Entry #028 Automatic Praise
The project Bishop David G. Evan Presents Automatic Praise Live was the first CD in gospel music history to have three songs playing at the same time on four different radio charts genres: urban gospel, inspirational, country and southern gospel. Recorded live at the over 27,000 member sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church in Lindenwold , NJ, the CD was fashioned to be a multi-cultural praise offering. Bishop David G. Evan is one of today’s most prominent pastors that took over the then 29 member church in 1990. He is also a best selling author, community activist and chairman of Generations Inc., a non-profit community development corporation. Bethany Baptist church has a variety of worship ministry choirs. These include The Sanctuary Choir, Voices of Praise, The Ensemble Choir, and The Disciples for Christ which all combined form the Abundant Harvest Choir. The Automatic Praise project showcased the Abundant Harvest Mass Choir along with many other notable gospel recording artists and musicians. The concept of Automatic Praise comes from a Bishop Evans’s sermon series about how worship is about relationship and praise is the articulation of that relationship which should become an automatic response to our love for God.