Daywind Music Group Celebrates SGMA Hall of Fame Inductee – Karen Peck Gooch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (JUNE 23, 2021) — The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) has revealed its first 2021 Hall of Fame inductee. Seven-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Karen Peck Gooch is set to join the legendary list of SGMA Hall of Fame honorees.
Karen Peck Gooch began her illustrious career in Gospel music with the Rex Nelon …


GloryWay Quartet Asks For Prayer

Nashville, TN (6/23/2021): GloryWay Quartet has asked for prayers for their longtime bass singer, Justin Sayger. He will be undergoing heart surgery today to replace a pacemaker and install new batteries in his defibrillator. The surgery is scheduled for 2:00 pm EST.
Justin has shared his powerful testimony across the nation. his …


20th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Award Winners Announced

The Nelons Named Big Winners of the Evening
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 22, 2021 – The owners and administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. The winners were announced online again this year due to facility restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We …


20th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Awards – 2021 Winners

Watch each video presentation to find out all of this year’s winners! New categories will debut every 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 p.m. CST.


Monday – June 21, 2021

Kingdom Heirs reclaim the #1 spot this week with “Never Changing God” – a special single release from the quartet. The chart also sees a huge crop of debuts from The Isaacs, The Hyssongs, The Steeles, Mark Trammell Quartet, Mylon Hayes Family, The Browders, and Mercy’s Well this week. …


New Lyric Video Release and More Music From Tonja Rose

Franklin, TN (June 18, 2021) The month of July will see the fifth new music release from Tonja Rose by Mansion Entertainment in as many months (distributed by Syntax Creative). “Amazing Day, Amazing Grace”, will release to all digital platforms July 16th, the song was written by Tonja Rose, Mark Narmore …


Jason Crabb Steps Into New Season with 5-Song EP, Just As I Am

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 22-time Dove Award honoree Jason Crabb celebrates the beginning of a new chapter in his storied career with the release today of Just As I Am. The five-song EP, Crabb’s official debut on the Red Street Records label, was produced by GRAMMY® winner Jay DeMarcus, founding member of country …

Christians Should Remember God Is On Their Side

The world seems to have gone nuts. People are seeing unidentified flying objects. The government confirms it. Sen. Marco Rubio claims UFOs are flying over our military installations. Pilots have videos of mysterious objects flying rapidly and making 90-degree turns — something physically impossible for humans at the speed those objects are flying. They seem to defy the known laws of physics  Read more….


Actors Provide A Unique Recipe For Healing

Against the backdrop of a pandemic’s blight and wounds from an acrimonious election, a group of acclaimed actors on Sunday staged an online reading of a religious text with remarkable relevance to the current moment: the Book of Job.  Read more…


When Political Prophecies Don’t Come To Pass

ELECTION 2020 – Image – Spencer Platt, Getty Images


Trump Becomes the First President Since Eisenhower to Change Faiths in Office

Trump Becomes the First President Since Eisenhower to Change Faiths in Office. Image: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty


10 Ways To Help Your Community During The Winter

We tend to spend more time indoors and at home during the winter, but our communities and the people around us still need our kindness and care throughout these long, cold months. Read more…


North Korea Jails, Executes Anyone Who Owns a Bible

By Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, October 30, 2020


5 Ways Mike Pence Has Shaped the Trump Administration

By Daniel Silliman| – 10-7-20

Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images


Democrats Face Faith Questions That Will Not Go Away



God’s Invitation Is Still Being Given



Christian Artist Chris Tomlin Works With Country Singers



8 Ways Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Getting the Coronavirus

During this time, it’s especially important to make sure the more vulnerable of our society are kept safe… Read more…


Resource for parents of young children with advice directly from a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. R. Allan Stanford MD, FAAP…Read more…..


