GMA, CCLI, PraiseHymn Partner To Recognize GA Pastors At Dove Awards
March 11, 2011 at 7:08 AM (PT)
The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA) is partnering with CHRISTIAN COPYRIGHT LICENSING INTERNATIONAL (CCLI) and PRAISEHYMN SOUND TRACKS to launch a recognition of pastors in the state of GEORGIA.
The 42ND ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS announced that it will celebrate local GEORGIA church heroes by inviting GEORGIA churches of all denominations to submit 30-second clips, finishing the statement, "My pastor is my hero because."
"Many times, the church pastor is an unsung hero, faithfully and sacrificially serving their respective congregants and communities. Their ongoing care and dedication through hardships, economic uncertainties and catastrophes really exemplifies the foundation of our nation. We can’t think of any higher honor than to express our appreciation in this manner," said CCLI President/CEO and GMA board member HOWARD RACHINSKI.
Church parishioners are being asked to submit a clip sharing their message, including the pastor’s photo and video clip to www.cclitv.com/localhero. Submissions must be made by MARCH 21st.
The top 30 videos will be selected by GMA and will be shown during the commercial breaks during the show on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 at the FOX THEATRE in ATLANTA. In addition, those 30 pastors will be invited to a special pre-show reception, receive gift packages, meet artists and attend the DOVE AWARDS show as special guests of the GMA.