Monthly Archives: November 2020

Dr. Yashima White Azilove of Eastern New York Third Church of God in Christ Launches Trip Network, a Global Community of Unapologetic Professional and Entrepreneurial Women of Faith

FAITH NEWS SERVICEPHILADELPHIA, PA – NOV. 30, 2020 – With more than 20 years as an award-winning brand communications executive for Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Yashima White AziLove recognized a yearning in the workplace for a greater integration of spirituality and ethical decision-making. The Assistant Supervisor Designate of Eastern New York Third Church of God in Christ, Inc., and founder and managing partner of Magnate Consulting, LLC, White AziLove accepted this calling to integrate her love of business and ministry.

She did so by launching Yes! TRIP, a unique event experience and a budding movement of multi-ethnic women who seek to be unapologetic in their womanhood, faith, and career. What started as a simple event in March 2019 has evolved in the last year into the TRIP Network, an inspiring lifestyle, professional and global community of more than 500 women.

From insurance, healthcare, and financial services, to the banking and entertainment industries, White AziLove’s career has exposed her to the triumphs and tribulations of leaders at every level. Whether C-Suite or middle management, leaders faced the same dilemma: How do you guide, inspire and create an ethical organization while meeting company goals?

What she found is a desire for principled corporate decision-making driven by moral imperatives and soul-centered practices. Acknowledging a growing demand of like-minded women seeking to walk in divine purpose, power and prosperity, White AziLove is curating a live virtual marketplace ministry experience, Yes! TRIP 2020, on Friday, Dec. 11 – Sunday, Dec. 13. The gathering promises an opportunity for women to be wholly edified by the fiercest women speakers successfully operating at the crossroads of professional, personal, and spiritual development.

“Our professional, personal and spiritual lives do not need to live in isolation of one another; full integration is possible, and quite frankly essential for true success,” White AziLove continued. “The Yes! TRIP virtual conference is designed to equip women of faith to use their spiritual muscle to demand the career of choice, manifest their desired life, or build a prosperous business even amidst a pandemic.”

Melinda F. Emerson, America’s No. 1 small business expert, SmallBizLady and publisher of Succeed As Your Own Boss website; Sirena Moore-Thomas, founder/CEO of The Highmark Group, LLC, and host/producer of The B.M.W. Life™ Podcast; and Amanda Miller Littlejohn, personal branding coach and host/producer of the Package Your Genius Podcast are a few of the speakers tackling a variety of topics, such as “Help Reinvent My Business” and “How Do I Love Me, Can I Count the Ways?”

Yes! TRIP reads and sounds like an oxymoron. Women have spent a lifetime telling one another and being told, “Don’t trip!” or “Stop trippin’!” In short, this empowerment experience is redefining the term and is releasing women to Yes! TRIP. As a virtual marketplace ministry, this is for women who want to TREVAIL in life, family, career, and future; REINVENT their career, business, and mindset; and tap into their God-given INTERNAL POWER.

For women who feel 2020 has zapped the “life” out of them, or are ready to revoke their “career victim card” following a layoff, furlough or a dead-end gig, or are tired of being sick and tired, they can register online. Tickets are $69 and includes private 1:1 video network chatting, conference materials, virtual vending/exhibition, and on-demand viewing of each session for a limited time following the event.

For more information about Yes! TRIP 2020 “Finish Strong,” including the conference agenda, visit Interested parties are also encouraged to engage in online conversation by tagging #YesTrip2020 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Dr. Yashima White AziLove embodies the term, “multi-faceted.” She is a print and television journalist turned award-winning brand communication strategist, certified professional coach, and a sought after internationally traveled speaker, media personality and consultant. Dr. Yashima is currently the Managing Partner of Magnate Consulting, LLC, and teaches at Western Governors University. She is an Amazon best-selling author of “The Making of a Successful Business Woman.” Dr. Yashima has a career spanning more than 20+ years; she’s held corporate marketing communications officer roles at Urban One, Inc., Mercy Health System and Firstrust Bank.

White AziLove is also the Assistant Supervisor Designate of Eastern New York Third Church of God in Christ, Inc.; the founder of the TRIP Network; and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is an University of Pennsylvania graduate holding dual degrees from the Annenberg School of Communications and the Wharton School of Business. She received certification from Harvard University’s Executive Leadership Program and holds a Doctor of Divinity from the Mason Washington Kelly Bible College.


