Monday, August 31, 2009

Simmons College of Kentucky Receives Site Visit This Week From Accrediting Agency

This week Kentucky's oldest historically black college, Simmons College of Kentucky takes a major step forward in the quest to become an accredited institution of higher learning. The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)will conduct a three-day evaluation team visit on the college campus located at 7th and Kentucky streets in Louisville.

ABHE is recognized as a national accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It is one of four faith-based acrrediting agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education. The ABHE process of accreditation involves three stages that progress from applicant to candidate and finally to accredited status. The school's administration hopes to be granted candidate status in February 2010 based upon ABHE approval from this week's visit.

Candidate status makes the school eligible for Title IV funds including Stafford, Pell, and National Direct Student Loans. Also, it increases the degree of transferability of credits from Simmons to other higher education institutions, vouches for the school's academic integrity and enhances the potential for private and corporate funding. "Candidate status is like the doctor who has a white jacket, stethoscope and course work under his belt," states Executive Vice President Rev. Frank Smith (pictured above left with professor Ron Robinson), "All that is left is completing residency and boards."

Candidate status is the pre-accredited status granted to those institutions that show promise of achieving accreditation within four years. A self-study report and an evaluation team visit determine the institution's readiness for candidate status.

Simmons attained applicant status in 2006. The school is expects to be fully accredited by 2014.

Listen to interview with Rev. Frank Smith on Jesus Saves Ministries Live

Below are pictures of the campus and Student Government Association picnic from Thursday, August 27th.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Legendary Radio Personality Bill Price Honored At Stroke Association Event

By Min. Angela Lee Price

Members of the stroke and hospital community, family, friends, and Jesus Saves Ministries sponsors all shared the evening with legendary radio personality Bill Price at KSISA 10th annual Extravaganza Tasting Event fundraiser on August 25th at The Olmstead in Louisville. Bill was recognized for his determination and will to thrive after his stroke in May 2008, and for encouraging and talking with many people about the importance of maintaining good health and knowing stroke warning signs and symptoms.

Bill gave an acceptance speech that touched many people. He acknowledged God and power of prayer in his year-long recovery, and accepted the award in memory of long-time friend and civil rights activist, the late Rev. Louis Coleman. He recognized the Baptist East hospital and rehab staff who cared for him during his month-long hospitalization.

A moment that "wasn't in the script," he stated, was when he was moved to tears at recalling what it meant to him to have his brother Deacon Jerome Price, left with Bill, cut the grass the first few months of his recovery. "It seems like a small thing, but I am passionate about cutting the grass, and it meant alot to me to hear Jerome's lawn mower ride up and roll away."

Attendees sampled food from premier restaurants and chefs and participated in silent auction. Kelsey Starks of WHAS-TV 11 was the mistress of ceremonies.

Picture above of Bill taken at end of event with Jesus Saves Ministries sponsor Ms. Lee Drane, Better Days Records, and me.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We Are All Hindus Now

By: Lisa Miller, Newsweek
Published Online: 8-15-09
Published in Newsweek Magazine: 8-31-09

America is not a Christian nation. We are, it is true, a nation founded by Christians, and according to a 2008 survey, 76 percent of us continue to identify as Christian (still, that's the lowest percentage in American history). Of course, we are not a Hindu—or Muslim, or Jewish, or Wiccan—nation, either. A million-plus Hindus live in the United States, a fraction of the billion who live on Earth. But recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, we are slowly becoming more like Hindus and less like traditional Christians in the ways we think about God, our selves, each other, and eternity.

The Rig Veda, the most ancient Hindu scripture, says this: "Truth is One, but the sages speak of it by many names." A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. Jesus is one way, the Qur'an is another, yoga practice is a third. None is better than any other; all are equal. The most traditional, conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me."

Americans are no longer buying it. According to a 2008 Pew Forum survey, 65 percent of us believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life"—including 37 percent of white evangelicals, the group most likely to believe that salvation is theirs alone. Also, the number of people who seek spiritual truth outside church is growing. Thirty percent of Americans call themselves "spiritual, not religious," according to a 2009 NEWSWEEK Poll, up from 24 percent in 2005. Stephen Prothero, religion professor at Boston University, has long framed the American propensity for "the divine-deli-cafeteria religion" as "very much in the spirit of Hinduism. You're not picking and choosing from different religions, because they're all the same," he says. "It isn't about orthodoxy. It's about whatever works. If going to yoga works, great—and if going to Catholic mass works, great. And if going to Catholic mass plus the yoga plus the Buddhist retreat works, that's great, too."

