By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Rev. Michael Watson prayed to the Lord to show him what it is he should do with his life. He answered him and said he should do his work throughout the community seven days...
By Effie Rolfe Signs of the Time—are all around us. This is also the title of one of my favorite gospel artist, Yolanda Adams’ song from back in the day that was love at first sound because of its powerful...
While the Gospel music genre is churning out exciting new artists every year, there are some voices that remain timeless and relevant within an industry that is constantly reinventing itself. One of those artists is Marvin Sapp, who this...
By Effie Rolfe Fighting for Love. Some things never change such as girls fighting over a school-boy crush. Sometime ago, I shared this story about a fight that went way too far. What started as an argument on Facebook between two 14-year-old...
The Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago is organizing a day of reflection and preparation for all Chicago area pilgrims that will travel to Kraków, Poland, for World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 with Pope Francis, as well...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader Look—beyond what you already see. When was the last time you looked beyond your natural ability or sight? It’s human nature to look at things on the surface or just the periphery. This weekend, I...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday, April 30 for the grand opening of Gospel City Christian Entertainment Center, Gary’s first Christian center located in the Glen Park section of Broadway. A family-owned business, Gospel...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader ‘I’ll Always Love My Mama’. That is a very popular song and definitely a Mother’s Day favorite. Come Sunday, hopefully, Moms past and present will be honored coast to coast. Honor is to show high...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader The Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Bible Bowl Jr. and Sr. Teams were triumphant in winning the International Bible Bowl Competition last weekend at the Gary Career Center. All of the members of the Jerusalem team...
St. John Baptist Church will celebrate their Men’s and Women’s Day on May 15, 2016. The Men’s Service is at 11:00 a.m. The Pastor of City of Praise Church in Gary, Rev. Richard Wilford, will bring the morning message. The...