he’ll do the rest. But you’ll never know if you don’t JUMP.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, February 22, 2019

New Gospel Artist Isaiah Templeton

One of Gospel Music’s rising stars, Isaiah Templeton, has a new song that is quickly touching hearts of people worldwide. Born in Massachusetts but reared in Dayton, Ohio, Isaiah began crafting his gift at an early age.

Through his childhood years and adult years, he shared his musical talent with many across the globe and now he is quickly becoming a hit in the Gospel industry. His voice has afforded him to connect with award winning national Gospel artist Smokie Norful as well. It all started when Norful was searching for female background vocalists. Although, Isaiah did not fit the billing, he remained determined to take the trip and meet his favorite singer. Such determination paid off because he landed an audition for the Praise and Worship Leader position at Norful’s church.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 1, 2019

MARCH - APRIL 2019

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Donnie McClurkin new single “Not Yet”

Stellar, GRAMMY®, and Dove Award-winning international Gospel icon Donnie McClurkin has released a new single “Not Yet.”Available now at all digital music providers and newly released to Gospel radio, the new single is being released by McClurkin’s label CamDon Music, in partnership with RCA Inspiration. “Not Yet” serves as the first single from the Gospel legend’s forthcoming eighth solo album.

One of the most beloved reigning voices and musical trailblazers in Gospel, with the undeniable ability to minister and harvest a transformative atmosphere, Donnie McClurkin does just that in his transformative new single “Not Yet.” Written by McClurkin and co-produced byTrent Phillips, the poignant single comes at a significant time in McClurkin’s testimony, divinely inspired following his experience of God’s omnipresent power in surviving a recent serious car accident. The single carries a potent reminder that even in the midst of our crises God has the final word, and if He has declared not yet the circumstance will move in our favor.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 8, 2019

Female Gospel Rap Artist Miz. Tiffany on Verge of Stellar Win

Gospel Hip Hop and rap does not always get the recognition in the Gospel music industry. However, this year the Stellar Awards announced Miz Tiffany as the first ever solo female rapper to be nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year and the accolade is certainly welldeserved. Not only could Miz Tiffany potentially be recognized as the first for her self-written hit, “I Ain’t Preachin to the Choir” but for also performing alongside Emcee N.I.C.E., and Jor’Dan Armstrong in the Hip Hop Cypher LIVE at the 34thStellar Awards Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase, March 29 at 10:00 AM in Las Vegas during Stellar Weekend.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 15, 2019

Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn “Your Future You”

It is time to meet the future version of yourself with our in house life coach, KaMyka Glenn. Get empowered and get inspired!!

As a child I would sit in my mom’s basement listening to music dreaming of what my future would look like. I dreamed of owning my own music studio, having other types of businesses, singing and performing in various places. While in that basement I got lost in my future by trying to imagine how it would be, how I would get there, learning and creating music that helped channel my inner me and get focus on the task at hand. While many of those dreams came true, there were others that grew as I matured and became an adult. So now there is a new FUTURE ME that I am speaking to so I want to help you speak to yours.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 22, 2019

Maurette Brown Clark Guest presenter at Indie Go Worship Artist Summit

In a sea of independently produced music, it can be difficult to decipher some of the most talented and gifted artists. That is the primary reason Patrice DeLisser, founder of the Indie Go Worship (division of Out on a Limb Productions, LLC), is hosting the first ever Indie Artist Summit (IAS) in Philadelphia. IAS will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Dare to Imagine campus located 6611 Ardleigh Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 29, 2019

34th Annual Stellar Awards Highlights

Last week was the week of Gospel music industry stars! Anybody who is somebody filled up the Orleans Hotel and Arena with their talent and fashions. Central City Productions wrapped up the taping of the 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Friday, March 29 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The biggest night in gospel music, hosted by Kirk Franklin, will premiere on BET Network on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT.