Two Rulings Favor Religious Groups – 7-9-20

Protesters outside the Supreme Court yesterday.Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

The Supreme Court delivered twin 7-to-2 rulings favorable to private religious institutions yesterday. One ruling broadened religious schools’ exemption from federal employment discrimination laws. The other upheld a Trump administration regulation letting employers with religious and moral objections limit access to birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Did you know the tax filing deadline shifted from April 15 to July 15? Find out what changes the Internal Revenue Service is implementing as well as information on penalties, deductions and more.  Read more…


Can you catch COVID-19 from the mail? Are post office branches open right now? Check out the latest on mail safety, home delivery, stamps, shipping hand sanitizer and more.  Read more…


President Trump Donates 4th Quarter Salary to Fight the Coronavirus

Will Maule | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Monday, March 23, 2020


“What a shock, and thank you,” Dr. Michael Rydelnik said as he received the Moody Bible Institute Faculty Citation Award in February. Rydelnik, who is also host of Moody Radio’s popular Open Line, has taught Bible and Jewish Studies for more than 25 years.

Read more at https://www.moodyradio.org/newsletters/march-2020


Trump DOJ: Boys Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Play in Girls’ Sports

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, March 26, 2020



 State of Tennessee Launches “Do Your Part, Stay Apart” Campaign

Tennesseans join together to fight COVID-19 – Thursday, March 26, 2020


Most Americans Think Trump Is Either ‘Not Too’ Religious or Not Religious at All, Pew Finds

Tim Tune | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Thursday, March 26, 2020



Congress Passes Economic Stimulus Package amid Pandemic

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, March 25, 2020



Trump’s Overall Approval Rating Jumps to 49 Percent since Coronavirus Outbreak, Gallup Says

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Paul Belcher Concerts presents The Best Gospel Concert in Chattanooga 

Paul Belcher Concerts presents The Best Gospel Concert in Chattanooga Tennessee.
Saturday, March 7 at 6:30pm. Memorial Auditorium.
Featuring the Triumphant Quartet, Karen Peck & New River, the Inspitations, Primitive Quartet,                 and the Williamsons.
Tickets – $25 Main Floor, $20 Balcony and General Admission.
Box Office 423.757.5580
Ticketmaster.com or PaulBelcherConcerts.Com
For Group Rates – Call Paul Belcher at 423.253.7900



Chattanooga Convention Center 7:00-8:30am (Buffet opens at 6:45am).  Speaker: Governor Bill Lee

Read more here:  https://chattanoogaprayerbreakfast.com/www


Other Christian Events going on around Chattanooga

Compliments of Chattanooga TFP – Updated every Saturday morning.


 Revival Is Taking Place In Tennessee  – 2-19-20

‘Wave After Wave of People, Broken Before the Lord’:

Churches Across Tennessee Are Fasting And Praying For Unity, According To Sheldon Livesay, The Coordinator For Awaken Tennessee.  Read More…

Poet Voices Welcomes Cyle Cornish – 11-26-19

Pictured above (L-R): Phil Cross, Nic Holland, Donny Henderson, Cyle Cornish


New US Ambassador to UN, Kelly Craft, Reaffirms Unwavering Commitment to Israel – 10-3-19.  Read more….click here

Abortion Legislation

“To Kill a People – Abortion and the Soul of America”

By Darris McNeely – May 16, 2019
Recent actions by state legislators to allow the murder of full-term children forces every one of us to consider how far we have come in the culture war and where it is taking the nation.
Read the story here…


From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: My daughter gave birth to a child with Down’s syndrome. We have sorrow about the life ahead, but my daughter has joy in taking care of this little one. Why does God permit this to happen? — D.S.
Through Great Grief Can Come Great Joy…Read more…


Spiritual Adviser Hopeful For Clemency for Death Row Inmate Don Johnson – May 2019

Pastor Furman Fordham, right, speaks on behalf of death row inmate Don Johnson, in Nashville.

Happy Chanukah!

Wishing you and yours a blessed Chanukah as you celebrate the God of miracles, victory and light.

May your holiday be filled with the love and joy of Yeshua (Jesus) – the Light of the World.

Yeshua spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows Me will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ―John 8:1


Giving Thanks For God’s Beautiful Earth

Imagine if you were the creator of the Earth, with all of its breathtaking beauty, and gave each living creature the gift of life.  Read more…


The Word of God is full of verses that are perfect for giving thanks as we do at Thanksgiving. Whether it’s telling a loved one how much we appreciate their presence in our life or writing a greeting card for those far away, we hope you can use these thankful bible verses to better express your gratitude. You can write down these Scriptures to remind yourself throughout the day to live a life of thanks and you can also use these on Thanksgiving Day as you pray over a meal shared with family and friends.

