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ALBUM COVER - NEW WORKS FROM CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERS Volume 1 - GOSPELNeal Reed Presents InCONCERT - NEW WORKS from COMPOSERS - 8 August 2015 - Richmond Municipal Auditorum - Richmond California - Poster 1 - Final

Join Neal Reed Worldwide on Saturday, August 8, 2015, for the live taping for the album, NEW WORKS from CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERS: GOSPEL Volume 1, at the historic Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Richmond, California, USA. Featured composers are: Bishop L. E. Franklin, Anna Lissa Jack, Ron Rosson, Mustafa Muhyee, J’on Harris, Freda Mitchell, Derrick Hall and Kevan Peabody, and The Alleluia Amen Mass Choir. Emcees: Elise Hollywood Evans, Aaron Anderson. Tickets: call 510-730-0011.

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COMPOSERS UPDATE from Neal Reed Worldwide, Music Publishers. 

How NRW determines Music Genres. 

Neal Reed Worldwide (NRW) publishes original music created by composers who produce music in every genre. Additionally, in collaboration with our artists, NRW is helping to define new categories of music. For assistance with your original music project, contact Neal Reed Worldwide subsidiary KFNR Music Producers, Oakland, California USA.

As part of our music publishing administrative services provided to composers, Neal Reed Worldwide registers tracks and albums with with the various industry tracking and reporting services, which officially track  the sale of music for the music industry worldwide. NRW uses generally accepted classifications and definitions from Soundscan, RIAA and Billboard, and uses industry best practices and its own database-assigned definitions in consultation with the creators of original music to determine the genre of each track published by Neal Reed Worldwide.

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Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed to deliver keynote address in Atlanta, at Transforming Lives! International Christian Religious Conference, Sat, April 24, 2010.





7:00pm EST., Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sheraton Ballroom, Sheraton Galleria Hotel, Cobb Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia USA – Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed, presiding prelate of the International Assembly of Living Way Christians (IALWC), will deliver the keynote address to an international gathering of Christian clerics during Covenant of Peace Evangelistic Ministries’ North American meeting, Transforming Lives! International Christian Women’s Conference, on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Sheraton Galleria Hotel, 2844 Cobb Parkway, SE., Atlanta, Georgia.

Having worked in municipal, county, and state government, politics, higher education, the non-profit sector, the arts, television, industry and private enterprise, Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed has helped thousands of people achieve their individual, organizational, institutional and corporate goals.

Comments by Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed:

“I have been conducting a survey for the last forty-two years. The survey only has three questions. The first question is “In a perfect world, in your perfect world, if you could be doing anything you wanted to be doing, what would that be? The second question is, “Are you doing it?” And, in ninety nine percent of cases, the third question is, “Why not?” Ecclesiastically speaking, “Do you know what God’s purpose is for you?”

When a man says to himself, “I can’t” ultimately, he won’t and doesn’t.  When a woman says “I can’t,” she lowers her self expectation, and the expectations of her children and their children. Collectively these negative attitudes doom for generations whole families, neighborhoods, communities and nations.”

“When I think of overwhelming obstacles, the number one reason most people do not achieve their highest goals is because they actually believe that they cannot do what they would like to do. Built-in failure and self-doubt take its toll. In theological terms, self-doubt is a stronghold which can only be broken through the overcoming faith in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.”

It’s easy to preach “I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.”  And it matters little how fervently you preach it, or how resoundingly you believe it. But if you never take up a challenge that exceeds your own strength and abilities, you are never called to that place where your faith walk must carry you over and beyond your own limitations. Trusting in God is still a theory for you, and an untested theory, at that.”

“I can always tell the folk who have been delivered from a seemingly impossible situation. They have had a personal experience with God and they know it. They are forever changed. They lead transformed lives. They are born again. Most folk don’t want to be transformed, because somewhere deep in their DNA they know that to be transformed means they will have to go through some kind of impossible situation. They will have to have an experience beyond their comfort zone or capacities. You are not really going to come face to face with God sitting on the couch. Not unless you are near death on the couch.”

“When church and religious leaders set their expectations lower than what God has charged us with doing, no progress is made. Particularly in times when the normal cycles of development have run their course, and innovation, vision and leadership . . . thinking outside of the box, adventure, risking taking, boldness and holiness are what is called for. That’s when God’s people are in their element. Suppose the men who said “the world is flat” had prevailed to this day.”

