“Jesus Can Work It Out” (Original)(1980) Dr. Charles Hayes & Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir



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This is track 6 from the 1980 album “Everything Is Alright”.
Lead by Diane Williams
Written by George Jordan
BY REQUEST

“Have Faith In God” (1971) Faith Temple COGIC (Chicago)



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This is track 7 from the 1971 album “Faith In Action”.
written by Audrey Mieir
On January 11, 1895, Bishop H. W. Goldsberry’s legacy of faith began with his birth in Arkansas and continued to manifest itself through him as he migrated to Chicago. As a boy, young Harry learned to be generous and empathetic toward the welfare of others. He learned faithfulness and consistency of conduct. He exemplified and possessed the greatest attribute: Faith in God and his Word. It was upon these Godly characteristics, that the foundation was laid for the birth of Faith Temple Church of God In Christ. Many missions, churches and ministres, both nationally and internationally began through the ministry and life of Bishop Goldsberry.

It was the desire of Bishop Goldsberry to establish a church built on the foundation of Faith in God, prayer and fasting. Bishop Goldsberry, the son of a minister, accepted Christ at the tender age of eight years old. At sixty years of age, a time in which many retire, God propelled the ministry of “Dad” Goldsberry and placed it upon his heart to establish the FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST.

The first church service was held in the home of a chartered church member, Sister Louise Winfree, on March 7, 1955. The first church building was located at 6211 S. Wentworth, Chicago, Illinois. As God continued to bless the ministry, the congregation later moved to 6810 S. Wentworth and in 1957 purchased a building at 7032 S. Wentworth. While the Faith ministry grew, Dad Goldsberry felt the need to purchase a larger building for God’s people and by faith he claimed our present location, 7158 South Peoria, Chicago, Illinois 60621. After moving into this lovely edifice, church membership grew to over two thousand! In 1970 the church mortgage was burned with a saving in interest of more than $123,000.00.

Bishop Goldsberry’s desire to bring the message of faith to a dying world often led him to foreign soil. Dad Goldsberry and the deliverance team has traveled to Ghana West Africa, Honduras, the Virgin Islands, South America and a host of other countries attempting to reach souls for Christ. The National Church of God In Christ (Memphis,Tennessee) recognized the hand of God in the ministry of Dad Goldsberry. In 1966, the late senior Bishop O.T. Jones appointed Bishop Goldsberry to the office of bishop. As the founder of the Sixth Jurisdiction, Illinois Churches of God In Christ, Bishop Goldsberry was the overseer of over 40 churches in the Chicago and Illinois area. In addition, Bishop served as Vice-President of the Church of God In Christ Missions Department and Chaplain to the Board of Bishops.

On December 3, 1984, at 89 years of age, God looked upon the labor of our founder, stating , “Well done my good and faithful servant”, calling him home.

“Jesus Shall Descend” Bishop Norman Wagner & Voices of Pentecost



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This is track 6 from the album “That’s The Day We Are Looking For”.
Lead by Diane Baker
Norman L. Wagner was born on January 14, 1942 in Youngstown, OH. He accepted the call to salvation at the age of 14. Bishop Wagner’s spiritual gifts were nurtured by the leadership of his spiritual father, Bishop Raymond L. Robinson, who was the pastor of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church in Youngstown, OH. Bishop Wagner’s mother, grandparents, aunts and uncles were charter members of Calvary. Bishop Wagner, a consummate worshipper, lived and loved for worship, thus coining the phrase “Worship is A Lifestyle” – NLW. His manner, his deportment, his conversation was evidence that worship was indeed a lifestyle and he led his life with excellence. He was known as a preacher’s preacher, teacher’s teacher, songwriter, singer, author, administrator par excellence, musical arranger, producer and dynamic choir director. It was once said that this theologian wore his anointing and his relationship with God like a well-tailored garment. His knowledge of the scripture was unparalleled.

