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September 30th, 2012
Kirk Franklin & Angel
This is always an interesting time.  I want to share a special moment from the 2012 Stellar Awards.
Some of the things that happen with the artists backstage are pretty spectacular.   This story is centered around a girl name Angelique (Angel) Rocker, 17 and Kirk Franklin.
Angel is a 17 year-old quadriplegic who is unable to see or speak but is stimulated by gospel music.  Angel’s mother, Deidra Rocker, shared that the Stellar Awards was the first concert that Angel was able to stay until the end.  Deidra, that’s because the Stellar Awards is more than a concert; it is a ministry.  Stay on topic Erma.
The Dreams Come True Foundation asked if we would provide tickets for Angel and her family to attend the Stellar Awards – of course we did.  According to Angel’s mother, Kirk Franklin’s music has “brought her back” several times.  I told Kirk about Angel and asked if he would speak with her and take some pictures with her.  Kirk said “bring her backstage and I will wait however long it takes”.  I am tearing up thinking about Kirk’s response. 
It took awhile to get Angel backstage but we got it done and there was Kirk waiting to meet this very special person – Angel.   Angel’s mother, began to tell Kirk how his music “brought her back” many times.  When Angel’s health was failing, her mother would play Kirk’s music and Angel’s body would respond favorably over and over again.  Angel loved meeting Kirk Franklin and her favorite song she listens to over and over is “Lean on Me”.
This is just one example of how music is more than entertainment, it is a ministry.  I am sure that many artists have no idea of the impact of their music.  Kirk, you are blessed to know that your music can lift spirits “bring people back”.     Kirk, keep doing what you are doing; letting God work through you.  
That’s all for now.  I invite you to share some of your special moments with us.
Dr. Veronica Williams
November 3rd, 2012 4:36 pm
Dr. Veronica Williams from WCSU iHeart Radio at Chicago State University! Awesome Story!
November 7th, 2012 10:09 am
Praise God! I know what you mean when you say that Gospel music is a ministry, my station Stella Awards Nominated WIMG1300 ministries to me daily and without this station and the Lord Jesus Christ, I don't know where I would be. God Bless to Kirk and all the other gospel ministries they really are a blessing to all.
Mercedes McAllister
November 17th, 2012 2:30 pm
Hello and thank you for the inspiring story. It has even encouraged me even more to go to the Stellar Awards this year. I have always wanted to go to the Stellar Awards for the past 7yrs but was not able to make it because of sickness. I hope I can attend this years' event. God Bless you and everyone behind the scenes.
December 11th, 2012 6:53 am
Amen! God bless Angel and her family. What a beautiful and encouraging story. As a singer/songwriter (for Jesus), I strongly believe that music indeed is a ministry. Keep up God's work, Kirk and all the other musical ministers of the gospel. I pray to make it to the show this year, by God's grace. Please visit me and show some love and listen to some of my music. Come to Much love, Emem
ToMecia Conard-Stafford
January 9th, 2013 9:04 pm
I've always viewed Kirk as a genuine man. This story is truly something special! Keepem coming!
Sherry Woodley
August 21st, 2013 5:51 pm
That is an awesome story! I would love to get the young lady a copy of my CD released June of this year entitled: For You Daddy. How can this be made possible for her? My website is:
Ameir Smith
October 21st, 2013 2:29 pm
That's what it's about. Life changing music.. Awesome story!!
Stephana High aka Lady DJ from Texas 99.1FM KNES in Texas
October 24th, 2013 5:42 pm
Well let me begin by saying the 2013 Stellar Awards was also a blessing for me. I was actually nominated for small market radio and I was a finalist. The experience was unbelievable especially when I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Rick Joyner who by the way have no idea the effect he had on helping me to not become over whelmed during the ceremony. I had my family with me and some friends who actually won the grand prize and was able to fly out. Well Mr. Joyner introduced himself not knowing for quiet sometime had been a follower of hison gospel radio. Mr. Joyner made such an impression that I personally invited him to come and host a benefit for my hometown benefiting Providence Hospice this October . Well needless to say he did come and bless our hearts in a small town where others may dare to go. As I told him sometimes we miss our blessings when we don't go to the country "smile". It was awesome and Texas loves Mr. Rick Joyner" I will forever be a radio angel with a love for those who have not forgotten and will give back Tune in and listen to the greatest Gospel Show in Texas Texas99.1FM KNES "Sunday Night Gospel" Stellar Awards I truly love you. " Lady DJ"
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