Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Judith Christie McAllister’

Worship Leader David Daughtry Readies Album Debut

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Daughtry 1God is raising up a new generation of worship leaders, and amongst the stand outs in this group is David Daughtry.  Daughtry takes praise to a new level each Sunday as Director of Praise and Worship  for Bishop Charles Blake and the  West Angeles Church of God in Christ (Daughtry was the lead on the West Angeles Mass Choir 2010 No Limit CD). He also serves the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ as the Assistant Director of Praise and Worship leading worship during the church’s summer convention and convocation gatherings.  Daughtry is in demand as a session singer having worked on projects from Bishop Paul Morton, Kurt Carr and Beverly Crawford as well as performing with Yolanda Adams, Bebe Winans, Aretha Franklin, the late Bishop Walter Hawkins, Kim Burrell, Faith Daughtry ABCEvans, The Clark Sisters, Sean Puffy Combs, Patti Labelle and others. Look for Daughtry in the ensemble performing on the Game Show Network’s American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and recent addition Kirk Franklin.

Daughtry is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his debut solo CD scheduled for a June release. As new doors of opportunity open for Daughtry, he remains humbled and focused on his goal, to sing for God’s glory that lives are changed as he ministers to the body of Christ.

 

 

 

 

Twinkie Clark Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Dr. Judith Christie McAllister and the International Music Department of the Church of God In Christ honored Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark as a living legend during the 105th International Holy Convocation held in St. Louis, Missouri.  Also during the tribute, an honorary doctorate of sacred music was conferred upon Clark by Dr. Tony Lewis and the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary (CBIS).

Twinkie prepares for the release of her first instrumental CD, Sweet Melodies.   A CD release  concert is scheduled for Sunday, November 11th in St. Louis.

 

Gospel Heritage 2013 Returns to Atlanta, Honors Ricky Dillard and Lonnie Hunter

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

 

Dr. Teresa Hairston’s Gospel Heritage Foundation 16th Annual Praise and Worship Conference returns to the city of Atlanta the week of February 14th, 2013 with some of the nation’s foremost worship leaders in attendance.  This year’s schedule includes William McDowell, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Pastor Wess Morgan, VaShawn Mitchell and others. One of the highlights of this year’s convention is a heritage session with the incomparable Edwin Hawkins.

The Gospel Heritage Award recipients for 2013 are noted choir directors Lonnie Hunter and Ricky Dillard and Bishop Liston Page, Sr.  Bishop Paul S. Morton and the Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church will serve as the host.

Additional details and registration info is available at www.gospelheritage.org

View the promo for the 2013 conference here

COGIC Readies for Live DVD/CD Recording

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, President of the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ announced (via the COGIC website) news of the COGIC International Mass Choir’s return to the recording scene after a fifteen year absence.  A live recording and DVD taping will take place in November during the Church’s annual Holy Convocation, which moves to St Louis after being held in Memphis, Tennessee for over 100 years.

The Church of God in Christ was a preeminent force in gospel music for over 25 years.  Under the leadership of the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, the “A Song is Born” series featured original compositions of COGIC writers, producing such hits as I Can Do All Things, Hallelujah, Forgiven, What a Friend and others.  Their last CD, He’ll Bring You Out (featuring appearances from Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, the late Olanda Draper, Bishop Richard “Mr Clean” White, Queenie Lenox and the late Bishop Walter Hawkins), peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and stayed on the charts for more than 35 weeks.