Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rev. Angela Lee Price to Speak at Brain Storms Survivor/Family/Cargiver Conference March 6th

Jesus Saves Ministries founder Rev. Angela Lee Price will be a featured speaker at the Brain Storms Uniting Common Threads Survivor/Family/Caregiver Conference, Saturday, March 6th, at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Kentucky. She will share, in the Patient Advocacy session between 2:00-3:00 PM, a family member's perspective on Stroke, the third leading cause of death among African Americans. "After my husband's stroke, the Lord placed it upon my heart to alert as many people as I could through radio and the internet about the warning signs and risk factors for stroke. Too many African Americans are dying needlessly from poor eating habits, and lack of exercise, but Jesus said, 'I come that you may have life and have it more abundantly,'" states Min. Price.

Angela Lee Price is a minister and a former radio personality with WLOU Radio. Her husband legendary radio personality Bill Price suffered a stroke in May 2008. At that time, she and Bill both worked on air in the afternoon and morning drive slots respectively. In the absence of her husband, Angela moved to morning drive and teamed up with the Power to End Stroke Initiative to help raise awareness of stroke within the African American communities.

Angela kept Bill’s radio audience up to date on his recovery, interviewing medicals experts such as Dr. Kerri Remmel and Dr. Adwale Troutman, as well as representatives from the American Stroke Association and Baptist East Hospital staff. She distributed materials on stroke, and diabetes at personal appearances and solicited ambassadors for the Power to End Stroke Initiative. She has written articles on stroke in the Jesus Saves Newsletter, her bi-monthly publication and on her blog. In 2008, Angela received the American Stroke Association Inspiration Award. In 2009, she participated in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Extravaganza Tasting Event honoring Bill Price.

The Brain Storms Conference is a day-long event designed to increase public awareness of epilepsy, brain injury, brain tumor, and stroke, and will feature medical experts from Norton Healthcare, the University of Louisville Stroke Program, Baptist East Hospital and healthcare professsionals from around the region. The cost is just $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Register by calling 502-493-0609, or e-mail Margaret.miller@biak.us. This event will be held at Baptist Hospital East, Education Center, 2nd Floor, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Here's What's New On the Jesus Saves Social Network!

Welcome New Members:
Please welcome new members Deacon Myrna Marshall Brame and Elder Angela Y. Lee. We have five Angela's on the JSM network now, so please don't get us all confused, especially me and new member Elder Angela Lee since our names are almost identical!

Celebrating Birthdays:
Jerry Hazzard, Amanda Adams, and Alayna Middleton
Featured Member:
This week's featured member is Rev. Syvoskia Bray, Pastor of Hill Street Christian Church here in Louisville, Kentucky. Please stop by the Main Page to read about how the Lord is moving in her ministry.

Featured Groups:

  1. The Least of These: The Least of These Group addresses issues of concern to the poor, homeless, marginalized, and disabled and disadvantaged per Matt. 25: 35-40.
  2. Prayers of the Righteous: Join the members of the Prayers of the Righteous group as we fast for Lent each Wednesday until Ressurrection Sunday. Please join the Prayers of the Righteous group to learn more.
  3. Saving S.O.U.L.S.: Saving S.O.U.L.S. (Saints Organized and United to see the Lost Saved) - For those passionate in seeing the lost saved; dechurched Christians reconnected with Christ. Group shares witnessing tips, encourages one another in all forms of evangelism.
  4. NEW! - Preach The Word: We have added a new group called Preach The Word. Preach the Word offers resources for preachers and ministers in training, and a place where clergy can fellowship. "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season..." 2 Timothy 4:2.
  5. NEW! - Praise Break: We have added a new group called Praise Break, a place to talk gospel music, share praise reports, breakthroughs, and testimonies.
  6. Route 66 - A Bible study group for discussing Sunday school lessons and the 66 books of the Bible.
  7. Celebrating Black History: Sunday is the last day to take part in our Celebrating Black History Give-Away. This group will remain open throughout the year. Thanks to everyone who won black history books in February.
March Is Women's Month:
March is Women's Month. In March, we will feature women in ministry who are members of the Jesus Saves Social Network. Be sure to stop by the Main Page each week to read the bios of our featured members from across the United States.

