Bio and Fact Sheet
Detroit Gospel.com is the first and
only website dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of the Metropolitan
Detroit gospel music and entertainment scene. It is designed as a one-stop
online resource for gospel entertainment enthusiasts in metro-Detroit
and around the globe. It was launched the first day of Black History
Month, February 1, 2004, and not only provides timely and topical gospel
entertainment information, but offers today's generation a look at Detroit's
rich gospel history.
Detroit has long been known as a hot-bed of gospel
music, but surprisingly, before Detroit Gospel.com's launch, there was
no online resource chronicling Detroit's gospel entertainment scene.
While there are several well-done websites that focus on the national
gospel scene, they simply cannot provide the local coverage of Detroit
Gospel.com. There are also several well-done local Christian-oriented
websites, but none of these focus on the gospel music and entertainment
scene in Detroit. Local coverage on the website includes an events calendar,
local industry information, a comprehensive (and growing) profile list
of Detroit gospel artists, a history of Detroit gospel, and interviews
with local gospel entertainment artists who have achieved national prominence
and up-and-coming artists looking for their big break. For those visitors
who subscribe online, there is also an e-mail newsletter sent monthly.
Detroit Gospel.com also provides content that
addresses the lifestyle needs of gospel enthusiasts. The site includes
parenting tips, health and fitness, answers to spiritual questions,
and other information of interest.
Detroit Gospel.com is the brainchild of Mary Lynne
and Keith Crosby, founders of website design company, FruitfulWorks,
Inc. The Crosbys were each born and raised in Detroit and have a great
love for the city, gospel music, and for God. The Crosbys felt led to
use their computer technology and evangelistic backgrounds to pursue
their interests in web design and gospel music, while benefiting the
body of Christ. Detroit Gospel.com is the result of that desire. It
is the Crosbys hope that this website will be a blessing to gospel lovers
in metro-Detroit and throughout the world.
February 1, 2004 (Click for Press Release)
Gospel.com is the first and only website dedicated to providing comprehensive
coverage of the Metropolitan Detroit gospel music and entertainment
scene. It is designed as a one-stop online resource for gospel entertainment
enthusiasts in metro-Detroit and around the globe. Major updates to
Detroit Gospel.com's content are made monthly, with minor updates uploaded
Gospel.com is published by FruitfulWorks, Inc., a web design and internet
marketing company specializing in small businesses, Christian ministries,
and gospel music artists.
Mary Lynne R. Crosby
Director of Sales and Marketing:
Keith E. Crosby
18701 Grand River, #134, Detroit, MI 48223
Monthly web statistics will be made available beginning March 9, 2004.
Statistics will include the number of visitors received per month and
the average visit duration. Prior to launch, the placeholder page, simply
announcing that Detroit Gospel.com would be coming soon, was receiving
an average of 50 visitors per month.