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.  ...
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...
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...
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...
Crusader staff report The family of an elderly woman who was brutally murdered last month is not giving up the search for her killer and hopes that a $20,000 reward would help bring help for their loved one. Chicago police discovered...
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...
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 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...
By Effie Rolfe Praise is contentment. Appreciating your gift of life is a beautiful and powerful expression of gratitude. To be grateful for the gift of life that God has so graciously given can be rendered as a form of praise. This is gratitude...