Gospel Sunday

5/5/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY Pt. 2: Sounds Of Blackness – I Believe

I Believe is a song by ensemble Sounds of Blackness was produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. It was written by the duo along with: Marvin R. Pierce, Ralph Middlebrooks, Eugene Marshall Jones, Clarence Satchell, Gregory Allen Webster and Walter Junie Morrison.The song was released in 1994 as the… Continue reading

5/5/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs Leonards – Gracefully Broken

Natasha Tameika Cobbs Leonard is a gospel artist. She released the extended play Gracefully Broken from her Heart Passion Pursuit album. Continue reading

4/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL MIME/DANCE: I’m Gonna Be Ready- Wendell Huckaby

Wendell Huckaby is a man after God’s own heart. He has been ministering in mime over 20 years. His passion for ministry through the art of mime, praise dance, and gospel hip hop as an avenue to reach God’s people is very evident in the way he ministers.   Continue reading

4/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams – This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass, a song written by Yolanda Adams, was released as the last single from her 2005 album Day by Day.   Continue reading

4/7/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans – Goodness of God

The song was notably covered by CeCe Winans, who released her version of the song on her live album, Believe For It (2021). CeCe Winans recording peaked at No. 6 on the Hot Christian Songs chart and No. 3 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart. CeCe Winans rendition of “Goodness… Continue reading

3/31/24 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence‘s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

3/29/24 O&A NYC GOOD FRIDAY SONG OF THE DAY: Calvary- Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood’s Calvary, led by Maurette Brown Clark, Darlene Simmons, and Carolene Hatchet, combines good compositional form with strong dramatic narrative elements creating a true gospel classic.  Continue reading

3/17/24 O&A NYC THE SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: Barry Brewer- The Difference Between White Church and Black Church- Barry Brewer

Comedian Barry Brewer demonstrates the difference between Sunday morning service uptown and cross town. Continue reading

3/17/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans- Mary Don’t You Weep and More

The Caravans (Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Dorthy Norwood, Albertina Walker, and Delores Washington) perform Mary Don’t You Weep and Sweeping Through the City at the 2007 BET Gospel Celebration. Continue reading

3/11/24 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN ON HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Mahalia Jackson Documentary

This timeless documentary about Mahalia Jackson, the legendary Queen of Gospel,  features Jackson herself  telling her story of her life and times! Continue reading

3/10/24 O&A NYC CELBRATING WOMEN IN GOSPEL: Battle of Jericho- Mahalia Jackson Singing before Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon

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3/10/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Jireh- Elevation Worship & Maverick City

Jireh is performed by contemporary worship bands Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music, which features vocals from Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine. Continue reading

3/3/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin- He Reigns the Medley at the 33rd Dove Awards (2021)

Kirk Franklin – “He Reigns (The Medley)” live from the 2003 GMA Dove Awards (2021) featuring an introduction by Kurt Warner. Continue reading

2/11/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ryan Toby “Oh Happy Day” Sister Act 2

Ryan Toby “Oh Happy Day” in Sister Act 2 opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Lauren Hill. Good times and good memories. Continue reading

1/28/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir – More Than Anything (Live)

Music video by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir performing More Than Anything (Live).  Continue reading

1/7/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Nicole C Mullen- Redeemer- Live At The 32nd Dove Awards)

Michael W Smith introduces Nicole C Mullen and The Nashville Super Choir  in their rendition of Redeemer live from the 2001 GMA Dove Awards. Continue reading

12/31/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Now behold the Lamb

Now behold the Lamb,  is the most published song in hymnal collections, appearing first in the album Kirk Franklin and the Family Christmas (1995). Continue reading

11/18/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tye Tribbett – Only One Night Tho

Grammy-winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett gets the crowed fired up with a live performance of his song Only One Night Tho. Continue reading

11/5/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Marvin Sapp – Never Would Have Made It

Never Would Have Made It is a single by Marvin Sapp from his seventh studio album Thirsty. Marvin Sapp wrote this song as a tribute after the death of his father, Henry Lewis Sapp Jr. He testifies that it was created by divine inspiration the Sunday after his father’s burial. Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Jester Hairston- Amen- Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir (1994)

This is an excerpt from Jester Hairston’s appearance in 1994 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, now called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Here is gets part way through Amen when he realizes it is too high. He is 93 years old in this appearance. Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Bobbi Storm – We Can’t Forget Him

  Bobbi Storm is a triple threat! She is a singer, dancer and writer. Best known for her wide range of vocal abilities, to her captivating stage presence; Bobbi has been making her name across the globe as a highly demanded and recommended performer. Storm has recently signed a production… Continue reading

9/17/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Alan Jackson – The Old Rugged Cross (Live)

