Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir has released a new single entitled “Miracles” which is the CD title as well. Miracles is an inspirational song for these times. With Covid19 ravaging the land this song has been birthed for this season. Pastor David Wright heard God and put his pen to paper wrote a life changing song. The message speaks to our faith and helps us to still believe in Miracles. Miracles are not just events of times past but Miracles are happening currently if we believe. This song features the amazing vocals of Pastor Michael Lampkin, one of Sunday’s Best finalist.
Recording artist Angela Moss Poole the artist who sings “You Deserve” and also my new HIT single entitled “My Help” . have been nominated for the 6th Annual Avidity Awards in 2 categories which is NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR and also NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR.
All you have to do is log on to: www.TheAvidityAwards.com CLICK the Vote tab and I’m in category #3 for New Female artist of the year and category #4 for New artist of the year.
Vote for Angela Moss Poole in category #3 and category #4 by logging on to www.theavidityawards.com
Without a doubt, Bonita has been anointed to sing! She was born on March 28, 1971 in Stamford,CT and was singing before she could even speak! As early as age 3, Bonita would hear lyrics on the radio and mimic exactly what she heard. During her first live performance, Bonita blew her audience away! People were so impressed and amazed, as they simply couldn’t believe this big voice was coming from such a little girl!
After spending her early years with her parents in Hartford,CT, her family relocated to Kinston, NC in 1974. Bonita would hone her skills while participating in music programs offered in Lenoir County Public Schools. She joined the chorus and in 5th grade, she was chosen to sing “The Way We Were” by Barbara Streisand. When she sang that song, there was not a dry eye in the room. During her 8th & 9th grade years, she was always active in the community, performing at events like NAACP banquets or weddings. She is a graduate of Kinston High School, Class of 1989, an alumni of Craven Community College with an Associates of Arts, and and alumni of the UAFWB Bible College where she graduated as valedictorian of the 2015 class with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies.
To maintain a competitive edge, Bonita took years of private lessons with vocal coaches under the tutelage of Thomasine Hassell, Chantel Hollacheck, the late Wynona Daves, and Martha Mainor.
Bonita’s Singing Career…
At age 12, she started her own gospel singing group, a trio called “Tried by Fire.” Determined and focused, Bonita thrived in her role as band leader and demonstrated her entrepreneurial skills at a very young age. Bonita would open up for all the national recording gospel artists who came to town like Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, Luther Barnes, The Winans, The Williams Brothers and many others. Bonita has appeared and won first place on numerous occasions at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. By the time she reached high school, she was already considered a professional singer!
Today, Bonita is enjoying the flexibility of being an independent recording artist. Her talent is in high demand, as she is frequently requested to sing at venues and events throughout Eastern North Carolina!
In June of 2017, Bonita was nominated and won two awards given by The Rhythm of Gospel Awards for Traditional Artist of the Year and Best Performance by a Female Artist in Jacksonville, Florida.
She also in July of 2017 was nominated and recognized as the winner in the Independent Gospel Artist category of Traditional Vocalist of the Year from the Radio Alliance Awards also located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Although she’s experienced many tribulations, Bonita’s life lessons are part of her unique tapestry that enables her to relate to people who are hurting. One of her biggest accomplishments is her outreach work with those who are incarcerated, sharing God’s love through song. Indeed, Bonita has defined her own success, choosing to embrace an obedient lifestyle according to God’s will for her life and career. She simply allows God to do the navigation and depends solely on Him to direct her career path- living by her motto, “If I make the way, then I’ll have to pay the way. But if I allow HIM to make the way, he’ll pay the way!”
Bonita married her husband/manager, Eric B. Simmons in 1994. They have three wonderful children- Mykeva, E.J. and Landon. In October of 2000, Bonita was ordained into the Ministry as “Elder” by national Bishop Andrew Mcrorey Jr. of the Joy Mission Church of Deliverance, Hartford, CT.
She also continues to serve Family Worship Center, “Ministry of Restoration” where the Pastor is George E. Fields Jr.
Because serving and outreach is a part of the tapestry for Bonita’s unique song ministry, being a part of the legacy of her father, the late, Bishop Landon O. Burney and the ministry that he founded is the reason she serves with great tenacity.
Bonita and her family became members of Without Limits Christian Center in 2016 where the Pastors are James and Le’Conte McIver.
Whenever and wherever there’s a NEED; Bonita serves ———-
Gospel, jazz and classical Psalmist, song stylist, writer, motivational speaker and teacher, Lisa Bellamy has used her gift of song to inspire the young and the old for many years. Pouring her heart and soul into showing others the joy of life through song is something she can trace to childhood. “My love for singing was embedded in the roots of my family tree and planted in my spirit at the age of nine,” Lisa shares. “My grandmother, Pauline Gray, kept music as an integral part of our family culture and foundation. And as a little girl, I sat and watched as my mother, aunts and uncles gathered around the piano to sing old spirituals and favorite traditional songs that are still customary in our family today.” As I grew older I joined, as did my other siblings and cousins and it is still a tradition today.