Then there's the question of what happens when you die. Christians traditionally believe that bodies and souls are sacred, that together they comprise the "self," and that at the end of time they will be reunited in the Resurrection. You need both, in other words, and you need them forever. Hindus believe no such thing. At death, the body burns on a pyre, while the spirit—where identity resides—escapes. In reincarnation, central to Hinduism, selves come back to earth again and again in different bodies. So here is another way in which Americans are becoming more Hindu: 24 percent of Americans say they believe in reincarnation, according to a 2008 Harris poll. So agnostic are we about the ultimate fates of our bodies that we're burning them—like Hindus—after death. More than a third of Americans now choose cremation, according to the Cremation Association of North America, up from 6 percent in 1975. "I do think the more spiritual role of religion tends to deemphasize some of the more starkly literal interpretations of the Resurrection," agrees Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard. So let us all say "om."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stroke Awareness on Menu at KSISA Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price
My husband and legendary Louisville radio personality Bill Price suffered a serious stroke in May 2008 that affected the right side of his body. He was hospitalized for one month and underwent another six months of intensive rehabilitation.

Bill is being honored at the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association's The Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event, featuring an evening of food with the region's premier restaurants and chefs, Tuesday, August 25th at The Olmsted on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville for his enduring spirit and triumph over stroke and for his work in the community on educating others and raising public awareness of warning signs and risks.

In a Jesus Saves Ministries Live radio exclusive interview heard only on, Bill shared testimony of drawing closer to God during the ordeal. He states, “I didn’t want any pictures taken. I didn’t want anything to document where I was. That month was trying. I had a closer walk with God. In my darkest hours, I called on many names, the names of my sister and brother and my sons, and even called on the name of my wife, but it wasn't until I called on the name of Jesus that I found hope to make it through the intense recovery process. I began to stop focusing so much on myself and give advice and a helping hand to other patients.”

On the show with Bill was guest Carrie Orman, Executive Director, Kentucky and Indiana Stroke Association. They discussed risk factors for stroke, the third leading killer of Americans each year. Carrie stated that stroke is the number cause of disabilities in adults.
Join Mistress of Ceremonies, Kelsey Starks of WHAS-11 News as we celebrate this remarkable man. Proceeds from this event to benefit the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association.
Listen to the interview at Jesus Saves Ministries Live

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

By: Hannah Drake
The Bible says Jesus comes so that you may have life and have it more abundantly. However, you need to ask yourself, WHAT is the true meaning of having life? Some people are what we would consider rich but poor in spirit. Some people are poor but rich in spirit.

What I do not like to see with some ministers is pimping the people of God. In all walks of life, there are going to be hustlers. Some people see the Word of God as a game they can pimp, and they pimp it to finance big houses, big cars and big expenses. Like anything else, you have to use discernment when you are met by those people. The reality of the situation is, many preachers have used the Word as a get rich quick scheme. God is NOT a slot machine. You cannot call up a million dollar blessing or ALL CHRSITIANS WOULD BE RICH. If it was THAT easy I would have ALREADY called down a ten million dollar blessing. But God does not work that way.

God supplies your NEEDS not your GREEDS and God reserves the RIGHT to bless you with more than you can ever imagine. I have had to catch myself MORE THAN ONCE when I have pulled out that old, "Okay God, I am tithing" line, like I am doing God a favor. God does not need my tithe. God does come so that we may be RICH, but he does not come so that we may be RICH by society's standards.

Rich for me could be HEALTHY, BASIC BILLS PAID, A CAR TO GET ME AROUND, MY KIDS NOT IN JAIL, etc. I know MANY people would trade in all the money in the world if they did not have to recieve chemotherapy or watch their kids die from a crack overdose, or watch their husband slowly die on death row. We as a people need to reprioritize what being RICH means. I will tell you what, in my life, if I could change a FEW FUNDAMENTAL THINGS, I would be happy just down right satisfied if I never had another dollar. Trust that! ~Hannah Drake

Hannah's comments were in response to the post, It's All About the Dollar! Get Rich Or Die Tryin'!
Friday, 07 March, 2008

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jesus Saves Ministries Awards $500 Academic Scholarship to Rev. Eileen Little

Jesus Saves Ministries congratulates Rev. Eileen Little on becoming the recipient of a $500.00 academic scholarship for the fall 2009 semester at Simmons College of Kentucky.