The evening started out with a prayer by Pastor Shirley Caesar followed by an outstanding performance from Bishop Hezekiah Walker singing some of best-selling hit songs. Brian Courtney Wilson did an exemplary rendition of his popular song, “Great Work.” While an emotional tribute performance by Kelly Price, Erica Campbell and Regina Belle honoring the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin brought everyone to tears. Family members of the late-legend Brenda Corbett, Jordan Franklin and son Kecalf Franklin were presented with the inaugural Aretha Franklin ICON Award to give posthumous recognition of her lasting impact on the Gospel music genre.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 5, 2019

Gods Posse’s “Anchored” in Top 100 on Billboard

In 1999, a passionate group of singers came together to form Gods Posse. Founder Nelson Larkins had a vision of bringing together some of Chicago's finest singers for this group. Members, Ray Burnett, Tim Henderson, Anthony Watkins, John Atkins, Deonadre Sanders, Randy Berry, Sr., Keith Hoskins, Jr., and Maurice Harmon comprise 'Gods Posse.' Gods Posse is purposed and determined to be used by God to round up souls for the Kingdom. Their only wish is that God will get all of the glory out of their ministry.

Their new single 'Anchored' is an up-tempo groove that drives home the importance of being 'Anchored' in God. Gods Posse's sound stays true the Quartet sound with tight harmonies, the powerful sounds of the electric guitar, and a hard hitting drive.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 12, 2019

APRIL - MAY 2019

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Indie Artist Summit 2019 a total success

Last week on April 13, 2019, Patrice DeLisser of Indie Go Worship hosted its first music summit catered toward independent artists. This conference taught artists how to properly design their CDs and flyers and how to produce a high quality music and how to ensure that it gets into the right music executive’s hands.

Workshops on branding, promotions, marketing, radio servicing and music production provided attendees with a day of empowering and educational information. The “Top of The Top” experts from our area came to share their perspective and they did not disappoint.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19, 2019

Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn “Spring Cleaning”

Spring is here and it’s time for spring cleaning! However, not the type of spring cleaning that we are accustomed to, during this season. Our in-house life coach KaMyka Glenn a.k.a. Life Coach K is getting us ready to clean out the clutter from our lives and jump into a healthy season of positivity and prosperity. Let’s go!

It is springtime and many people are getting ready for the weather change, outdoor activities, new experiences, and family time. Many have even started to clean out their closets and do a full cleaning of their homes, but never think to spring clean their minds or mental space. It is important to do this because just as our closets and other spaces in life can become cluttered, so do our minds. Our minds, mental and emotional environments can become cluttered with unnecessary thoughts, worrying, negative thoughts and people, and unhealthy activities or behaviors. So it is good to cleanse our minds, bodies, and mental and emotional space from these things periodically throughout the year. There are benefits of having a clean and positive energy that will decrease stress and include better life performance, healthier relationships, and a healthier perspective.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Jeff Roberson God is So Good

Grammy nominated Jeff Roberson and Nulife is one of the those gospel groups that’s constantly changing the landscape of Gospel. 

Their recent “THEN 2 NOW”  project which features the profound EP single “GOD IS SO GOOD” is full of worship and praise the ushers the listener into the presence of the Lord.  

Born and reared in Long Island, New York, Jeff Roberson, the son of Pentecostal parents who had a unique appreciation for music was given his first piano as a child. As a teenager, he was mentored by the late Rev. Timothy Wright as well as the late Professor Benny Cummings and the Kings Temple Choir. As he was being mentored he developed his skills as a keyboardist and songwriter.

His desire to learn more about music grew stronger after he graduated from high school. He decided to deepen his academic journey by attending the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied Music Theory, which helped him hone his professional skills even more. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2

The Davis’ New Singles “Amazing” and “Pressing On”

Reared in a tight knit community in the suburbs of Michigan were two brothers (Carl and James) and two sisters (Andrea and Angela) that quickly developed a love for Gospel music. With loving parents that encouraged them to sing for the Lord and share the Good News of Christ during their upbringing, the Davis' were destined for success at the onset.

They grew up singing in the church choir and continued to develop their musical talent throughout their adult life. Each Davis family member reflects the love of Christ in song by sharing their musical talent with the Gospel music community and mainstream audiences alike. Their strong harmony and distinctive sound sets them apart from many in the industry. The Davis’ have performed and shared the stage with Grammy and Stellar Award winning recording artists including The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Donnie McClurkin. and The Ranee Allen Group.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

John P. Kee Signs with E-one

Entertainment One Nashville recently announced the addition of Grammy-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee to its roster. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career. He now, once again, showcases those skills with his new single “I Made It Out (feat. Zacardi Cortez),” available for pre-order today. “I Made It Out” precedes a fulllength album due later in 2019.

