Posts Tagged ‘Fellowship Baptist Church’

Happy Birthday Reverend Clay Evans

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

GOSPELflava joins others across the country wishing a Happy 91st birthday to the Gospel music legend and iconic pastor, preacher civil rights leader and humanitarian, the founding pastor of Chicago’s Fellowship Baptist Church, the one and only Reverend Clay Evans.  Clay Evans






It wouldn’t be enough to just mention Rev. Evans without hearing him sing a hymn of the church as only he can:

Dr. LouDella Evans Reid Continues To Set The Standard

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

If there is anything Dr. LouDella Evans Reid wants you to remember, its this: as long as there is a church, there will be a place for Sunday morning choir music.  Reid, a founding member and four decades plLERinflightus music minister of Chicago’s historic Fellowship Baptist Church celebrated the pre-release of Count It All Joy, a new collection of songs from her Traditional Gospel Choir during the 90/85 birthday celebration festivities that honored both her and her brother, the Reverend Clay Evans.

He Touched Me, a lively remake of the Thurston Frazier composition serves as the radio single and is garnering praise along with rave reviews from around the country. Dr. LouDella Evans Reid and the Traditional Gospel Choir were a highlight of the National Baptist Convention Christian Education Conference in June and will make an appearance at GMWA during July.

Tuesday Throwback: Please Touch Somebody – Rev. Clay Evans and the Fellowship Baptist Church Choir of Chicago

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012



It should be duly noted that this author is a firm believer that nothing beats an original.  Let the record reflect there are some exceptions.  Rubenstein McClure and The J.C. White singers introduced us to Lord Touch Somebody via their 1977 release Reflections of Divine Love in 1976.  THEN THERE WAS REVEREND CLAY EVANS AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR of CHICAGO.   In a few words, it was joy to partake in their musical expression via their weekly What a Fellowship Hour telecast and broadcast. With Karen Hull on lead, Royal Mickey Warren on the organ, Reginald McCracken directing and the majestic glory of the 200 voice choir this was the essence of Sunday night church service; the results of which can be heard in this recording.


Anita Wilson Preps for Live Recording in Chicago

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Anita Wilson has spent the last few years backing a venerable list of who’s who in the gospel industry including Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, DeWayne Woods and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.  Wilson has also enjoyed success as a member of Donald Lawrence’s backing ensemble (referred to as the Company), showcasing her own inimitable style on “Happy Being Me” a track from Lawrence’s The Law of Confession CD.  When not traveling, she can be found in ministry serving on the music staff and as Praise and Worship Leader at the Fellowship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Charles Jenkins.

Anita now finds herself in the center stage as she is featured in a live recording session to be held on August 21st at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago.  The event promises to be musically gratifying and memorable. Visit her website for details and ticket information at

Lady Tramaine Hawkins Headlines Birthday Salute to Reverend Clay Evans and Dr. Lou Della Evans Reid

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Grammy, Dove And Stellar Award Winner Lady Tramaine Hawkins backed by a 500 voice choir will salute the legendary Reverend Clay Evans and Dr. Lou Della Evans Reid on Monday, July 12th at Chicago’s Christ Universal Temple on the celebration of their 85th and 80th birthdays. Reverend Evans is the founder of Chicago’s historic Fellowship Baptist Church. His sister Lou Della (one of the founding members of the church) served as minister of music for over 50 years and led the choir through many successful recordings. Various tributes will be offered from members of Chicago’s religious and civic community.