OPOKU AGYEMANG SANAA MEETS KSM

Opoku Agyemang Sanaa, popularly known as Sanaa in the gospel music industry and one of Ghana’s youngest entrepreneurs met the Legendary Kweku Sintim Misa (KSM) on his show “The KSM Show”. Opoku Agyemang Sanaa is one of Ghana’s finest bass players and has solely contributed to the uprising contemporary gospel music in the country. A year ago, he became the first Ghanaian bass player to be endorsed by one of the world’s top bass guitar manufacturing companies “Michael Tobias Design” (MTD). Sanaa has recorded and played with several gospel artistes in the country with the likes of Joe Mettle, Cwesi Oteng, Joyful Way Inc., No Tribe, Danny Nettey, just to mention a few. He has also staged with international artistes including, Sonnie Badu, Dr. Ron Kenoly, etc. He is the President of the country’s finest gospel band, the “PL CREW”.

His meeting with KSM entails how he began his career and goes down to know his vision for the industry. Catch up with the show on the 31st October, 2014 to hear this young man speak.

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BISHOP T.D. JAKES AND 20K+ WOMEN GATHER FOR 2014 WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED! CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA!

(ATLANTA) – Tens of thousands of women gathered into Atlanta, Georgia’s Philip’s Arena for an intense gathering of large proportions. Created to empower and educate women all over the world, The Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Conference remains a top attraction for Christian believing women worldwide!

Renowned for its marquee speakers and special guests, custom designed Girl Talk sessions and dynamic entertainment, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is poised to address specific spiritual and practical needs of women. A first for the annual women’s extravaganza, several new elements were added, including; the ‘Women in Business’ panel, networking sessions, and morning workout sessions.
Keynote speakers this year included, Bishop T.D. Jakes;  First Lady Serita A. Jakes,Christine Cane; Pastor Van Moody; Vickie Winans, Pastor Paula White, Sarah Jakes and more…

This year’s musical guests included: James Fortune, Y’Anna Crawley (BET Sunday Best); Anita Wilson and The Potters House Praise Team (incl. April Nevels & Myron Butler). The night of Friday, October 3, concluded with a special comedy showcase featuring clean comedy by: Chris Tucker, Sheryl Underwood, Akintunde and Broderick Rice.539 542 544 549 550 552 553 555

Bobby Jones: GOSPEL MUSIC LEGEND REVEALS PAINFUL PAST

For more than three decades, Dr. Bobby Jones has helped to revolutionize gospel music.

Every Sunday morning for the last 33 years, the soul-stirring sound of spiritual music from “Bobby Jones Gospel” has filled millions of homes across America.

While it takes a small army to produce the program, the show’s success hinges squarely on the man whose program bears his name.

“I just say, ‘Lord, what a privilege it is to be able to work for you,'” Jones told CBN News. “‘What a privilege it is that you use me to be a vehicle to bring so many people closer to you and to bring joy, love, peace, and happiness.'”

Jones’ show got its start from humble beginnings. His first venture on television in the late 1970s was a 30-minute program on a single station in Nashville, Tenn.

Musical Trailblazer

Today, “Bobby Jones Gospel” is the flagship gospel music show on a network broadcast ministering to millions around the world.

“Little did I ever think it was the first show produced for BET — my show,” Jones said. “And we built this organization [on] gospel music!”

Jones, who began his career in elementary education, is now considered a musical trailblazer.

He has earned numerous honors, including a Dove Award, several Stellar Awards, and a Grammy with country music star Barbara Mandrell.

In 2001, he was recognized in a proclamation by President George W. Bush for “revolutionizing the gospel music industry” and “exposing numerous gospel music artists to the world.”

Jones describes that White House visit as one of his “high points.”

Childhood Abuse

However, buried deep beneath the fame and his signature flashy suits lie some of his lowest points.

For the very first time, Jones publicly revealed his painful past during an interview with CBN News.

He told CBN’s John Jessup he survived growing up in an abusive home with an alcoholic dad.

“I began at a very early age protecting myself from the abuse: verbal [and] physical,” Jones recounted.

He admits that he developed a great deal of bitterness toward his father as he watched his dad mistreat his mom and siblings.

But he believes God’s grace helped him to eventually forgive his father, and now he wants his testimony to encourage others.

“I went ahead to do the things that I thought I could do to overcome that situation,” he explained. “And a lot of people who may be in a position now that I was in then, they’ll just have to leave it and find a way to get around it and that’s a part of life.”

His music and positive personality have earned him loyal fans, like Judith Bundy, who drove with her daughter from Malaga, N.J., to the BET studio in Washington, D.C., to attend a taping of his 33rd season.

“I’m here … because I’m a fan of his,” she said. “It was just my opportunity to come out, and I took it.”

Still Going Strong

“Bobby Jones Gospel” has been a prominent part of BET’s programming lineup since the network premiered in 1980.

