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by Sheilah Belle

(Photo: Tim & Daphne Reid, Minister Earl Bynum Branden Anderson, Beverly Crawford, Curtis Langley, LaMonte Harris and The Belle)

TBR — Chesapeake, VA – It was a night of coming together on Sunday as the Virginia Scholarship Foundation and Trinity Faith Diamond presented The 2011 Tim Reid Celebrity Gospel Explosion at Trinity Faith Diamond Church in Chesapeake, VA.

The fund raiser’s special guests included Tim & Daphne Reid, Bethany Thombley, God’s Image, Minister Earl Bynum and As We Are, Beverly Crawford and Emcee Sheilah Belle a.k.a. The Belle.

Each group gave an amazing performance.  Bethany Thombley displayed what can be a great end result after being one of the recipients of the Virginia Scholarship Foundation.

God’s Image aka “G.I” members, Curtis, Brandon and LaMonte were simply incredible as they performed several songs from their new CD, including “Forever We Will Worship.”  They delivered a lot of energy, a few cool dance moves and ministered in song and strong representatives of God’s kingdom.

Minister Earl Bynum and As We Are were breathtaking. Their tight harmonic tones and melodies were pure perfection as they brought many in the congregation to their feet with back to back Praise and Worship songs along with a short sermonette from Minister Bynum.  There were truly a moments where you simply had to STOP and hear what this man of God was saying.  It was powerful and on point!

Performing last was Minister Beverly Crawford who shared a powerful testimony about her reading difficulties when she was growing up.  She said, “I remember telling my husband before we were married that have a problem.” She continued, “He said, ‘What’s wrong with you? “  The crowd laughed.  She responded, “I can’t read.”  She said “Todd (her husband) said, Oh I can teach you how to do that.”  The rest is history.

She said while that was years ago, she thanks God for where he has brought her today and that she is greatful.

She performed several songs, and ended with her Billboard charting song, “It’s Time for a Miracle.” 

The evening was hosted by The Belle!

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