After calling together Gospel artists, songwriters, musicians and pastors to celebrate the Gospel heritage and perpetuate its legacy for the past 19 years, Dr. Hairston is declaring that it’s time for change.
“The culture has changed and it’s time for the Church to change as well!” says Hairston. She continues, “Our next generation is a priority. We’ve got to reach out to our young adults and get them excited, involved and immersed in the worship culture of inspiration and empowerment, because it really is a life-inspiring culture!”
Stellar Award winning artists such as Hezekiah Walker, VaShawn Mitchell and Earnest Pugh just to name a few will take part in the legendary event.
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Dr. Hairston, in recognizing Black History month, discusses her counter to racism.
“Worship is the answer to racism. Worship breaks racial and denominational barriers. We are continuing to reach out and invite every nationality to join in with this worship celebration.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, in 1968 during his last Sunday sermon before he was assassinated, “We must face the sad fact that at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning when we stand to sing ‘In Christ there is no East or West,’ we stand in the most segregated hour of America” declared Hairston.
Gospel Heritage 2014 will take place February 20-22 in Atlanta at Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church, where the host pastor is Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.
On Thursday, Feb 20, Gospel Heritage will sponsor a “Night of Unity” concert featuring colleges and other young adults with confirmed Gospel Choirs from Columbia, SC, Georgia State and Tennessee State.