Thursday, January 26, 2012

Make 2012 Your "WWW." Year!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Why not make 2012 your "WWW." year for ministry! Join us in sharing the Good News that Jesus saves. This year we're focusing on three elements, Worship, Word, and Witness -- period. When we worship God, study His Word, and witness to others we connect to God, grow in knowledge of Him, serve Him, and, share what He has done in our lives.  I believe that many more churches and ministries will "point and click" to add the ever-growing dimension of the worldwide web to their ministry options for reaching the next generation of Christians for Jesus Christ, and it does not yet appear what we shall be when we...

To worship God is to give Him praise, honor, and glory because of who He is, the one true and living God. Effective 21st century ministry shows believers and non-believers alike who we should worship, why we should worship, how we should worship, and the benefits of worship. Worship is neither mundane nor boring, but it engages people of all ages in participatory reverence and celebration of God through prayer, praise, and proclamation of the Word of God.
Effective ministry makes studying the Word of God essential for Christian maturity. The Word of God is a “lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path” (Psalms 119:105). The Word helps us to see ourselves as God sees us. The Word helps us make corrections in our lives for righteous living. The Great Commission says we are to “make disciples,” to teach, baptize, teach (Matthew 28:19-20). Aptly taught and applied Word makes disciples, and not just followers. Disciples are “doers of the Word and not hearers only” (James 1:22). Vibrant Bible Studies, Sunday schools, and small groups that engage children, youth, and adults are critically important to effective ministry.
Ministry that is effective not only reaches in and edifies the body of Christ, but also reaches out, even to the world wide web, to help save the lost through witness. Considering the numbers of churches on every corner in every city, and the size of some of our mega churches, we should be bumping into each other on the streets with our complimentary Bibles and tracks eager to share the Good News with anyone willing to give us half a minute of their time. Could it be we are settling for the creature comforts of padded pews and familiarity, only to discuss Jesus with those whom we know because they are members of the church? Or are we uncomfortable defending the faith and sharing our testimonies, so we don’t do it? Church growth through new converts, and not church-hopping Christians, should be the goal of witnessing and evangelism ministries.

My experience is Christian ministry centers around, but is not exclusively related to, assimilating new members into the predominately African American church. My responsibilities have included decision counseling, baptisms, new members’ class, and spiritual gifts class, the first steps in assisting new members to find their proper places in bible fellowship and in ministry. Additionally, I have an extensive background as a radio personality on a gospel music station in the city. I enjoy witnessing to the community at large. Also, I am founder of this small, internet-based, and community-based ministry, Jesus Saves Ministries, of which the Jesus Saves Social Network is a component. My ministry demonstrates the relevancy of the Cross of Christ in the 21st century through innovative approaches to reach a new generation with the Good News that Jesus saves.
I encourage you to commit in 2012 to incorporate in new and profound ways, worship, Word, and witness in your daily life both in your local church and here on the worldwide web. No matter what city, state, and country you may live in, God can and will use you to bless someone else when you step out in faith and use your gifts and talents to glorify Him. Make 2012 your "WWW." year, worship, Word, and witness with Jesus Saves Ministries!
It is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Year, New You Workshop Helps Ex-Offenders Expunge Records, Regain Voting Rights