Discover the best bible verses for Thanksgiving in this collection of grateful scripture quotes!  Click here…





Former Lee Student Wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Former Lee University student and close-up magician Shin Lim has won Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent” and $1 million. Read more…

Why do Movies Take God’s Name in Vain?

“Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and the ones who love of it will eat its fruit” – Proverbs 18:21 (NASB)

When was the first time you heard an expletive? If you think back, it’s likely that your answer stems from something you heard on the radio, saw on TV or maybe even a parent or friend…read more


This 90’s R&B Singer Gave Up Fame for Faith

Let’s take a time machine, shall we? We’re back in the 1990’s where parachute pants and boom boxes ruled. Chances are you might’ve been jamming to a popular song 1995 hit, “This Is How We Do It,” by Montell Jordan.  Read more…

Montell Jordan – Executive Pastor at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia

How to Genuinely Worship in Church When the Songs Aren’t Your Style

Many Christians have a preferred musical expression. Perhaps it is CCM (Contemporary Christian Music), hymns, songs in Spanish, Gospel, acapella, or even rap. Many of us grew up in a denomination that only sang one of these types of music, and that is what we’re used to, what we’re comfortable with, and what we prefer.  Read more…

THE SPARROW – By Jake Edgeman

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)

When reading this, Humans miss the mark.  Read more… 

7 Suggestions When God is Silent

Have you ever been there? Has the silence of God in your life ever been eerily strong?

Imagine you had been faithfully serving… God is using you… you are in constant communication with Him… and then suddenly… everything is quiet. You have to wait.  Read more…

The Incredible Reality of Who We Are Now Because of Jesus

One of the incredible results of Jesus’ resurrection is that God makes believers into completely brand new creationsRead more…

Someone Will Sin Against You Today, Are You Ready?

By Tim Brister – 7-25-18.  Click here…

How to Know with Certainty the Plans God Has for You


3 Prayers for Relationships (to Strengthen and Restore)

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5 Exciting Ways Jesus Is With You Always

 _If Jesus seems distant to you, you are not alone. For many, Jesus is abstract. He is like that piece of modern art you just don’t get and have trouble relating to. But this is not the Jesus in the gospels nor of early church tradition. Jesus is right here, right now—and that idea will renew your life.  Read more…


Stay On The Path With God To Find True Peace, Rest 

For many years, I’ve enjoyed running and hiking many of the pristine trails in the Cascades, Coast Range and west slope of the Rockies. Read more…


10 Surprising Teachings from Song of Solomon
With so many biblical scholars disagreeing on interpretation, is it any wonder many find Song of Solomon confusing? Some say it’s a drama or musical, and elaborate that there are two or three main characters. It’s often called Song of Songs, and even the Canticle of Canticles. Most agree it that shows a beautiful picture of God’s design for love and the marriage relationship. Read more…



Mart Green, Hobby Lobby board chairman and keynote speaker, tells of leaving a legacy during the 40th Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Tuesday.

Read More…


Why Christians Should Be Careful About Boycotting Hollywood

– By Ben Kayser – 5-1-18

How to Pray for Your Daily Breadread here

Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff – 4-13-18

FALLING IN LOVE? – Click here

Texas Church Pays Medical Bills for 4000 Families

Texas Church Pays Off over $10 Million Medical Debt in Easter Gift to Local Families 2018.  Read more…



The Incredible Hospitality of Good Friday

Churches Helping Churches Help The Community

A Letter To Moviegoers On The Arrival Of A Faith-Based Film About Paul

The Symbolism Of A French Officer’s Sacrifice

The Last Sabbath Of The Old Creation

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit By Lori Borgman

Her Journey Of Hope – Seven-Year Survivor Starts Cancer Ministry – By Yolanda Putman

There Is No ‘Quick And Easy’ Way Forward For Frustrated United Methodists – By Terry Mattingly

Faith-Based Film Business Trying To Attract Audiences – By Ryan Faughnder



Vice President Mike Pence’s Historic Knesset Speech  – 1-22-18 

Vice President Mike Pence made a historic speech at the Knesset this morning. Speaking to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel’s lawmakers, the Vice President honored Israel’s upcoming 70th anniversary and 3,000 years of Jewish history in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

This was the first time in 10 years that a senior US Administration official addressed the Knesset since President George W. Bush spoke there to mark Israel’s 60th anniversary in 2008. The Vice President boldly spoke of the spiritual and political ties between Israel and the United States, and the common bond between our two countries created by people who treasured freedom and the faith of Abraham. He left no daylight between Israel and the United States, a marked change from the speeches we have heard from US officials during the last administration.

