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The idea for Detroit Gospel.com was given by inspiration to a Detroit-based couple, Keith and Mary Lynne Crosby. 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. This online gospel entertainment resource is the result of that desire. It is the Crosbys' hope that this site will be a blessing to gospel lovers in metro Detroit and throughout the world.

Keith E. Crosby
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Keith attended high school in Detroit at Cass Tech and has a B.S. in Computer Science from Western Michigan University. He worked for Ford Motor Company before joining FruitfulWorks, Inc. He loves gospel music. He keeps busy by staying involved in the community as a volunteer mentor, an elder at the church he attends, and a dedicated husband and father.

Mary Lynne R. Crosby
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Mary is a graduate of Renaissance High School in Detroit (where she was then Mary Sturkey) and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She later went on to successfully complete the Associate Recording Engineer program at the Recording Institute of Detroit. Mary Lynne started FruitfulWorks, Inc. in 2002, after five years as a Quality Manager / Specialist at DaimlerChrysler. In addition to Detroit Gospel.com, Mary Lynne keeps busy with working in the family's web design business, co-parenting two preschoolers, working as an independent quality consultant, and teaching the preschoolers' Sunday school class at Tree of Life Bible Fellowship Church.

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Reneé is a graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. She attended Wayne State University and is a graduate of Specs Howard School of Broadcasting. Attending Specs Howard led to her working for Gospel station AM 1340 WMUZ for the past ten years. She also works independently as a gospel entertainment producer. Reneé is grateful to have co-produced the Gospel Showcase with Sister Celeste Harris and Karen Barker which in turn allowed her to attend her first Stellar Awards presentation a few years ago. In addition, Reneé thanks Carl B. and Consuella Phillips for giving her the opportunity to work at the Gospel PraiseFest in Hart Plaza for the past four years. As a result of her work in Detroit's gospel arena, Reneé brings a wealth of knowledge about the Detroit and national gospel entertainment scene and is grateful and excited about the opportunity to share with the Detroit Gospel.com community. Reneé's goal is to ultimately produce a christian television show. She considers her work in gospel entertainment as her career and her ministry and prays that God will anoint her to bless many people. Reneé is also active in her church, St. Paul A.M.E. Zion (Dr. Derrick R. Anderson, Pastor), where she sings in the choir and teaches Sunday School. She loves the Lord and thanks God for her Mom and her family and friends who are her prayer partners. It is Reneé's prayer that God will bless the ministry of Detroit Gospel.com as a whole.

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Carl B. Phillips has been a part of the Detroit Gospel Music scene for over 30 years. Beginning at age 12 he was a member of Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church Jewel Choir, under the directorship of TJ Hemphill (producer of hit gospel play “Perilous Times”). Upon entering high school Carl transitioned to the Cass Tech Gospel Choir. After being baptized in Jesus name and being filled with the Holy Ghost, Carl became the director of the Christ Temple Inspirational Choir, a position he held for over 20 years. Under Carl’s leadership the choir presented a yearly concert from 1978 to 1997. In the mid 80’s Carl seized an opportunity to perform with Savoy recording artist Donald Vail’s Voices of Deliverance. In 1990, Carl began his career in Gospel radio at WMKM 1440, Detroit MI. When Larry Robinson, owner of God’s World Music, started WWON 1160 AM in Fenton, MI, Carl made the 60 mile journey to perform as an on-air announcer, music director, and program director. After several years at WWON, Carl joined WMUZ 1340 AM, Detroit, MI where he worked as an evening announcer and music director for two years. For the past 10 years Carl has been the local booking coordinator for the Motor City PraiseFest (produced by Deborah Smith Pollard). In addition to his work with PraiseFest, Carl has also produced several gospel concerts featuring such gospel artist as Lisa Page Brooks, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Deitrick Haddon, Darius Twyman, Chris Jones, Ernest Lee and Dorinda Clark Cole. Carl is a gifted songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Esther Smith (“Go And Minister To The Lost”), Detroit Sings Nu Hymns – Produced by Deitrick Haddon (“Stand By Me”), and he also co-wrote and produced the theme song for the Pentecostal Assembly of Believers, “Let Them See Jesus” featuring the PAB Singers. Currently Carl B. is the Minister of Music of Greater Christ Temple Church, and the International Minister of Music of the Pentecostal Assembly of Believers (an apostolic fellowship founded by Carl’s pastor Bishop Carl E. Holland). He’s also the co-host of “Detroit Gospel.com On The Air” heard on WMUZ 1340 AM. Carl reminds everyone “to work like you don’t need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching you.”

