Posts Tagged ‘Holy Convocation’

Bishop Bryan Andrew Wilson Convenes Convocation Gathering

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Bryan WilsonIn between a hectic touring and performance schedule as well as preparation for the release of his new project, Bishop Bryan Andrew Wilson called the saints both young and old together for a time of refreshing in the first annual Holy Convocation of the Bapastogic Movement beginning Sunday, April 28th through Saturday, May 4th in Perry Florida. Wilson drew on his upbringing in the Baptist, Apostolic and Church of God iDuranice Pacen Christ (COGIC) churches to form the new inter denominational group with an emphasis on youth . Highlighting the week long confab are day and evening sessions with speakers including Pastor Duranice Pace of the Pace Sisters and Dr. Joyce Cohen, a musical celebration and the official message being delivered by Wilson on Saturday.

Wilson’s new CD is set for an early summer release.

COGIC Convocation Brings Top Gospel Artists to St. Louis

Thursday, November 8th, 2012


The nation’s top gospel artists take center stage during the 105th International Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, November 9th. .  International Music Department President Dr. Judith Christie McAllister welcomes Donald Lawrence and Company, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Professor James Hall, Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago, The Nevels Sisters,  Tamela Mann, Anita Wilson, Jonathan McReynolds, Twinkie Clark and others.


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.