Nashville, TN — Lift every voice and sing from across the nation as the 45th Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. (GMWA) Convention descends upon Nashville, Tn. July 7-13, 2012 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Center. The weeklong event will offer seminars, workshops, exhibits and musical showcases presented by national gospel recording labels.
Bishop Albert L. Jamison Sr., The Board Of Directors, and Team “GMWA Serves” are pleased to announce the Launch of its 4th Annual Community Volunteer Project In Nashville Tn.
After an overwhelming success over the past three years in Cincinnati, Ohio and Tampa Florida “GMWA SERVES” continues with great expectation to help hundreds in need in Nashville. GMWA SERVES is GMWA’s answer to the call of President Barack Obama, through legislation by the late Senator Ted Kennedy, to organize America for national community Service. 10 local organizations have been chosen to receive support through volunteerism of at least 150 volunteer GMWA Ambassadors for what Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will honor as “GMWA Serves Nashville Community Service Day.”
GMWA Serves is designed as a platform for the members of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. to reach out into the communities of the host city at its annual national convention and provides service to those in need as mandated by the biblical scripture found in Isaiah 48:7- “…To cloth the naked, visit and pray for the sick and imprisoned and to feed the hungry.”
The Press Conference will be held in Nashville on Friday, July 6, 2012, 2pm at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in the Delta Ball Room A to announce the convention and the GMWA Serves project to the city. Key attendees include the Hon. Mayor Karl Dean –invited, the Hon. Diane Neighbors, Vice Mayor and President, Nashville City Council-invited, the Hon. Jerry Maynard, Nashville City Council-invited, Laura Creech, the Mayor’s Director of “Impact Nashville,” Bishop Albert L. Jamison Sr. Chair, Board Of Directors, other GMWA leaders, Dr. Jacob Weiss, CEO/Founder of “Can Connect Nashville” & “Creativity Moves Nashville,” Tammy Taylor, GMWA Nashville Chapter Representative, along with several local pastors of various faiths, gospel recording artists and gospel music industry leaders. GMWA Serves Nashville 2012 is dedicated to the legacy of the late “Godfather of gospel music” and Savoy recording artist, “Pastor Timothy Wright.”
Volunteers will meet on Saturday July 7, 2012, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in the Ryman Ballroom at 1pm for orientation, and leave by bus to selected sites for three hours of service.
Please find enclosed our “GMWA Serves” announcement and visit our GMWA website www.gmwanational.org for more information.
As an international faith based organization the “Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.” has registered over 75,000 members’ world wide with over 150 chapters in most states in America, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. There will be over 12,000 delegates from around the world in Nashville for the 45th Annual Convention, which formally starts on Sunday July 8, 2012.
The GMWA was founded by the Late Rev. James Cleveland, the King of Gospel Music, in 1968 in the city of Detroit. GMWA, Inc. increases opportunities for the perpetuation of gospel music throughout other industries, arenas and the world. With the assistance and support of millions, GMWA continues to strengthen the heritage of gospel music by academically preparing gospel artists for the future, raising the level of excellence in the worship experience and by providing a forum and platform in which all forms so that gospel music can matriculate.
For all media/press information, interviews or questions please contact Bishop Sam Williams, Vice Chair GMWA Serves @ 646-382-1546 OR Ron Magnus, Esq., Chair, GMWA Serves @ 202-306-0388.