Award-winning gospel music superstar Deitrick Haddon’s new album T.I.M.E (Truth Is My Energy) is available now wherever music is sold and streamed digitally.
Haddon’s new album is hailed as his “best work yet,” and features the Billboard Gospel Radio smash single, “Open Door Season.” Additionally, it boasts a new verse of the worshippers favorite track “He’s Able,” the viral “Gorilla Faith” produced by Zaytoven and “Come Through” lifted from TV One’s original film, “Sins of the Father.”
Deitrick Haddon earned the name, “the new face of Gospel,” after his album Church on the Moon debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel chart. The Detroit native is known for his progressive, urban style of gospel music, but he is also the founding pastor of Hill City Church in California. He is also a former cast member on Oxygen’s reality television showPreachers of L.A. Christmas 2018, Haddon teamed up with super-producer Zaytoven to create what they consider to be their best body of work to date, on the holiday EP “Greatest Gift.” Additionally, Haddon penned three songs on Usher’s most recent album, “A.”
Below is a video for “Let It Go (Everything),” one of the songs on the album:
As I told you on Sunday, I didn’t go to church in person on Sunday due to social distancing guidelines during this coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. But one church has found a creative way to come together and praise God while still social distancing, according to Religion News Service. See below:
“When it came time to pass the peace Sunday at Pathway Baptist Church, Senior Pastor Mike Donald didn’t hesitate.
“Everybody, wave to the right,” Donald said.
In response, the hundreds of people at the Calvert Drive-in Theatre in Calvert City, Kentucky, turned to their right and waved to the people sitting in the cars next to them.
There was a smattering of honks in place of applause between songs like “Power in the Blood” and “Victory in Jesus” and some prolonged blasts to express appreciation for Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and the owners of the theater. Worship leaders bundled in winter coats stood six feet apart from each other beneath the blue awning, and a deacon in a yellow safety vest led prayers.
“What a sight!” Donald said as he looked out across the cars parked at the theater. The church later counted 134 in aerial photos.
But it hadn’t hosted a church service until Sunday (March 22), when Pathway Baptist Church — like so many others across the United States — was forced to get creative amid social distancing precautions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.”
I’m not going to church today, and I don’t feel good about it. And you already know why I’m not there. In fact, some of you are probably attending Bedside Baptist with me as social distancing has become the norm to prevent the spread of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus aka COVID-19.
As a woman of faith, I still find myself grappling with fear. The verse 2 Timothy 1:7 comes to mind. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” So on on the one hand, if God has not given me the spirit of fear, why should I fear this novel virus? I should be in church this morning among believers because why fear. But then on the other hand, my sound mind, which was given to me by God, tells me that if our world’s greatest healthcare leaders says that we should practice social distancing and to not play with this new sickness then I should be within the confines of my home this morning. I’ve come to the conclusion that this verse should be treated as a seesaw. I don’t think I should be stifled by fear so much so that I’m in a catatonic state because the end is near, but at the same time, I shouldn’t be so cavalier that I think I’m superhuman. It’s a tenuous balance for sure, but that’s where I am today.
Believe it or not, some Christian pastors have been diagnosed with coronavirus. Below are some news stories I found as I searched…
“Lubbock Pastor: I Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus” by Justin Massound
Excerpt: “I wanted to let everyone know that the COVID-19 virus has been confirmed as of today,” said Pastor Javier Castaneda. “I tested positive for the coronavirus. So I just wanted to put this out as a notice for people who I have been in contact with. The instructions are the same. Keeping an eye on your symptoms and paying close attention to them for 14 days from the time we were in contact with each other.” See more at: kfyo.com.
“Virginia Church Community Prays for Pastor With Coronavirus” by Darcy Spencer
Excerpt: Crossroads Baptist Church Pastor Kenny Baldwin has stepped down from the pulpit after testing positive for coronavirus. News4’s Darcy Spencer spoke with Baldwin’s brother about how he is recovering. See more at: nbcwashington.com.
“Atlanta Pastor Shares Coronavirus Battle” by Beth Galvin
Excerpt: Scott Armstrong’s world has suddenly become very small. The 48-year-old Lead Pastor of City Church-Eastside in Atlanta is quarantined with COVID-19. He’s in the same house, but is physically separated from his wife Kerstin and 3 daughters. See more at:fox5atlanta.com.
How are your favorite pastors addressing coronavirus?