Eileen is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She is a graduate of the Jefferson County Public School system. She has attended Bellarmine College (University), the University of Louisville, Indiana University Southeast, and is currently a student at Simmons College of Kentucky where she received a Certificate in Biblical Studies in 2007, the Associate degree in Biblical Studies in 2008, and is scheduled to graduate in May of 2010 with a Bachelor degree in Religious Studies. She is active in revitalizing the Student Government Association where she serves as Parliamentarian and advisor to the President.

She was licensed to preach in December of 2002. She is the former administrative assistant of the Forest Tabernacle Baptist Church where she also served as the coordinator of the Women’ Fellowship Group, Sunday school teacher, and youth worker. She is currently an assistant minister of the New Covenant Baptist Church where she teaches the noon day Bible Study, assists in teaching Sunday school, is the Sunday worship leader, and Chairperson of the Worship Planning and Coordinating Committee. Eileen is a servant of God and a servant unto His people.

Her passion is to help young women who seem to have no hope come to understand the power of faith in God. She works closely with individuals to advise them on self-improvement and becoming the women that God has ordained them to be.

Scholarship Criteria:
  1. Candidate should be pursuing a Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Religious Studies degree;
  2. Be scheduled to graduate from Simmons College of Kentucky by May 2010;
  3. Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better;
  4. Be a female student.

Again, we congratulate Rev. Little on her academic success. To God be the glory!

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

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Jesus Saves Ministries Still Walking With Jesus

Rev. Angela Lee Price
Enoch walked with God and didn’t see death. Abraham walked with God and became the father of many nations. Moses walked with God and led the Israelites out of Egypt. Conversely, the disciples walked with Jesus on the Emmaus road, and didn’t know it. Are you walking with Jesus this summer?

The Bible says in Micah that there are three things required of us, to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before God. Jesus Saves Ministries is giving away Walking With Jesus gifts a third summer in an effort to share the gospel and encourage Christians in their walk with God. A variety of gift include Bibles, gospel CDs, books, t-shirts, and various Jesus novelties.

Jesus Saves Ministries distributed more than 500 New Testament Bibles in 2008. If you have a special need for Bibles, contact the ministry.

Walking with Jesus in the sunshine will not only improve your spiritual and physical health, but also will pay off during the dark, rainy times in your life. Walk with Him daily in the Bible and in prayer this summer.

Jesus Saves Ministries is celebrating 4 years of service on August 12th. Join in our month-long celebration at
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Christ is Raising Up New Kids at C.R.U.N.K.Fest!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

The 5th annual C. R. U. N. K. Fest 2009, Christ Raising Up New Kids, sponsored by New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Kentucky, received a huge "praise wave" last night from children, youth and young adults, and even those experiencing a few aches and pains. More than 500 hundred people attended the opening night of this two-day event that drew youth ministries from a good number of Kentucky and Louisville area churches. This year's theme is "Holy Gras, The New Face of Youthful Praise." Revs. Kilen and Cassandra Gray state the event, "was designed to help youth take off their masks and praise God in their own way."

A number of vendors are providing everything from dental information and free toothbrushes for kids to vocational rehabilitation services for people with disabilities needing help with job placement, books, t-shirts and college literature. The event is being held at the Inn Place (formally Clarion Hotel and Suites) located at 9700 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky,

On Saturday morning, August 8th, there will be seminars on the following topics:
• Sex in the City
• Music and its Influence
• Imagine Me Being Me "Self Esteem"
• Let Go and Let God

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Rev. Ike, who preached prosperity, dies at 74 |

Below is a portion of a separate article on Rev. Ike.
By: Shantella Sherman, The Washington Informer
The man who made prayer cloths and a financial interpretation of the Bible a staple of Christian faith, Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, died Tue., July 28 in Los Angeles, Calif. Eikerenkoetter died from complications resulting from a stroke in 2007. Known for his garish clothing and jewelry, Eikerenkoetter is remembered for his witty remarks, “The Bible says Jesus rode on a borrowed ass. But, I would rather ride in a Rolls Royce than to ride somebody's ass!”
While Eikerenkoetter preached a message of material prosperity to his majority middle-class and low-income African American flock, his beginning in Ridgeland, S.C. were humble. Eikerenkoetter was born on June 1, 1935 to a Dutch-Indonesian father, who was a Baptist minister, and a Black school teacher. He got the “calling” to preach around age nine.