She says her desire is to write and sing melodies that bring a sweet spirit of praise and worship into your heart, mind and soul – evoking the sense of purpose she felt after tearfully singing her first song in public at Macedonia Baptist Church of Arlington, Virginia as a little girl. Listen to Lisa sing now and you will hear and feel jazzy overtones and contemporary sounds that fans, gospel artists and entertainment industry executives say is a refreshing style that is sure to move you. Beyond music, Lisa is also touching the hearts of young people through motivational speaking and teaching – another trait evolving from her childhood. “I listened to stories narrated by my grandfather, Samuel Bellamy, aunt Rosetta and aunt Charlotte, who provided detailed descriptions of how “mother”(my great-grandmother) Lottie Bellamy played at one of the town’s local churches (Lomax AME). Music has always been in the center of Lisa’s heart, however, now as a minister and educator, Lisa is ready to share her music with the world. Combining a mixture of family-inspired gospel with depth of spirit, with skills she developed as a certified trainer, Lisa uses visual and vocal offerings to deliver inspirational messages that have motivated young people around the nation. Ultimately, she says, her goal is to reach into the heart of thousands of young people and women, and show them that all things are possible through Jesus Christ, using her life’s path as an example of God’s grace.
The Arlington, Virginia native began her formal training at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., where she enriched her gift for song with a classical foundational technique that supported her love for the soulful roots of gospel. At the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia, Lisa fine tuned her classical vocal skills through opportunities to perform in operas such as, La Boheme, as well as choral concerts in Germany and Switzerland. Over the years, she has continued her study of classical voice, now as a vocal coach. She infuses classical technique, jazz and gospel into her praise and worship music and enjoys approaching her writing from the all three genres.
Lisa was a finalist on the BET Gospel Diva Search Competition broadcast on the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, and has traveled to Paris, France on repeated occasions to perform with evangelist Liz McComb from 2000-2003. “This was a true blessing that changed my life … it was truly humbling to see the beauty of the Lord manifest in the art song and creativity,” she reveals. Singing in one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the South of France, in Lyon, changed my perspective on sharing my music with the world. “It was a powerful worship and praise experience that was made even more pleasurable because I was performing with Liz McComb and the distinguished composer, producer and vocalist, Edwin Hawkins, whom I learned so much from. Performing in some of the world’s most beautiful concert houses truly provided such richness and appreciation for the world’s view of music.”
Cynthia Jones is no stranger to the Gospel Music Industry. She has been doing other great things for the past years, that has kept her away from the music industry but she’s back her new single with a new style for her that everybody is enjoying entitled ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin” Click the link below to hear a snippet.
Grammy and Stellar nominated vocalist, writer Cynthia Jones is one of Gospel’s greatest soul singers and performer of her generation. She is considered to be Gospels Queen of Neo-Soul.
The North Carolina native debuted on scene with her 2000 release of “Almost Midnight”. Since then she has recorded four albums, awarded the Radio One Heritage Award, and four North Carolina Prestige Awards for Female Gospel/Jazz Vocalist.
In 2009 Cynthia received three Stellar nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, Female Contemporary Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary CD of the Year. In 2012 her talents were again on display resulting in three Grammy nominations, Best Contemporary R&B Gospel, Best Performance, and Best Song.
Cynthia’s voice is simply arresting, smooth and rich as a caramel latte. It’s no wonder she was invited by the Godfather of Gospel jazz himself, Ben Tankard to collaborate on his Full Tank CD and share the stage with him. She has also shared the stage with Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond Martha Munizzi, Detrick Haddon, even with R&B and blues legends Howard Hewitt and Bobby Rush.
No matter the setting, Cynthia Jones stays true to her calling and craft. She is a high energy world-class performer that takes command of the stage, connects with her audience, and leaves them anticipating her next concert.
Her music is transcending, and gives her the ability to reach listeners from all walks of life. “It blesses me to read comments on my social media sites such as: “Your music saved my life”, “I don’t like Gospel music, but I’ll listen to Cynthia Jones, “Thank God for Cynthia Jones, where have you been?” Its comments like this that remind me why God has given me this platform for this particular style of music.
Angela Moss Poole brings a fresh sound to contemporary Christian/Gospel music. She is a nationally acclaimed songwriter whose songs are being translated and shared all over the world. Her anthem and theme songs inspire us to overcome our obstacles. She continues to write for Film/TV and works with independent producers and composers in various genres.
Angela Moss Poole is a native of Richmond Heights located in Miami, FL. She began singing with her church choir at the tender age of 5. Poole is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where she received her earned a Ph.D. in Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She also earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from Florida State University. While attending college, Angela continued to sing in church choirs and continued to develop her love for music and songwriting
Angela’s love for God and philanthropy and her passion for inspirational music propelled her to release her debut album Reflections, in 2007, and follow up project, Expressions, in 2012. She enjoys using her music to raise funds and awareness for the causes as domestic violence, cancer research, women and family empowerment, and financial education.
For bookings please visit: www.angelamosspoole.com/
Andrae Paris is very passionate about praise & worship. Psalms 150 is one of Andrae’s favorite scriptures. He strongly believes that God created man to praise and worship the Lord. He states, “This is a mandate from God and man should give God gratitude daily by giving him praise because he has given us existence.
