By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The shouts of amen and hallelujahs still rips through its hallowed sanctuary like it did a century ago. West Point Missionary Baptist Church, with its soul-stirring choir and enduring legacy, is 100 years old and...
Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin D. Hawkins has been appointed interim pastor of the St. Timothy Community Church in Gary. "We are happy to announce the appointment of Judge Hawkins to serve as interim pastor of our congregation. We need...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader Through 12 pastors, two locations and three name changes St. Timothy Community Church has been an icon in the City of Gary for 90 years. Its longevity is being recognized with several months of...
Award-winning gospel superstar and producer Fred Hammond releases his much-anticipated new album Worship Journal Live September 30th on RCA Inspiration. Recorded live from Houston, the 12 track album delivers an exquisite blend of all-new songs handpicked from Hammond’s soul.  ...
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ have a rich and lengthy history of serving the people of Northwest Indiana. During the period from 1900 to the present, they owned and operated hospitals such as Holy Family in LaPorte, St....
Marvin Lyles Gospel Sunrise Productions’ radio host Marvin Lyles has been nominated in the category of Radio Announcer for the 2016 Rhytahm of Gospel Awards to be held June 23-26, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee. Lyles said when he first received the...
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Commissioner Timothy Bradford passed away on December 1, 2017. He was elected to the MWRD Board of Commissioners in 2014 and served as Chairman of the Ethics and Federal Legislation Committees,...
By Effie Rolfe Oh Happy Day! The name Hawkins and gospel music is the perfect marriage for one of the greatest gospel songs ever written, this song was arranged, produced and recorded within the last 47 years ago. However, before...
Crusader Staff Report Hal Baskin, who became a community activist in Englewood after turning his life around as a former gang member, has died. He was 66. The Cook County medical examiner pronounced Baskin dead Friday morning at his home in...
By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader During the great migration period for people of color from the South to the North, the church was one of the institutions important to the continued advancement of people of color. Its purpose was...