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‘Because He Lives’ still resonates 50 years later

NASHVILLE (BP) – Fifty years ago, as they prepared to bring their third child into what seemed to be increasingly chaotic times, Bill and Gloria Gaither found themselves concerned about the kind of world their son Benjy would grow up in.

Songwriters, authors highlight women in the Bible through ‘Faithful’ project

NASHVILLE (BP) – Putting words to God’s character traits is something all Christian creatives try to do. Books, poetry, songs, sermons – every expression provides a new way to explore and relish in the reality of the Creator. 

Cross City Español sees hundreds of young people at Night of Worship

EULESS, Texas (BP) – The crowd of approximately 700 Hispanic young people sang and swayed to the Christian singers and musicians at Cross City Español Friday night, March 19. The sight didn’t surprise Pastor Humberto Gonzalez. In fact, it’s one he expects to see more and more.

Carman, Christian music icon and Gospel Music Hall of Famer, dies at 65

LAS VEGAS (RNS) — Carman Dominic Licciardello, a Christian music legend known simply by his first name, has died.

‘Way Maker’ top 2020 worship song

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BP) – "Way Maker" was the top worship song in 2020 as churches sought comfort in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on Faithlife's report of more than 2.2 million uses of its Proclaim software.

Gospel hymn DVD outreach takes church to dementia patients

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (BP) – Gospel singer Gerald Wolfe was visiting his father, who was suffering from Parkinson's disease dementia at a care facility, when a guitarist playing "In the Sweet By and By" struck a chord of memory among patients there.

North Carolina pastor shares godly love on Tik Tok as Original Panda Man

CANTON, N.C. (BP) – In his own words, Worship Pastor Nathan Parrish developed his Tik Tok username Original Panda Man because he "was a big guy" and "had dark circles" around his eyes.

North Texas pastor nominated for Dove Awards

CELINA, Texas (BP) – The Gospel Music Association’s 51st annual Dove Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Christian music looked different from previous years, with organizers foregoing an in-person event because of COVID-19. 

Dove Awards focus on music’s impact during hard times

NASHVILLE (BP) – “Just like everything else in 2020, it’s unlike anything we’ve done before.”

Lynda Randle’s new Christmas album offers ‘healing balm’ during COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Gospel singer and minister Lynda Randle imitates the voice of her late father Nate Tait: "I was always taught, my dad would say in his groggily voice, 'Chub baby, if you don't mean it, don't sing it.'