A natural born leader, he held many positions within his home church and organization, the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. At the age of 23 he acknowledged the call to minister the Word of God. Bishop Wagner, supported by his loving wife – Rita Helen Wagner whom he married in February of 1964, later left his successful management position with Strouss Department Store to embark upon the evangelistic field full time. He later was elected by the people and called by God to become the pastor of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, which he renamed Calvary Ministries International. Through his leadership this small church grew to become an international ministry boasting over 2,500 members, one of the largest congregations in the city of Youngstown. Bishop Wagner was recognized as the pioneering influence in Black gospel television. In 1976 he created Tel-A-World Ministries and became the executive producer of “The Power of Pentecost”, a locally produced and nationally distributed gospel television program. The Power of Pentecost was chosen to represent the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, reaching over 57 foreign countries weekly. Always committed to enhancing the quality of life for all members of the community, Bishop Wagner spearheaded the construction of Calvary Towers, a 3.2 million dollar, 7 story, 70 unit [HUD 202, Section 8] senior citizens’ complex. A man with the heart for young people and his community, he instituted the “Sons of Thunder Little League Football Team” which has been in existence for almost 30 years. This outreach ministry helped to shape the lives of the young people who came through this program, producing not only professional athletes, but outstanding professionals in business, politics, education and the like. Bishop Wagner envisioned a leadership conference to equip leaders for destiny, thus founding Pentecost In Perspective International in 1985. This conference is one of the oldest of its kind and has served as a source of inspiration, instruction, education, revelation and training for pastors, church leaders, business and political leaders.

Within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. he held various positions. He became the Northern Ohio District Youth Chairman, Youth Chairman of the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union, District Elder with the state of Ohio, and General Secretary. During the 1988 summer convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., he was consecrated Bishop and made Diocesan of the 31st Episcopal District {Continent of Europe}, an under-served region at that time. Under his leadership, the European Council of Nations (ECN) was established. Bishop Wagner, along with his team established over 35 churches as well as accepting into its diocese several established churches.

In 1998, Bishop Wagner was elected to the Office of Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., the oldest and one of the largest Apostolic organizations in the world with well over 1.5 million followers worldwide. He served in that capacity for two full terms and later became the Bishop of the 13th Episcopal District (State of Texas) within the organization.

Bishop Norman L. Wagner was a man of compassion, integrity, excellence and vision. His love and desire for all men to excel and be blessed is apparent in the many sacrifices he and his wife have made, but more importantly, the products of humanity that have been produced. His favorite call was being a husband to Rita Helen and father to their two miracle daughters, Christian Joy and Camille Antoinette (Kent Barrett). They have two beautiful granddaughters, British Milan and Dream Harmony. Bishop Norman L. Wagner departed this life on January 30, 2010 at the age of 68, a couple of weeks after heart surgery.

“He’s Been So Good To Me” (1968) B. C. & M. Mass Choir



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This is track 6 from the 1968 freshman album “Look How Far We’ve Come”.
Lead by James DeWitt Johnson
Written by James DeWitt Johnson
In December of 1965, a group of young people felt the need to establish a church organization that would harmoniously bind the youth of the South Nashville area. This choir became known as the B. C. & M. Mass Choir, short for Baptist, Catholic & Methodist, because the members of the choir were from those churches.

The directors were Carolyn Armstrong Jennings and James DeWitt Johnson.

“I Find No Fault In Him” (1971) Faith Temple COGIC (Chicago)



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This is track 3 from the 1971 album “Faith In Action”.
Lead by Robert Arnold and Sara Jordan Powell
Written by Andraé Crouch
On January 11, 1895, Bishop H. W. Goldsberry’s legacy of faith began with his birth in Arkansas and continued to manifest itself through him as he migrated to Chicago. As a boy, young Harry learned to be generous and empathetic toward the welfare of others. He learned faithfulness and consistency of conduct. He exemplified and possessed the greatest attribute: Faith in God and his Word. It was upon these Godly characteristics, that the foundation was laid for the birth of Faith Temple Church of God In Christ. Many missions, churches and ministres, both nationally and internationally began through the ministry and life of Bishop Goldsberry.

It was the desire of Bishop Goldsberry to establish a church built on the foundation of Faith in God, prayer and fasting. Bishop Goldsberry, the son of a minister, accepted Christ at the tender age of eight years old. At sixty years of age, a time in which many retire, God propelled the ministry of “Dad” Goldsberry and placed it upon his heart to establish the FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST.

The first church service was held in the home of a chartered church member, Sister Louise Winfree, on March 7, 1955. The first church building was located at 6211 S. Wentworth, Chicago, Illinois. As God continued to bless the ministry, the congregation later moved to 6810 S. Wentworth and in 1957 purchased a building at 7032 S. Wentworth. While the Faith ministry grew, Dad Goldsberry felt the need to purchase a larger building for God’s people and by faith he claimed our present location, 7158 South Peoria, Chicago, Illinois 60621. After moving into this lovely edifice, church membership grew to over two thousand! In 1970 the church mortgage was burned with a saving in interest of more than $123,000.00.