TRIP is a network of multi-ethnic women of faith who are serious about their career, business, and ministry. A growing community of more than 500 women from the United States, Bahamas, Canada, England and Nigeria, this global sisterhood is actively looking to network and nurture one another. The organization was borne out of the inaugural Yes! TRIP three-day in-person marketplace ministry experience launched in 2019 by Dr. Yashima White-AziLove.

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Zoe Records Releases Official Music Catalogue

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – “Zoe Records is blessed with quality acts both nationally and internationally. Now 21 years on from our first recordings I look back with pride at all the many excellent and inspiring albums our artists have created,” said Isaac Odeniran, Director Zoe Records.

This is Zoe Records’ official catalogue including CDs by Shirley Caesar, Coko, Beverley Moore, JayEss, and Youthful Praise and DVDs for films such as Child of the Occult, I Want Out and Prophetic Prayers.

The full catalogue is available here


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Zoe Gospel Promotions: The Story So Far

FAITH NEWS SERVICEZoe Gospel Promotions (ZGP) reports on its story so far. The annual report cover the story so far, since the company’s incorporation in 2006. Zoe Gospel Promotions is Zoe Records’ not-for-profit arm, since 2006 it has been nurturing artists, inspiring, and impacting the UK gospel music landscape and how it relates to wider audiences.

ZGP has been working to create rich, creative activities and events that bring people together to promote cohesions and the sense of community, bringing diverse generations and communities together.

The content of this report includes audience development, partnership, and collaboration, community impact And the first ever black British Gospel music festival Fri:d3m.

Full report is available on Issuu –

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Sheltered With God: New Quarantine Devotional Finds God’s Peace in a World of Fear

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – MUNICH, Bavaria (November 16, 2020) — It seems like every time we turn on the news or check our social media streams, some new, terrible, heartbreaking event is taking place. Our world is changing. It’s angry. It’s scared. Even many longtime believers and faith warriors are battling anxiety and uncertainty. Where is God? Is he even listening?

This is the issue Dr. John I. Snyder tackles in his new prayer devotional, Sheltered With God: Finding God’s Peace in a World of Fear. “This year has been the most challenging in my history, and it has for many others,” Snyder says. “Depression rates are increasing; people are alone and scared. But these are the situations in which we see God working in the most amazing ways we can imagine.”

The devotional starts with a personal story of God transforming one of the most uncertain times in Dr. Snyder’s life into one of the best, setting the book’s motif of God taking the worst things that happen and reversing them for his glory and our good. The book then continues with 14 days of devotions, along with a focused prayer for the day and a Scripture of hope and guidance. The conclusion, A New Day Dawning—Fear Not, is a final reminder that the Source of all of our hope is working for us, not against us, behind the scenes in ways that often surprise us.

Dr. Snyder shows how in these times, as the world has sheltered in place, we have also been sheltered with God. Sheltered shows how through Christ’s power we can face each day without worry, stress, and chaos controlling our lives. With God on our side, we can live boldly, trust completely, and love joyfully.

Sheltered is in part built from Dr. Snyder’s messages from Sunday sessions and a Lockdown Retreat in Bavaria, Germany after the first wave of the German COVID-19 lockdown. “The lockdown has made us value and appreciate worshiping together as the people of God as never before. Even through these troubled times, we know the future is good because God has told us it is. It’s time to shelter with God.”

Dr. Snyder is the Amazon bestselling author of Resenting God: Escape the Downward Spiral of Blame from Abingdon Press and Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God from Thomas Nelson/Random House.

JOHN I. SNYDER is an international pastor, conference speaker, and author of the books Resenting God: Escape the Downward Spiral of Blame from Abingdon Press, Your 100 Day Prayer from Thomas Nelson Publishers, and Reincarnation vs. Resurrection from Moody Press.

John has been featured on Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, Fox News, Faith Radio Network, Cru, American Family Radio Network, In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Bottom Line with Roger Marsh, Miracle Channel, Bill Martinez Live, and many more.

As an ordained Presbyterian pastor, Dr. Snyder has served congregations in the United States and planted churches in California and Switzerland. He received his Doctor of Theology degree magna cum laude in New Testament Studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he studied with acclaimed professors Bo Reicke, Markus Barth, Martin Schmidt, and Jan Milic Lochman. He also has Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Snyder currently resides in Bavaria with his family.

