*“On October 9th my album ‘Chosen Vessel’ comes out,” said Bishop Marvin Sapp, founder of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Michigan and now Senior Pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas – one of three major milestones celebrated. “(“The Marvin Sapp Radio Show”) It’s syndicated in 40 markets.
I moved to Dallas… to head a church called The Chosen Vessel Cathedral and I said, ‘New market, new place – it would be nice to get my radio show on the #1 Gospel station in the area.’ It’s been cool. I’m on at a nice time slot and the listeners are really embracing me.”
The three milestones of the 11-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter are the new position as head pastor of The Chosen Vessel in Fort Worth, Texas, the release of his 12th album “Chosen Vessel” (RCA Inspiration), and his “Marvin Sapp Radio Show” making a home at KHVN Heaven 97 in Dallas, Texas. His two-hour radio show is syndicated by Superadio in partnership with American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and airs Saturdays from 5 – 7 p.m., his “Chosen Vessel” record is released from RCA Inspiration/Verity/Provident Entertainment and he is currently promoting its single “Thank You for It All,” and his role as Senior Pastor at The Chosen Vessel Cathedral since 2019 seems to be a natural progression as an ordained Bishop within the Global United Fellowship (GUF) of churches since 2015. The Fellowship of cross-denominational churches, founded by Bishop Neil C. Ellis in 2013, only requires that you believe in Jesus Christ and his teachings. It services 1400 churches in 40 countries. Pastor Sapp’s leadership abilities resulted in overseeing the Central Deanery of GUF, which consisted of 75 churches in 10 states, to overseeing 100 churches in the North Central Province of GUF as Bishop.
“I believe very strongly that excellence is the standard, not the goal,” Marvin said. “Because of everything I do I have to make sure what I give is excellence, that I give them my very best. So when I sing…play music and preach the Gospel in church all these vehicles are at a level of excellent.”
Marvin Sapp, also a 24-time Stellar Award winner, started in the Gospel music business as a member of the group Commission founded by Fred Hammond in the early 1990s. In 1996 he went solo and released “Never World Have Made It” – his signature song. In 2003 Sapp and his deceased wife MaLinda started the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan to teach spirituality. Today, aside from it being mortgage free, is headed by Pastor Rory Marshall, but Bishop Marvin Sapp is still Chairman of the Board.
“I’m excited about being able to get the audience to see me as not only a pastor, singer, songwriter, but as a radio show host,” he concluded. www.MarvinSapp.com www.TheP.com www.superadio.com/the-marvin-sapp-radio-show/ www.TheChosenVessel.org www.LighthouseGR.org www.KHVNam.com www.RCAInspiration.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]
BLIND ITEM: Singer is Completely Broke
This foreign born former A list singer in a group turned reality star is completely broke and selling off her possessions. She is desperate to get a host/judging job and is willing to hit the casting couch to do it.
Can you guess the former A list singer?
Michael B. Jordan to Adapt ‘Static Shock’ Comic Book for Warner Bros. and DC
*Michael B. Jordan is producing a movie based on the DC and Milestone Comics character Static, popularly known as Static Shock.
Jordan announced the project Friday on Twitter, which he will produce through his Warner Bros.-based Outlier Society production company.
Here’s what Variety says of the plot: “The character is a teen who transforms into a superhero with electromagnetic powers. A “Static Shock” animated series aired on Kids’ WB in the early 2000s and was one of the few superhero series starring a Black character.”
“I’m proud to be a part of building a new universe centered around Black superheroes; our community deserves that,” Jordan said in a statement. “Outlier Society is committed to bringing to life diverse comic book content across all platforms and we are excited to partner with Reggie and Warner Bros. on this initial step.”
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) October 17, 2020
Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static Shock, was created by Milestone Media and DC Comics in the 1990s. Jordan will produce a movie adaptation of the comic book, which was unveiled by Reginald Hudlin during August’s DC FanDome.
“One of the things we’re really excited about, we really want to live up to the name of the company, Milestone Media,” said Hudlin. “When we spoke to Jim [Lee] about reviving the Milestone line, we said ‘Look, we all know this has been a hit comic book and hit animated series. It’s time to expand back into all those areas and then some.’ So we’re in serious conversations about, as we’re launching the comic book series, developing the ‘Static Shock’ movie. That will be a theatrical feature film.”
During the DC FanDome panel where the film’s development was announced, Phil LaMarr, who voiced Static on the animated series in the early 2000s, said, “Virgil is what I always wanted as a comic book kid growing up: Black Spider-Man. A good story can make you live it, feel it, and when it does, it resonates on a whole other level….It touched on archetypes as a comic fan that I loved, but also touched on my life as a Black man in the real world.”
Jordan will next appear in the thriller “Without Remorse,” scheduled to be released next year.
Netflix Launches ‘Build Your Dreams Week’ to Celebrate the Release of OVER THE MOON
*Join host Tia Mowry (Family Reunion) for “Build Your Dreams Week”, a series of at-home activities the whole family can enjoy, starts October 19th on OvertheMoonNetflix.com to celebrate the launch of Netflix’s newest animated feature film event Over the Moon, releasing globally (ex. China) on October 23rd.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th – Creating Characters with Director Glen Keane
Animation legend and Over the Moon director Glen Keane will teach
aspiring artists how to draw their favorite characters – Fei Fei, Gobi, and the Lunettes! – from Over the Moon.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th – Serenade the Moon with Phillipa Soo and Cathy Ang
Join Over the Moon stars Cathy Ang (Fei Fei) and Phillipa Soo (Chang’e) for a singing lesson that is out of this world! The stars will take you through an intergalactic-themed warm up, and Cathy will help teach all aspiring vocalists how to sing “Rocket to the Moon.”
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st – Build a Rocket to the Moon with Cathy Ang and Toys & Colors
Over the Moon star Cathy Ang takes our fans through the step-by-step instructions for how to build a rocket using ordinary household items, and then we see them soar!
Items Needed for the Tutorial:
- 4.75” x 17 .9” Styrofoam Cone
- 16.9oz Plastic Soda Bottle Foamboard
- Duct Tape
- Washi Tape (Optional)
- Tissue Paper
- Baking Soda
- Box Cutter
- Sharpie or Pen
- Decorative items (markers, stickers, glitter)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd – What’s Your Story with Ken Jeong, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Glen Keane
In partnership with Young Storytellers, Over the Moon cast members, Ken Jeong and Ruthie Ann Miles perform a virtual table read of a ‘moon’ inspired story, written by a bright young storyteller. Director Glen Keane, joins our young storyteller to have a fun discussion on finding creative inspiration.
Young Storytellers is an arts education non-profit primarily serving elementary, middle, and high school students in Southern California. By connecting adult mentors with students Young Storytellers is able to provide kids with one-on-one creative writing time on a weekly basis. Writing programs focus on multiple programs such as stage writing, developing monologues, building stories that explore issues and social impact, and more.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd – A Rocket-Fueled Pajama Viewing Party
The week caps off with the world’s largest ever family pajama viewing party for Over the Moon!
To join in the fun, please visit OvertheMoonNetflix.com to view the events, and download activity sheets, and more!
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