Taylors release first song from their Salvation’s Song project

The TaylorsTexas Gospel Canada added a new song from The Taylors to our Southern Gospel Music channel this evening. House of God is the first single from The group’s new project Salvation’s Song.

In this song, The Taylors remind us of the purpose of the church: a place where saints and sinners alike can find rest for their souls. Ernie Haase of StowTown records said he hopes the song will encourage listeners to be true to the character of Christ to everyone who comes through the doors.

“This song might also bring hope to the backslidden or non-believer that their local church could be a place for them to find refuge and hope in Jesus for this life,” said Haase

The Taylors are in their 13th year in Southern Gospel. The brother-sister trio, made up of Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris Taylor, is based in North Carolina. Listen for their new song House of God on Texas Gospel Canada!

World Vision Canada recognizes extraordinary Canadians with the Heroes for Children Awards

NEWS RELEASE FROM WORLD VISION CANADA

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World Vision Canada’s Heroes for Children Award recipients from left to right: Michael Messenger, President and CEO, World Vision Canada, Pastor Ed Buller, Cherie Wai, Maria Martini, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Don Joshua, Suanne Miedema, Chair, World Vision Canada Board of Directors

MISSISSAUGA, ON  World Vision Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Heroes for Children awards. Each year, World Vision recognizes individuals who have displayed their heart for children, and their extraordinary efforts toward making the world a better place, especially for children.

“I’m delighted to recognize the invaluable contributions of World Vision Canada’s Heroes for Children Award recipients and all they do to serve the world’s most vulnerable children,” said Michael Messenger, President and CEO, World Vision Canada. “Along with our award winners, we are so grateful for our volunteers, sponsors and partners across Canada and their generous support.”

The recipients of this year’s Heroes for Children awards are:

Courage Award: Don Joshua
Don Joshua has volunteered for World Vision Canada for more than 15 years; for many of those years he would come into the office to help every week. His sensitive approach to donor communications and ready smile has made him a valuable part of the office. Don’s dedication has been an inspiration to staff and supporters.

Ken McMillian Memorial Award: Pastor Ed Buller (Heart of Worship International Church)
Pastor Ed Buller and the Heart of Worship International Church family are no strangers to World Vision, having hosted events such as 30 Hour Famine and the Matthew 25 challenge. Pastor Ed also brought the World Vision Global 6k for Water to Winnipeg for the first time and convinced 13 other churches to join, resulting in more than 600 participants raising more than $42,000.

Ruth Roberts Award: Cherie Wai
At just 20 years old, Cherie Wei is a bright young leader with an intense passion for the developing world. A youth ambassador since 2014, she later became the President of the University of Waterloo World Vision Club where she organized numerous fundraising events. Her voice was instrumental in 2018 where she joined the World Vision delegation at the G7 and was a leading advocate for educating girls in crises (the G7 that year culminated in a landmark Government of Canada declaration). Cherie continues to use her voice and network to spread awareness of and engage others in World Vision’s work.

Power of Generosity Award: Maria Martini
The founder and executive director of Food For Famine Society (FFF), a charitable organization based in Langley, BC., Maria Martini was inspired to make a difference after learning how a fortified peanut paste product known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) could be used to treat young children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. She partnered with a RUTF manufacturer and struck a partnership with World Vision in 2012. In that time, FFF has donated nearly $6 million in RUTF packets. This year, Maria and FFF have committed to donate almost two million more packets to World Vision Canada programs in Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Somalia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

Voice for Children Award: Dr. Samantha Nutt
Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and recognized public speaker. A medical doctor and the founder of the renowned humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is one of the most recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited millions of war-affected children globally.

Gaither Music Group Congratulates Gloria Gaynor on GRAMMY Win

From the Gaither Music Group

Gaither Music Group is proud to congratulate legendary songstress Gloria Gaynor her GRAMMY® Award win on Sunday night.

Gaynor received a Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY for Testimony, her powerful new gospel album, as well as a Best Gospel Performance/Song Nomination for “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus,” a stirring gospel track featuring Yolanda Adams.

