Beatrice “Sistah Peaches Love” Haywood kicked off the summer with “An Empowerment Evening of Worship with Sistah Peaches and Friends.” The night was spirit-filled with great music and concluded with a wonderful surprise.
Sistah Peaches is the founder of the internet radio station i-am-radio.com. However, singing has always been her passion. The night was an opportunity to share that musical gift with the many who came out to support her at New Beginnings Church of God of Prophecy in Lanham, MD.
Tonja Palmer was the night’s mistress of ceremonies. She kept the audience engaged with her perfect comedic timing. Apostle Kenyon Portee got things started with praise and worship.
Tracy Morgan of WBBP’s Tracy Morgan Show introduced Sistah Peaches and talked about the long friendship they have enjoyed. Immediately after that Sistah Peaches launched into a beautiful rendition of “My Tribute (To God Be The Glory).”
There were many great moments throughout the night including Sistah Peaches’ tribute to her late aunt, Octavia Livingston with the song, “You Must Know Him For Yourself.” She also did a duet with her daughter, Shamyka who has obviously inherited her mother’s vocal gifts.
Sistah Peaches hosts the iAMradio Empowerment Breakfast at the Stellar Awards and included some of her friends from that event. The “‘Thank You” duet with Ayanna Smith was explosive. In fact, it impacted the audience so much a praise break erupted.
Theresa Pinckney, Yvonne Pendleton, Javon Inman, William Stevens and Jubilant Nation all gave great performances. Inman shifted the atmosphere and showed why his debut album is called “Heart of A Worshipper.”
Stevens and his group sang “The Atmosphere Is Ready,” a song that definitely needs to be in rotation. Tonja Palmer appropriately likened them to rising stars Charles Butler & Trinity and encouraged them in their ministry.
Along with wowing the crowd with her vocal abilities, Sistah Peaches also shared the video for her latest single, “You Are Worthy.” Shot throughout Washington, DC, the video is a bouncy, exuberant song to the Lord.
The night was also a night to give back. A portion of advertising proceeds were earmarked for ScholarCHIPS. It’s 20-year old CEO and founder, Yasmine Arrington was on hand to offer thanks and reveaed that ScholarChIPS gave away more than 19,000 in scholarships to thirteen young people this year.
The magazine will reach countless readers with stories that spotlight independent artists and other uplifting articles. Arrington graces the cover of the inaugural issue.
Sistah Peaches delivered a concert that was a class act and showcased her talents. As the night concluded Sistah Peaches called on Rev. C. Barry Martin to close in prayer. She also announced that he was her fiancee.
Rev. Martin turned to the audience and revealed that he didn’t have a ring when he proposed but he had one that night. He bent down on one knee, ring in hand and proposed again. Of course, she said yes! It was a touching and beautiful ending to a wonderful night.
After the concert, Sistah Peaches hosted the Gospel Revue Magazine Launch Reception. Ginger on Sax and guitarist Thom Lourin kept guests enthralled as they mixed and mingled and congratulated Sistah Peaches.