Tasha Cobbs Leonard Builds the Bridge of Unity in the Face of Racial Unrest and Natural Disasters
The atmosphere is still saturated, not with the rains from Hurricanes Harvey or Irma but with worship. It has been over a week since newlywed gospel artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard released her newest project, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. It was a packed house at the dReam Center Church of Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 celebrating Leonard’s latest album release. Some of gospel's top music artists and media favorites came out to support her. Those in attendance included Bishop William Murphy III, Bishop Paul Morton, Real Talk Kim, and Phaedra Parks, just to name a few. With almost every artist she collaborated with on this project present, Leonard performed each of the ten songs on the album, including crowd favorites “I’m Getting Ready” and “The Name of Our God.”
With this album, Leonard stated that she aimed “to release a universal sound to build bridges between cultures, races, and ethnicity.” And, what impeccable timing she has as the United States finds itself still struggling with racial unrest, over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. What better timing is there then now for Leonard to use her gift and talent to help bring about change in a world that is facing so many challenges. And, if this album release is any indication of the timing of God, one would be remiss not to acknowledge how much of an on-time God . . . God is! With artists like Nicki Minaj, Anna Golden, Jimi Cravity, and Kierra Sheard, Leonard’s album is sure to connect people from all nations and walks of life to a God that is full of love and unity.
The concert could not end without Bishop Murphy, the senior pastor of the dReam Center Church of Atlanta, passionately encouraging the crowd of thousands to focus on building racial bridges during this time of divisiveness. He echoed Leonard’s sentiments by confirming that the album can serve as a bridge if all people from different nationalities and cultures embrace the three things they have in common – heart, passion, and pursuit. He said, “as we focus on these three things, we will come together as a Kingdom united.”
To say the least, the concert was nothing short of a blessing. A worship was released that could not be denied. Be one of the first to purchase or download a copy of Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Peace & Love