Eikerenkoetter said that he felt the traditional Christian ministries were too constricting and instilled poverty among its members by supporting messages of piety. At 14, he became the assistant pastor of his father’s church, Bible Way Baptist in Ridgeland, and by 21 had earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from the American Bible College in Chicago, Ill.After two years in the Air Force, Eikerenkoetter started a ministry at the old Sunset movie house on Harlem’s 125th Street. He built a congregation based on faith-healing, coupled with positive self-imaging.
Eikerenkoetter often bragged to his televised ministry that he owned 16 mink lined Rolls Royces, wore $1,000 suits and sported diamond rings on both of his hands. In the early 1970s, Eikerenkoetter’s ministry was among the first televangelists shows in the world. He reached millions of households each week. Eikerenkoetter reportedly owned lavish mansions on both the East and West Coasts and estimated his yearly income to range between $6-and-15 million a year primarily from donations mailed to the television ministry. At the height of his success, Eikerenkoetter admonished the faithful that he only accepted cash offerings and did not “appreciate the sound of loose change in the offering plate.”

As mainstream preachers, social advocates and the Black intelligentsia rallied against him, Eikerenkoetter’s magnetism increased. Even in death, the controversial preacher is viewed as much a huckster as a saint. District residents viewed the enigmatic minister through various prisms.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Clean On the Inside, Clean On the Outside!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
I like Christian apparel! I buy it. I wear it. I give it away. There are some who say we need to get rid of it because too many people are merchandising it and wearing it for all the wrong reasons. This is true. Jesus admonished those who wanted to clean the outside of the cup, but inside they themselves were full of greed and self-indulgence (Matthew 23:25).

We are in a spiritual war and I believe we should fight that war by any and every means necessary. If that means wearing a t-shirt with a scripture on it, I will do it, just not at over-inflated prices.

I see too many people wearing t-shirts that glorify everything that is ungodly. They wear shirts with some of the most vile messages on them, even to church, to choir practice, everywhere and nobody seems to be saying anything about it. Everywhere, there I see the new "in" image, the Grim Reaper, skull and crossbones, and images of death and destruction. Should we as Christians just stand by and say nothing and do nothing about that?

There’s a hip hop song with the hook, “cream on the inside, clean on the outside” about a car with a fresh interior and an “ice cream paint job.” I agree with the rapper Dorrough to some extent. I believe we should want our outer "paint job" to match our "fresh interior" as saved, born-again believers, filled with the Holy Ghost who have not sold out to the ways of the world. If a rapper can rap about it, surely we as Christians can be about it, reflecting Jesus Christ both inside and outside. It is my hope that my Christian t-shirts, caps, mugs, will speak to somebody, somewhere and they will get the message that Jesus saves. Lord knows the nakedness on the rap videos is speaking loudly and clearly enough! The tattoos on the ball players are speaking, too!

On Father's Day weekend, I wore a t-shirt that says, "God The Father: Creator of Heaven and Earth." I grew up without a father. God has been my father and daddy. So, I wore the t-shirt out of my relationship with Him. The t-shirt became a point of discussion as I taught spiritual gifts class to new members. When I have worn that t-shirt in the past, I have had young men, the kind who usually don't come to church, ask me where I got it, or comment that they liked it.

I have another t-shirt that says, "TGIF- Thank God I'm Forgiven." I have used that t-shirt with new members as an icebreaker. I ask them to write down words from "TGIF," like "GIFT," "FIT," "IF," "I," "FIG," and to try to form sentences. We then move from discussing being “forgiven” to talking about Jesus Christ as “the perfect gift,” and how each new believer has at least one spiritual gift. We talk about "fitting" within the body of Christ and "getting fit" through Sunday school and Bible Study.

A profound thing happened to me last year concerning Genesis 16:13 and earlier this year with Hebrews 4:9-11. I began purchasing discounted items with Genesis 16:13 on it early last summer. A few weeks later I was asked to preach in Those Preachin' Women. My assignment was Genesis 16! Only God could have done that! I was able to give away items with Genesis 16:13 on it, my focal verse.

A couple of months ago, I set my kitchen table with cups that said, "Let us, Therefore Make Every Effort To Enter That Rest. Hebrews 4:9-11." A day or two later, I happened to be talking to my brother on the phone and he told me he was going to preach that weekend. I asked him the text and he said Hebrews 4. I told him I had just set the table using the cups with that scripture, and he and I were strengthen by that.