“We are excited to welcome Pastor John P. Kee to Entertainment One Nashville. He is an artist who has inspired many of today’s leading mainstream and gospel music acts. It’s an honor to share his gift with the world,” says Gina Miller, VP/GM of Urban Inspirational Music of Entertainment One, Nashville.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn I’ve Got the Power

Our in-house life coach is here with a special message to let us know just how powerful we are. KaMyka Glenn (Life Coach K) gives us the essential elements to increase our power. Let us get empowered!!

In the movie, the Last Dragon the main character, Bruce Leroy loved martial arts and was a student of it.  However, he found that he had some insecurities in life when it came to his martial arts, approaching women, and even conflict. Although, Bruce Leroy was a humble and respectful young man he lacked confidence in himself as well as some of his abilities, especially when it came to interacting with some people. His adversary, Sho’nuff would antagonize Bruce Leroy every chance he got. He could smell the fear and lack of confidence within Bruce Leroy every time they encountered each other. Sho’nuff would bully him every chance he got be it trashing his family business pizza shop, embarrassing him in front of others, or challenging him to fight in front of others. Bruce Leroy felt embarrassed and ashamed that Sho’nuff had humiliated him all around the city in front of his family and friends; that he felt forced to accept the fighting challenge. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

MAY - JULY 2019

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Marvin Sapp's NEW Syndicated Radio Show

It just keeps getting better for Marvin Sapp!  After celebrating multiple successful songs, receiving numerous Stellar awards and Grammy nominations, Sapp is now the newest member of national radio. 

He said that he was asked me to do a show and he did one at his house, recorded it then submitted it.  After it was sent, the radio contacted Sapp to inquire if he'd be interested in syndicating.  It seemed so fast, but “The Marvin Sapp Radio Show” is currently #2 in over 40 markets right behind the ‘Steve Harvey’s show.

Superadio, and Marvin Sapp, produce “The Marvin Sapp Radio Show” in syndication for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN). AURN is the result of a merger between National Black Network and Unity Broadcasting.  It is the only African-American controlled communications network that targets the African-American communities with its over 200 weekly news, entertainment, sports and information programs and over 300 radio stations.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 31, 2019

Industry Vet Benita Bellamy Kelley celebrates debut book

From the heart of Nashville, TN comes a gentle giant force by the name of Benita Bellamy Kelley. She has been a successful promoter and publicist for recording artists for years and currently represents Philly's own Zak Williams. The Tennessee native has over 20 years experience and is founder and CEO of The Bellamy Group marketing agency.

Benita is now celebrating her newest title--author and radio personality. Benita's first book, BORN 2 BE, is an inspiring 31-day devotional and enlightening guide to motivate you to tap into your full potential. Benita‘s powerful book includes many of her own life experiences while growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee, as a single mother for 20 years, and as an entrepreneur.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, June 7, 2019

Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, LeAndria Johnson and others celebrated by RCA Inspiration

RCA Inspiration (RCAI) has launched a month-long celebration with their campaign for Black Music Month, with the month of June commemorating the 40th anniversary of Black Music Month this year. During this month, RCA Inspiration’s Black Music Month campaign highlights the legacy of Gospel from RCAI and Verity Records’ current artists and catalog of releases spanning twenty-five years. RCAI’s digital campaign is themed on celebrating Black culture and great music every month, spotlighting the renowned cultural contributions of Gospel and inspirational music, and its evergreen impact on uplifting and bonding communities together.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, June 14, 2019

Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn Outliers

It is another month with our in-house life coach, KaMyka Glenn (aka Life Coach K). Let us dive right into what inspirational message she has for us today! 

