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Soul Source Magazine debuts at Detroit's Praisefest

Detroit (May 25, 2004):–Metro Detroit will catch its first glimpse of the premier issue of Soul Source magazine during the Praisefest, June 12-13 at Hart Plaza. Dr. Deborah Smith-Pollard, long time WJLB Sunday morning gospel announcer and organizer of the Festival will be on the cover of the inaugural edition.

Soul Source is a free monthly full-color tabloid inserted in The Michigan Chronicle and distributed at major Christian events and select churches throughout metro Detroit. "We hope to provide metro Detroit with Christian information and inspiration that will change lives for the better," said Pamela Perry, publisher. The monthly will profile local pastors, authors, gospel artists, Christian entrepreneurs and cover events that are making a positive impact in the community.

"We have columnists who are Christian writers, authors and experts in their field. Experienced journalists will write the articles and profiles. Our main mission – to break out of the ordinary, to encourage others to be all that they dreamed and ever imagined because with God all things are possible," said Perry. The magazine’s design is bold and contemporary featuring many motivational columns. There will be regular columns on health, wealth, family, education, purpose and destiny. Comedian Horace B. Sanders will also contribute monthly.

"Today's urban Christians are passionate about their faith and are active in the community. The faith-based message that Soul Source delivers will seek to bridge all denominations and hopefully draw others to the message of the gospel," said Kevin Fobbs, civic and government relations director and president of National Urban Policy Action Council. Fobbs is also a 20-year media veteran and columnist with the Detroit News.

Others involved in the venture include: Jackie Berg, of Bridges Communications Group, Inc., who serves as general manager; Juanita Mersier, of Promote Detroit, is the circulation director; and Marc Perry, of Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., is the marketing director. Kanette Worlds is a staff writer.

"In an era when sex sells and controversy prevails, readers need a resource that will uplift the spirit and stimulate the mind. You are what you read, watch and listen to," said Worlds. "The media influences our thoughts as well as our actions. We become what we meditate upon."

Perry says that we must monitor the source of our thoughts if we want true success. "If we want to set our minds on things above and not get hung up on earthly things, we need to feed our minds the right kind of diet. Soul Source is about real soul food. Our purpose for this publication is to inspire Christians to apply what they believe to improve their lives and their surroundings. That’s faith in action," said Perry.

"New magazines are started all the time, but you can never have too much inspirational media. A dose of good news is like a medicine that heals the heart, body and soul," said Mersier.

Soul Source will also focus on the issues of life and testimonies about the overcoming power of God. "Hopefully this publication will motivate us to live more holy and compels us to have compassion for those in spiritual poverty," said Perry.

For more info on Soul Source, call (248) 426-2300. Press releases, calendar items and CD/book reviews should be sent to or mailed to: 21442 Hamilton, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.


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