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TCP Gospel Magazine Celebrates 7th Anniversary

TCP Magazine Celebrates Their Seventh Anniversary
“TCP; The Connection Place”

Raleigh, NC –Award winning gospel magazine TCP will host its 7th Anniversary Celebration with explosive speakers, choirs and other exciting events the weekend of January 28-29, 2011 at Wake Chapel Church Life Enrichment Center located at 3805 Tarheel Club Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Peggy Tatum, CEO of The Connection Place, has worked tirelessly to position the magazine into a highly recognized and sought after platform of excellence and reference for the gospel industry. She has received numerous national awards for her continuous delivery of personal interviews, inspiring stories and projects that highlight gospel artists, ministries, Christian businesses and the industry for seven consecutive years.

The Celebration will kick off on Friday, January 28th with a VIP Reception and Silent Auction from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. that will benefit Dr. Donna Corbett’s program at Amazing Grace Etiquette; tickets for the event are $30 with proceeds geared toward programmatic initiatives that further develop and teach youth and adults cultural and social skills. The event will be hosted by       Dr. Kevin Bond and Shelia Wilson.  A special guest from Paris, France will be on hand to join the Friday night Reception.  Beginning at Noon on Saturday, January 29th will feature a full day of free events with deliberate emphasis on providing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with seminars to deliver tools for best business practices to enhance or help launch their businesses.  The new business magazine TCP BIZ that features Katie Gailes of SmartMoves International on the cover will be unveiled as she will host the Business Networking Session, “Networking with Purpose.”  Ericka Jackson, noted author, evangelist and business coach will conduct a Social Media Session and Dr. Francene Hash, author of Pathways for Life, will host the Gathering for Adult Preacher’s Kids. Other artists include seven year old Little Miss Symone Spencer; 14 year old phenom C. J. Ballance; gospel powerhouse Bonita Simmons and acclaimed soprano vocalist Rozlyn Sorrell.

Grammy Award Winning Producer and Minister Steven Ford will conduct, “Is Your Music Department Ministry or Misery?”  The segment will engage and provide necessary tools that will help develop and sharpen skills for leaders of various Church ministries that include Ministers of Music, Choir Directors, Praise Teams, Psalmists, Soloists, Praise Dancers, gospel announcers and all that are directly affiliated with their respective programs.  Dr. Nathaniel Wood will host an awesome evening of musical song will begin at 4:00 p.m. with guests that include Valerie Thomas and Lifted Praise; Instruments of Praise Concert Choir; Todd Curry & Focus; The Gospel Music Workshop of America Raleigh Triangle Chapter Youth & Adult Choir; The Voices of WCC; Salvation  Deliverance Church Choir, and Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” Regional Competition Winner. This concert is deaf friendly with sign language interpretations by Silent Expressions of Raleigh.

Peggy stated, “TCP has worked relentlessly to service community and the voice of the gospel industry. What began as a dream has become my divinely anointed and appointed life’s mission; this body of work has surpassed all that I imagined and to God I am extremely grateful.  I am extremely excited at this 7th Anniversary Celebration as we have worked to provide a complete platform for those in the industry and aspiring business entrepreneurs. We will be using the platform that we have built over the past seven years to enhance Kingdom Building through a special release of the new business magazine, TCP BIZ featuring Katie Gailes on the cover. Seven is the number of completion which means that greater things are yet before TCP.  I am humbled beyond words but I am even more committed to the future and what lies ahead.  We ask for your continued prayers and support.”

Please make plans to attend this dynamic Celebration as we honor and lift up the Kingdom of God through numerous events that will benefit all in attendance.  The community is invited and strongly encouraged to attend.  Mark your calendars and come out as The Connection Place (TCP Magazine) connects community, entrepreneurs and industry professionals in a high time of exchange, networking and celebration.  “We look forward to seeing you there!”

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