Gospel Star & Pastor Le’Andria Johnson to Perform at the 2nd Annual Steeple Awards THIS Saturday!

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GRAMMY Award-Winning Gospel Artist Le’Andria Johnson, who is also pastor of IPC (Imperfect People Changing) Ministries, will perform at the 2nd Annual Steeple Awards this Saturday, April 22! The Steeple Awards bring together some of the biggest names in gospel music and ministry to celebrate their work on the frontline in the battle for souls. In addition to Le’Andria, who recently released her new single “Bigger Than Me,” the show will also feature BET’s Sunday Best Season 3 Finalist Latice Crawford, James Hall and Worship and Praise, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Delra Harris, V3, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, The Wardlaw Brothers, Keyondra Lockett, and Damita.

Five ministry leaders will be honored with the prestigious Nehemiah Award, including Pastor Marlin D. Harris of New Life Church, Bishop Paul S. Morton of Changing a Generation FGBC, Apostle Travis C. Jennings of The Harvest Tabernacle Church, Pastor Jerry D. Black of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church and Apostle Thomas H. Vinson of Highpoint Tabernacle Church. Famed gospel singer Dottie Peoples will receive the Reverend Dr. Clay Evans Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Peach State Health Plan.

“The Steeple Awards identifies and celebrates ministry leaders and gospel music artists who have earned widespread acclaim as well as those whose contributions have previously gone largely unacknowledged,” said C. Chandon Carter, the show’s creator. “Prepare for a night of powerful testimonies and powerhouse performances. We’re excited to showcase the work that God is doing through these faithful servants.”

The awards show will be hosted by Christian comedian, social media breakout star, Karlton Humes. The list of 2017 presenters is still growing and includes GRAMMY Award winner Kevin Bond, Sheen Magazine’s Kimberly Chapman and Sammie Hayes, TC Carson, Page Turner, Dr. Kevin Bond, Latavia Roberson and more.

The Steeple Awards takes place at New Life Church-Atlanta, 3592 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur, GA 30034. VIP Red Carpet and Reception begins at 3:00 p.m., followed by the awards show at 5:00 p.m. General admission adult tickets are available for $40. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for starting from $65 and include entry to the Founder’s Reception, the Red Carpet Stroll, in addition to VIP seating.For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thesteepleawards.com.

The Pre-Show Concert Extravaganza takes place this Friday, April 21st at 6:3o p.m. located at More Than Conquerors Church, 3600 Snapfinger Road, Lithonia, GA 30038. The pre-show will be hosted by rising gospel artist Lawrence Flowers and will feature performances from Urban Contemporary group Half Mile Home, B. Chase Wililams & Shabach, Tobbi & Tommi, among many more.

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*Tune In Alert* Sherri Shepherd Stars in New Sitcom ‘Trial & Error’ Premiering Tonight on NBC!

TRIAL & ERROR — Season: 1 — Pictured: Sherri Shepherd as Anne — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

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My favorite Christian celebrity Sherri Shepherd, who was featured in my book  “After the Altar Call: The Sisters’ Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship With God,” is a moving target, chile! Tonight she returns to the sitcom arena starring as researcher, Anne, in “Trial & Error” at 10 pm EST/9 pm Central on NBC! I’m sure her first career as a legal secretary in Los Angeles helped her to prepare the role!

The show synopsis is below…

TRIAL & ERROR — Pictured: “Trial & Error” Photo by: NBCUniversal)

In the spirit of true crime documentaries, this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto), who heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric “rollercizing” poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty.

The cast also includes Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez.

Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller serve as writers and executive producers. Jeffrey Blitz directs and also serves as an executive producer. “Trial & Error” is produced by Barge Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Check out the trailer below!

So will you be watching Sherri Shepherd on “Trial & Error” tonight at 10 p.m. EST on NBC?

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OWN Runs ‘Greenleaf’ Season 1 Marathon TODAY, Complete Season 1 Also On Netflix Starting March 3!

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I promise you I’m not on the OWN “Greenleaf” payroll although I’ve dedicated several posts to “Greenleaf” since the show was announced some time ago! I really just enjoy the show! If you’ve never seen the show or you just want to be refreshed on what happened during its explosive Season 1 before season 2 kicks off on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, today is the day!  All 13 episodes of Season 1 of “Greenleaf” will air on OWN starting today, Feb. 19,  at 10am/9c! Also, you can catch up on the show’s complete first season on Netflix beginning March 3!

Below is a quick video recap of Season 1!

And below is what is in store for Season 2!

The Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker, “Why Did I Get Married?”) ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Emmy-winner Keith David, “Community”) while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Golden Globe nominee and Emmy-winner Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family. Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac’s (GregAlan Williams, “The Accountant”) crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (guest star Rick Fox, “Dope”), a local journalist who’s been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire. Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) also returns in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.

Again, the first eight episodes of the new season will debut on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  The remaining eight episodes of the series’ second season will air in summer 2017.  “Greenleaf” premiered last June as the #1 series debut in OWN history and was 2016’s #1 new cable series for women, averaging over three million viewers in Live+3 in its first season.

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