We were excited to hear President Donald Trump’s speech in December when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, and announced that the administration would begin making plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Today, the Vice President reaffirmed the decision of the United States to recognize Jerusalem, and he announced that the Embassy would complete its move by the end of 2019.

The Vice President spoke of his hope that we have entered a new era of the peace process, and said the President believes it is possible to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel with the help of Arab leaders. Instead of chastising Israel for the lack of peace, as the previous President and his administration did many times, Vice President Pence affirmed Israel’s efforts to achieve peace and provide freedom for people of all faiths.

In addition, the Vice President strongly condemned the disastrous Iran Deal and stated that President Trump has decided that he will no longer certify this bad deal. Vice President Pence stated that, unless the deal is fixed, the US will withdraw and resume sanctions against the regime in Tehran. He promised that the US will not allow Iran to attain a nuclear weapon, under any circumstances. And he offered the hand of friendship to Iran’s people, telling them the US is not their enemy, and that when the day comes that the people of Iran throw off the oppression of their regime the United States will stand with them.

This historic speech by Vice President Pence marks a dramatic new day in American foreign policy. It also shows that CUFI has a perfect opportunity to seize the moment and work with Congress and the Trump Administration to achieve political victories that will protect Israel for decades to come.


An artist’s rendering of the ministry’s new headquarters.

It is Written to build new headquarters!









Hullander Red Back Hymnal Singings

Lead Chattanooga 2017

Positive Christian Singles With Robert Jones – 6-5-17

Jim Ricketts Memorial-Awana Benefit – 3-26-17

Gaither Vocal Band At Memorial Auditorium – July 16, 2016

Paul Belcher Concert – 11-19-16

Ivan Parker At Frawley Baptist Church

Midnight Cry At East Ridge Christian Church

Tennessee Christian Chamber Of Commerce 

The Barn In Hixson Gospel Singing

Paul Belcher Concert – 3-5-16

B-2-B – And All That Jazz


Her loss of faith is a familiar story. As writer Margaret Wheeler Johnson explains it, the personal integrity that religion instilled in her “made it impossible to maintain faith” in religion. A while back, Columbia University professor Mark Lilla made a similar disclosure; namely, the truth that led him to faith was the very thing that led him “out of faith.”  Read more…


What is the purpose of the rating system?
Movie ratings provide parents with advance information about the content of films to help them determine what movies are appropriate for their young children and at what age.  Ratings are assigned by a Board of parents who consider factors such as violence, sex, language, drug use and other adult activities and assign a rating they believe the majority of American parents would give a film.  Read more…


Multitudes are seeking happiness.  But for many it is elusive and temporary at best.  Is that because they are searching in the wrong places?  Real, lasting happiness cannot be found in earthly riches or in abundant possessions.  It is not found in prestige, popularity, or positions of power.  Worldly entertainments and sinful pleasures do not truly satisfy but result in emptiness, turmoil, and remorse.  Read more….

Seven Unbiblical Worldviews Too Many Christians Are Accepting

The Barna Group, in association with Summit Ministries, conducted a survey of practicing Christians to determine if Christians are influenced by false worldviews that oppose a biblical worldview. The results are shocking, and worrisome.  Read more….


For too long, the Howard School’s football field has been nearly unplayable.  “A dust bowl,” said coach John Starr. “We were playing football and dust was flying up.”  Not anymore.  Read more


You’re probably familiar with The Lord’s Prayer. It’s a passage of Scripture many believers (and even non-believers) know and recognize.  But there’s a key part I think many people don’t understand. Let’s go through the prayer together, beginning in Matthew 6:9 (KJV) …Read more

TODAY – By Gary Miller

Today is unique.  There is no other day more special than today.  Sure, we enjoy the precious memories of days gone by, and as we grow older, we may even become a bit nostalgic about our childhood memories.  But we have only today to do the deeds that will make memories tomorrow.

