Sam Tate is an industry veteran who delivers an eclectic blend of Oldies and Traditional Gospel music. "Gospel Gems" celebrates some of the biggest old school Gospel music artists who've paved the way for today's stars.
Dr. Tim Tooten Sr. has shared Maryland's stories as a journalist for WBAL-TV 11 News since 1988. He is Baltimore's only full-time education reporter. Tim began his broadcasting career in 1976 as a high school disc jockey in his native Live Oak, Fla. From there, he gained reporting experience in Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Among the highlights of his reporting assignments include a half-hour documentary shot in Liberia, West Africa, called "Africa's Maryland." The documentary prompted Maryland's governor to sign an extensive cultural, educational and financial sister city agreement with two counties in the Republic of Liberia. Tim was honored with a prestigious National Headliner Award for his "East is East" documentary, which profiled life as an African-American growing up on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He also won an Associated Press award for his undercover investigative series of reports on the history of discriminatory practices in the private clubs in West Virginia. In addition to his broadcasting achievements, Tim is particularly proud of sharing the "good news" as pastor and founder of Harvest Christian Ministries in Baltimore, a non-denominational church. Tim holds a Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) from Virginia Seminary in Lynchburg. He also received his Master of Arts degree from St. Mary's Seminary and University Ecumenical Institute of Theology in Baltimore, the country's oldest Catholic seminary. Tim graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. He remains active in his community, employed as an affiliate broadcasting professor at Loyola University Maryland, and as a mentor to African-American men at Perry Hall High School. He is a member of the board for the Maryland Bible Society. Tim is married and is the father of three children and two grandchildren.
As an International Empowerment Lecturer, Recording Artist, Author, Conference Host and Entrepreneur, Dr. Juanita Bynum sits as President of Juanita Bynum Ministries and CEO of Juanita Bynum Enterprises, with headquarters in New York City. Over the last two decades, Dr. Bynum has become a fixture of inspiration, hope and new life and served as an example to men and women around the world. With accomplishments including being a New York Times Best Selling Author, Platinum Recording Artist, Awarded Actress and Television Host, as well as a record breaking Conference Host, Dr. Juanita Bynum has turned her humble beginnings into an inspirational and philanthropic empire – educating, equipping and empowering people from all walks of life. Fueled by a passion for character building, life coaching and spiritual rejuvenation, Dr. Bynum merges spirituality with the practicality of everyday life. Her candid and revealing approach has engaged followers worldwide provoking them to pursue a lifestyle of integrity, success and happiness. Wherever Dr. Bynum goes, she exhorts, encourages and empowers her listeners to reach their full potential in their personal, entrepreneurial and spiritual lives.
She has been called “the Rose of Gospel,” “the church girl,” and “evangelist” but more than anything else, three time Grammy award winner Dorinda Clark Cole is a fired up sister for Christ and one of the most gifted vocalists in the music world today. Her Story The second from the youngest of The Clark Sisters, Dorinda attributes her fiery, convicting singing style to her mother, Dr. Mattie Moss-Clark, who saw the gift of singing and preaching in her at an early age. Back in the 1960’s and 70’s, when other children their age were playing outside, Dorinda and her sisters had to work on their now famous familial harmonies. She says, “We made a lot of sacrifices. My mom was a stickler for making sure we rehearsed before we went out to perform. If we had an engagement on a Saturday or Sunday, during the week she would call us in and say, ‘Hey ya’ll I need you to come in here and rehearse.’ That’s when mom started really putting the discipline in us. She would say, ‘Karen, I want you to take that microphone and sing this note…and now Dorinda, I want you to talk a little bit.’ When Karen the youngest turned five we started recording. She saw the gifts and talents within us and started shaping and molding us. She taught us discipline along with how to use our gifts. We still have those gifts today. It was all in preparation for what we do today as recording artists, writers and producers.” The gift of talking that Dorinda’s mother saw in her as a little girl has evolved into a phenomenal preaching ministry that goes hand in hand with her singing ministry. “I can’t get around the both of them; I can’t leave the stage without saying something…and even when I preach, I can’t leave without singing a line of something,” she laughs.Today this gift has made room for her to serve in ministry to God’s glory, while juggling her life as a wife, mother of two; Nikkia and Greg Jr. and grandmother of one DJ. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then a small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.