Bishop Goldsberry’s desire to bring the message of faith to a dying world often led him to foreign soil. Dad Goldsberry and the deliverance team has traveled to Ghana West Africa, Honduras, the Virgin Islands, South America and a host of other countries attempting to reach souls for Christ. The National Church of God In Christ (Memphis,Tennessee) recognized the hand of God in the ministry of Dad Goldsberry. In 1966, the late senior Bishop O.T. Jones appointed Bishop Goldsberry to the office of bishop. As the founder of the Sixth Jurisdiction, Illinois Churches of God In Christ, Bishop Goldsberry was the overseer of over 40 churches in the Chicago and Illinois area. In addition, Bishop served as Vice-President of the Church of God In Christ Missions Department and Chaplain to the Board of Bishops.

On December 3, 1984, at 89 years of age, God looked upon the labor of our founder, stating , “Well done my good and faithful servant”, calling him home.

“Salvation Is Yours” Bishop Norman Wagner & Voices of Pentecost



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This is track 2 from the album “That’s The Day We Are Looking For”.
Lead by Sarah Sander and Bishop Norman Wagner
Norman L. Wagner was born on January 14, 1942 in Youngstown, OH. He accepted the call to salvation at the age of 14. Bishop Wagner’s spiritual gifts were nurtured by the leadership of his spiritual father, Bishop Raymond L. Robinson, who was the pastor of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church in Youngstown, OH. Bishop Wagner’s mother, grandparents, aunts and uncles were charter members of Calvary. Bishop Wagner, a consummate worshipper, lived and loved for worship, thus coining the phrase “Worship is A Lifestyle” – NLW. His manner, his deportment, his conversation was evidence that worship was indeed a lifestyle and he led his life with excellence. He was known as a preacher’s preacher, teacher’s teacher, songwriter, singer, author, administrator par excellence, musical arranger, producer and dynamic choir director. It was once said that this theologian wore his anointing and his relationship with God like a well-tailored garment. His knowledge of the scripture was unparalleled.

A natural born leader, he held many positions within his home church and organization, the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. At the age of 23 he acknowledged the call to minister the Word of God. Bishop Wagner, supported by his loving wife – Rita Helen Wagner whom he married in February of 1964, later left his successful management position with Strouss Department Store to embark upon the evangelistic field full time. He later was elected by the people and called by God to become the pastor of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, which he renamed Calvary Ministries International. Through his leadership this small church grew to become an international ministry boasting over 2,500 members, one of the largest congregations in the city of Youngstown. Bishop Wagner was recognized as the pioneering influence in Black gospel television. In 1976 he created Tel-A-World Ministries and became the executive producer of “The Power of Pentecost”, a locally produced and nationally distributed gospel television program. The Power of Pentecost was chosen to represent the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, reaching over 57 foreign countries weekly. Always committed to enhancing the quality of life for all members of the community, Bishop Wagner spearheaded the construction of Calvary Towers, a 3.2 million dollar, 7 story, 70 unit [HUD 202, Section 8] senior citizens’ complex. A man with the heart for young people and his community, he instituted the “Sons of Thunder Little League Football Team” which has been in existence for almost 30 years. This outreach ministry helped to shape the lives of the young people who came through this program, producing not only professional athletes, but outstanding professionals in business, politics, education and the like. Bishop Wagner envisioned a leadership conference to equip leaders for destiny, thus founding Pentecost In Perspective International in 1985. This conference is one of the oldest of its kind and has served as a source of inspiration, instruction, education, revelation and training for pastors, church leaders, business and political leaders.

Within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. he held various positions. He became the Northern Ohio District Youth Chairman, Youth Chairman of the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union, District Elder with the state of Ohio, and General Secretary. During the 1988 summer convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., he was consecrated Bishop and made Diocesan of the 31st Episcopal District {Continent of Europe}, an under-served region at that time. Under his leadership, the European Council of Nations (ECN) was established. Bishop Wagner, along with his team established over 35 churches as well as accepting into its diocese several established churches.