As I was reading the book Outlier by Malcolm Gladwell, I was reminded of a quote from Sir Ken Robinson, where he stated so eloquently that, “If you’re not prepared to be wrong then you’re afraid of being original.” The Book, Outliers is about men and women who do extraordinary things. They have the will, determination, opportunity, and a desire to pursue their passion regardless of their situation, circumstances, or environment. They are in pursuit of their happiness by any means necessary and this book points out vital parts to their success. For many of use, we think that being successful is a gift that people are born with but in reality, it is really the work that people put in that makes them successful.  You take a Michael Jackson, Deion Sanders, Flo Jo, and more many others for instance….. if you look at their life and their success you will see that they failed many times but kept practicing, never took no for an answer, and NEVER GAVE UP! They had a passion or love for something and kept setting and reaching goals in order to get better at the thing they loved.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, June 21, 2019

Beloved St. John Evangelistic Choir 'I Can't Make it Without You'

 

Philly is popping with great choirs and great music! None more true than the brand new single, 'I Can't Make it Without You' from new recording mass choir, Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church Music and Fine Arts Ministry. Enjoying the success of their debut single, “Praise Jesus” released last year, “I Can’t Make it Without You” is the perfect follow up as it continues to top music charts nationwide. The new single is featured on their forthcoming debut CD titled, “The Praise Worship Experience” presented by Pastor Clement M. Lupton, III.

Under the musical direction of Min. of Music, Scot Stevens, “I Can’t Make it Without You” is an upbeat song that thrusts the listener into a jamming sensation with its feel good melodies and relatable lyrics. As you listen, notice the analogies listed in which makes this song so identifiable. “I need you like the river needs water. I need you like a son needs his father. I need you like a baby needs his favorite toy you bring me joy” are words creatively penned to paint a picture of just how essential God is in our life. “I Can’t Make it Without You” is currently available on all digital music outlets.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, June 28, 2019

J.J. Hairston to Release New Music & Book

GRAMMY nominated, Billboard Music Award Winner, and seven-time Stellar Award winner JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise are set to release their 10th album “Miracle Worker,” on July 26 via Hairston’s JamesTown Music, which is distributed exclusively by Entertainment One. Hairston’s 10th album will be accompanied by the release of a relationship book with his wife, Trina Hairston, titled, “A Miracle Marriage.”

The acclaimed contemporary sound and trendsetting impact of JJ Hairston has continued to explode, with the monumental success from the 2017 release of JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise’s #1 album “You Deserve It,” and its #1 smash hit song “You Deserve It.” Hairston’s new album is sure to follow up with just as much success as its predecessor. “Miracle Worker” is the first single lifted from the upcoming JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise album set to release on July 26. The single has quickly gained traction, currently sitting in the top 15 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. The upcoming album, “Miracle Worker,” was recorded in two sessions, one in Abuja, Nigeria at COZA Church and the second half was recorded at Hairston’s home church City of Praise in Landover, MD.

Read More, Scoop USA Media Digital July 5, 2019

JULY 2019

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Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn “You Belong Here!”

It’s time to get enlightened by our in-house life coach —KaMyka Glenn a.k.a. Life Coach K. No matter who tells you otherwise know that you belong here!

Think back to the times when you were the new student or a new school year had begun and you were ancy because you didn’t know anyone, your surroundings were new, or things may have changed where you were. You just wanted to belong and fit in! Perhaps you started a new job or moved into a new area and didn’t know anyone and felt out of place. What did you do to adjust to your new surroundings? Did you try to fit in? Did you attempt to socialize and make friends or did you just wait to see what would happen? 

 Perhaps you stayed to yourself and just let time pass and let things naturally progress. Some times it is the environment that makes us feel out of place or feel that we don’t belong but more often than not the main reason tends to be because of our own differences. Some times our differences can feel awkward and out of place because we haven’t fully embraced them ourselves. If we aren’t confident in our differences and our uniqueness, then how can we expect others to be? Don’t get me wrong, some people will never embrace or accept us no matter what we do, but that doesn’t change the fact that YOU BELONG HERE! Our uniqueness is what makes us beautiful and makes us who we are. If we all had the exact same gifts and talents the world would be kind of bland. But the fact that we all have different gifts, talents, quirks, styles, dialects, and perspectives is what makes the world unique. It’s the reason why we travel to see, experience, and learn new things. It’s the reason why various trends from different cultures become trendy. 


