Sunday afternoon Jerry Smith crowned Pastor Shirley Caesar as the Queen of Gospel. The event was held at her church, Mount Calvary Word of Faith,3100 Sanderford Road,Raleigh,NC.
The program consisted of the legendary GOSPEL pioneer, Pastor Caesar with a skit entitled, “Hold My Mule”, by Lucy J. Hawkins of the 700 Club in Virginia Beach, Fayetteville State University Gospel Choir, Caesar Singers, Juan Santiago and JSUP, The Maryland Mass Choir, Ruth La’Ontra Jones, Symone Spencer (Baby Shirley), Bishop Floyd Knowlin & Lighthouse Choir, Michael Boone, Steve Johnson & Singers, Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Choir, Leniyus Sullivan, New Bethel Baptist Choir, TDK Mime, and Anointed Voices of Praise.
The Queen of Gospel Music is well known for her accomplishments in the Gospel Music Industry which includes: 11 Grammy Awards, 13 Stellar Awards and 18 Dove Awards and many more.
The event was hosted by Jerry Smith and sponsored by Dr. Mildred Summerville, Steven Johnson and Mount Calvary Word of Faith “Diamond Fan Club.”