“On the matter of the role of Christian women in transforming the lives of their families, communities and the nations, God has much to say and is making His desire known through the large number of women being called to ministry even as we speak. The contributions of the patriarchy to the advancement of God’s Kingdom have been substantial. Men have done all that they can do in advancing God’s plan for mankind. God is now calling upon women, as He always has, to equally take up the cross, and bear witness to the transforming wonders He has in store for us.”

“While it can be petrifying to experience the full vision God has in store for you and yours, and is particularly fantastic to behold given the mundane state of the daily lives of most people, God means not to petrify you but to transform you so as to experience His full purpose for you, our heavenly inheritance.”

“When God transforms individual lives, he transforms families. When families are transformed, neighborhoods, communities, cities, states and nations are transformed. Christian women have a decidedly distinct role to play in God’s transforming processes. When Christ first rose from the dead transformed, first among those to whom God revealed the Gospel and gave the charge to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations were women.  Nothing has changed to this day. We are still charged with proclaiming the Gospel. We are still charged with holy living. Nothing in the calendar date or our circumstances or locations excuses us from these calls upon our lives as placed there by God. How must we equip ourselves to go forward? From where do we draw strength to pursue a purpose greater than what we desire for ourselves?   How do we know its God’s plan and not ours? ”

According to Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed, “I can always tell when God wants me to do something. I will need His resources and His miracles to get the job done. My resources alone are always inadequate to the task. Without Christ I am nothing. But with Him all things are possible. Come to Atlanta and, through Christ, be transformed.”

About the Conference:

The Transforming Lives! International Christian Women’s Conference is produced and hosted by Dr. Judy Johnson, an apostolic evangelist, whose international evangelism for Christ has taken her to every continent on the globe. Dr. Johnson is the founder and senior pastor of Covenant of Peace Evangelistic Ministries.

Transforming Lives! International Christian Women’s Conference convenes on Friday, April 23, and closes on Sunday, April 25, 2010. Other speakers include Pastor Linda York, of Detroit, Michigan, and Pastor Beverly Andrews, of Brooklyn, New York.

For additional information, contact the IALWC Archdiocese Office of Media Relations. Call 510-435-2329.

For additional information about Covenant of Peace Evangelistic Ministries, in Alpharetta, Georgia, call 678-521-6623, or 770-912-6688.

The Sheraton Galleria Hotel, 2844 Cobb Parkway, SE., Atlanta, Georgia USA, is the official conference hotel of Transforming Lives! International Christian Women’s Conference. Hotel reservations may be made at special conference rates by calling the Sheraton Galleria Hotel at 770-955-3900.

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Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed to speak at Atlanta and Cleveland.

IALWC Archdiocese – March 10, 2010 – Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed,  senior pastor of Living Way Christian Church, presiding prelate of the International Assembly of Living Way Christians, and President of Neal Reed Artist Management Services, a division of Neal Reed IPHC Worldwide, today announced two public appearances in North America for the Spring, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Cleveland, Ohio USA.

Archbishop Reed is the keynote speaker on Saturday, April 24, 2010, for the Transforming Lives International Christian Women’s Conference (April 23-25,2010), hosted by Dr. Judy Johnson and Covenant of Peace Evangelistic Ministries, at the Sheraton Galleria, 2844 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For conference registration information, contact Candace McNabb, at 770-955-3900. 

The second event is the annual CWNSMI Mothers’ Day Breakfast, Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Skyline Hotel in Independence. For additional information, contact CWNSMI Founder and host Bishop Jasmine Guy, 216-496-7784. CWNSMI, Christian Women’s Network Support Ministries International is a ministry of the International Assembly of Living Way Christians. Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed is the International Vice President of CWNSMI. These two appearances are Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed’s only public appearances in North America during the Spring of 2010. For additional information regarding Archbishop Reed’s public appearance schedule, please contact Elder Eddie Sykes, Neal Reed Artist Management Services. Other speakers scheduled to appear at the CWNSMI Conference include Apostle Dr. Luegenia Harris, founding pastor of Glorious Way Full Gospel Word Church, Pontiac, Michigan; Dr. Carol Ann White, Detroit, Michigan; Reverend Myra Kerr, Associate Minister, Sanctuary Baptist Church, Cleveland; Reverend Courtney Clayton Jenkins, First Lady, Historic Shiloh Baptist Church, Cleveland; Minister Linda Carr-Whitehead, Mount Zion of Oakwood, Ohio. The event is expected to be filmed for television broadcast later in the year.

