20 artists to appear at concert honoring Dedric Jones


A special praise and worship service will feature more than 20 singers honoring gospel recording artist Dedric Jones of Pine Bluff on his birthday Sunday.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Greater Fellowship Ministries, 2401 S. Main St., and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Jones and his group Chosen Praise will also perform. Artists singing some of Jones’ favorite songs will include Sheree Evans, David Wyatt, Danielle Phillips & Throwback Choir, Nichole “Nikkie” Thrower, Shaw Boys and Debra Canagan.

A songwriter, arranger, producer and director, Jones has worked in gospel music, training choirs for more than 15 years. In 2001, the Pine Bluff native formed Chosen Praise.

“The mission of the ensemble is to bring forth healing, deliverance and salvation through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit through song,” a spokesman said.

Jones was quoted as saying: “I firmly believe that we do not know how to sing unless the Holy Spirit gives us the interpretation by singing though us.”

Details: Call 501-613-9257.