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Hampton, VA (May 31, 2018 ) — Minister Earl Bynum has once again been tapped to lead praise and worship for the 104th Hampton University Ministers’ Conference & 84th Choir Directors and Organist Guild Workshop. This will mark Bynum’s eighth year leading the way for praise and worship for this prestigious conference. “I truly count it an honor to be selected again,” says Bynum.  Bynum was not only chosen as the nightly song/praise leader for this years conference, but was also selected to be on the music staff and teach workshops on “Leading and Implementing Praise and Worship within Traditional Worship” for the sixth year.  Bynum’s praise and worship workshop session is the first of its kind in the history of the 104 year Ministers’ Conference.

Additionally, Bynum’s record label Lrae Entertainment will also be represented at the conference opening concert with its’ first signed artist A’SAUN along with Earnest Pugh, Alicia Peters-Jordan, gospel violinist Eric Taylor and The Voices of Cedar Street.

The Hampton University Ministers’ Conference 8,000 plus clergy is the largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy in the world of its kind.

Some of this years speakers or presenters include Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. (Conference Preacher), Rev. Dr. Phillip Pointer, Sr., Rev. Dr. Wayne E. Croft, Sr, Rev. Kim Y. Neal, Rev. Dr. James H. Harris, Rev. Dr. Neichelle R. Guidry, Rev. Joe B. Flemming, and others.

The Executive Director of the conference is Rev. Dr. Debra L. Haggins, and the conference President is Rev. Dr. Dwight S. Riddick, Sr.

About The Conference:

The 104th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and 84th Annual Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop convene on the campus of Hampton University from June 3-8.   The Conference was regarded as the political, cultural, and theological epicenter of progressive black American Christian thought and praxis, where many of America’s civil rights voices like Dr. King, Benjamin Mays, Gardner Taylor, Howard Thurman, and Prathia Hall-Wynn found a spiritual home. It continues to draw big name speakers like T.D. Jakes, President Obama, and a host of other preachers and politicians who clamor for the opportunity to address conference attendees.

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