Your Financial Support Is Needed:
This ministry exists on a "wing and a prayer." If you can find it in your heart to support Jesus Saves Ministries, Louisville monetarily, we would greatly appreciate it. If you would like to partner with Jesus Saves Ministries in some way, we would love to hear from you. Your prayers and support are needed.

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

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Check Out the Latest Happenings On the Jesus Saves Social Network!

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price

Welcome New Members:
Please welcome new members Pam Cartmell and Rev. John H. Carter. Please take a moment to stop by their pages, read their bios and show them some Christian love!

Milestone This Week: John and Pam are the 100th and 101st members to join the network. We praise God for this milestone in the birth of our social network ministry.

Celebrating Birthdays:
Today
: Chad Cooper. He is a filmmaker and playwrite, the producer of the play Church Mess. Not only did he provide us with a number of tickets to the play, he has joined the network! Help him celebrate his special day!

Tomorrow: RaMonica Hughes. Monica was the winner of one of our New Year's Baskets. Stop by and make sure she doesn't eat to much cake!

Members In the Spotlight: Karen O'Bannon and Bill Price

Member Karen O'Bannon and her husband Herbert enjoyed a night of dancing, comedy, food, music, and fun at the Spike Davis Pre-Valentine's Day Scholarship Benefit Bash on Saturday, February 13th courtesy of Jesus Saves Ministries. Karen was the winner of a Valentine's Day Bushel of Books Gift Basket and a pair of tickets to the event. The O'Bannon's dined with my husband Bill Price and I.

Comedian Spike Davis helped celebrate Bill's promotion to General Manager of gospel and Christian talk radio stations WLOU/WLLV by acknowledging Bill's history in radio and the love the Kentuckiana communities have had for him over the years. Spike, who resides in Atlanta, Georgia now, was a member of one of Bill's morning shows at an urban hip hop station in the late '90s.

Gospel Artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong Makes Surprise Guest Appearance at St. Stephen Church on Valentine's Day: Check out video on the Jesus Saves Social Network.

We're Celebrating Black History! Join the Jesus Saves Social Network and win great prizes for participating in our group discussions. It pays to know your history!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love the Skin You're In!

Since we are in black history month, I have posted some comments on the Jesus Saves Social Network in our Sunday school/Bible Study group, Route 66 about the Shulammite Woman in Song of Solomon relative to her race and how she saw herself.

This beautiful woman not only loves her man and isn't afraid to show it, but also she loves herself and the skins she's in. Everytime I read the Song of Solomon in the Bible, I want to say, "Love the Skin You're In!" I think that is a message that gets missed oftentimes, especially when 15 out of 22 black children choose a white doll as more beautiful over a black doll in a 2006 remake of the Clarke Doll Study. In fact, Psalm 139:14 states, "...I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works....!

Here's a portion of what I wrote in reply to Steve Jones' comments to the post "Are You In the Bible?"

"Pastor Jeffrey Johnson of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis states on page 30 in his book entitled, Song of Solomon, Love, Sex, and Relationships, "You may be wondering what celebrating has to do with Song of Solomon 1:5. Look at how this woman celebrates. She says, 'I am black and beautiful." This is a Shulammite woman, a Black African sister who has checked herself out and said, 'I am fine! I really look good!' She begins to celebrate her identity and God's creativity in her life. You need to do that."

Further Johnson states on page 33 of Song of Solomon, Love, Sex, and Relationships, "The Beloved in this story also recognizes her beauty as a black woman. She says: 'I'm Black and beautiful (NRSV). I love that. Some versions say, 'I'm black but comely' or 'yet lovely.' In the original Hebrew, the translation is not necessarily: 'I am black, but beautiful.' As the New Revised Standard Version translates it, she is not saying 'I am beautiful in spite of my blackness'; instead, she is saying, 'I am beautiful because of my blackness. I am conscious of my beauty, and my beauty lies in my blackness.' This is difficult to grasp for some of us African Americans because we grew up in a racist nation which tried to convince us that anything black or dark had something wrong with it."

