“Church Girl” movie stars Ja Rule, features production & music by Israel Houghton

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(Beverly Hills, CA)  Hollywood newcomer Reverence Gospel Media
(“RGM”) announced today that their first feature film, I’m In Love With A Church Girl, will open domestically on October 18, 2013 with an international
release to follow.

Based on a true story, the film stars Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins who, as a successful
entrepreneur haunted by a criminal past and surrounded by old friends still “in the life,”
finds faith, redemption and inspiration when God puts a woman of faith (Adrienne
Bailon) in his life. Rounding out the cast are Stephen Baldwin, Vincent Pastore, Michael
Madsen, T-Bone, Martin Kove and TobyMac. Steve Race directs.

Galley Molina wrote the film and has produced it alongside Christian music superstar and RGM vice president Israel Houghton, who also
contributed to the movie soundtrack. Houghton, who also shares screenplay
credit on Reverence Gospel Media’s next two films, is a multiple Grammy, Stellar and
Dove Award winner, and is a worship leader at Lakewood
Church in Houston.

I’m In Love With A Church Girl (102 minutes, rated PG) will be distributed in the US by High Top Releasing.  Check out the official trailer below.

Official Video – "Greatest Man I Know" – VaShawn Mitchell f. Israel Houghton

Greatest Man I Know”
VaShawn Mitchell feat. Israel Houghton
From the CD, Created 4 This (2012
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Motown Gospel


By Shaundria Williams
Special Contributor

“Nobody greater, nobody greater nooooo, nobody greater than You! Searched all over (insert sound of a screeching record).”  I am sure there are some people who are wondering why VaShawn Mitchell would release another single about the greatness of God.  Really?  Well, how great is your god?



Church folks say, “If I had ten thousand tongues, I couldn’t praise Him enough.” By that theory, Bro. Mitchell could do an entire project entitled He’s Great, each track could be called “He’s Great,” and it still wouldn’t be enough to illustrate the breadth and depth of His Majesty–I digress.


“Greatest Man I Know,” written by Baltimore native Steve McKoy, is a one-song praise and worship session.  Adding the King of Multinational Worship in the body of Israel Houghton heightens the energy and produces a complete worship experience.  This song invokes a child-like worship, as if the saints have all encircled the throne to twirl, skip, hop, dance, and sing before Him in the beauty of Holiness–in Spirit and in Truth.  It’s a sure anthem for the sincere worshipper–sealed with a simple war cry. (I hope you know the power of a war cry.)


It follows the trend of simple “everybody” songs, like “Break Every Chain” (Tasha Cobbs).  You don’t have to be able to read sheet music or become involved with lengthy ostentatious verses to be able to sing along with the song.  Just love God and sincerely express how GREAT He is to you!  Which speaks to VaShawn’s most prominent gift–worship leader.


According to his bio on vashawnmitchell.com, Mitchell is a six-time Stellar Award-winner and GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist.  However, his first love is his church ministry.  He started his music ministry as the assistant music director when he was a young teenager.  He’s grown in ministry under the tutelage of Lonnie Hunter, the covering of Bishop Larry D. Trotter, and he’s worked with artists such as Smokie Norful, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and Bishop Paul S. Morton.


You can find “Greatest Man I Know” on VaShawn’s latest project Created 4 This. You can also check out the official video below.


Israel releases decade of hits, thanks fans

If you enjoy the worship music Israel Houghton has delivered to the masses for more than ten years, you can now hear some of his best-loved songs on one CD.

The Houston-based worship leader recently released a double-disc collection, Decade, that features twenty-six songs including “Friend of God,” “Not Forgotten,” and “Again, I Say Rejoice.”  The project also contains a new mid-tempo tune, “Jesus At The Center,” which will be the title track of Houghton’s forthcoming project, due to drop this fall.

“After a decade worth of projects, hundreds of songs, thousands of nights of worship, and hundreds of thousands of people who have allowed us to usher them to Jesus, whether by way of recording or live events, I am so grateful that you gave us an opportunity to worship with you,” said the four-time Grammy Award winner to his fans in a statement.

He added, “There’s one decade down and generations more to come.  We feel like we’re just getting started and we’re already putting finishing touches on the first project of the next decade.”

Decade is available in retail stores and all major online portals.