It’s always a pleasure to catch up with J. Moss whether it’s music or ministry, because he consistently has something great going on.
Today we talked about how he and his wife’s Living Waters Church is faring through the pandemic and the song “Repay You,” on P.J. Morton’s “Gospel According to PJ: From the Songbook of PJ Morton” project.
Richard “The Rev” Hartley is the founder, pastor and choir master ofHaven International Ministries in Queens, NY. For years he traveled the world building and coaching choirs, and working with an “A-List” of artists like Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and more; but now he is home with his family and congregation. Now that may sound normal… but it’s far from it as Reverend Hartley is dealing with his high-spirited yet loving family, pastor his church and using his musical skills to make his church’s choir top notch.
This is how the USA Network show “The Rev” came about. So, our conversation was about his amazing musical journey, an uplifting song done by one of his choirs in Japan and trying to get his grown children out of the house… something many of us can relate to.
Today I talked to Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Senior Pastor of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of Church of God in Christ right here in Detroit. Bishop Sheard and his family have been personally impacted by COVID-19 but in the midst of it all have been a tremendous help to people and churches by offering additional COVID relief money to local communities, providing monthly food donations, raising $100k for churches around the country that have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and more.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Bishop Sheard is the co-founder (along with his Wife Karen Clark Sheard) of Karew Records, a record label focusing on Gospel, Christian and inspirational music. As a prominent leader in COGIC, he is currently running for Board as he hopes to elevate and impact the ministry for the modern day church.
It’s always a pleasure talking to Bill Moss, Jr., because he always brings a spirit of hope and healing for the days we are living in right now. Last year, Bill was given the lyrics to the song “Brand New Day,” which gels with his message perfectly and now he’s released a powerful video that drives the message home… check it out!
Also, check out our conversation about “Brand New Day,” and how personal the song became to him last year. Download or stream “Brand New Day” wherever you get your music digitally.