UK Based Ghanaian Gospel Musician Eric Reverence Set To Tour Ghana

Multi-talented UK based Ghanaian Gospel musician, Eric Reverence and his entourage will be on a three city tour to win and touch souls for the most high God. Eric Reverence whose style has touched souls in the past years with the gospel is yet to win souls once again as he storms Ghana.

The tour which is slated to be in three cities; Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast will have Eric Reverence and his band expressing their mission through music to connect and help Charity homes. The tour bus will make is first stop on 29th July, 2014 in Accra as the minister blesses the capital city with his heart touching songs at the Royal House International.

On August 8, 2014, the musical evangelist, Eric Reverence and his team will be in Cape Coast at the Calvary Charismatic Centre with his powerful ministration as the city will be on flames as he brings powerful experience to Cape Coast to win the hearts and reach numerous charity homes.

Eric Reverence will hit the Garden City to continue his tour as 15th August, 2014 will be full of praises in Kumasi. The Gospel musician and his entourage will impact, win souls as they set Calvary Charismatic Centre Headquarters in Kumasi.

The tour then comes back to the capital city, Accra on 17th August, 2014 as the minister, Eric Reverence set to tour numerous churches to touch hearts, win souls and create awareness through his gospel.

Having successfully proven himself on a series of tours including, Gospel Lemington, SPA in September 2013, Brandenbourgh Charity Concert in London, Eric Reverence Charity Event in London and a host of others is set to again raise, connect and help as many charities especially orphanages and raise awareness through his ministry.

Eric Reverence is calling on the general public to come support this charity campaign. Various co-operate organisations and individuals can visit http://www.ericreverence.com for more details.

Georgia’s New ‘Guns Everywhere’ Law Allows Guns in Church with Pastor’s Okay

To wear your six-shooter to church in Georgia, now all you need is the preacher’s okay. The state’s unique “guns everywhere” law also applies to bars and bartenders.
 
You can wear your sidearm in church as long as you have a license to carry — and permission of the pastor.
 
“The law allows religious leaders to ‘opt in’ to permit guns on their worship premises,” reports Claire E. Healey at Townhall.  “Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law in April.“
 
“Calling it ‘a great day to reaffirm our liberties,’ Deal said the law allows residents to protect their families,” reported CNN, “and expands the list of places where they can legally carry firearms while allowing certain property owners, namely churches and bars, to make judgments on whether they want worshippers and patrons carrying guns.”
 
Governor Deal says the legislation protects citizens. “License holders have passed background checks and are in good standing with the law,” he said at a public picnic. “This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules– and who can protect themselves and others from those who don’t play by the rules.”
 
However, Georgia Episcopalians aren’t writing guns into their liturgy.
 
“Robert Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta,” reports Josh Sanburn at Time magazine, “sent an open letter last week to the 56,000 members that make up the dozens of Episcopal churches throughout north Georgia with a simple message: ‘Don’t bring guns into the house of God.’”
 
“Jesus did not preach a gospel of self-protection, a gospel of live by the sword, die by the sword,” Wright says. “Quite the opposite.” Wright says that while he understands the need for Second Amendment protections for those wanting firearms for self-defense or for sport he sees the very idea of guns in church as blasphemous.
 
“Weapons in a place of sanctuary seem to me to be inconsistent with a God of love,” he says. “The prince of peace isn’t spelled P-I-E-C-E. It’s P-E-A-C-E.”
 
In Columbus, Ga., “Faith Worship Center International pastor Norman Hardman is one of the church leaders that opted to ban the weapons,” reports Brownie Marie at Christianity Today. 
 
“I think that if we let people go loosely, we’ll have a vigilante spirit,” he told TV station WTVM. “I’m glad that at this point, we can put up a sign that says, ‘You can’t bring this in here.’‘
 
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta issued guidelines last week for its parishes, which encompass 69 counties throughout Georgia. “The last thing we need is more firearms in public places, especially in those places frequented by the children and the vulnerable,” advised Archbishop Wilton Gregory.
 
On the other hand, the Georgia Baptist Convention supports the bill. The convention, made up of 3,600 congregations throughout the state.
 
“We think it’s important that churches be able to make their own decisions,” said Mike Griffin, a pastor and lobbyist for the convention.
 
“But Episcopal Bishop Wright says he believes most people of faith in Georgia don’t want guns on church property,” reported Time. “And it’s not just Christians. He says he’s heard from Muslim and Jewish leaders as well who oppose it, citing about 200 other religious leaders who have publicly spoken out against the bill.
 
“I don’t know how you reconcile Jesus who says, ‘Love they neighbor, love thy enemy,’ and at the same time being armed to the teeth,” Wright said.

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Star Goalkeeper Tim Howard Says Christ is ‘Most Important Thing’ in His Life

Americans can not stop talking about Tim Howard after the Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium. Despite the heartbreaking loss, the star goalkeeper kept hopes alive making a record-breaking 16 saves throughout the game. But it seems that Howard is not just a world-renown soccer player; he is also a faithful Christian. 
 
In an interview with Campus Crusade for Christ, Howard said, “The most important thing in my life is Christ. He’s more important to me than winning or losing or whether I’m playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus. All praise be to God.”
 
While Howard played for Manchester United, he assisted with a church youth group. “The best time for me is when I see a breakthrough in them. To see them get a grasp of what God and Christ really mean,” he said. 
In an article for Athletes in Action, Howard wrote of the peace his faith gives him.
 
“Today, I am blessed to be living a dream. And yet, if it all went away tomorrow, I know I would still have peace. That probably sounds crazy to most people, but that’s the kind of peace Christ gives. It is rooted in His love, and it surpasses all understanding. You can experience this same sense of love and peace, too. All you have to do is ask for it.”

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Press Release: Gospel United Nigeria

You may be aware that the Gospel Music industry in Nigeria has been lacking unity, any kind of structure, and a means to generate financial sustenance. This has prompted well-meaning individuals from various aspects of the sector to come together and bring about a revolution for the benefit of the industry, the practitioners, the nation, and to the glory of God.

Gospel United Nigeria, an organization championing the unity of all Nigerian Gospel Church Music Practitioners such as Recording/Performing Artistes, Music Ministers Music Directors, Comedians, Bloggers, Promoters, Marketers, DJ’s, Heads of Drama Groups, and similar faith-based media houses and organizations in Nigeria.

A General Meeting of ALL Gospel Artistes / Music Ministers / Music Directors, Christian Faith Based Practitioners in Nigeria has been called, so as create an avenue to discuss and action a way forward for the growth and development of the industry. The essence will be to come up with a structure for us that will guide, provide operational policy, character ideals, professional carriage, branding, business education, information on music sale, copyright, music distribution, and other pressing matters. 

The meeting is scheduled to hold on

Date: Saturday, the 19th of July, 2014
Time: 8.30am – 11am
Venue: RCCG House of David, on Ogudu/Ojota Road, Ikeja, Lagos.

If you’re a Christian music artiste, music director, actor, comedian, dancer, blogger, promoter, marketer, On-Air-Personality etc, we need your support to create awareness, spread the word within your ministry and platforms, to attend, pray, publicize and to help assemble everyone across the country to progress our collective cause.

It is important to the body of Christ as a whole, for our future, but more importantly our children’s future. We eagerly await your response sir.

Regards,

Mrs Damola Akiogbe
Head of Interim Committee 

Team Contacts:
Head of Interim Committee 
(Mrs. Damola Akiogbe on 08022179540) 

Deputy Head of Interim Committee 
(Mr. John Godfrey on 08033470725)

Twitter: @GospelUnitedNG
Facebook: facebook.com/GospelUnitedNG