Paris was born in Jacksonville, NC and raised in Waterbury, CT by his mother. His mom saw to it that he was well-versed in the Christian faith from his early years on. At the age of 5, Paris began to display an interest in music and began playing the drums and organ. During hard times, his mother, recognizing Andrae’s anointed artistic talents and gifts, sacrificed one of her paychecks and bought a Hammond Organ for him to practice on. Paris was a natural musician who could play by ear. At the age of 7 years old, he began playing the organ for the local church’s youth choir, and he started teaching his songs to them.
Sensing a need for change, Paris’s mother found a better job in Texas, and the family moved there with great expectations. He became the Minister of Music for a local church at the age of 15 years old, and began teaching them music that he had written in addition to training their voices.
Andrae Paris has written more than 150 songs, including instrumentals. He has played behind Gospel greats, such as James Moore, Carneil Murrell, Douglas Miller, Carolyn Trailer, Dorinda Clark Cole and Cindy Trimm. His first album, “My Story”, received outstanding reviews from music critics. Because of the innovative sound and bass-line, fans old & young alike have been cheering for more. Paris received the Texas Award for this project. On the aforementioned album, Andrae Paris also wrote & produced the album.
His new single, “Favor” is already receiving notoriety from record labels, artists, producers, music critics who all say the music is refreshing. Andrae says the purpose of this single is “to help send healing to the Body of Christ through ministry song, and to uplift the wounded members that have lost hope.” He looks forward to his future as an artist, songwriter, and producer and says “the best is yet to come”.
Pat Hamilton was born on July 5, 1964 in Benton Harbor Michigan to the Late CH and Cordia Hamilton she and her six siblings are musically inclined and were raised in a Christian-based home.
At the age of three is where she began to travel and sing with her father in the Gospel group “The sensational six”.Pat was steal the stage and the crowds heart when leading this song “I fixed it up with Jesus. Later in her teenage years she was a part of the Recording group call deliverance. The group traveled for over 12 years all over the world and was well known in the Midwest region. Along with her dedication to the group she also served as the director of the new paradise church choir of Benton Harbor Michigan.
In 1995 she excepted her calling in the evangelistic field and has sung on platforms with various renowned artist. She recorded her first album entitled He can work it out. ”All songs from this album written by Pat and music produced by her brother Christopher Hamilton(Big Mixx).1996-1998 Pat lead worship at the Christian Tabernacle Church in South Bend Indiana under Pastor Mike friend. IN 1999-2000 She lead worship at the Cathedral of faith church of God in Christ in Atlanta Georgia were she recorded her second Single “With Jesus Christ you are a winner “Live in concert.
In 2001 Pat was honored by several radio stations in the Midwest for her service and dedication to the Midwest.
Be U Ministry mission is to use music and arts to encourage self-love, bridge the gap between
young and old for generational healing, give back to communities in need, and spread the
“Because Greater is Better” is the first official single released by Be U Ministry. This song was
born from a lecture to help stress the importance of loving yourself more than stealing,
skipping school, trying to fit in, or doing anything that stops you from being the best you that
you can be. You can download or stream on all streaming services.
Featured artist, 14 year old Triston and 12 year old Tremel, co write, produce, sing, rap, dance
and act. The talented duo started leading praise and worship in two different family churches
as soon as they could talk. Today, Triston and Tremel attend The First Baptist Church of
Glenarden where they serve on the #unashameddmv praise team under the leadership of
Reverend Jonathan Queen and with the Chosen Generation Praise team and choir under the
leadership of Reverend Stephen Hurd, Anthony Brown, Chooky Caldwell, Larry Vaughn and
Minister Mike McCoy.
Because Greater is Better is the first single off their debut seven song EP entitled From The
Ground to The Sky: No Limit. Schedule for release on April 8, 2020.
Cindy Villanueva is a memoirist and inspirational writer with a passion for helping women achieve lives of strength and joy. She is a seventh-degree black belt master instructor and the owner of Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts in Austin, Texas.
Her love of teaching led her to become an adjunct professor at Concordia University Texas, where she teaches undergraduate marketing and graduate marketing management and leadership. She speaks regularly on leadership and women in business.
Cindy has four children and two grandchildren. She splits her time between Austin, Texas and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and is currently at work on a novel.
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Golden girl Cindy Villanueva left home for UCLA, full of promise—and one year later was an unwed teen mom and college dropout. After suffering domestic abuse and two divorces, she was on the ropes. Don’t Fight Mad describes her journey back to the joy-filled life she enjoyed as a child.
Through deeply personal stories, Cindy shares how martial arts became a metaphor for recapturing her strength, identity, and joy. She offers a candid and authentic blueprint for those who long to rekindle the wonder of a well-lived existence.
Whether you are an avid martial artist or you assiduously avoid exercise, Don’t Fight Mad has an inspiring message of fighting for joy and living in grace.
Cindy is a regular podcast guest and public speaker, addressing a variety of topics including martial arts, women in leadership, and having a “want-to” life.
To book Cindy for your event visit: www.cindyvillanueva.com