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Andrae Crouch Article - USA Today

Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack.

Crouch, sometimes called "the father of modern gospel music," led the choirs that sang on such hits as Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror and Madonna's Like…


Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on January 9, 2015 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Prayers Go Out Today to BPN family member Pastor Marvin Sapp

Pastor Marvin Sapp’s wife, Malinda Sapp, lost her battle with colon cancer sometime this morning, September 9, 2010.

Pastor Sapp, an award winning gospel artist, founded the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife of 15 years.…


Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on September 9, 2010 at 12:25pm — 67 Comments

Still Growing - 15,000 members

We've reached another milestone. Thank you for being a part of the family!

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on December 1, 2009 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

10,000+ Congratulations and Thank you BPN Family

I am excited to announce that we have recently crossed the 10,000 member mark. Thank you for making this journey so exciting thus far. I look forward to what the rest of 2009 shall have in store for BPN. To God be the Glory!!!

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on May 20, 2009 at 4:02pm — 29 Comments

"Lost in the Stars" Official Press Release - Dallas Theatre Three

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Kimberly Richard, 214-871-3300; kimberly@theatre3dallas.com

May 1, 2009

Onstage at Theatre Three: Lost in the Stars

(Dallas, Texas) Theatre Three’s 2008-2009 Season concludes with the dramatic musical, Lost in the Stars by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson. Theatre Three’s forty-eighth season is a world tour of theater. Beginning with the comic mayhem of a garden festival at an English manor house, the season concludes with the… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on May 12, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Pastor Reginal Moore Passes at Age 45

Another of God's Soldier's has gone home to be with the Lord. On Sunday, Reginal Moore, Senior Pastor of the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee, passed away. Pastor Moore had just completed his second sermon of the day and suffered an apparent heart attack in the pulpit. We are deeply saddened by this loss and we are praying for his wife and family.

Reggie… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on February 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — 68 Comments

iHelpMusicians.com - Our New Site!

We launched the newest property in our website family today. iHelpMusicians.com is a social network where musicians can help other musicians. One of the coolest features is the "i-Finder". This feature allows the website to operate as a free Musicians referral… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on January 28, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Barack Obama was sworn in Tuesday as our nation's 44th President

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Barack Obama delivered a sobering assessment of where America stands and a hopeful vision of what it can become during his inaugural address as the nation's 44th president.

President Barack Obama told a crowd at the National Mall that America's challenges are real.

"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on January 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Advertising / Donations and Partnering

To all who have been asking about 2009 Advertisting rates, the BPN team has posted them.

CLICK HERE FOR 2009 RATES. We will continue working hard this year to assist you in networking with other pastors, ministries, and Christians worldwide. Our new Speakers page is going to be great because it will allow churches looking for a good speaker to find out who specializes in specific areas. Also, we can link to… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on December 30, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

5000 - To God Be the Glory!!!

We are Celebrating 5000 members

Black Preaching Network launched in August 2007

Thanks to everyone who has made this vision a joy to experience! We have big plans for 2009 and you will be part of that!

Remember to Invite your…


Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on December 12, 2008 at 9:30pm — 11 Comments

Congratulations ATLANTA Group: First Local Chapter to 100 Members

Lets all congratulate the ATLANTA Group... First Local Chapter to Reach 100 Members. If you are not a member of a Local Chapter, find your City or State today. If there is no group for your City/ State/ Metro Area, be sure to start a group today and invite other members on the site to join you.

If you are a part of one of the local groups and would be interested in helping to provide leadership to the team in… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on November 23, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Giant Among Pastors CAW Clark Passes at 93

DALLAS -- The Rev. C.A.W. Clark Sr., who spent more than half a century preaching from the pulpit of a South Dallas church, died Sunday. He was 93.

"This is the passing of an era. We won't see his likes again," the Rev. Gerald Britt Jr., vice president for public policy at Central Dallas Ministries, told The Dallas Morning News for its Monday editions. "He was a master of the pulpit. He influenced generations of preachers."

Services will be Aug. 4 at Clark's Good Street… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on July 28, 2008 at 9:55pm — 20 Comments

Pastor Raliegh Jones Sr. - Homegoing Celebration

For 19 years Raliegh Jones Sr. served as pastor of Greenhill Church in Clarksville TN. He was one of the biggest supporters and proponents of the Black Preaching Network. He found great pride in having a vehicle that allowed graduates of American Baptist College and ministers around the world to meet, network, and keep in touch. I will miss his words of wisdom regarding not only the website but EVERYTHING in life.

Homegoing Celebration for Pastor Raliegh A. Jones Sr. will be held 1… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on June 9, 2008 at 12:30am — 23 Comments

Obama is Democratic Candidate

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer

June 3

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.

Obama is 40 delegates shy of clinching the nomination, but he is widely expected to make up the difference Tuesday with superdelegate support and votes in South Dakota and… Continue

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on June 3, 2008 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Prayers for Pastor Mark Andrew Hardin - Mt. Zion C.M.E. Beumont TX - Leave Comments Here!

Please join me in lifting up our brother and fellow pastor, Mark Hardin.


You know all the brothers from ABC and the entire family here at BPN lifts you and your family in prayer. We are joyous in God's protective hand thus far and have full faith that his healing touch will continue to…


Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on January 28, 2008 at 5:16pm — 18 Comments

Benita Mitchell -Our 1000th Member - Let's all Welcome Her!

Well family, we have been a public website for almost a month now and today Benita Mitchell became our 1000th member. To God be the Glory....

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on September 21, 2007 at 1:00am — 7 Comments

Jena Six Full Story - Sign the Jena 6 Petition Here

Pastors and ministers across the country need to be informed and involved in the Jena Six (Jena 6) Case. Click the links below for the full story or to sign petition.

Videos and Discussion Forum (Posted by Rev. Montreal…


Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on September 18, 2007 at 9:39pm — 1 Comment

Prayers for Juanita Bynum and Paula White

Please post prayers and support for Juanita Bynum and Paula White in our Prayer Forum.

Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on September 18, 2007 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

Spend Time With Your Family Today

I know its tough.

I know your busy... saaaaaving the world and all.

I realize that that sermon won't prepare itself and those hospital visits are potential precursors to eulogies.

That church needs babysitting and those deacons need someone to disagree with....

Revivals need a preachin', BTU needs a teachin'... the whole community needs a reachin'

And you are God's ANOINTED and APPOINTED to "Stand in the Gap"...right?



Added by Raliegh Jones Jr. on September 13, 2007 at 10:05am — 6 Comments

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