If we are visionaries….Read more


Let’s thank God for the wonderful rain!

God’s Power in Creation – By Lester Burkholder – click here


The 2016 election has revealed afresh a deep fissure—and a great opportunity.  By Mark Galli/ November 10, 2016


Christian Entertainment around the Chattanooga area

For our complete “Christian Entertainment” calendar – click here

Worship Services for this Weekend

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Churches in this Area

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Alphabetical list – click here

Social Security Beneficiaries to See Paltry Increase in 2017

BAD IDEA:  City Council Considers Beer In Movie TheatersBeer sales are helping bolster movie concession sales elsewhere in the country, but opinions on the proposed expansion of such sales locally are mixed.






Q: I heard a sermon the other day about how we ought to be using our God-given abilities to help others, but I don’t think I have any particular talents. I’m just an ordinary church member, and besides that I’m getting older and my health isn’t very good. — Mrs. E.M.

A: Don’t think that you’re useless in God’s eyes — because you’re not. Even if you aren’t aware of it, God has given you at least one spiritual gift or ability — just as he has every other believer.

And God wants you to discover your gift and use it for his glory. No, yours may not be as public as someone else’s gift; not everyone (for example) is called to become a preacher or teacher (although some are). But that doesn’t mean your gift is any less important in God’s eyes — because it isn’t. Some people, for example, have a God-given gift for encouraging others, or being kind or merciful, or giving wise advice to those who need it. The Bible says we “do not all have the same function. … We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us” (Romans 12:4,6).

I can’t help but think, for example, of the men and women I’ve known over the years to whom God had given a special gift of prayer. We’re all called to pray, of course — but some people have been given a special anointing by God to pray. Many I’ve known were older or even disabled — but our ministry would have been impossible without them.

Ask God to show you what gift he’s given you. Then commit it (and your whole life) to Jesus Christ, and seek to use it to help others. The Bible says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

CHURCH PROVIDES AID FOR FLOOD VICTIMS – The Associated Press – 8-22-16

WALKER, La. — Outside the small town of Walker, Louisiana, a rural Baptist church has become an oasis for flood victims.

As waters rose amid torrential rains earlier this month, National Guard rescue crews dropped people off at South Walker Baptist Church because it sits on a ridge of relatively high ground in Livingston Parish near Baton Rouge. Even as flooding has receded in recent days, the church — like many other places across hardhit south Louisiana — has continued providing sustenance for the body and soul.

It sheltered 96 people in the days after the storm, and Pastor Mark Carroll said the sanctuary is still a dormitory for more than 20 who lost their homes, including a man who had been living in his car until Saturday. It is also housing volunteers who have come to help people rebuild.

With a congregation of about 100 and with help from the community, the church is offering hot meals, running a pantry stocked by donations from around the U.S. and conducting prayer services.

“It’s been this entire community,” Carroll said by phone Sunday. “We couldn’t have done anything without everyone, and I mean just about everyone, pitching in.”

OBEDIENCE IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER – Dr. Charles Stanley – 8-19-16

Obedience. It can be difficult and it can be unpopular, but it is undoubtedly the best way of life for believers. When we obey God, we demonstrate our love for Him and invite His blessings into our lives. Obedience is doing what God says, how He says it, and when He says to do it. Anything less is rebellion. Obedience or rebellion—with God there is no middle ground.


God has the power to turn evil into good – by Kevin Adams Kevin Adams 2 - senior pastor at Olivet Baptist

Wanted: A body was found buried in the Egyptian sand. The murderer has fled to Midian and is on the loose. He is armed with a rod and can be considered armed and dangerous.

Wanted: A gang leader of the group known as “Thirty Mighty Men” is wanted for multiple charges…Read more


A Day with Jordan Smith

Photography by Craig Tyndall at Lee University


Contact:  Craig Tyndall – 423.802.9130

Email:  ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com




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