Join us for the next show on Jan. 24th, 8pm !
Captivating, enchanting, and imitable is the voice of Gospel Recording Artist Sonnie Day. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan known as the Gospel Music Capital, undoubtedly another tremendous gospel voice surfaces. Singing since the age of four, Sonnie has always had an interest in music, ministering throughout her childhood years - singing in her first talent show at the age of four. She has often been compared to Mary J. Blige but is well-known throughout the gospel music world for her work behind the scenes promoting artists such as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Vickie Winans, Trinitee 5:7, Kurt Carr, Karen Clark-Sheard, etc.. Her first recording was participating in the Detroit Sings Nu Hymns under the direction of high school classmate, Grammy nominee Deitrick Haddon. Sonnie Day has shared the stage with Fred Hammond, Karen Clark-Sheard, Witness, Israel & New Breed. Her music has been quoted by many industry representatives to be, anointed, moving, soul-stirring, and simply good music. Sonnie has won numerous Detroit Music Awards. She has released four CDs. Sonnie is deeply committed to the youth and those behind bars. She is the founder of Ruby Girl a program for at-risk youth. She is also actively involved in prison ministry with Prison Fellowship, Incarcerated Youth Ministries and Forgiven Ministry and shares at youth and adult facilities throughout the state. Her motto is, “It’s all about the ministry. At the January show, she will perform several of her original songs accompanied by Rufus on guitar. For more info:
Dr. Shawna Reynolds
Dr. Shawna Reynolds is the author of The Heart of the Matter - a book which takes an intriguing look at how those raised in teh church are leaving the church at an alarming rate. Why is this generation leaving and what can be done to bring them back? Shawna will address this and will share her personal journey of being a preacher's kid. She will also discuss her non profit - About Face Course Correction - a ministry that allows women to Set A New Life Course with temporary housing, ministry, life skills, and other resources provided by local organizations and volunteers; all under the About Face roof. Shawna has a Bachelor degree from the University of Michigan Dearborn and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Destiny School of Ministry in Florida. She has worked both full time in the jail setting and currently works part time in community corrections while she launches About Face and cares for her young family. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at U of M Dearborn. For more information, visit:
Take the vocal and melodic sound of Seal; add a little funk; guitar work like Toto; bundled with a spiritual focus; and you have - Rufus Harris. Since the mid-70s, this Metro Detroit native has been writing and performing music. His cleverly crafted songs illustrates Rufus’ creativity and varied musical influences. His upbringing in Alaska exposed him to all types of musical artists ranging from Sly and the Family Stone to the Beatles. For years he was the principle singer and songwriter in a band call Jubal. They performed throughout the Midwest and East coast sharing their unique sound from the 70s thru the early 90s. During his time with Jubal, Rufus was one of the most requested recording engineers in Detroit. George Clinton, Earl Klugh, The Four Tops, Marvin and BeBe Winans, and The Commodores, are among the celebrated national recording artists with whom he has worked.