JGM Founder inducted into Gospel Industry Network Hall of Fame

By Robert M. Marovich

I was inducted into the Gospel Industry Network’s Hall of Fame last night along with such leading lights as Willie Rogers (Soul Stirrers), Jeral Gray (Chicago Mass Choir), and Dr. Joyce Logan (Gospel International). The program was part of the G.I.N.’s first-ever convention, which took place at Christ Unity Evangelistic Church on Chicago’s South Side.

Some photos from the evening program:

God’s Posse (Chicago)

New Direction Alumni Choir (Chicago)

Willie Rogers of the Soul Stirrers accepts Hall of Fame Award from Bishop Kenneth Wells

Lemmie Battles (Chicago) sings her single, “I Am Black and I Matter”

San Franklin sings from her five-star album, “The Free Project”

First Lady Shervonne Wells (former member of the Kurt Carr Singers) duets with the great Dianne Williams of Cosmopolitan on “Jesus Can Work it Out”

It was a great honor to be selected in this first class of honorees. I always say, nobody ever has to be nice to you, but it’s so nice to be nice. Thank you to G.I.N. founder Bishop Kenneth Wells, Elder Willie Jones, and the rest of the G.I.N. team for this great honor. Bless you!

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.