Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Barack Obama Speaks Powerfully On Race and More Perfect Union

Senator Barack Obama spoke powerfully yesterday in Philadelphia, PA at Constitution Center, addressing comments by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright which have been played over and over in the media and on the internet, race relations, and what America must do to form a more perfect union.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Listen for Angela Lee Price On WLOU Radio!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

I am back on the radio and this time in afternoon drive! Traditionally morning (6:00-10:00 a.m.) and afternoon drive (2:00-6:00 p.m.) slots have been held by men. A large majority of women announcers nationally are midday announcers. I, too, was a midday announcer at WLBJ Radio in 2004. I was an evening announcer at B-96.5 and at Magic 101.3 when those stations first came to Louisville. I got my start in 1981 as an intern at WLOU. Greg Huffman, entertainment writer for the Louisville Defender recognized me as Best Radio Announcer of 1987 for a show I hosted on WLOU mornings from 9:00-10:00 a.m. called "For Ladies Only," a show for the community and not just ladies.

I worked behind the scenes full time as Executive Administrative Secretary to then owner and General Manager William E. Summers, III, at WLOU in the early 1980s, and later served as Traffic Director, scheduling all national and local commercials, under owner John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing Company, the founder of Jet and Ebony Magazines.

My roots in Louisville area radio are not only long but historic. William E. Summers, III was one of the first African Americans to own and operate a radio station in America. I worked first worked at WLOU from 1981-1988 at a time when WLOU was the Number 1 station in the market twice and consistently ranked among the top 5 stations for several years. Bill Price programmed WLOU during those years, as well as Hot 104, WLBJ, and now WLOU (gospel). He has achieved many awards over the years, nationally and locally recognizing his accomplishments.

In observance of Holy Week, our gift to listeners will be Inspired By...The Bible Experience, The Complete Bible on audio CD and mp3. Nicodemus and all his Negros helped produce this award-winning audio Bible, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Denzel Washington, Kirk Franklin, Bishop Charles Blake, Yolanda Adams, Yolanda King, Bishop Noel Jones, and many more, some 240 people in all. Listen for excerpts this week on the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. I have heard other audio bibles, but this one is the best I have heard! Inspired By... makes a great gift to ministries with members with reading disabilities, to seniors ministries, or to audio visual ministries. It comes complete with 79 CDs, a convenient carrying case, and uses Today's New International Version of the Bible.

We are strongly encouraging your participating in the upcoming Indiana and Kentucky primaries. If you are have not registered, or if you have changed your name or address, you need to register. Youth 17 years of age can vote in the May primaries, provided they will be 18 by November 4th. Make your vote count! Register to vote. You can register with me at WLOU and at St. Stephen Church between now and April 7th in Indiana, and April 21st in Kentucky. We are compiling a list of former felons who wish to have their civil rights restored. Please forward their names and phone numbers to me by e-mail at, or contact me at the church at 593-6798, ext. 1403, or at WLOU between 3:00-6:00 PM at 502-776-1350. Please stay in prayer on this matter. The bill automatically restoring voting rights to former felons in Kentucky has NOT past yet. There are, however, fewer restrictions.

Listen for my husband, Bill Price in the mornings from 6:00-9:00 AM, and me in the afternoons from 3:00 -6:00 PM on Louisville's Praise and Worship station WLOU.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Walking In God's Truth

By: Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook

Today we need men and women who will unashamedly walk in truth. Though it seems to have become popular and ever permissible to tell "little lies," talk back, curse, be sore losers at sports events, and to walk "out of truth," we need those among us who heed Paul's word to the early Christians to "stand therefore,having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness" (Ephesians 6:14).

Christians must stand tall-even if it means standing along-in the truth. "Our word is our bond," my parents used to say, "and we must live life so that others can trust us to do that which we say we shall do." As a ministers, I might add to my parents' phrase, "Our word should be God's Word."

A contemporary songwriter encourges us to sing to God, "Order my steps in your Word." To walk in truth is to go forward with ordered steps, knowing tht the God who created us "hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).

Today, fear no evil, for God is with us-in boardrooms and court rooms and kitchens and bedrooms-even if we should have to "walk through the valley of the shadow of death" (Psalm 23:4). Go forward, my brothers and sisters! Walk in truth, just as Nelson Mandela walked to his freedom, as Harriet Tubman walked to her freedom. Do not look back into the darkness, but look forward t the light at the end of the dark tunnel.
This devotional from the African American Devotional Bible King James Version, page 1421.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Jesus Saves Ministries Lets Down The Net On the Internet

In Luke Chapter 5, Jesus is preaching to a great crowd on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. He sees two empty boats left there by the fishermen, and He gets into the one belonging to Simon. At the conclusion of his sermon, he says to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down the nets for a catch" (v4). Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets" (v5). They caught so many fish that their nets began to break, and they had to signal for a second boat. Simon Peter, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, his partners "...were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken..." (v9). Jesus replied to Simon, "...Don't be afaid! From now on you will catch men" (v10). So, they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him" ( v11).

