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Gospel Today Presents Praise & Worship '02

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In a world where too many people turn the gospel message of love into more of a political statement than a way to spread joy to their fellow man, folks dedicated to making a lifestyle of joy are the ones embodying the true spirit of Christ. This magnificent live recording was done in February 2002 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Norcross, GA, at the Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference. The conference's Mass Choir (and oh yes, the bubbly organ that makes gospel what it is) carries the fire and praise behind the powerful lead vocals of singers both well-known (Vickie Winans, "Forever") and not (the rabble-rousing, raw-voiced Pastor Bruce Parham, "We Worship You"). Sponsored by Gospel Today magazine, the conference is designed to celebrate the praise & worship experience as a lifestyle, and this soulful disc is a great souvenir of the event as well as a positive call to live on the path of light.