Pastor Eric
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Pastor Eric is a graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a Master degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Pastor Eric founded Tree of Life Bible Fellowship Church in 1999. He is presently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry and is Registrar at Michigan Theological Seminary. Pastor Eric's background and personal relationship with the Lord makes him adept at providing both scholarly and practical insights to spiritual questions. He and his wife, Marilyn, stay busy with their ministries, meeting the needs of the Tree of Life flock, and their three lovely children, Chanel, Samuel, and Christina Joy.

Wanda Edwards
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Wanda is a graduate of Mackenzie High School in Detroit, and has a B.S. and M.S. in Nursing from Wayne State University. Wanda has been recognized for leadership in health promotion and community health outreach programs. An expert in the areas of adult mental health, issues of importance to women and crisis incident debriefing, she has shared her expertise at speaking engagements nationally. Wanda is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and CEO of her own company, Health and Business Consultants (HBC). HBC specializes in custom–designed health promotion and business management programs for companies. She is a caring and committed healthcare professional and brings over 20 years of experience as a healthcare provider and educator to Detroit Gospel.com as our health and fitness writer. In addition, Wanda keeps busy with her first grandchild, Cameron, and as Director of Christian Education at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion church in Detroit where Dr. Derrick R. Anderson is her pastor.

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Detroit native, Anthony Howard, a graduate of Full Sail Real World Education-Film School of Winter Park, FL, has taken his dreams and is making them a reality with fervor and tenacity. Notably, Anthony’s film, "Radio Room," was being considered for the Russell Simmons/Stan Lathan Def Filmmakers series. Other production/directorial credits include several television commercials: "HereWe.com," "Reading is Fundamental" – a public service announcement, and a Florida television-magazine show called "Plug-In." He produced a show, "Battle of the Poets," at one of downtown Detroit’s premiere theatres, the Masonic Temple, with “COCO” the comedienne as the Host who said, “This gentleman has brought integrity to the industry”. Anthony would love to produce two of several projects he has in the works, one being a gospel soap opera called “Citizens of Heaven” and a screenplay “To Gain The Whole World,” which he has been shopping to TV-ONE cable network and BET. His extensive meetings in Maryland with the CEO and VP of Marketing, respectively, were very encouraging.

Also a freelance writer for "Gospel Artists Magazine," Gospelzone.com and Str8up.com, Mr. Howard has been extending his experiences and insight on religion, relationships, entertainment media or any other thought-provoking topics, and not just here and nationally but internationally.

Karen Hunt-Barker is a gospel industry dynamo wearing many hats (in addition to the one she's got on in her photo). She is the Urban Gospel Alliance (UGA)-Detroit Chapter rep, President of Elyon/ ( E2) Music Group and Detroit Gospel.com's roving photographer. Karen is a graduate of Cass Tech in Detroit, and is currently completing a Masters in Communications at Eastern Michigan University. Recently Karen could be spotted snapping photos at the Bobby Jones Gospel Retreat in Las Vegas. Look for her photos of The Whitfield Music Group coming soon. Also, if you are a christian artist/ministry/business/event developer email Karen at: elyongroup@yahoo.com to set up a free 30 minute first level strategy consultation

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Conway Norwood, III blesses Detroit Gospel.com with his enthusiasm and appreciation for gospel's "new school." He holds a B.S. in Telecommunication & Film from Eastern Michigan University where he worked as a staff writer for the University publication, "The Eastern Echo." Currently, Conway works as an engineer at WMUZ (103.5 FM, 1340 AM, and 560 AM) and attends Greater Grace Temple (O.G. Hayes Memorial) in Taylor, MI, where his pastor is Suffragan Bishop Gary Harper. Conway serves in his home church as a youth minister, assistant to the Youth Chairman, and President of the Youth Choir. Conway tells us, "I've been saved for almost seven years, and having grown up with the explosion of secular hip-hop, I understand how much of an impact that hip-hop can have in contemporary gospel music. I believe that urban and hip-hop gospel music has as much of an impact, if not more, on today's generation of believers and potential believers as traditional gospel music." You can see why we at Detroit Gospel.com are so pleased to have Conway on our staff as our resident, Urban / Hip-Hop Gospel writer. Most recently Conway has taken on assistant editor duties (for which the editor is extremelly grateful).