Bishop Noel Jones and the City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir has a song on their debut CD, Welcome to the City called Harvest Time. The lyrics say, "Get our your nets! Get ready for the catch! 'Cause it's your harvest time! When I heard the song a little over a month ago, I began to shout because on February 1st, Jesus Saves Ministries had already gotten out The Net.

The Net is our weekly e-newsletter. By faith, we are letting down our "nets," casting them on the deep waters of the internet, by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world from an African American perspective. We pray that Jesus Christ is gloried, and you are edified, strengthen and encouraged by the sermonnettes, devotionals, testimonies, articles, people, and the gifts given away on The Net.

The Jesus Saves Ministries Blog
Most of "the catch" on The Net will be posted on the Jesus Saves Ministries Blog. Here, you will find "the other boat," full-length articles, video clips,and links to other websites. You can add to "the catch," too, by posting your comments on the blog. It is our hope that as we lift up Jesus Christ on the internet many will come running asking, "What must I do to be saved!"

The Jesus Saves Newsletter
Selected "catch" from The Net will be featured in the Jesus Saves Newsletter, our monthly publication. This newsletter features contributing writers, pastors and preachers, addressing important topics like the Presidential election, Hurricane Katrina, voting rights, predatory lending, health, wealth and prosperity, cults and the occult, economic empowerment and issues of importance to African Americans and the Black Church. The Jesus Saves Newsletter is distributed locally and nationally to churches, ministries, schools, organizations, businesses and civic groups.

Forward this to your pastor, church members, colleagues, co-workers and friends today.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

St. Stephen Temple Choir Celebrates CD Release

Rev. Angela Lee Price

During March, Jesus Saves Ministries will be blessing subscribers with the St. Stephen Church Temple Choir new CD, God Is Able. This is one of the best gospel CDs in the nation. I am not just saying this because I am a member of St. Stephen Church. I am saying it because I believe it to be the truth. View the video clips from the CD release celebration in January and see for yourself. Don't miss your blessing. Register for the weekly drawing today!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!

Dr. Kevin Cosby On "Joy Boy" Preaching and Megafest Theology

Dr. Kevin Wayne Cosby is a man highly favored of God. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 15, 1958. He received a clear call to ministry at a very early age. His earliest childhood memories are of his fervent desire to become a preacher. He fondly remembers preaching at the tender age of six, from a small pulpit built by one of the church trustees, at the request of hisgrandfather, Rev. Benjamin James Miller. Dr. Cosby’s pulpit playtime, was the first training ground for his dynamic ”practical living“ biblical teaching ministry.

God’s call on his life later led him to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

For complete bio on Dr. Cosby visit the St. Stephen Church homepage. Video additonal videos at the end of this clip.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Friday, March 07, 2008

The March Jesus Saves Newsletter Now Available

Download Complete Newsletter Here

Inside the March Edition:

  • Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook Challenges W.O.W. Women to Move Beyond Circumstance
  • Musical Celebration Seeks to Explain Palm Sunday
  • Spotlight on Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby and New Book, And Jesus Grew, Now How About You?
  • Salute to St. Stephen Authors
  • Introducing Chad Higgins & In Spirit & In Truth
  • Register to Vote in Indiana and Kentucky Primaries
  • Jesus Saves Events

Get the expanded 6-page copy of the March Jesus Saves Newsletter today!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!

Musical Celebration Seeks to Set the Record Straight About Palm Sunday

Rev. Angela Lee Price

As Christians prepare to observe the death, burial, and ressurection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this month, organizers of a Palm Sunday musical celebration entitled He Is Exhalted, set for March 16th at St. Stephen Church, plan to set the record straight on the difference between Palm Sunday and Good Friday, two key biblical events that preceded Jesus' ascension on Resurrection Sunday.

Palm Sunday is often misunderstood states CJ Akins, "God gave me the vision to do this Palm Sunday concert because a lot of people don't really understand what Palm Sunday was about. A lot of people confuse Palm Sunday with Good Friday, therefore you have church choirs singing songs like He Decided To Die on Palm Sunday, and Jesus did not die until Good Friday. Palm Sunday was truly a praise celebration! So God gave me this vision to have a praise celebration just like the people did in the Bible. This concert will be a true worship experience. All songs are songs of praise & adoration."

He Is Exhalted will feature St. Stephen Church praise and worship team, From the Heart (Above from left to right: Johnette Barton, Lorrie Clark, Erica Taylor, Tracy Harper, Zelda Jones, CJ Akins, Laurie Brown, Jerold Borden, and Stacy Horton, and not pictured, Beverly Frye & Rev. Diane Lewis-Brown), and special guest, Minister Corey Prather of Chattanooga, TN.

