Congratulations to 2014 Stellar Awards Honorees that will be
Honored during the Live telecast in
Nashville, Tennessee on January 18, 2014
James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award
2014 Recipient - Hezekiah Walker
Grammy Award winning choir director and church pastor Hezekiah Walker has collaborated with Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy and Whitney Houston; recorded more than a dozen chart-topping albums and become the face of the black Gospel choir over an almost three decades long career. In speaking of his 14th CD, “Azusa The Next Generation,”
Walker formed the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir with a dozen members circa 1985 and taught them the song. They recorded the “I’ll Make It” LP live and it rose to #12 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart when Sweet Rain Records released it in 1988.
Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award
2014 Recipient - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is a member of the United States House of Representatives. She represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, centered in Houston, which is the energy capital of the world. Considered by many as the “Voice of Reason”, she is dedicated to upholding the Constitutional rights of all people.
Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award
2014 Recipient - Pastor Maceo Woods
Pastor Maceo Woods, Born on the far south side of Chicago in the community of Morgan park, Maceo L. Woods, showed promise as a servant of God early in life; being interested in and concerned about the welfare of others. From early youth to manhood, he labored in the field of church music, as soloist, choirmaster, and organist. By the year 1950 Maceo L. Woods was already universally acclaimed by many to be one of the world’s greatest gospel organists and choirmasters; appearing in such noted auditoriums as New York’s Madison Square Garden, and Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. His soulful interpretation of ‘Amazing Grace’ has been immortalized.