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 Jeff Grant and Sheilah Belle

Source: Jeff Grant / Jeff Grant and Sheilah BelleRichmond, VA (August 13, 2018) — The Black History Museum Cultural Center of Virginia recently hosted and served as the back drop for a candid conversation with B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark, the photographer behind the top selling book, Faces of Praise! and Sheilah Belle “The Belle” who navigated the conversation.

Grant shared information and inspiration about the book, the artists’ images that he captured and the difference between taking a picture verses capturing a moment.

Once you open the cover of this artistic body of work, you will be able to experience how FACES OF PRAISE!  pairs the most popular, uplifting songs of some of today’s gospel greats with scripture, inspirational text, and prayers, turning favorite contemporary gospel songs into Bible-based devotions.  The book contains never-before-seen full-color images of 60 top contemporary gospel singers, taken on stage as they led worship concerts. The photos capture the artists as they praise, revealing their passion for God, and inspiring in you the hope, joy, and endurance expressed in their music.  Some of the featured artists include Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Le’Andria Johnson, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood and many more!

FACES OF Praise! New Photo & Gospel Devotional Book is written by Carol M. Mackey and photographed by B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark, and features Legendary and Contemporary Gospel Artists.

“I enjoyed writing the devotions for Faces of Praise because it allowed me to be transparent about my own faith experience yet offer hope and healing to others,” says author Carol Mackey.

“After years of photographing artists, I never thought that I would see the day when I have a book – one that the world would see”, states photographer Jeff Grant. “This has to be one of the most exciting moments of my life!”


 Carol M. Mackey is author of SISTERGIRL DEVOTIONS: Keeping Jesus In the Mix on the Job. She is the former Editor-in-Chief and Brand Ambassador of Black Expressions Book Club, the largest direct-to-consumer book club for African Americans in the nation. Mackey sits on the Board for the National Book Club Conference and the African-American Literary Awards Show.

  1. Jeffrey Grant-Clark served as the Vice President of Radio Promotions & Artist Relations for Gospel label, Verity Records (RCA Inspiration) and has been photographing artists for his personal collection for decades. Grant-Clark is happily married to his wonderful wife, Annette; father to three “kid-ults,” Dawn, Damone and Melanie and grandfather to Madison, Morgan, Mia, McKenzie and Samuel Benjamin.

This book is truly worth the investigation, but offers so much more with its rich texture, exclusive images and breathtaking Forward by Kirk Franklin.

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