Read More Sherri Johnson, Scoop USA Media, July 19, 2019, page 10

Celebration of Life for the late Bishop Andrew J. Ford II

Bishop Andrew Ford II, pastor of Ford Memorial Temple in Philadelphia, died on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 66.  To many in our area he was a charismatic preacher who loved people and always encouraged and inspired greatness.  Ford II was known for leading the church’s award winning choir with his raspy voice. The Anointed Voices received many accolades as they traveled extensively across the country singing in competitions ranging from the McDonald’s and Verizon national choir competitions.

Raised by Bishop Andrew and Elrita Ford, founders of Highway Christian Church of Christ, (later changed to Ford Memorial Temple Baptist Church in honor of his parents), Bishop Andrew J. Ford II, was inspired by their desire to start a church that provided a safe and inviting environment for people to worship. After the death of his parents in the 1990's Bishop Ford continued the legacy of his mother and father and was coined the "People's Bishop."

As children, Bishop Ford and his brother were heavily involved in music. Ford was placed in the choir and eventually made choir director. In the late 1970s, he started Sweet Rain Records and kept it running for 10 years and sold it after the passing of his mother.  Additionally, he was a proactive member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, a convention founded by the late Rev. James Cleveland, and was an instrumental figure in the Philadelphia chapter of GMWA.  

Read More Sherri Johnson, Scoop USA Media, August 2, 2019 page 11

2nd Annual Merge Music Group Showcase in DC a Success

With Washington, DC as host city, The Merge Group had its second annual Music Artist Showcase during the 52nd annual Gospel Music Workshop of America convention.  

Taking place at the Washington Hilton’s Lincoln Room, some of the music industries most elite came out to support the event from Dr. Leonard Scott of Tyscot Records, Sheilah Belle of The Belle Report, Stellar Award winner Earl Bynum had so many others. 

This showcase featured some of the music industries up and coming independent artists including multi-award winning Zak Williams and his choir, 1/Akord, who closed out the showcase with a 25 minute mini concert that was out of this world.  National recording artist Tamika Patton, beautifully shared her gift and sung her new song “I Love to Praise,” which was well received. New recording artists Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church who’s currently moving up the music charts, hit it out the park with their hit songs “I Can’t Make it Without You” and the showstopper song — Praise Jesus, which had the entire room of attendees on their feet.  Indie artists Corinthia Nicole sung her new single “Love to Worship” but brought the room to tears with her rendition of “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood. Vanessa Howard took her time and ushered us right into the presence of the Lord with her musical interpretation of Kurt Carr’s “That’s Why I Praise You” while Byron Harvey came on strong singing new music that had the participants and delegates grooving. 

Read more Sherri Johnson, ScoopUSA Media, August 9, 2019 page 10

Supreme Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn Dream. Believe. Achieve.

In this week’s edition of Supreme Empowerment we learn how to dream, believe and achieve with our in-house life coach KaMyka Glenn a.k.a. Life Coach K. Get inspired and become empowered to achieve!

As a young girl, I dreamed of having my own business, working with children, working with music, and in the entertainment industry. As I got older, I dreamed of going to college, getting married, having children, traveling the world, and living in another state. Now many of my dreams manifested into reality while others faded away.

We must never stop dreaming… So what do you dream? How many of your dreams have come true? For those that did not manifest, why? Was it due to fear, self- doubt and sabotage, finances, etc. Sometimes our dreams don’t happen because life gets in the way so we put them on hold, we’re afraid to take risks, fear sets in, and that good ole self sabotage--- I’m not good enough, I’m too young or too old, I don’t have what it takes, I don’t have the money, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know anyone, I don’t have what it takes--- Sounds familiar????

LIES, you can do anything you set your mind to. Sometimes we have to get out of our own way, believe in ourselves and what God has gifted us to do, and TRSUT GOD.

There are times when God just wants us to trust him and take one step so that he can do the rest.

Connect with KaMyka on social media. Facebook/Instagram: Transformational Coach K | Twitter: @4lifeCoachK or www.lifecoachk.com.  If you want to get in touch with our promo team, call 267-428-0116. Facebook: Supreme Gospel Ent. and Sherri Y. Johnson | Instagram: @sherrisupremegospel - Until the next column, remain encouraged!

Read More Sherri Johnson, Scoop USA Media, August 30, 2019, page  8