Yes, there are many people whose hearts aren't right wearing Christian apparel. It’s like the outside of “their car” is clean, but the inside is dirty. Jesus said in Mark 7:20-22, “What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.”

Getting rid of the Christian apparel because some people merchandise it and others wear it for wrong motives is not the answer. Getting rid of Christian apparel because it might offend non-believers isn't the answer either. Continuing to pray for the lost, maturing believers, and having faith in God is. Then, we will be clean on the inside and clean on the outside.

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

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Jesus Saves Celebrates 4th Anniversary with Book Signing Tour, Scholarship

Min. Angela Lee Price
This month, Jesus Saves Ministries is celebrating four years of service to God, the Black Church, and our online communities.

As part of the anniversary celebration, we are awarding an academic scholarship to Simmons College of Kentucky student Rev. Eileen Little. We bless God for Rev. Little’s scholarly pursuit of Christianity. She has at least a 3.5 overall gpa and is scheduled to graduate with a Bachelor degree in Religious Studies in 2010. I completed a second Bachelor of Theology degree in 2008 due largely to private contributions by way of scholarships. Now, we are simply trying to "pour oil" as the widow did in 2 Kings 4, and do for someone else what was done for me as the HBCU works toward accreditation in February 2010.

We set out in early May on a book signing tour of the Jesus Saves Newsletter Historical Journal and its companion booklet, The Net Christian Supplement. The tour began at Simmons College chapel services held at St. Stephen Church. We made stops to the school’s commencement exercises, the D.I.V.A. Society Networking Tea, Better Days West Records, and the Those Preachin’ Women Conference.
On Saturday, July 31st, I was at Better Days Records on the westside of Louisville where I met Tyra Jones (above), Micheal Wade and Audrey Sharber (left), and little Tre'veon Choate (below). We plan additional stops to New Mt. Zion Baptist Church C.R.U.N.K.Fest, the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association's Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event honoring my husband, Bill Price on August 25th, and the Thriller Love Jam and Family Fun Day featuring gospel recording artist Karen Clark Sheard on August 29th.

Our journals, The Jesus Saves Newsletter Historical Journal and The Net Christian E-Newsletter Supplement are designed to lift up Jesus Christ from an African American perspective and demonstrate the power and relevancy of the Cross in the 21st century. They contain sermons, articles, testimonies, devotionals, prayers, one-on-one interviews and ministry initiatives. Simmons College of Kentucky is prominently featured, as well as St. Stephen Church and WLOU Radio.

Jesus Saves Ministries plans giveaways weekly on the social network and at various events to include Bibles, t-shirts, caps, and gospel music, journals, tickets all as part of our fourth anniversary celebration.

On August 12, 2005, the Lord placed it on my heart to found Jesus Saves Ministries, to begin publishing the Jesus Saves Newsletter, and to create the Jesus Saves Ministries Blog. Last August, we launched the Jesus Saves Ministries Social Network. This year, we introduced our radio show, Jesus Saves Ministries Live.

We thank God and our subscribers for continued prayers and support. I also want to thank Alayna Middleton and Mattie Jones who have accompanied me on book signings.

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

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The Original Preachin' Gangsta, Marjoe The Atheist

Speaking of speaking in tongues, slaying people in the spirit, and prophesying, Marjoe Gortner says in this video,

"If you're going to get into big-time religion, these are the games you gotta play."
This video is must-see material for all who are concerned with protecting the sheep.

Abbreviated Video Description from

In the 1950's he was known as the youngest ordained minister in the world (officially ordained at just 4 years old). As he grew to manhood, he traveled doing tent revivals, preaching, prophecying and working miracles... but the amazing truth was - Marjoe was a fraud! In fact, he claimed to be an atheist! His general view of "the ministry" was that it was no different than the entertainment business.

In 1972 Marjoe decided to get out of the "ministry" but took one last ride on the tent revival trail... this time with a band of camera men and he exposed his own charade! His self-created documentary ( titled "Marjoe") was made into a feature film and shown all over. Below is a 9 minute clip of him in action, both as a child and as an adult (the file is in Windows Media format).

Today Marjoe is an actor and also a public speaker for social causes he cares about. Foremost among those causes is informing the public about some of the rhetorical techniques that are being used to manipulate their thoughts and emotions. He is still not a Christian, but he visits about 20 colleges a year teaching them how "faith-healers" do their "tricks". People actually still "fall down under the power" in his lectures as he demonstrates how the masters of religion work their "magic."

Remember, it is not Mohmmad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Ages that saves. Jesus saves!

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