Rev. Jackie McCullough
This Is For You Lord
Anyone who's heard Evangelist Jackie McCullough minister the Word of God
knows that the woman can just plain preach. On her debut recording, she proves
that she's equally as capable of serving up a delicious praise and worship feast.
Like Bishop T.D. Jakes on his Live at the Potter's House project,
McCullough never actually sings a note on This Is For You Lord. Yet even with
the strong vocal performances by members of Kirk Franklin's The
Family, and the impeccable work of master producer Kevin Bond,
the project is clearly McCullough's. Her exhortations throughout are full
of hope and encouragement and allow her to remain the focal point of the project. Especially
powerful is the spoken word cut "Where I Belong."
Just as impressive as her exhortations is the fact that McCullough co-wrote
every song on the album, with the exception of the lead track "In His Name."
"I'm Not Finished," (the first song McCullough ever wrote), is an especially
inspiring song that delivers a powerful message of perseverance. Recorded in
Kingston Jamaica, McCullough and crew take the gospel to the reggae dancehall
on the album's best song "Be Connected," which features lead vocals by labelmate
Lawrence Matthews and a stunning performance by B-Rite signee
Papa San. Other standout cuts include "Nothing But Pleasure" and "This
Is For You Lord."
Producer: Kevin Bond
Gospo Centric Records
reviewed by Mark Christian Tilles —
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