Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | October 3, 2009

Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir Wins All 3 Categories Tonight (Verizon Wireless How Sweet The Sound 2009)

By Christopher Quinn

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

12:15 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 
If there had been an eighth day in the biblical story of creation, God surely would have made gospel choirs.

He left that job to man, and man repaid the Almighty by bringing a bit of heaven here to earth.

Angelic voices were in full array Friday night in downtown Atlanta, and a packed Philips Arena joined in as eight of the best choirs in Georgia competed for a regional championship and chance to go to the national sing-off in November.

It was the second year Verizon Wireless brought the How Sweet the Sound competition to the city. Atlanta has a long and strong history of producing great gospel musicians, and the judges expected to hear evidence of that when they arrived.

“They say Atlanta is one of the best church-choir cities in the nation,” said judge and gospel star Kurt Carr.

Emcee Donald Lawrence, another award-winning gospel singer and director, said “Atlanta always has good groups, and I just expect people in the south are going to sing!”

The choirs did not disappoint.

The crowd rose often to its feet, waving hands, joining in and cheering on strong soloists or stirring flights of song.

“I came to be lifted,” said Denise Stevens of Douglasville.

Her neighbor Tiffany Henderson said, “If you don’t know who the Holy Spirit is, you will by the end of the night.”

One of last year’s national finalists, the Atlanta West Pentecostal Church choir from Lithia Springs, returned this year and brought not only the crowd, but the three judges to their feet. For their efforts, they won $5,000 as the People’s Choice award and $10,000 and a trip to the finals in Detroit as the best large choir from the Southeast.

The Voice of Tabernacle choir from Hope Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Atlanta won $10,000 as the best small choir and a trip to Detroit.


  1. Love this choir –

  2. I am so proud that a Pentecostal Church won this honor. Way to go guys!! You all done great!! Heard you first on Fox and Friends.

  3. Dear Beloved in Christ

    I greet you in the wonderful name of Christ Jesus, First of all I praise God for this wonderful opportunity to share my ministry activities with you, We know these are the last days and Satan is doing his level best to crush down the children of God to destroy the kingdom of God. In the same time God’s children are preceding forward with a determination to collapse the walls of the enemy I sincerely acknowledge our selves as one among them.

    We are striving very our nerve to spread the kingdom of God in India . This is the reason why God save me is sin, curse and eternal condemnation. I really praise God for He has privileged me to be in touch with you. I am Pastor. M.Paul from Balusulapalem, Cherukupalli (Md), Guntur District, Pin-522309, Andhara Predesh, South-India. I am doing the Lords service we have some social activities such as orphanage “James 1:27”. We have established a childcare home with 11children. Now Lord had increased with 35 children. We are providing essentials like food, clothing, medical care and education. Most of our children are disabilities orphan and street children. As you know now a days there are millions of people are loosing their lives with the terrible disease of AIDS their children become an orphans, street, and home less, illiterate uncivilized and unjust progeny are living in India . Due to not having proper guidance Most of them are drinking wine, smoking, thieves, rude and beggars in their childhood. Our main thrust is to support these worthy children to win them for Christ.

    We want your valuable prayers and fellowship to lead this ministry as fruitful according God’s will. If God inspires you and enables you, could you kindly stretch your generous hands for orphan ministry India and help us to feeds these worthy orphans. If you want more about our ministry please visit our web page; –

    Here my church and our orphan children we are all sending greetings to you. Special greetings to your all-family members. Once again I await your kind replay with prayer fully and hopefully. Please pray for us as we for you. I await your kind and favorable response.

    Thanking you,

    Yours ever in His eternal bonds.

    Pastor. M.Paul


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