Entries tagged with “pastor”.


Clay Graham, of the legendary Pilgrim Jubilees, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.


“The Home Going Celebration for the late Mr. Clay Graham of the Pilgrim Jubilees will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Saint John Church of God In Christ located 7527 South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, where Elder Anthony Wallace is Pastor. Dr. Isaac Lindsey will serve as the Officiating Pastor and Dr. Mack McCollum will serve as the Eulogist. The body will lie in state at the Church from 10:00 A. M. until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.


The Musical honoring the Life and Legacy of Mr. Clay Graham of the Pilgrim Jubilees will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Prayer Center Baptist Church located 1432 West 79th Street in Chicago, Illinois, where Dr. Isaac Lindsey is Pastor and Rev. Joseph Towns is Senior Pastor. Gospel Artists from all over the World will be sharing musical tributes to the late Mr. Clay Graham on this Tuesday night, March 20, 2018. To RSVP for the musical, please call or text Dr. Isaac Lindsey @ (662) 753-6806.”

All condolences or cards that anyone wishes to send on behalf of the late Mr. Clay Graham may be sent to:
Mrs. Hazel Graham & Family
12905 South Sangamon Street
Chicago , IL 60643


Final Arrangements have been entrusted to:
Acklin Funeral Home
1325 West 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Phone: (773) 238-9228

The Homegoing services for Rev. Charles McLean was held on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Gospel Temple Church Of God In Christ, 4121 Thurmond Road, Conley, Georgia. Bishop Richard “Mr. Clean” White is the Pastor. Many dignitaries of the gospel quartet genre attended the services.

Musicians and singers of the quartet gospel genre made up the choir for the services. There were members from The Gospel Incredibles (Rev. Galbert Conner,. Jr., Clarence Conner, Willie Ellis), The Gospel Keynotes (Paul Beasley, Jeffery Newberry), Bill Allen of The Gospelaires, Tommy Spann of The Brooklyn Allstars, members of Troy Ramey & The Soul Searchers, members of The Fantastic Violinaires, members of Mildred Clark’s Melodyaires, members of The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bishop J. B. Means, nembers of The Swan Silvertones, and numerous other singers and musicians. Ricky McKinnie of the Boys Of Alabama did a moving rendition of one of Rev. McLean’s favorite songs – Soon We’ll Be Done With The Troubles Of This World.

Bishop White delivered the eulogy. He reminded all in attendance that Rev. McLean has crossed that “Same Old River” and it is up to us to be ready when God calls us home to do the same. The time is now to get ready for the certain journey.

There was a musical tribute for Rev. McLean on Thursday evening, January 10, 2013, at the same church. Those taking part in the musical tribute were members of The Gospel Incredibles, The Gospel Keynotes and many local gospel singers and musicians from the Atlanta Area.

Musical Tribute
Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 7:00 PM
Gospel Temple Church Of God In Christ
4121 Thurmond Road
Conley, GA 30288

Homegoing Services:
Friday, January 11, 2013, at 10:00 AM
Gospel Temple Church Of God In Christ
4121 Thurmond Road
Conley, GA 30288


In Charge Of Arrangements:
Meadows Mortuary
419 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30316

Congrats! Blind, Speechless, Deaf, Wheelchair HONOREESFebruary is Black History Month – when we as a nation recognize the contributions of a people who have labored, served and sacrificed for this country and the world. The book of Isaiah fell in my spirit…which is where we learn about how to travel through the valleys of judgment, yet gain the privilege of walking along the road of redemption…This is our history, this is our life as we live it today…This is Mama Tena’s life each and every day!

Mama Tena is a blind lady in Drummonds, TN who has been promoting various programs and events for several years. This lady lives on a fixed income; budgets out her tithes, house payment, utility payments, furniture payment, food expenses for the month – and squeezes every dime she gets each month to meet her obligations and host a Family Dinner the first Sunday of each month. Yet, she manages to sponsor events for the Volunteer Fire Fighters, an Annual Black History Event program, appreciation musicals for her church Musicians, a small Voice Children’s Choir (ensuring that they are uniformed with robes), annual toy and coat drives, etc. It has amazed me what all this “blind lady” has done, with literally nothing, over the few years I’ve had the privilege of knowing her.

Mama Tena Mebane Alexander is her name. This lady has inspired me and countless other folks in her community and throughout the state of Tennessee to at least be more “kind” and “giving” to each other. She has a network of supporters; the community doctors, teachers, lawyers, church clerks, area Pastors, elected officials, and many others, all respond when “Mama Tena” calls them to help with whatever program or event she is coordinating. Two years ago, she was recognized nationally by the American Gospel Quartet Convention as a Woman Of Influence. She cried so many tears of joy that night – the entire audience felt how humble she was…She is an amazing lady, and I am honored to call her my friend….

With that being said – The Lord touched my spirit and planted an idea in my heart…I made a few calls to artists I’ve worked with in the Memphis area, and as a result the following is going to happen in honor of Mama Tena Mebane Alexander, and 14 other people in her small town and surrounding communities of Drummonds, Brighton and Millington, Tennessee.

On Friday, February 10, 2012 -there is going to be a “Celebration of Love” event held in Mama Tena’s honor, which will also recognize 14 other people in her community that are also blind, wheelchair bound, speechless or deaf . This event is FREE and open to the public, and will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church,98 Kenwood Avenue, Brighton, TN where Rev. Darrell K. Rozell is Pastor. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Scheduled to be there to celebrate these community servants are some of Memphis’ greatest artists – Mr. George Dean of the Gospel Four, The Bell Singers and Rev. Melvin Rodgers of New Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the Memphis Harmonizers.

Tena does not permit her blindness to stop her from pursuing the vision that God has placed in her heart – to “serve” her community – and now is the time for the community to say “Thank You”!

By: Dr. Ella Mahmoud