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2018 Heritage Awards Honorees Include

CeCe Winans and Byron Cage

VaShawn Mitchell

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January 2, 2017 (NASHVILLE, TN) — President of the Gospel Heritage Foundation, and award-winning singer, songwriter VaShawn Mitchell announces new line up of speakers, performers and honorees for the 2018 International Worship And Arts Summit.

The Gospel Heritage Foundation (GHF) will host the 2018 International Worship & Arts Summit February 22-24 2018 in Nashville TN. All day and evening sessions will be held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located at 7594 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville TN 37189.

The two-day conference will include dynamic speakers, powerful teaching and gospel artists from around the country. Day classes and panels will cover a range of topics from publishing and recorded music to leading corporate worship and leadership in music ministry. The nightly sessions will be led by a diverse panel of speakers including prolific writer Israel Houghton; pastor Jonathan Miller; conference host VaShawn Mitchell and recognized teacher and evangelist Dr. Jasmin Sculark (Dr. Jazz). Other special features at this must-attend conference include evening performances from top worship and gospel artists including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Casey J, Anthony Brown, JJ Hairston and a host of others. Also on the final day of the Summit, Mitchell will put together a unique “Worship Together” gathering, an acoustic worship encounter featuring both Gospel and CCM artists on one stage.

This year, Mitchell will honor CeCe Winans and Byron Cage with The Heritage Award. Throughout their respective careers both artists have been groundbreaking and vital to the growth of worship and gospel music worldwide.

Taking the helm at GHF earlier this year, Mitchell brings a fresh and bold vision to the foundation. Headed in a new direction Mitchell hopes to expand the Gospel Heritage brand into a comprehensive and educational platform that continues to build, foster and support worship music and worship leaders.

“I’m honored to be lending my gifts to the continued building of the Gospel Heritage legacy,” said Mitchell. “It is our vision to provide a platform to educate and inspire the current and future generations of worshipers, leaders and artists. I believe the time spent receiving inspiration, instruction and impartation during the Gospel Heritage Summit will bring in a fresh energy to those ministering in churches around the country”.

About The Gospel Heritage Foundation:

The Gospel Heritage Foundation (GHF) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Teresa Hariston. It’s not affiliated with any denominational organization; it is open to the public and encourages diversity. GHF ministers through their international and regional Worship Summit brands in order to educate current and future leaders. Creating a transformative experience while bridging the gap between vision and faith to the practical application of life skills. We share products, services and information that contribute to excellence in faith, family, finance and fitness. Gospel Heritage is a 501 c 3 – not for profit organization dedicated to the education and preparation of worship leaders – inclusive of pastors, ministry leaders, worship leaders, musicians, dancers and general worshippers. Each February, Gospel Heritage presents an International Worship Summit. The International Worship Summit travels to different locations. It consists of a 2 1/2 day series of educational and inspirational sessions.

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