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

The first in a series of "New Year, New You" workshops, Expungement and Voting Rights was held on Saturday, January 21st at the St. Stephen Family Life Center in Louisville. The workshop was designed to help ex-offenders become productive citizens by providing them with the information and resources needed to obtain criminal record expungements and regain voting rights in time for the 2012 Presidential Election. Attendees asked questions, and obtained applications and materials from presenters Min. Angela Lee Price on restoration of voting rights and attorney Josephine Buckner on criminal record expungements. Lawrence and JoAnn Simpson (photo left), members of Evangel Christian Church were two of 12 workshop attendees.
Expungement Workshop presenter attorney Josephine Buckner, right with some of the attendees who received information at the Expungement & Voting Rights Workshop on January 21st. Pictured are Lawrence and JoAnn Simpson, Stacee Spurling, LaMont Anothy, Nathan Morris (back) and Larry George (kneeling).
"It is so easy to look at individuals and say, you did the crime, you suffer the consequences. However, when you look at Kentucky versus other states across the nation, you discover that there is more going on here than meets the eye," Min. Price stated. "Kentucky permanently bars former felons from voting without gubernatorial petition. That is counter to God's law of forgiveness and reconciliation. That is one reason why I have been helping former felons regain their voting rights for seven years," stated Price. Kentucky and Virginia are the last two remaining states that permanently disenfranchise all people with felony convictions, unless they receive individual, discretionary, executive clemency," states the Brennan Center for Justice on page 4 of an extensive national report, Restoring The Right To Vote released in 2008. In stark contrast, voting rights are automatically restored in 13 states including Indiana and the District of Columbia once former felons are released from prison. In two states, Maine and Vermont, even prisoners may vote.
Jesus Saves Ministries founder and workshop presenter Min. Angela Lee Price with workshop attendees displaying gifts they won at the workshop, including t-shirts, and baskets with James Fortune & FIYA new CD, Identity.
"Alot of times when people start an endeavor with the court system, they don't know where to start, and taking that first step is often the hardest step. The fact that they can see the forms, get information on how to fill them out properly, find out where to go, how much it is going to cost, they can make their plan and be successful," stated Josephine Buckner.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Capacity Crowd Witnesses WLOU FM Launch Celebration

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
On Sunday, January 16th, an overflowing capacity audience of nearly 4,000 worshippers packed Canaan Christian Church to help celebrate the launch of Louisville’s new gospel fm radio station, Praize 104.7. The celebration, hosted by WLOU Radio featured Stellar Award-winning national gospel recording artist James Fortune & FIYA, Joe Leavell and One Purpose and BET Sunday's Best Season Two finalist Jonathan "Jon Jon" Johnson. WAVE-TV 3 anchor Dawn Gee, a WLOU alumnus, served as the mistress of ceremonies.
Fourth District Metro Councilman David Tandy presented WLOU/WLLV General Manager Bill Price with a certificate recognizing WLOU for more than 50 years of service, and for the launch of the new Praize 104.7.

“I want thank Russ Jones, President of Anchor Broadcasting for his continued support and belief in the community,” Bill Price stated. WLOU began simulcasting on FM on December 21st. Price also received plaques from his staff, and his family recognizing his legendary accomplishments in radio. “I’d also like to thank the staff for their continued commitment. I’d like to give special thanks to Purvis, Ms. Krystal and Jay Ford. I’d like to thank my wife who’s been involved with WLOU off and on for over 25 years, and my family for always staying by my side,” stated Price.

The launch celebration came just one day after WLOU won a Stellar Award for Mid Market Radio Station of the Year. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is the first and only annual nationally-televised awards show honoring African American gospel music artists and broadcasters around the nation. The audience cheered when afternoon announcer Brodric Purvis presented the award on stage.

Canaan Christian Church Pastor Dr. Walter Malone welcomed the capacity audience seated in the main sanctuary and the church’s overflow sections. Bates Memorial Baptist Church Pastor Rev. F. Bruce Williams rendered the invocation and closing prayer, and Greater St. James AME Church Pastor Rev. Geoff Ellis gave remarks on behalf of the Interdemoninational Ministerial Coalition.

James Fortune and FIYA arrived freshed from the 2012 Stellar Award where they gave a stellar performance during the live taping scheduled to air on BET in February. Their performance of  songs,   "Still Able," "It Could Be Worse" from the new CD, Identity, and favorite, "I Trust You," from the sophomore CD, The Transformation, brought the standing-room only crowd to their feet.  Fortune ministered of God's grace and delivering power, and shared testimony of a time when he and his wife were previously homelessness.
Brodric Purvis, James Fortune and Russ Jones with WLOU's Stellar Award
WLOU, one the oldest black-formatted AM radio stations in the nation began broadcasting in 1951, and counts local radio pioneer William E. Summers, III and Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company founder John H. Johnson among previous owners.
Left to Right: Jerry Hazard, Bill Price, Krystal Goodner, James Fortune, Angela Lee Price, and Russ Jones
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