THEOLOGY MIX is a theology and culture magazine. Since its inception, Theology Mix has garnered a loyal readership of deep-thinking, theologically minded Christians from 195 of the world’s countries. ThM’s writers range from Amazon best-selling authors to professors from some of the world’s top seminaries, to educators, pastors, podcasters, vloggers, musicians, poets, public speakers, and more. Theology Mix is a place where Christians of various theological backgrounds come to share their thoughts on Scripture and study, exegesis and hermeneutics, life and culture, and the Christian walk.

Zoe Records: Celebrating 20 Years in UK Gospel Music Industry

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – Isaac Odeniran tells the story of the inception of Zoe Records in reflection of ’20 years of small beginnings and strong foundations’.

“It almost seems like yesterday, yet it’s been 20 years since Zoe Records was incorporated. Zoe Records began as a vision given from above, but one could not have imagined at the time the wide-reaching effects of answering a call to carry out this assignment. Did I ever imagine when I stepped out

in 1999 that by 2019 Zoe Records would have released 50 albums..” With over 15 awards & nominations, 120 artists, over 100 live performances, and 21+ international tours,
we look back at the achievements and projects organized by Zoe Records.

Read the full report on Issuu –


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Central Christian College of the Bible Extends Graduate Program Offering to the Northern Kentucky Area

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – MOBERLY, Mo. – Central Christian College of the Bible has announced that it has been approved to open an extension campus in Florence, Kentucky, welcoming the first cohort of graduate students in January of 2021. The program kicked off a strong first cohort of students on the Moberly, Missouri, campus this fall.

While waiting for state approval to open an extension site, Central Christian College of the Bible worked in the Greater Cincinnati Area with the Christian Church Leadership Foundation and the Russell School of Ministry to build relationships, configure a location in Florence, Kentucky, and acquire the library assets of Cincinnati Christian University to support this program.

The MA in Ministry Leadership is designed for those working in the ministry to enhance their skill sets and bring congregations and churches to solid health. The program has three parts: online courses (in partnership with Hope International University), on-site coaching (with experienced ministry leaders), and classroom courses (one-week format with other ministry peers). Classroom courses offered in the program focus on areas such as Dynamics of

Servant-Leadership , Change and Conflict Management , and Dynamics of Healthy Congregations . These courses are taught by veteran and credible ministry leaders such as Dr. Gary Johnson, Dr. David Roadcup, Dr. Jim Estep (CCCB VP of Academics), and Dr. Billy Strother (Dean of CCCB Graduate Studies) and are available to students to take in either location.

Bringing the MA in Ministry Leadership to northern Kentucky allows Central to continue the legacy of ministry education in the Greater Cincinnati Area after the closure of Cincinnati Christian University. “Central’s campus in Florence, Kentucky, not only demonstrates innovation in ministry training, but our commitment to biblical and theological education for all those who desire it,” comments Dr. Estep, who led the development of the MA degree that launched at CCCB in the fall of 2020. Dr. Estep, along with Dr. Strother and other CCCB representatives will be traveling to the northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, area in early December to meet with those interested in the program. They will also be making a stop at Mt. Gilead Church in the Indianapolis, Indiana area to meet with interested students as well. The schedule of events can be found on the CCCB graduate studies page (

Founded in 1957, Central Christian College of the Bible’s mission is to develop servant leaders for the church. CCCB is nationally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education and offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees through 10 areas of study in Bible and ministry careers and over 25 programs in other marketplace ministry careers through partner schools.


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Zoe Film & Drama: Switching Code

FAITH NEWS SERVICE –  Zoe Films UK reports on new films and reviews. The report is titled Switching Code, an in depth look at filmmaking across language, culture, lifestyle, and belief.
Code-switching, sometimes called code-mixing, is a linguistic term used to describe what occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation.

In recent films Zoe Films has characters who code-switch their thinking, language, and behaviour to better understand one another. The report speaks on 6 new films to be released by Zoe Films, the sister company of Zoe Records: with a focus on profile review, film box office, cinematography, location, and narrative expression soundtrack.

Full report available to read here –

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It took 33 years, but this powerful new book has finally hit the market

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – Writing a book is not for the feint hearted, but after 33 years, Geoffrey Gay has finally seen a dream come to life.

With travel, starting a career in teaching, then going on to marry his wife and have four children, Geoffrey’s dream of writing his book was put to the side.

However, while he started the book at 22, 42 years ago, Geoffrey was determined to see it come to light and then began the process of selecting a publisher.

