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September 6, 2016

John 5:5, 8, and 9

(5) And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. (8) Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (9) And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

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The Young Dr. Teresa Hairston back in the 1990's #TBT

Teresa Hairston in the 1990's after her first 10 years as a magazine publisher.

Dr. Hairston to run her publication full-time. In 1995, that newsletter has grown and evolved into Gospel Today, it is now an internationally distributed magazine reaching over 250,000 people. She has also expanded the company to include several ancillary products. Hairston is recognized as a leader in her field and has built a positive rapport with many other ministries and industry leaders.

 

Along the way, Dr. Hairston has become a major force in the international Gospel community. For 10 years, she was the

on-air host of the Gospel Today TV Show (which aired weekly via DirecTV); she also hosted a nationally-syndicated news and entertainment segment on radio, entitled, “The Gospel Today Update.” Dr. Hairston has interviewed almost everyone who is apart of Gospel music and ministry; she has also served as host of two Gospel celebrations at the White House.

 

In 1996, Dr. Teresa Hairston founded The Gospel Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization that hosts the nation’s #1 “Praise & Worship Conference.” In 2005, Dr. Hairston launched her own record label, Gospel Today Entertainment which released two nationally-acclaimed CD projects. Dr. Hairston is a minister of the Gospel, with an earned Doctor of Ministry degree. In 2010, she was ordained as an elder by Bishop Liston Page, Sr.

 

Dr. Hairston motto is: “When God gives you a vision, He’ll make the provision!” Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” In 2010, she published her first book, “How to Pursue Your Purpose” in which she shares biblical principles that help readers unlock and actualize their own dreams.

 

“My goal in life is to use everything that I’ve been through, everything that I am and everything that I endeavor to do to glorify God and build His Kingdom. I want to help people understand that they can achieve their God-inspired visions. Just step out on faith, and watch God make the way.”

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 #ThrowBackThursday

 

Dr. Teresa Hairston is the founder of Gospel Today Magazine, Gospel Industry Today and Gospel Heritage Foundation. In 1989, Dr. Hairston was a divorced mother of three small children with a $300 seed to invest in her dream of becoming a publisher. She started a four-page newsletter named Gospel SCORE that was distributed to about 500 Gospel industry insiders. The first issue which focused on Gospel Music, did not look any better than a Sunday morning church bulletin. Without any investors, background and plan, Dr. Hairston was struggling financially, unable to move forward, wanted to quit and accepted the entertained the mindset of failure; but somehow, she held on, believed in the Lord and never gave up. Within one month, God made a way for Dr. Hairston due to her faith in Him. Companies begin to call for advertisement which provided enough funds that would allow