Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.

Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.
Central New Jersey Chapter

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2012 Convention - Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee

The Central New Jersey Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America cordially invites you to join us at our GMWA National Convention July 7th - 13th, 2012.  Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee.  Please take a moment to view the beautiful pictures of the Gaylord Resort taken during our 2008 National Convention.  You don't want to miss our National Convention!  "Come journey with us and you will receive a rich, rewarding experience through Gospel Music."

CNJC Members "The Bishops Choir" - New CD Release "Trust Him"

"The Bishops Choir" - Trenton, New Jersey

Reviewer:  Khare' Hawkins

"What do I do, where shall I go, what do I say, when I need rest for my soul" ... "TRUST HIM" is the blazing opening song and title cut off the Bishops Choir third album and if you're a sincere fan of good ole' Sunday morning church music, this album is a must have in your collection.  Under the direction and spiritual leadership from their pastor, Bishop Jerome Wilcox, "The Bishops Choir" is no doubt one of the East Coast's best kept secrets.  This album is truly the total package, it will encourage you to keep the faith, as you will hear on track two "He Made A Way Out of No Way" penned by new comer Brandon Watts.  You will also want to snap your fingers on the jazzy tune "Worthy Of The Praise" and lift your hands on the song "Power of the Cross".  And for all you Praise and Worship fans "Use Me" is a vulnerable song of praise and adoration.  The album really shinges with songs like "LOVE" lead by their Minister of Music, Jeanne Rawls and the Sunday morning bump "Prepare" written by Estee Bullock and lead  by director and executive producer D. Corey Shipley.  The consistent mix of powerful vocals, incredible musicianship and excellent production makes this project a pleasurable listening experience from start to finish.  "Trust Him" proves to be the best thus far of the choirs' three independently released albums ("Live At The Cathedral" and "God Has Been Good To Me").  This Church Choir hailing from Grace Cathedral church (Trenton, NJ), is making some serious noise and proving to be a choir  that is here to stay.

For Booking and Management Contact: 

Darin A. Oliver, Business Manager
11 Sheridan Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08609
Telephone: (609) 695-9354     Fax:  (609) 695-6149
Website:  http://www.gracecathedralfm.org/
Email:      bishopschoir@aol.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The renaming of Euclid Ave to Rev. Dr. John & Dorothy Gaines Way

On Saturday, October 8th, Euclid Avenue was renamed Rev. Dr. John & Dorothy Gaines Way. From left to right are Kyle Sanders (CNJC member), Mayor Tony F. Mack, Debbie Gaines-Sanders (Daughter of the late Rev. & Mrs. Gaines and Kyles' mother), Bishop John Vaughan, Jr. and Pastor Keith Marshall.

Trenton - To some he was a pastor, to others he was a mentor, and to many others he was a friend and colleague. 

But all in all, today the late pastor Rev. John Gaines and his beloved wife, Dorothy were honored at the El-Bethel Church in East Trenton Saturday morning by having a portion of Euclid Avenue renamed to Rev. Dr. John & Dorothy Gaines Way.

After living a long life of love and service, Rev. Gaines passed on in 2009.  His wife left this earth just seven weeks after his death.  In the community, Rev. Gaines was well known as being "Trenton's Pastor."  From speaking to individuals that knew him and Dorothy Gaines well, it became clear that the Gaines family was loved in the community.

After the unveiling, members of the community took part in a barbecue while listening to music provided by the church.  (source:  Trentonian October 7, 2011)