Alan Eugene Jackson, an American country music singer, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 14 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, one Gospel album and several compilations, all on the Arista Nashville label.  The Old… Continue reading

9/3/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Travis Greene ft. Anthony Hamilton – Oil and Water

Multi-Grammy Award nominee Travis Greene’s new studio album, and particularly on its title track with Anthony Hamilton, Greene celebrates the transition, made possible through salvation, from an old way of living to a new and fuller life. That and the metaphors of Oil and Water—two elements united in the act… Continue reading

8/27/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL MORNING FUNNIES: New Born Christians Be Like ( FUNNY Christian Comedy Skit )

When many people first come to Christ they have that NO FEAR attitude because they are on fire for Jesus. Continue reading

8/27/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY : Erica Campbell – Positive

Erica Monique Campbell is a Gospel artist. Specializing in the urban contemporary gospel and contemporary r&b genres, she started her music career in 1998 with her younger sister, Tina Campbell as part of the group Mary Mary. Continue reading

8/20/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Untold Story of the Queen of Sheba

This is the untold story of the Queen of Sheba, a woman of remarkable strength and influence, with intriguing secrets from the Bible revealed. This is the legacy of a powerful queen who embarked on a journey of wisdom, love, and cultural exchange. Continue reading

8/13/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Delta Rhythm Boys – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho performed by the Delta Rhythm Boys resemble many other spirituals who dual propose. The song  alluded to eventual escape from slavery – in the case of this song, “And the walls came tumblin’ down. The lyrics refer to the old testament verses Joshua 6:15-21, which tells the story of… Continue reading

6/18/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins – Praise The Name of Jesus

Tramaine Hawkins sings Praise The Name of Jesus from the Tramaine Live Album (1990) Continue reading

6/11/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ricky Dillard – All Of My Help (Live Performance)

Ricky Rydell Dillard is a gospel artist. He started his music career in 1987, as a Chicago House musician. His first Christian music album was Promise, by Muscle Shoals Records. Continue reading

5/14/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Shirley Caesar – Everyday is like Mothers Day

Happy Mother’s Day song by Shirley Caesar, one of gospel’s greatest matriarchs.   Continue reading

1/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans – Goodness of God

The song was notably covered by CeCe Winans, who released her version of the song on her live album, Believe For It (2021). CeCe Winans recording peaked at No. 6 on the Hot Christian Songs chart and No. 3 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.CeCe Winans rendition of “Goodness of… Continue reading

4/23/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin – I Smile

Kirk Dewayne Franklin  is a songwriter, choir director and a gospel artist.He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel ensembles such as The Family, God’s Property and One Nations Crew. He has won numerous awards, including 19 Grammys. Continue reading

3/19/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Whitney Houston- I Love The Lord- Acapella Version From The Preacher’s Wife

Like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale before it, The Preacher’s Wife is a soundtrack that also functions as a Whitney Houston album, but that’s where the similarity ends. Continue reading

3/19/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SERMON: The Last Sunday Sermon of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is the last Sunday sermon of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. He delivered his final Sunday sermon on March 31, 1968, from the Canterbury Pulpit at The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, commonly known as Washington National Cathedral,… Continue reading

2/5/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams – This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass, a song written by Yolanda Adams, was released as the last single from her 2005 album Day by Day.   Continue reading

1/29/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Something Has To Break- Kierra Sheard and Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Gospel singer and songwriter Kierra Sheard has a new song titled ‘Something Has To Break‘, accompanied by a video where she featured fellow singer Tasha Cobbs. Continue reading

1/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Darrell Winn- There Is a Balm in Gilead 

Darrell Winn singing There Is a Balm in Gilead at Family Worship Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Reverend Jimmy Swaggart arranged this beautiful rendition. Continue reading

1/8/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams- Never Give Up

Yolanda Adams sings Never Give Up at the White House during the Salute to Gospel Music in 2002. Continue reading

12/18/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tamela Mann – Finished

Tamela Jean Mann is a Gospel artist, songwriter and actress. Tamela Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. Continue reading

11/27/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans: Believe For It- A Live Worship Experience

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans, has cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Continue reading

11/25/22 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (1960),

Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelations (1960), one of the most recognizable modern dance works, remains a powerful testament to the human spirit. This cast includes Marilyn Banks, April Berry, Kevin Brown, Gary DeLoatch, Ralph Glenmore, Deborah Manning, Renee Robinson and Dudley Williams.  Continue reading

11/30/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: My Redeemer Lives- Nicole C. Mullen 

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10/30/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Cece Winans – I’ve Got Joy (Lyric Video)

I’ve Got Joy is by Gospel artist Cece Winans which was released on May 13, 2022, as the third single from her first live album, Believe For It. The song was written by Kyle Lee and Phil Wickham. I’ve Got Joy was nominated for the GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song Of… Continue reading