In 1998, Bishop Wagner was elected to the Office of Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., the oldest and one of the largest Apostolic organizations in the world with well over 1.5 million followers worldwide. He served in that capacity for two full terms and later became the Bishop of the 13th Episcopal District (State of Texas) within the organization.

Bishop Norman L. Wagner was a man of compassion, integrity, excellence and vision. His love and desire for all men to excel and be blessed is apparent in the many sacrifices he and his wife have made, but more importantly, the products of humanity that have been produced. His favorite call was being a husband to Rita Helen and father to their two miracle daughters, Christian Joy and Camille Antoinette (Kent Barrett). They have two beautiful granddaughters, British Milan and Dream Harmony. Bishop Norman L. Wagner departed this life on January 30, 2010 at the age of 68, a couple of weeks after heart surgery.

“I’ve Got To Make It” (1985) Rodena Preston & Voices of Deliverance



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This is track 5 from the 1985 album “Rejoice”.
Lead by Brenda Harris-Ponder
Written by Donald Webber
Rodena Preston began playing the piano at the age of 3. She followed her mother, Robbie, to choir rehearsals and church on Sundays, and would not allow anyone to keep her from the piano bench with her mom. She was also an inspiration to her younger brother, Billy Preston to play the piano at an early age. She has played for churches in the Los Angeles area since the age of 11.

In 1972, she was appointed Chapter Representative of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), founded by Rev. James Cleveland. At the local level she leads its local ensemble in frequent appearances at churches throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Aside from these duties, she is the coordinator of the National Mass Choir of the GMWA, workshop clinician and travels across the U.S. teaching and encouraging others in the gospel music field. In 1973, she was pianist for the young adult choir at Church of Divine Guidance. From this choir she organized the Voices of Deliverance. Their heart-warming rendition of The Old Rugged Cross won them the title of “Choir of the Year” in 1974. They signed with BeeGee Records and recorded five albums: The Old Rugged Cross, Where Peaceful Waters Flow, 2nd Anniversary LIVE Album, There’s Been A Change, and Holding On.

With her position with the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., she now approves all new music, as well as music by new songwriters, to be presented at GMWA Conventions (for Mass Choir, New Music Seminar and Youth Division). In 2004, WEIS Music Group was formed, taking its name from the motto of the Gospel Music Workshop (“Where Everybody Is Somebody). For many years, GMWA recorded with several record companies. Now with their own label, they have the vehicle to record and distribute the music of all of the choirs within the GMWA.

She received a Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the Elbon Solutions School of Ministry in 2004. In October 2006 she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in Detroit, Michigan.

“The Day Jesus Saved Me” (1985) Rodena Preston & Voices of Deliverance



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This is track 8 from the 1985 album “Rejoice”.
Lead by Rodena Preston
Written by Albert Hartdige
Music by Henry Mancini
Rodena Preston began playing the piano at the age of 3. She followed her mother, Robbie, to choir rehearsals and church on Sundays, and would not allow anyone to keep her from the piano bench with her mom. She was also an inspiration to her younger brother, Billy Preston to play the piano at an early age. She has played for churches in the Los Angeles area since the age of 11.

In 1972, she was appointed Chapter Representative of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), founded by Rev. James Cleveland. At the local level she leads its local ensemble in frequent appearances at churches throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Aside from these duties, she is the coordinator of the National Mass Choir of the GMWA, workshop clinician and travels across the U.S. teaching and encouraging others in the gospel music field. In 1973, she was pianist for the young adult choir at Church of Divine Guidance. From this choir she organized the Voices of Deliverance. Their heart-warming rendition of The Old Rugged Cross won them the title of “Choir of the Year” in 1974. They signed with BeeGee Records and recorded five albums: The Old Rugged Cross, Where Peaceful Waters Flow, 2nd Anniversary LIVE Album, There’s Been A Change, and Holding On.

With her position with the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., she now approves all new music, as well as music by new songwriters, to be presented at GMWA Conventions (for Mass Choir, New Music Seminar and Youth Division). In 2004, WEIS Music Group was formed, taking its name from the motto of the Gospel Music Workshop (“Where Everybody Is Somebody). For many years, GMWA recorded with several record companies. Now with their own label, they have the vehicle to record and distribute the music of all of the choirs within the GMWA.

She received a Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the Elbon Solutions School of Ministry in 2004. In October 2006 she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in Detroit, Michigan.