ZION, IL (April 19, 2013) – Noted gospel singer-song writer Desmond Pringle is teaming up with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), to present a three city inspirational concert event to inspire hope in Chicago, Charleston and Los Angeles as Kingdom Records releases his new CD Fidelity on May 14. His current radio single “Can’t Even Imagine” is #22 on Billboard magazine's Hot Gospel Songs chart.
The series of music and worship-filled events kicks off in Chicago, May 2, with the city’s leading pastors and choirs participating in “An Evening of Inspiration” at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Apostolic Faith Church.
“I’ve worked with the most prominent Christian artists and leaders of our time, Pringle said, “and I am so very honored to partner with Rev. Percy McCray and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.” Rev. McCray leads the Our Journey of Hope program at CTCA in Illinois a community outreach program to assist faith based organizations establish ministry programs to support parishioners and their families who are facing life threatening illnesses. “We are so grateful to the Lord for providing us with this opportunity to serve our congregations most challenged members,” he said.
Christened in a Reformed Episcopal church in Charleston, S.C., Pringle said he recalls the period during which his family began to attend a Pentecostal church. “At that time, when I was about sixteen, I began to play keyboards for a non-denominational church,” he said. “While in college, I took role of Clarence in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” in 1992 and began to find other roles in musicals, including ‘Only the Strong’ and ‘Paint the White House Black,’ and then landed my first recording contract, with A&M Records.”
Pringle’s songwriting hits include High Praise on Bishop Paul Morton’s Let It Rain, on the number one hit CD, and Holiness is Right on the Grammy-nominated CD CeCe Winans Presents the Born Again Church Choir, which won a Dove Award as Traditional Gospel Album of the Year.
“We are going to have a beautiful and inspired time,” said Rev. McCray, who will serve as the emcee of the events. “We are offering a night of inspiration and hope with a stellar lineup of invited guests, choirs and ministries. We are extending an invitation to all of the people living with cancer and their supporters to come and bask in the glory,” he added.
Pringle will perform, May 11, for leaders in the faith-based community at the Inaugural Red Carpet Awards Dinner Gala at the Alfred Williams Community Center in Charleston, S.C. The Los Angeles “Evening of Inspiration” event, scheduled for June 2013, will feature Pringle and the area’s prominent religious leaders and gospel musicians.
Pringle is senior pastor of the Watered Garden Fellowship in Los Angeles and says of the future, simply: “It is full and I am fully embracing and engaging it with passion, power and purpose. I know that whatever I do, I’m going to praise God and keep on moving.”
All events are free and open to the public.