As the author of LostRalia, published by Ark House, Geoffrey tells the story in the form of an epic poem that takes place in the continent of Ralia (Australia) in an anachronistic medieval setting. Knights in shining armour (and sometimes rusty armour) roam the vastness of the land, endeavouring to be brave and chivalrous.

“The story behind LostRalia began when I was about 12,” Geoffrey stated. “As a lad growing up during the Cold War period, I was captivated by the likes of James Bond and Napoleon Solo (The Man from UNCLE). Living in a regional city on a state border made me aware of interstate rivalry, so I devised a story in which a secret agent saved Australia from an impending civil war between (the states of) Victoria and New South Wales.

“A modern version of the story was finally hand-written as a short novel while I was living in Mexico in 1977 as a 21-year old. Having kindly been invited to a Spanish-speaking writers’ group in Mexico City, I was able to present it to its founder and renowned author from California, Margaret Shedd, who was published with the famous company, Doubleday. She liked my story, but wanted me to improve it in a few areas.”

On returning to Wagga Wagga in regional Australia, Geoffrey began to imagine that this story had ‘really’ begun when knights in shining armour roamed this vast continent and that the best way of relating this tale was in poetic form. Having written some poetry for friends at teachers’ college when he had first become a Christian in 1974, and in keeping with the theme of interstate rivalry and a newly-found desire to provide an explanation, among others, as to why Adam and Eve were prevented from eating the fruit on the Tree of Life after they had eaten from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he devised a plot that combined the two.

“So, in October 1978, on the top floor of a manor house in a bay window overlooking Wagga Wagga’s leafy central gardens, I wrote the first three ‘scrolls’ of LostRalia,” Geoffrey continued. “Unfortunately, at that time, I didn’t know how I was going to bring all the loose threads together. It wasn’t until I finally understood the significance of the intentional separation of those two trees in the Book of Genesis that I was able to finish the story – eight years later!

“On a Sunday afternoon in March 1986 in the quiet town of Strathalbyn in South Australia, I put the finishing touches to LostRalia. I can vividly recall that the poetry just poured out of me that afternoon and evening in a way that I had not experienced before or since.”

Geoffrey was born in the southern Australian city of Melbourne. With a typical Australian upbringing, which consisted of backyard cricket and football, he went on to graduate from university with a Diploma in Teaching. While busy traveling, it was six years before he actually moved into official teaching in a classroom.

Having traveled to USA, Mexico, India, Russia, China, the UK, France and Italy, all of these locations have provided him with context that he could use as a humanities teacher in various Christian schools around Australia. Having upgraded to a Bachelor of Education, he has been a principal in two small schools and is currently teaching Latin and Geography at the Brisbane Christian College.

In the midst of this, he met and then married his wife, Jill, whilst teaching in a small Bible school. After forty years of marriage, the couple has four married children and ten grandchildren.

Ultimately, LostRalia is a prayer for the country of Australia, as readers will feel after finishing the Epilogue.

It is a book that offers profound explanations for spiritual truths, interspersed with tasteful amounts of blood and gore action. Driving the reader on is the ultimate question: what will happen to the hapless Lady Adelade? The plot moves quickly from one end of the continent to the other, albeit taking time to allow the characters to play out this narrative by pointing to the Biggest Story of All in many obvious and varied ways.

“Readers will be immediately struck by 143 pages of epic narrative poetry,” Geoffrey said. “This is a rare medium these days, given the nature of modern sensationalist novels. Yet I have been pleasantly surprised by the reactions of friends and colleagues who have read it.

“Many have said that they could not put the book down, and pleasingly, did not have to wait long for the conclusion. Another recalled that once he got into the rhythm of the story, he began to actually sing the poem to himself with a tune that he had made up in his head! As weird as that may sound, readers will generally find the fast-paced, slightly tongue-in-cheek narrative a pleasant surprise with a twist at the end and a thoroughly romantic ending with a strong dose of revelation.

“Younger readers will appreciate the play on place names in Australia, with older readers being captured by a rollicking good ‘yarn’ with far-reaching implications.

“What a privilege it is to be given the opportunity to tell the story behind the story. As brief as LostRalia is, it has been a life’s work for me. I am grateful to so many people for helping it on its way, and I trust that it will bless those who invest a couple of hours of their time riding with those brave knights in the medieval mists of time.”

Geoffrey is in the process of writing a second book.

LostRalia, published by Ark House, is now available globally.