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Dr. Jazz Takes Over Jericho City of Praise on Easter; Vashawn Mitchell Guest Psalmist

Dr. Jasmin Sculark known as “Dr Jazz” officially takes over as senior pastor at Jericho City of Praise in Landover, MD on Easter Sunday, April 20. Vashawn Mitchell is the featured musical guest.

Dr. Jazz has been posting her excitement on social media all week as she gets ready to take over the megachurch.

“Join the Jericho family & I as we celebrate the rising of our Savior!”

The church has gone through difficult times since the death of its founder Dr. Betty Peebles and membership dropped dramatically. Dr. Jazz also solicits prayer that every seat will be filled.

“Saints please pray and Believe God with me to fill every seat! Not by might or power but God’s spirit!”

Jericho City of Praise will be led by Dr. Jazz

Let’s lift up Dr. Jazz and the services at Jericho on Sunday. The service begins at 9:30 a.m. and will stream live at


Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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