Pray for the Shiloh Church Choir Live CD Recording

This Friday – December 18, 2015 – the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church Choir will record a live worship CD. It will be Shiloh’s first music project. We believe the word of God and the worship of God should always go together (John 4:23-24). As we go deeper in biblical truth, we should go higher in […]

#FreeGospelMusic

I first saw the expression while riding down Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. The “Godfather of Soul” had been arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through several states. As “the hardest working man in show business” sat in prison, some enterprising brother found a way to profit from his troubles. He stood on […]

Two Types of God-Talk

As a boy, I looked forward to the annual 24-hour preaching marathon, hosted by Pastor Rocellia Johnson and the Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles. Yep. You read it right. A 24-hour preaching marathon. There would be preaching on the hour. My friends and I tried to hear every sermon. Bethany’s church facilities were […]

Gospel Artists, Please, Pick a Side!

Have you heard the one about the Civil War soldier who couldn’t decide whether he wanted to fight with the Union or the Confederates? So he wore Confederate gray pants and a Union blue jacket to war. And he was shot by both sides! I imagine this is how Gospel Music artists often feel. Many […]

A Wake Up Call for Gospel Artists

I love Gospel Music. Traditional. Contemporary. Praise & worship. Choirs. Groups. Solo artists. Old and new. From Rev. So-and-So Presents… albums of the 80s to today’s Bishop So-and-So Presents… albums. I have even started to listen to some quartet and Christian hip-hop. I love music. And I especially love music that exalts the Lord Jesus […]

10 Recommendations to Gospel Artists from a Loyal Fan and Concerned Pastor

I am a loyal Gospel Music fan. For years, I have joyfully collected Gospel CD recordings. More recently, I download music from iTunes. I rarely go anywhere without my iPod. Keys, wallets, cell phone, and iPod – don’t leave home without them! I love Gospel Music. Praise and worship. Traditional. Contemporary. Old school. New school. […]

Please, Just Sing!

A national Gospel Music conference begins here inJacksonville today. It will meet for the next several days. I have not been invited to speak at this conference. Infact, it would be a safe bet that virtually no one who will attend thisconference even knows that something called H.B. Charles, Jr. exists. But I have something […]

10 Recommendations to Gospel Artists from a Loyal Fan and Concerned Pastor

I am a loyal Gospel Music fan. For years, I have joyfully collected Gospel CD recordings. More recently, I download music from iTunes. And I rarely go anywhere without my iPod. Keys, wallets, cell phone, and iPod – don’t leave home without them! I love Gospel Music. Praise and worship. Traditional. Contemporary. Old school. New […]

Ray Scott Concert at Shiloh Tonight

One of the young men of Shiloh Church, Ray Scott, will be in concert in our main auditorium tonight at 7 PM. Ray is a faithful member of our congregation, a diligent participant of our music department and worship team, and a gifted and talented singer. Tonight’s concert is in anticipating of ray’s upcoming CD […]