Since its release last summer, Testimony has been drawing praise for its collection of original inspirational songs and soulful hymns – from Gaynor’s powerful take on “Amazing Grace” to “Man of Peace,” her cover of the Bob Dylan classic. Recorded in Nashville’s iconic former RCA Studio A and released by Gaither Music, the album features a sensational lineup of talent alongside Gaynor, including special guests Jason Crabb, Mike Farris, and Bart Millard (MercyMe), as well as backup vocals from Latrese Bush, Melinda Doolittle, Jason Eskridge, and Emoni Wilkins.

“I am ecstatic and truly grateful to God for gifts and favor, to the Academy for this recognition and honor and to the Gaithers, Primary Wave and ‘Team Gaynor’ for their love, support, and expertise,” said Gaynor.

“We are honored to represent this gospel release from Gloria,” stated Paul Sizelove, president of the label. “Not only did she make a stellar recording, she created a work of art that celebrated her journey of faith through trials and triumphs. It has been a joy to partner with her and her team to share these songs with the world.”

Long known as the Queen of Disco, Gaynor won the only GRAMMY Award ever presented for Best Disco Recording for her 1978 song “I Will Survive.” In 2015, she was nominated for a Best Spoken Word Album Award for the audio recording of her motivational book We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement.

Classic song from The Greenes remastered and released

Greenes - HallelujahTexas Gospel Canada tonight added a new release from the Greenes to our music rotation. The song is actually a remastered classic from the group.

The Greenes were a highly sought-after, full-time touring group that regularly appeared at NQC and on Gaither Homecoming videos until Tony’s unexpected death in 2010.

“Heaven In The House” is from Hallelujah – the last project the group ever recorded and produced by the late Lari Goss. The song was personally chosen for radio by TaRanda’s husband, StowTown Records co-owner Landon Beene, because of its fun, upbeat nature and its classic “Greene’s sound.”

We hope you enjoy this glimpse from our genre’s heritage. We also hope you are encouraged by its timeless message about what happens when we choose to praise the Lord!

Listen for “Heaven in the House” on Texas Gospel Canada.

Massachusetts man awaits trial for setting two fires inside church building

Prosecutors in Greenfield, Massachusetts are preparing their case for the trial of a man accused of setting two fires inside a Catholic Church building last year.

Trevor J. Defrancesco, 21, was arraigned in Franklin County Superior Court Thursday for an Oct. 19, 2019 fire at Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol, Mass., according to a report in the Greenfield Recorder. Prosecutors have not said what they believe to be his motive.

A report filed by WHDH television shortly after the fire says the building sustained only moderate damage.

Triumphant Quartet’s first song of 2020

Triumphant - Yes - 2020StowTown Records today released the title track to Triumphant Quartet’s Yes project.

This uptempo song has a great message to start a new year. People are filled with hope and committed to various resolutions. Triumphant sings about Jesus saying “yes” to us when we first ran to Him for forgiveness.

“I am so grateful for that truth. Because the Lord said “yes” to me years ago when I ran to Him, I know I can confidently say “yes” to Him in whatever He asks of me in the year ahead,” said Ernie Haase of StowTown Records.

Listen for Triumphant’s new song on Texas Gospel Canada!

TGC January 2020 Southern Gospel Chart

Here are the top Southern Gospel Songs for January 2020:

  1. Going There – Triumphant Quartet
  2. Alabama Mud – Gold City Quartet
  3. God Says You Can – Hyssongs
  4. You’ve Arrived – Greater Vision
  5. Come Sunday Morning – The Old Paths
  6. Come to the Well – Kingdom Heirs
  7. Resurrection Power – Mylon Hayes Family
  8. What Only God Can Do – Michael Booth
  9. Take Him to That Place – Tim Livingston
  10. The Power of an Empty Tomb – The Erwins
  11. A Lot With a Little – 11th Hour
  12. Go Ask  Moses – mark Trammel Quartet
  13. Love Still Flows – The Taylors
  14. What Kind of Man – Legacy Five
  15. This is The Place – Gaither Vocal Band
  16. A Rugged Old Cross – LeFevre Quartet
  17. You Are Loved – Jeff & Sheri Easter
  18. When the Answer is No – Talleys
  19. This Storm – Brian Free & Assurance
  20. Keep me Close – The Whisnants