The 4th Annual Steeple Awards will held in South Fulton on April 27 at Siloam Church International (3695 Roosevelt Highway). Billed as the southeast’s largest gospel awards show, the event celebrates music artists and ministry leaders and puts America “in the spirit.”
“The Steeple Awards identifies and celebrates ministry leaders and gospel music artists who have earned widespread acclaim as well as those whose contributions have previously gone largely unacknowledged,” said C. Chandon Carter, the show’s creator. “Prepare for a night of powerful testimonies and powerhouse performances. We’re excited to showcase the work that God is doing through these faithful servants.”
The Steeple Awards will be hosted by comedian Rodney Perry and feature live performances from Charles Jenkins and The Fellowship Choir, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Canton Jones, Vincent Bohanan and The Sounds of Victory.
Famed gospel singer, writer and producer Richard Smallwood will receive the Reverend Dr. Clay Evans Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Humanitarian of The Year Award will be presented to Juanita Bynum.
Eight ministry leaders will be honored with the Nehemiah Honoree Award. They include: Pastor Anthony Murray, Oasis Church; Pastors LaBryant and Phineka Friend, All Nations Worship Assembly; Rev. Dr. Tar-U-Way R.A. and Retta Bright, Turner Chapel AME Church; Pastor Wilbur and Kimberly Purvis, Destiny World Church; Bishop Samuel R. Blakes, New Home Ministries; Bishop Dreyfus C. Smith, Wings of Faith Worldwide Ministries; Pastors Joel and Patricia Gregory, The Linked Up Church; and Joseph W. and Dr. Stephaine Walker III, Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Tickets are on sale now at www.thesteepleawards.com. The public can also vote via the website for music artists who are nominated for a variety of categories including indie artist of the year, choir of the year and song of the year. Among the nominees are VaShawn Mitchell and Erica Campbell.
The awards show will begin on April 27 at 5:00 p.m. following a VIP red carpet and pre-event reception at 3:00 p.m.