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Brenda brings a wealth of gospel music experience to Detroit Gospel.com (and as a bonus, the girl can sang!). She has sung with various gospel choirs in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Detroit, including with the late Rev. Dr Donald Vails and Chuck Brown. Brenda has also recorded with various groups on studio and live recordings including Rev. Mayfield Smalls and Company, Clinton, MD; The New Mt. Olive Baptist Church Workshop Choir, Live-New Mt. Olive Bapt Church, Washington, D.C.; and Howard L. Hope and Adoration, Atlanta, GA. She has been Mistress of Ceremonies for various gospel programs; and has initiated, developed and presented various gospel programs, utilizing artists such as GRACE and Cliff Jones. Brenda loves gospel music and is ready, willing, and able to cover all of the gospel hotspots that Detroit Gospel.com sends her to, including the 2005 Stellar Awards.

What makes Detroit Gospel so special is all of the wonderful people who are visiting the site AND contributing to the site. Detroit Gospel graciously accepts writing contributions from any interested persons. We reserve the right to edit and determine what submissions are included on the website. If you are interested in contributing an article, please CLICK HERE for guidelines and email your submission to or mail to: 18701 Grand River, Suite #134, Detroit, MI 48223.




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August 20, 2003, Michigan Chronicle Article:
Black Couple Forms New Web Design, Marketing Company

August 22, 2003, The Michigan Front Page:
New Web Service: FruitfulWorks.com

January 29, 2004, Press Release:
A Leap of Faith: Detroit Gospel.com Takes Gospel Music From The Pew To The Web

Detroit Gospel.com Web Log (Blog)

Web Logs or "blogs" are simply thoughts, observations, or whatever, kept in a web-based log for the world to see. Check out Detroit Gospel.com's Blog from our editor on the production of this website to get a feel for what's going on behind the scenes. Click Here for Blog.


To Submit An Event:
If you would like to submit an event for our gospel calendar, simply CLICK HERE to go to our Calendar Page and click the "Add Event" button. Please be aware that we reserve the right to review all event submissions and remove any that we find unsuitable for our website.

To Submit an Article:
Do you have a love for gospel music or entertainment and an interest in writing about it. CLICK HERE for article submission guidelines and email your submission to or mail to: Detroit Gospel.com, 18701 Grand River, Suite #134, Detroit, MI 48223.

To Submit A Link Request:
Are you interested in having Detroit Gospel.com link to your gospel entertainment website? Simply email us at with the url you would like us to link to and a brief description of the site. Please note that our website's focus is on gospel music and entertainment and related activities. If you have a commercial site you would like us to link to, please consider becoming an advertising partner with us (click here for more info on advertising).

To Refer An Advertiser:
Do you know someone who might be interested in advertising with Detroit Gospel.com? We would love to know about them. Simply email our Sales & Marketing Director, Keith Crosby at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) About Detroit Gospel.com

Q: Why did you start Detroit Gospel.com?
A: Because Detroit is such a gospel entertainment town, we were surprised that there was no comprehensive resource for gospel lovers to go to and find out what was going on in and around the city. Because our business is web design, we thought what a perfect opportunity to use our God-given talents to fill a need in the Christian Community. We believe that we received confirmation that this was a God-inspired idea, and prayed for guidance in implementing it. We continue to pray for direction on a daily basis and that this site will be a blessing to the Body of Christ. Most importantly, we pray that this site will glorify God and His majesty.

Q: Aren't there other websites that provide the same information as Detroit Gospel.com?
A: Yes and No. There are some terrific national gospel websites on the Internet (Gospelflava.com and Gospelcity.com come to mind). However, because these sites are national, they simply can't provide the local coverage of Detroit Gospel.com (including an events calendar, local newsletter, local industry information). There are even some nice local Christian oriented websites (for example thechurchguideofdetroit.com and metrochristian.net), but none of these focus on the gospel music and entertainment scene.

Q: If this is supposed to be your ministry, why do you show advertisers on the site?
A: The time and effort required to produce the site are extensive. The reason we are able to provide the site for free to visitors is because our advertisers cover the expenses associated with producing the site. Our advertising rates are reasonable and we only advertise products and services we believe will be of interest to our Christian visitors.

Q: Are there any plans to create similar gospel music sites for other cities?
A: We have recently launched www.ChicagoGospel.com and we are currently working on creating similar sites for other cities with a strong gospel music following such as New York and Atlanta. If you are from another city and would like to work with us to start a Gospel.com site for your city, please contact us at .

Q: How can I contribute information to Detroit Gospel.com?
A: We love receiving information from the Detroit Gospel.com community. Please see below for information on how to contribute.

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