Read the Song of Songs, the Song of Solomon and I think you will agree with makers of Oil of O'Lay when they say, "Love the skin you're in!"
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Vanessa Bell Armstrong Makes Surprise Appearance at St. Stephen Church

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price
It pays to go to church! On Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14th, worshippers attending the 11:30 worship service at St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky received a sweetheart of a surprise when national gospel recording artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong paid a visit, ministering in song to a warm reception by churchgoers. Min. Joe Leavell and the St. Stephen Temple Choir accompanied her as she performed a medley of her gospel tunes.










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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oldest Living COGIC Jurisdictional Bishop A.T. Moore Dies

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price

(Courier Journal Newspaper, Louisville, Kentucky) MOORE, HONORABLE BISHOP A. T., 98, of Louisville, KY, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at his residence. Bishop Moore was Emeritus of Kentucky First Jurisdiction of The Church of God in Christ and Pastor Emeritus of Moore Temple Church of God in Christ.

Bishop Moore, a national historian, and legendary pioneer of The Church of God in Christ. He is survived by his son, Donald T. Moore (Carolyn); brothers and sisters, Clara Nell Oates, Otis Moore, Frank Moore, James Moore (Ernestine) and Evelyn Bentley; two grandchildren, Austin Moore and Dayna Moore.

Funeral is 11 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010 at St. Stephen Church, 1018 South 15th St. with burial in Green Meadows Cemetery. Visitation is 7 p.m. on Thursday at St. Stephen Church. Arrangements: G.C. Williams Funeral Home.

This post is from The Black Gospel Blog...

Jerry and Val Griffis of I Am Magazine reported that Bishop A.T. Moore, Jurisdictional Prelate Emeritus of the Kentucky 1st Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, passed away.

According to his bio, Bishop Moore, who was born in 1911, was the "last living, active Jurisdictional Bishop in the Church of God in Christ who was personally appointed by the founder, Bishop Charles H. Mason.

Among other loved ones, Bishop Moore leaves his grandson, Austin Moore, member of the gospel group Nu Tradition.

We ask your prayers for the family, friends, and members of the Kentucky 1st Jurisdiction of COGIC on Bishop Moore's passing.For more information, go to http://www.kycogic.org/.




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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brainstorms Conference to Raise Awareness of Epilepsy, Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, and Stroke

The Brain Storms Survivor/Family/Caregiver Conference, March 6th, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky will empower and educate members of the general public affected by epilepsy, brain injury, brain tumor, and stroke.

Steven Schachter, M.D., Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Re-search for the Neurology Department, and Vice Chair of the Committee for Clinical In-vestigations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts will give the keynote address.

Following the keynote address, panel discussions and various sessions will be presented by health care professionals from around the region. All are geared toward individuals living with neurological conditions, their family members, and caregivers.Space is limited and registration is required.

To register, call The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky at 502.493.0609, e-mail margaret.millner@biak.us or mail your completed registration form to BIAK, 7410 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100, Louisville, Ky 40222.Pre-registration cost is $10/person, or $12/person at the door.

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:50 a.m. - Registration/Check In Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Keynote Address Steven Schachter, M.D.
10:00-10:15 a.m. - Break/Exhibits
10:15-11:15 a.m. - Panel Discussion: Medicines Tad Seifert, M.D., Neurologist, Norton Healthcare TBD Representative, University Health Care, Inc. TBD Pharmacist
11:15-12:15 p.m. - Benefits Information and Planning Lucy Axton Miller, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University;
12:15-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Grief Jan Cox-Gedmark, Pastoral Care Counseling Baptist Hospital East
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Patient Advocacy Eileen Hornback/Marie Rosser/Angela Lee Price
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break/Exhibits
3:15-4:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Managing Your Illness Jonathan E. Hodes, M.D., Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville Kerri Remmel, M.D., Director of Stroke Program, University of Louisville Jean Campbell, M.A., LMFT, Family Therapist Melissa Boyles, PhD, Neuro Psychologist, Boyles & Assoc.
4:30 p.m. - Conference Adjourns

Brain Storms is designed to:· Increase public awareness of epilepsy, brain injury, brain tumor, and stroke;
  • Improve the quality of life of those affected by these neurological conditions;

  • Empower consumers, family members, and caregivers to embrace the “New You”’

  • Discuss the myriad of psycho-social issues that may accompany the condition(s), and how to deal with them;

  • Describe the range of treatment options available, their advantages and disadvantages;

  • Demonstrate the importance of advocating for one’s self or a loved one.

