MY BROADCASTING LIFE:
I began my broadcast career at Memphis State University on their jazz station WSMS in 1987. From there she worked in television news at WMC Channel 5 as a vidifont (graphics) operator. By the time I left, 2 1/2 years later, my duties had expanded including writing, editing, and even shooting video for news stories. I took a break from broadcasting and worked in Human Resources for 4 years. In 1994 I became "Eileen The Love Queen" an on-air personality at WDIA, then moved to KJMS (Smooth 101) as "Eileen The Diva". While holding down an air shift, I was promoted to Programming Assistant for WDIA & WHRK (K97). When Clear Channel acquired 2 other urban stations in the market, I was promoted to Assistant Program Director for WDIA, WHRK (K97) and KJMS (Smooth 101). Clear Channel debuted its 1st FM gospel station in December 2002, WHAL 95.7 Hallelujah FM. I was instrumental in launching this station and was given added responsibility when upper management named me Program Director and now I consult the other Hallelujah formats in other cities. Before joining the morning team on Hallelujah, I was heard on the Fun Morning Show with Bobby O'Jay on WDIA.
I grew up in Mt. Pisgah on Weaver Rd, under Rev. A.C. Jackson and Rev. Frank Harris (19 years). Then I matured at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church under Dr. Alvin O. Jackson (16 years). Now, I am continuing to grow at Greater New Liberty on Webb under Rev. Darrel K. Shack...TGAND 4 Life!
Yes, the show is back for it's 2nd season with host Jeff Foxworthy and co-host Kirk Franklin. Well, now, they have created something to go along with the show!
“The American Bible Challenge Bible Study” will cover topics such as Love, Forgiveness, Prayer, Acceptance, Character, Anxiety, Courage and The Bible itself. Prominent personalities from the worlds of religion, publishing, music and literature will guide viewers through the verses and talk about the meaning they hold in their lives. The curriculum for “The American Bible Challenge Bible Study” was written in conjunction with American Bible Society.
The Bible Study can be found here:
Featuring exclusive video and commentary from celebrated figures including:
Max Lucado is a best-selling author, writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 100 million products—80 million books—filled with his words have been sold. Lucado is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year awards.
Randy Frazee is the senior minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches and leads in partnership with Pastor and author Max Lucado. He is also the author of “Making Room for Life” and “The Christian Life Profile Assessment Tool.”
Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist. There are more than 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year.
Sherry Surratt is the President and CEO of MOPS International. Her church ministry experience includes Children’s Ministry Pastor and Central Support Pastor at Seacoast church based in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. There she developed multisite ministries at their 13 campuses.
Rev. Susan Sparks is currently the Senior Pastor (and the first woman in its 165 year history) of the historic Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City. A trial lawyer, turned standup comedian and Baptist minister, Rev. Sparks is America’s only female comedian with a pulpit. After ten years as a lawyer moonlighting as a standup, she left her practice and spent two years on a solo trip around the world, including working with Mother Teresa’s mission in Calcutta, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and driving the Alaska Highway. Upon returning home, she entered Union Theological Seminary in New York City where she earned a Master of Divinity and wrote an honors thesis on humor and religion.
Clay Walker noted country singer.
Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant has broken the stereotype of yesterday’s clergyman. He is the leader of a new breed of ministers who embrace the idea of capitalizing on the ever-increasing marketplace of Internet and technological innovations to spread the gospel. With more than 7,500 members attending weekly services at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland, and approximately 35,000 followers on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, he believes that “God is not just in the church; He is also in technology.” His mission is to “empower people spiritually, develop them educationally, expose them culturally, activate them politically, and strengthen them economically.”
Bishop Paul Sylvester Morton is currently senior Pastor of Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church and Co-Pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a recording artist, author and the founding and presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.
Dr. Debra B. Morton is the much admired and beloved Senior Pastor of the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Co-Pastor of Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. She works diligently in the service of the Lord with her husband, Bishop Paul S. Morton. Dr. Morton also serves as General Overseer of the women’s division and daughters of the promise (DOP) of the (FGBCFI). As founder of Women of Excellence Ministry for over 15 years, Dr. Morton has nurtured thousands of women.
Jimmy Wayne Barber is a country music singer and songwriter.
Howard Hewitt is an American R&B and gospel singer and former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar. As a writer, producer, and session vocalist, Hewett co-wrote and produced "Frustration" for LaToya Jackson in 1984, and sang on her LP Heart Don't Lie. He did lead vocals on LPs by Stanley Clarke and George Duke in 1984 and 1986, a duet with Stacy Lattisaw on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and sang with Firefox in 1986, as well as doing backgrounds on a Donna Summer release. An eponymous 1990 album by Hewett included the number two R&B hit “Show Me,” and the singer followed up with 1992’s Allegiance and 1994’s It’s Time before going on hiatus as a solo artist and concentrating on his work as a background vocalist on albums by a variety of jazz musicians, including Duke and Joe Sample. Hewett returned with the 2001 gospel album The Journey, and the single “Enough” (also featuring Duke) arrived in 2006, followed by the holiday effort Howard Hewett Christmas in 2008.