Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

V Michael McKay Pens A New Classic

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Composer V. Michael McKay writes the songs that inspire people to sing all across the world.  A sample of his body of work includes The Battle Is ThVMMe Lord’s and The Good Shepherd (both recorded by Yolanda Adams) , The Potter’s House (Tramaine Hawkins),  Intercession (Kim McFarland), All In His Hands (Florida Mass Choir and Dr. Charles G Hayes’ Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir), Broken But I’m Healed (Byron Cage), The Corinthian Song (Kathy Taylor), I’m Still Here (Albertina Walker) and Oh Jesus (Dorothy Norwood).  McKay adds to his list of classics with the release of his new song Rest (For My Yoke Is Easy) making the rounds at radio.

The two time Dove Award winner said the song’s strong and deliberate message  are derived from scripture and his upbringing.  “These were words that I heard my mother and her mother recite with such conviction as I was growing up. When we realize that Jesus gives us a special invitation (to come to Him) in Matthew 11:25-30 and the invite allows us to bring our worries, our frustrations and our fears and in turn He gives us his rest. We can exchange our weakness for His strength. I Peter 5:7 is interspersed in the middle of the song, and what a joy it is to know we can cast every care upon Jesus and realize the load is not too heavy for Him to bear. For the weary, wounded and disappointed, there is rest. The world is teetering in a state of uncertainty and confusion, and in the midst of the turmoil. God offers us His peace and his rest.

A special release of the song heads to digital outlets in a couple of weeks.

Andrea Helms Signs With Dream Gospel

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

HelmsThe Dream Gospel roster continues its growth with the recent signing of BET Sunday Best Season 4 finalist Andrea Helms.   The Texas native grew up surrounded by church (her dad a preacher and musician) and developed a love for music at an early age.  She assumed leadership of the music department of her father’s church upon graduating high school and today continues her work in music ministry as her husband now serves as pastor.  She desires to use her music to connect people with Jesus.  ” I want people to know how big Jesus is through what I sing.  I want them to know He is real.   I’m excited for this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to have you all hear it.”

Clap Your Hands hits stores on October 27th.

 

Funeral Arrangements For Dr. Theola Booker

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

GOSPELfTheolaBooker2lava joins others across the country mourning the passing of noted songwriter, music minister and Houston native Dr. Theola Booker.  Dr. Booker served for 45 years as minister of music at the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Houston, where her husband served as pastor, recording several projects including“I’m An Heir” and “God’s Been Good” recorded by the Greater St. Matthew Mass Choir and  Theola Booker and Friends with the Greater St. Matthew Choir.  Dr Booker was an integral part of the Gospel Music Workshop of America,  having served as Assistant Chapter Representative for the Houston Chapter of the GMWA. (more…)

Earnest Pugh Joins Music Team at Light House Church

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Henderson Head ShotPastor Keion Henderson is making a bold proclamation for Jesus Christ in Houston, Texas inspiring hope and changing lives as he interacts with people each week.  He founded the Light House Church in 2009 with just over 100 members.  The congregation has swelled to over 2,500 and is one of the Houston area’s fastest growing congregations.  Seeing a need for growth in the church’s music ministry, Pastor Henderson decided to add Earnest Pugh as the assembly’s new Pastor of Worship. “It is an honor to announce the addition of Earnest Pugh to our church,” Pastor Henderson noted. “It’s a perfect match.  He fits in with our church’s culture and shares the same vision as I. We are excited to embrace his talent and utilize his God-given gifts to help grow our congregation even further.”

The EPM Music Group will soon release a Word & Worship CD on Pastor Henderson to bring greater awareness to his dynamic preaching, teaching and singing ministry. “I’m excited about my future with the church and also about the blooming of Pastor Henderson’s ministry,” Pugh adds.

 

The Live Recording of Rhonda McLemore

Friday, October 19th, 2012

 

Shawn McLemore  proudly shared  the news via Twitter of pre-production beginning for the live recording of his wife,  Rhonda McLemore in the city of Houston on December 14th. (more…)