The Brain Storms Conference is a collaborative effort of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana, Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation and Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association.

African-American history and Jesus -- Is Jesus relevant for the black community?

By: Charles Gilmer
Looking at African-American history, is Jesus still relevant for African Americans today? What are the common misconceptions concerning Jesus that have been leveled at the black community?

When you hear the name "Jesus" what images and thoughts come to mind?
Devotion to Jesus has been a large part of the African-American experience. The black church has been and continues to be a powerful force in the African-American community. But many are questioning the propriety of African Americans following Jesus. Should we, as black people, follow this Jesus?

Some suggest that Jesus was a foreign deity forced upon our forefathers and mothers. Others suggest that worshiping Jesus has been nothing more than a psychological narcotic to deaden the pain of our oppressed existence. Still others contend that our forefathers' worship of Jesus was merely a mask for the expression of more ancient religious practices, a cover for the practice of "traditional" African religions.

How should we view that influence as we approach a new chapter of our history? Much is being said, yet is what you've heard the truth? Let's, you and I, examine some of these perspectives about African Americans and Christianity.

The best historical record of Jesus' life is found in the Bible. One of the most frequently posed challenges is directed at this book.


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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Black History: Haste Has No Blessing

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price
Proverbs 2: 1-7 (V1) “My child, listen to me and treasure my instruction. (V2) Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. ( V3) Cry out for insight and understanding.
(V4) Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. (V5) Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. (V6) For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
(V7) He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly.” (NLT)

Our society has become conditioned to want things quick, fast, and in a hurry. We give alittle and expect to receive a lot. However, an African proverb says,“Haste has no blessing.” Proverbs chapter 2 makes it clear that the“quick-fast-and-in-a-hurry” and the “give-a-little-receive-a lot” philosophies of life are not the ways of God.

Some things, such as gaining wisdom, knowledge, and understanding require considerable time, trust, prayer, and effort. In the opening verses of Proverbs chapter 2, we learn to “listen,” “treasure,” “tune,” “concentrate,” “cry out,” and “search,” for insight and understanding (vs. 1-4). We are to apply serious attention and devotion to the task. We are to give our all to knowing who God is. The Bible says when you do this, “then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. (V5)”

Are you giving more of yourself to the God who has given His all for you? Listen and treasure divine instruction. Tune your ears to wisdom. Concentrate on God’s Word. Cry out continually in prayer. Search the scriptures daily. The Lord grants knowledge, wisdom and understanding (V 6-7) to those who diligently search for it, and that is a treasure of good sense (V 7), a treasure worth seeking.

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


Jesus Saves Ministries Help for Haiti Initiative

Jesus Saves Ministries cares for the people of Haiti. Purchase our 130-page Jesus Saves Newsletter Historical Journal for $15.00 or our 50-page journal, The Net Christian E-Newsletter Supplement for $10.00 and help us help the people of Haiti heal and rebuild in the aftermath of their devastating 7.0 earthquake on January 12th. Purchase both journals for $20.00 and save!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Former Supreme Mary Wilson to Speak Against Domestic Abuse and Homlessness March 12th

(Louisville, Kentucky) On March 12th, the St. Stephen Church Women's Ministry presents "An Evening of Eloquence and Music - Speaking Up and Speaking Out Against Domestic Abuse and Homelessness" featuring former Supreme Mary Wilson as Keynote Speaker.

The event will highlight the perils of abuse and homelessness, and will feature testimonies by women of local shelters and survivors of domestic abuse. Proceeds benefit the St. Stephen Church Building 4 Generations campaign and the Women’s Ministry’s Outreach Program that supports women experiencing homelessness.

