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Mary Crosby

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 DetroitGospel.com, Mary Lynne keeps busy with working in the family's web design business, co-parenting two children, working as an independent quality consultant, and teaching Sunday school at Tree of Life Bible Fellowship Church.
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Detroit is serving up some hot new gospel entertainment in the coming weeks including new single, album, and book releases, and 2 new plays. CLICK HERE to find out more about Detroiters doin' it in the D.

DetroitGospel.com celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and for the past 10 years the gospel calendar page has been a visitor favorite on DetroitGospel.com. CLICK HERE for some anniversary "shout-outs" and April/May gospel event calendar highlights.

DetroitGospel.com Managing Editor, Mary Crosby, sat down to talk with the women behind the Sisters In Faith Bible and brand, Stephanie Perry Moore and Michele Clark Jenkins. This dynamic duo shared their hard-earned insights, goals, dreams, and faith-walk during an in-depth conversation while on a recent visit to Detroit. Individually, among many other endeavors, Stephanie is the author of over 70 Christian fiction books and the wife of a former Detroit Lion; and Michele is a former HBO and Black Family Channel executive. Together they have launched the Sisters In Faith brand, which includes the first Bible published specifically for African American women in over five years. If you've ever wanted to be pick the brains of successful authors, entrepreneurs, and business women, this is your chance to hear Godly words of wisdom, advice, and encouragement. We were truly blessed by what they had to say, and we are sure that you will be too. Click to find out more and listen to the interview in its entirety.

On Thurs., Dec., 5, 2013, local gospel artists and music ministry MEN OF GRACE presented their 4th annual A JAZZY CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring 10-time Grammy Award winners TAKE 6 & world-renowned flutist Alexander Zonjic. Proceeds from the concert will go to benefit Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, MI.  Click to view exclusive photos and to read full coverage >>

On the day of the CD's release, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Perfecting Church in Detroit hosted a CD Release Concert for the "Marvin L. Winans Presents: The Praise & Worship Experience," and the church house was packed! DetroitGospel.com was on hand and was truly blessed by the legendary Pastor Marvin L. Winans, the 100-voice strong Praise and Worship Experience Choir, and special guest singers in attendance.  CLICK HERE to find out who was on hand for the standing-room-only performance, and listen to snippets from the new project.

This month DetroitGospel.com takes a look at Inspire, the latest project from SounDoctrine out of Youngstown, OH. Listening to Inspire is like listening to your iPod on "shuffle;" you never know what's going to come up next, but it's all good. Click "Full Story" to read our review and listen to snippets from this inspiring project.


Anthony Howard's home-going celebration was a "production" he would have been proud to be a part of. Friends, family, and others touched by his remarkable life gathered on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at True Rock Church in Detroit to celebrate the life of a truly talented young man. Friends and colleagues from the Gospel entertainment industry included The Convictor, Darius Twyman and Lexi.
Click to read Anthony's final article for DetroitGospel.com as well as a poem he'd written that was sent to us by Vanessa Lynn, CEO of 2 the Moon Productions.

For Monetary and Other Donations, please mail to:
c/o Anthony Howard
PO Box 19101, Detroit, MI 48219

Click "Full Story" link below for Photos.  Obituary coming soon (pending family permission).


We at DetroitGospel.com are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our own; writer, producer, director, and child of the King, Anthony Howard.

Anthony departed this world on Monday, July 30, 2007, and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Active and involved right up until the end of this life, Anthony submitted his first installment of a new series of articles for DetroitGospel.com, "Anthony About Town" the night before he died. Click to read Anthony's final article for DetroitGospel.com as well as a poem he'd written that was sent to us by Vanessa Lynn, CEO of 2 the Moon Productions.

"The hardest working woman in gospel" was working hard and early this morning on Detroit's West side at The Upper Room Christian Entertainment Center. Her highly anticipated "Vickie Winans' Blow-Out Garage and Trunk Sale" is in full swing and judging by the line of folks waiting before the doors opened at 10AM, it is another successful enterprise for Detroit's own Vickie Winans.

DetroitGospel.com recently received an inquiry from out-of-town visitor to the North American International Auto Show. She wanted to know what church she should visit on Sunday for good gospel music. Intrigued, I asked her from where she was visiting. She said that her husband is from Korea and loves gospel music, and she wanted to take him to a service in Detroit, where he could experience great gospel music live.

Here are the results from Detroit Gospel.com's New Year's Survey...