Composer Tony Rolfe “Modena” signs with Neal Reed Artist Management

Oakland, California – January 18, 2010 — IALWC Newswire -//- Composr, guitarist, lyricist, vocalist Tony Sylvester Rolfe, also known as Tony Modena, has signed a three year artist management agreement with Neal Reed Artist Management Services. Modena composes gospel music, r&b and hip hop, effectively creating contemporary songs across multiple genres. A native of Chicago, Illinois, who makes his home in Detroit, Michigan, Modena has been composing, arranging and performing for more than a decade.

According to Neal Reed chairman Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed, “Mr. Modena composes beautifully melodic songs with lyrics that touch the heart. We look forward to releasing his catalog of over 150 songs. Mr. Modena is a prolific and expert craftsman. He plays a classic Gibson guitar, and is a serious composer dedicated to his craft.”

For additional information please contact Neal Reed Artist Management Services, 510-435-2329.

Composer Ilka Johnson signs with Neal Reed

Eddie W. Sykes Jr, Neal Reed Artists

Detroit, Michigan USA – January 14, 2010 – IALWC Newswire – Gospel lyricist, composer, vocalist and choir director Ilka Lynn Johnson has signed a three-year agency management agreement with Neal Reed Artist Management Services. Visit her blog, The Music of Ilka Johnson, for more details.

Ilka Lynn Johnson was born on March 2, 1973, to union of Mr. Willie Lee and Mrs. Barbara Jean Johnson.  Although born in Detroit, MI, Ilka spent countless summers in Ohio, where she first accepted the call to salvation and received the gift of intercession.  Ilka first heard the call to preach the gospel at the tender age of eight. Some twenty years later, at the age of twenty-eight, she accepted that annointed clarion assignment for her life. 

Since then, Ilka has been a cornerstone in the world of gospel music since 1985.  She got her musical start under the leadership of legendary gospel singer Mattie Moss-Clark.  Since that time she has directed countless choirs and lead praise teams.  She functioned as lead vocalist in the production Crazy Folks (under the direction of David Hayes) during the summer of 2008. 

Minister Ilka is the mother of two beautiful and talented children (Khaiira,  and Semaj). She is also enjoying helping train one precious, witty, genious-like grandaughter (NeKhaiia).

Ilka divides her time between teaching evangelism, writing plays, song lyrics, acting, and prophectic dance / mime.  

Minister Ilka Lynn Johnson currently attends Excellent Praise Word Center of Detroit, MI, under the leadership of Bishop Kevin J. and Pastor Diana Moore. 

According to Archbishop Cheryle Neal Reed, Publisher, “God has clearly touched the life of Minister Ilka Lynn Johnson in a manner that allows her to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through her gifts and talents, for the perfecting of the saints and the expansion of the Kingdom. We are pleased to have this precious opportunity to work with her and look forward to the development and publication of her sacred musical catalog.”

Eddie W. Sykes Jr., general manager of the Detroit Office of the Midwest division of Neal Reed Artist Management Services, is the key agent and personal manager to Minister Ilka Lynn Johnson. To contact Minister Johnson, please email:

Gospel Rap and Gospel Hip Hop … messages worth hearing

Elder Eddie W. Sykes, Jr., General Manager, Neal Reed Artist Management Services, Midwest Region, Detroit Office. Contact: 313-205-3464. Email: Website:

Detroit – January 9, 2010 – When the first gospel singers uttered songs that differed dramatically in beat, tempo, tonal structure and subject from the traditional Christian hymns, sounding more like African folk songs and blues, than church music,  congregations were  agasht. When electric instruments were introduced as part of the church orchestra, pastors took sides pro and con, and in some instances, electric guitars were banned. Now, barely a church choir sings without one or more electrical instruments.

And then the doors to the Church were thrown wide open. In came awave of young people and with them hip hop gospel and gospel rap music. While the debate over the legitimacy of the genre has raged for some twenty years, it is evident that the content of  gosple hip hop, and gospel rap music has made an indellible mark on the church world as well as the world of music, and is here to stay.

Why? Because the message resonates with its audience — young people between the ages of 12 and 35 who are searching and seeking God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and are looking for guideposts on that journey that they can relate to and understand. While there is little in the beloved Baptist or Presbyterian hymnal that captures the experience of an urban youngster, the lyrics of today’s gospel rap artists paint clear pictures regarding the pitfalls of sin. Thankfully, we know that young people are listening.