The Soulful Singing Sisters Ensemble of St. Stephen Church and other musical guests will musical selections. Time: 7 – 9 PM. Location of Event: St. Stephen Church – Worship Center.






Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kirk Franklin Assembles Gospel Music All-Stars for An Inspiring Song to Aid Relief Efforts In Haiti

(New York, New York – January 21, 2009) As gospel music artists gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate the biggest and brightest at the 25th Stellar Awards, they also came together for a higher purpose. With the recent tragic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Kirk Franklin along with other award-winning gospel music artists gathered on Friday, January 15 at Quad Studios in Nashville to lend their voices to “Are You Listening,” a song they all hope will inspire those devastated as well as raise much needed funds for the rebuild efforts their lives. Proceeds from the record will be donated to charity.

The star-studded list of performing artists includes (listed in alphabetical order) Yolanda Adams; Jeremy Camp; Shirley Caesar; Dorinda Clark-Cole; Natalie Grant; Fred Hammond; Tamela & David Mann; Mary Mary; Donnie McClurkin; Bishop Paul S. Morton; J. Moss; Smokie Norful; Marvin Sapp; Karen Clark-Sheard; Kiera "KiKi" Sheard; BeBe Winans; CeCe Winans and Marvin Winans along with other gospel artists featured in choir including Shari Addison; Kathy Taylor Brown; John Gray; Bishop Darryl Hines; Stephen Hurd; Karima Kibble; Judith McAllister; Nicole C. Mullen; Jessica Reedy; The Neville Sisters; Troy Sneed; Micah Stampley; Melinda Watts and Brian Courtney Wilson.

“All the artists associated with the project donated their talent and gifts for this project,” says song and project producer Kirk Franklin. “This initiative is so important because while we are asking America to give we know that many are giving sacrificially. The people of Haiti are very spiritual people with an unwavering faith and belief in God and still count The Lord as the main source and provider. We will continue to pray and stand with them. We hope this song will bring much needed support and awareness in an effort to raise funds in the near and long-term future.”

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Shawn Brown, Co-Founder of Youthful Praise Dead at 43

BlackGospelBlog today from Urban Roundup:

NORWALK - One of the local legends of Gospel Music and an internationally recognized top songwriter, Shawn Brown died Sunday night (Feb. 1) after a long illness.

Brown was born January 29, 1967 and died just days after his 43rd birthday. His manager Germane Miller was working with him on a number of great projects and is committed to maintaining his legacy.

Brown is best known as the co-founder of the popular group Youthful Praise. He and local singer-songwriter James "JJ" Hairston started Youthful Praise or "YP" as it is called.

Founded in 1992, the 35-member choir was birthed out of their home church, Cathedral of Praise in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where the group remains as one of the church's choirs. As their ministry grew, they began singing background for artists such as Destiny's Child, Pastor Shirley Caesar, and SWV, to name a few.

In 2001, YP released their debut album, Awesome God. The mid-tempo title track became an instant hit among church and college choirs across America, and propelled the album to #13 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. Additionally, it earned two Stellar Award nods in 2003 for Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year, a Soul Train Award nomination for Gospel Artist of the Year, the Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence Award nomination for Choir of Year and the Gospel Truth Magazine Award for Contemporary Choir of the Year.

The 2004 release of Thank You For The Change continued in the same stride with songs "Up There" and "He Rose." However, it was Live: The Praise, The Worship, released in 2005 that put YP on the map. Producing the anthem, "Incredible God, Incredible Praise," YP received two Stellar Award nominations, peaked at #6 on Billboard's gospel singles chart, and was also #27 on Billboard's hottest gospel songs of 2006.

Known nationally for his contemporary hits, Brown credited the legendary songwriter Thomas Whitfield and his contemporaries V. Michael McKay and Richard Smallwood.

Brown told GospelFlava, "It's one thing to write or be a director. It's another to be able to capture what you hear. Understand that as a writer, you hear in your mind exactly what you want to achieve, where you want the sound, when you want it. And if you can get the choir to sound the way you have it in your mind, then that's a good director."

The family is making funeral arrangements and TBGB will provide additional information as it becomes available. "


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