The Gospel Music Community is saddened with news of the passing of Elder Benjamin Cone, Jr. on Sunday, September 16th. Reverend Cone served as the spiritual mentor to the Malaco Music Group family and was the road pastor and director of the spiritual advisory council for the famed Mississippi Mass Choir. A world renowned preacher and evangelist, Reverend Cone possessed a most distinctive voice and was a skilled and master orator. Reverend Cone’s fiery sermonettes were featured on five Mississippi Mass Choir projects. In addition, he recorded several preaching CDs for the Malaco label, among the most notable are Its Hammertime, Birds in the Church and the Trial of O J (Oh Jesus)
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