CJ Akins is the leader of From the Heart, a praise team that sings primarily at the St. Stephen Indiana location. "We've been together since October 2006. We sing every 3rd Wednesday at the St. Stephen Prayer and Retreat Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and on the 5th weekends in Louisville and in Indiana. God has truly blessed our ministry to be able to sing throughout the Central Kentucky area," states Akins.

Referred to as a "baby Marvin Sapp," Minister Corey Prather is the Praise and Worship Leader for Overcoming Faith Christian Center in Athens, TN. He leads a group called High Praiz, also from Chattanooga. "He is truly an anointed man of God!," Akin states.

He Is Exhalted is Sunday, March 16th, 5:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Church, 1018 South 15th Street. It is free and open to the public.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Eta Omega Celebrates 100 Years of Alpha Kappa Alpha with Centennial Week

By: Chanetelle Akins

Eta Omega chapter celebrated 100 years of Alpha Kappa Alpha by hosting a week of activities the week of January 15th. The week was titled “A Legacy of Sisterhood and Service: 100 Years of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.” To kickoff the week Sorors gathered for a Centennial dinner held at the Fifth Quarter Restaurant. During the dinner there was a centennial presentation on the founders as well as testimonials on “What AKA Means to ME” by a Golden, Silver, and new Soror. Other activities held during the week were a sisterly workout session, volunteering at the Presbyterian Community Center, an AKArd Networking mixer for entrepreneurs and professionals, a social mixer with the Beta Epsilon undergraduate chapter, and toiletry donations made to the House of Ruth from Sorors.
The week concluded with Sorors worshipping together at St. Stephens Baptist Church. The congregation welcomed the Sorors with acknowledgements from the pulpit as well as a PowerPoint recognizing our presence there during service. Following service Sorors fellowshipped by having brunch at the Bristol restaurant. Sorors and the Metro Louisville community thoroughly enjoyed the week as a kick off to celebrating for the entire year. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is celebrating 100 years of community service this year.

Pictures by photographer Allen Hill.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

How Do You Feel About Barack Obama Now?

In February, Jesus Saves Ministries conducted a poll on the Jesus Saves Ministries Blog asking, "Who Do you Think Will Be the Democratic Choice for President?" The poll results were overwhelmingly in favor of Barack Obama, 70% versus 30%.

Now that Hillary Clinton has won the major states of Texas and Ohio and is back in the race, how do you feel about Barack Obama chances for becoming the nominee? Do you plan to vote in the Indiana or Kentucky primaries? Who do you plan to vote for and why?

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook Challenges W.O.W. Women to Move Beyond Circumstance

Rev. Angela Lee Price

Wow! March came in like a lion as three of the nation's most recognized female pastors took the pulpit at St. Stephen Church last Saturday, March 1st for the Women of Wisdom Conference, Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Rev. Dr. Elaine Flake, and Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart. About 1,000 women attended the day-long event that included praise and worship, proclamation of the Word, and prayer.

Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Pastor, The Bronx Christian Church, Bronx, NY challenged W.O.W. attendees to move beyond their circumstance. Preaching from Numbers 27:1-8 on a message entitled, "It's Your Time," she spoke on how the sisters of Zelophehad overcame the challenge of not receiving an inheritance at their father's death. The sisters of Zelophehad, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah experienced a kiros moment, but they 1) had a strategy, and 2) practiced "the 10 Ups." They respected authority. They went to Moses, the leaders, and to the entire congregation regarding their predicament. Then, they Stood Up, Spoke Up, Let Up, Got Up, Cleaned Up, Fessed Up, Looked Up, Thought Up, Shaped Up, and Listened Up.
Rev. Cook, a native of New York, is the founder and senior pastor of the Bronx Christian Fellowship, a new church plant for the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York. Prior to this, she served for 13 years as the senior pastor of the Mariners' Temple Baptist Church, the oldest American Baptist Church in New York City where she was the first African-American woman to be elected senior pastor of an American Baptist congregation in its 200-year history.
Motivation and empowerment are the common threads in the diverse work of Rev. Cook. Her efforts to inspire and uplift are demonstrated via sermons, motivational speaking, seminars, and workshops. She leads by example as the first woman officer of the historical 7,500-member Hampton University Ministers' Conference, the largest gathering of African American clergy in the world.

Rev. Cook's most recent endeavors include Sujay Ministries, an exciting and relevant audio and video ministry designed to meet the needs of urban professionals, and youth and Jonco Productions, established to promote her oral, video and written motivational works and concepts. She is also the editor of Judson Press' Wise Women Bearing Gifts and co-author of Preaching in Two Voices (Judson Press, 1995). Her latest release, Sister to Sister: Devotions for and from African American Women, is a best seller and has won her international accalaim (Judson Press, 1996). At the end of 1997, she will release a book on spirituality for women in the work force with Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Rev. Cook received a B.S. from Emerson College, an M.A. from Teachers College at Columbia University, an M.Div. from Union Theological Sminary, and a D. Min. from the United Theological Seminary as a Sam Proctor Fellow.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!


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