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Earnest Pugh Headlines Gospel Concert to Benefit Houston Area Food Pantry 

Press Release For Immediate Release

HOUSTON (Sept. 8, 2011) - My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host its "Feed The Soul Gospel Benefit Concert" on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Bishop James Dixon's Community of Faith Church, 1024 Pinemont Dr., Houston, TX 77091. The doors open at 5 p.m. and showtime is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will help feed souls throughout Harris and Ft. Bend counties. The concert is especially meaningful as the organization's food pantry was destroyed last week due to a power outage. The community is invited to attend and help raise much-needed funds while also feeding their souls spiritually. Gospel psalmist, vocalist and songwriter Earnest Pugh will headline the talent-packed concert.


"The 'Feed the Soul Gospel Benefit Concert' was initially planned as our annual fundraiser to help fund several of our social services," said Renae Nelson, executive director and founder of My Brother's Keepers Outreach Center. "Little did I know that we would need to replace in excess of $5,000 worth of food due to a power outage. My heart ached as we took truck loads of food to the dumpster and the people we would normally serve asked if they could have it. My heart hurt to see all of the food go to waste and not be able to give it to individuals and families who were depending on us to help meet their needs. I am trusting God to restore and replenish all that the enemy stole."


Earnest Pugh's performance of his #2 hit on the Gospel Billboard chart, "I Need Your Glory," and his full repertoire of hit songs will have a powerful meaning for My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center's "Feed the Soul Gospel Benefit Concert." Pugh's five-octave vocal range and clear delivery have made him a natural for interpreting gospel ballads. A Memphis, TN, native, Pugh showed tremendous singing talent even as a child, and by his teens he was singing with O'Landa Draper as a back-up vocalist, a tenure that ended when Pugh entered the military service. Following his discharge, he continued to pursue his musical goals, and even dabbled in acting, appearing in several stage plays. Eventually, he began appearing on various gospel-oriented television shows on the BET network and elsewhere. His first album, Earnest Pugh Live: A Worshipper's Perspective, appeared in 2006, followed by Seasons Change a year later in 2007. Live: Rain on Us arrived in 2009. Pugh has performed on countless stages, including in front of President Barack Obama and his family. A graduate of Howard University's School of Divinity, Pugh wants believers to draw closer to God through his ministry. He says, "My prayer is that through this new CD people truly see and understand the Glory of God. I know that God wants to reveal Himself to His people."


Pugh will be joined by a slate of awesome psalmists including: Shawn and Rhonda McLemore, Zacardi Cortez, Kim Crutchfield, and local talent Anita James, a staffer in the office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

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Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.mybkoutreach.org and at participating Fiesta stores for a donation of $20 for general seating and $30 for VIP seating, which includes VIP parking passes. Program ads, at various rates, and $100 exhibitor tables are also available. For more information, call 281.690.7946, 281.213.9554 or visit the Web site.


About My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center

My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center is a sustainable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide emergency assistance, social services and training for individuals and families in crisis that will stabilize, strengthen and empower them to help themselves. The organization provides effectual assistance throughout Fort Bend and Harris counties. The assistance will not only enhance quality of life, but will foster strong, competent, economically self-sufficient citizens who are positive contributors in the community. For more information, visit www.mybkoutreach.org.  


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MWH Public Relations
Margo E. Williams, Principal
281.213.9554 | 832.492.2407
My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center
Renae Nelson, Executive Director/Founder