New Dawn Christian Village Announces Benefit Concert In Support of Frank & Bunny Wilson
New Dawn Christian Village is proud to announce a benefit concert for dynamic leaders, Frank and Bunny Wilson entitled “True Worship” featuring Motown legend Smokey Robinson & Friends.
Sixteen years ago, Bunny Wilson—a gifted speaker and author whose books Liberated Through Submission and Knight in Shining Armor, sold over 100,000 copies—was stricken with an undiagnosed illness that affects her mobility and her speech.
Despite Frank’s own ongoing battle with prostate cancer, the pastor, author and former award winning Motown record producer/songwriter, continues to care for his wife; while seeking medical and spiritual healing.
“Pastor Frank and his wife, Bunny have tirelessly given to improving the quality of life for the community. Their efforts have resulted in successful food drives, seminars on home ownership, and youth mentoring programs. Many have sought their guidance on spiritual and emotional matters and they have always led by example.
Recently, R&B icon Smokey Robinson reached out to them and offered to share his gift. They are humbled by his desire to aid with their overwhelming medical costs.
Wilson, the pastor and founder of New Dawn Christian Fellowship, also established the Christian Entertainer’s Fellowship, and has appeared regularly on local and national TV programs including TBN, CBN, “The PTL Club,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
The benefit will take place August 18th at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts located at 450 North Grand Avenue. Aside from Robinson, featured guests include Broderick Rice, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and the L.A. Inner City Mass Choir.
For more information or tickets, call 213-680-1123.
Inglewood Church Suspends Services
Services were suspended at Christ's Community Church in Inglewood late last month. This as a result of the early July arrest of its pastor, Rev. Gordon Solomon, who remains in jail in lieu of $3 million bail.
The 50-year old pastor, who is due in court later this month, has been charged with nine sex-related felony accounts—including committing lewd acts on a child— in connection with a two year relationship he had with a now 14-year old girl.
Sources close to the church—located on Hindry Avenue— say that membership had been way down since the arrest. “A lot of them have scattered as the church really is not functioning,” said the source who chose to remain anonymous.a
Solomon, who is married and a father, has pled not guilty to the charges at his arraignment and faces up to 26 years in prison if convicted.
Coalition of African-American Pastors Organizes Against Obama
At a recent press conference, Rev. William Owens, Jr., head of the "Mandate for Marriage" initiative and son of the Rev. William Owens, Sr., the founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), announced a nationwide effort against President Obama's support for same-sex marriage, while declaring that the issue is not going to go away.
"It's only going to increase because the very core of America is founded upon Judeo-Christian beliefs. That's debatable to some people but you can't do away with history," Owens stated.
Last month, the group traveled to the NAACP's annual convention to protest the civil rights group's endorsement same-sex marriage.