Now, three decades later, it’s still going strong. It has contributed to the success of the network and launched the careers of hundreds of gospel music recording artists, like pastor and singer Marvin Sapp.

“Dr. Jones’ show has been the outlet for every major artist over the last almost 30 years,” Sapp explained.

“When I started in the group Commissioned in 1990, my first national performance from a television standpoint, was ‘Bobby Jones Gospel.'”

Grammy Award winner Erica Campbell of the singing duo Mary Mary told CBN News that as a child she always dreamed about sharing the stage with the gospel legend.

“When I think of Dr. Jones I think of being a little girl sitting in front of the TV on Sundays waiting for an opportunity to just be on his show,” Campbell recalled.

Now she calls him a friend and appreciates his openness to showcase different musical styles, like gospel jazz or rap.

“Most times you don’t get that,” she explained. “If it’s one show, you get one type of music. You get what the host likes and that’s about it. But he’s not that way.”

Jones’ Legacy

Singer James Fortune, who describes himself as a product of Jones’ legacy, says “Bobby Jones Gospel” is more than a show; it’s Jones’ ministry.

“He’s selfless; it’s not all about him,” Fortune told CBN News. “He’s not just concerned about Dr. Bobby Jones making it, but he understands there are kingdom principles – that we’re all doing this together for the kingdom of God.”

Jones, who celebrated his 75th birthday in September, says he has no plans of slowing down any time soon.

“Well, you know I do this for Jesus,” he explained. “So why stop? I will when I have to, but if I don’t have to, as long as it’s the Lord’s will here I go.”

Bobby Jones Speaks….

JOE METTLE TO PERFORM ALONG SIDE SOUTH AFRICA’S BIG GOSPEL STARS IN JOHANNESBURG

Following the visit and ministration of NQUBEKO MBATHA, one of South Africa’s biggest names in the gospel industry at this year’s Praiz Reloaded Concert, JOE METTLE follows suit to perform alongside gospel heavyweights in South Africa come this November. Also performing are NQUBEKO MBATHA, MARY-JANE, KAHLUDI MALELE, SIBUSISIWE, NKOSINATHI, CLASS LEKGWATHI, GCINA BIYELA, PHATHEKA BOOI AND MANY OTHERS…10719144_954631181217953_1594195010_n

HILLSONG UNITED TAKES HOME FIVE DOVE AWARDS INCLUDING “ARTIST OF THE YEAR” AND “SONG OF THE YEAR” AT THE 45TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS

List of televised award winners:

Song of the Year: “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” – Hillsong UNITED

Artist of the Year: Hillsong UNITED

New Artist of the Year: Ellie Holcomb

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “Revival” – Karen Peck & New River

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year: “Every Praise” – Hezekiah Walker

Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year: Never Land – Andy Mineo

Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Overcomer – Mandisa

Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year: “A Little More Jesus” – Erica Campbell

Praise and Worship Album of the Year: Majestic – Kari Jobe

Inspirational Film: God’s Not Dead

 

Special recognition honors also presented this evening included:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Hillsong

GMA IMPACT AWARD – Eddie DeGarmo

The Grady Nutt Humor Award – Akintunde

The Outstanding Mainstream Contribution to Gospel Music Award – SiriusXM

 

Quote pulls from the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards:
“We believe the local church is going to be the salvation to the rest of the world. Keep the church strong. Through the sacrifices of many…on behalf of 1000s of volunteers, over the past 30 years- I’ve been honored to be a part of this. -Creative Pastor JD–accepting on behalf of Hillsong

“We always say faith, family, and ducks. In that order.” – Alan Robertson

“I was writing this music for the people that sit in the back pew of the church. People that do come, but it’s not quite in their hearts.” – Jonathan McReynolds

“We grew up singing at those old time tent revivals, and we’ve been praying this year that God would just revive this world.” – Karen Peck and New River on “Revival”

“It’s called Thicker Than Water…we are kind of like the black Brady Bunch.” -The Tankards- Rock Rockman

“People are hungry. They want some light from heaven. The song inspired the film. These guys came along and made it into something special.” -Michael Tait of the Newsboys on “God’s Not Dead”

“When you hear a good traditional gospel song it makes you wanna go buy a three piece suit” – Pat Boone

“I’m amazed by his love, I’m honored by the fact He would choose me and use me to spread his love.” Erica Campbell

“I have been encouraged tonight in a polarized world to see a bunch of young folks with a whole lot of energy coming together to praise the Lord.” – Bill Gaither

“We praise until the breakthrough comes, and I love to get to watch that happen.” Kari Jobe

“Honestly, I’m just sitting in God’s word and the songs just keep coming.” – Ellie Holcomb

“Some of our jokes we made up on the fly. I love Lecrae we have been friends for a while and he is just one of my favorite people.” – Bart Millard of MercyMe referring to co-host Lecrae.

For Full list of winners, click here: http://www.doveawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-DOVE-AWARD-WINNERS-FINAL.pdf