WLOU Wins Stellar Award for Medium Market Radio Station of the Year

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Congratulations to PraizePower 1350 WLOU Radio and the new Praize 104.7 winner of a 2012 Stellar Award today for Medium Market Radio Station of the Year. The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is the first and only annual nationally-televised awards show honoring African American gospel music artists. The 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards is being held today, January 14th, 2012 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

WLOU Radio is one of the oldest black-formatted radio stations in the nation, serving Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 1951. On December 21, 2011, WLOU made history when it launched Praize 104.7, WLOU on FM. WLOU is hosting an Official Launch Celebration tomorrow, January 15th, 6:00 PM at Canaan Christian Church evening featuring Stellar Awarding-winning gospel artist James Fortune & FIYA who is up for Stellar Awards tonight in three categories. It names media pioneers William E. Summers, III and John H. Johnson among former owners.

On receiving the nomination, WLOU/WLLV Radio General Manager Bill Price states, "It is a tremendous honor when you think about the number of gospel radio stations around the country, and you are narrowed down to 16 stations in all categories. It makes you feel proud for the community, and the radio station. It lets you know the hard work that you put in has been well received by others looking into and evaluating the market."


  • WDJL 1000 AM Huntsville, AL
  • WJNI 106.3 FM Charleston, SC
  • KOKA 980 AM Shreveport, LA
  • WIMG 1300 AM Trenton, NJ

  • WLOU 1350 AM Louisville, KY
  • WPRF 94.9 FM New Orleans, LA
  • WENO 760 AM Nashville, TN
  • KPZK 102.5 FM Little Rock, AR

  • WHAL 95.7FM/1460 AM Memphis, TN
  • WFMI 100.9 Va-Norfolk-Newpt, VA
  • WCAO 600 AM Baltimore, MD
  • WMBM 1490 AM Miami, FL

  • WPZE 102.5 Atlanta, GA
  • WPRS 104.1 Washington, DC
  • KJLH 102.3 FM Los Angeles, CA
  • WGRB 1390 AM Chicago, IL
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Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves! Celebrating six years of lifting up Jesus Christ!

Congratulations to PraizePower 1350 WLOU and Praize 104.7, Medium Market radio station of the year, winning a Stellar Award today! Hallelujah! To God b

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Longtime AM WLOU Brings Heavenly Sounds to FM

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Be sure to get today's Courier Journal Newspaper , Airing the Gospel, Longtime AM radio station WLOU is bringing its heavenly sounds to FM. Nice picture of Bill on front page of Features section. This picture is not in online article. Happy New Year!

For exciting details on the historic launch of Praize 104.7, Louisville's first full-time FM gospel radio station, and the official launch gospel celebration featuring Stellar-nominated national gospel artist James Fortune on January 15th at Canaan Christian Church, visit the Jesus Saves Social Network.

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

Monday, January 02, 2012

Press Towards The Mark: What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Paul said in Phillippians 3:13-14, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

I don't know about you, but 2011 was a particularly rough one for me. I really had to spend a lot of quality time with the Lord, sometimes just being still, reading the Word and praying for guidance. Even though it was rough, tough really, I thank God for all His wonderful blessings upon my life. He kept me, and my family, from dangers seen and unseen, and I am grateful. He kept a roof over our heads, and food on our plates.

Paul says we ought to let go of some things in order to press toward spiritual goals in our lives. Keeping too many things can make for a very cluttered and unhealthy life. What is it that you are letting go of as we begin 2012? Is it bitterness, resentment, anger, jealousy, envy? We should let go of those things. Negativity blocks us from receiving all that God has for us.

What New Year's resolutions have you made? Will you pray more in 2012?...control your temper? more socialable?...get a degree?...get involved in a Bible study group? Will you share your faith and tell more people about the God you serve? Setting goals for the new year is one way of demonstrating your faith in God. After all, faith without works is dead (James 2:17).

Scripture tells us God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). So, set those goals and make those resolutions to become better, stronger, and wiser in the Lord! And pray not just for "good" ideas, but for "God" ideas. Being on God's agenda in 2012 ought to be our number one priority, and any goals, ideas, or resolutions inspired by the Holy Ghost will not return void. We would love to hear from you? Post one or two of your New Year's resolutions now as you press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you!

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


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