HUR@HOME Inspiration Pastor Mia K. Wright and Ricky Dillard

On the June 28th edition of HUR@HOME Inspiration we talked with Pastor Mia K. Wright of the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas, and Gospel artist Dr. Ricky Dillard. Pastor Wright co-pastors Fountain of Praise with her husband Remus E. Wright.

Fountain of Praise has over 24,000 members was where the funeral of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, was held. Pastor Wright said when they worked with the church member who was a member of George Floyd family to prepare for the funeral at the Fountain of Praise they had no idea that the event and the church would the focus of eyes worldwide. She said the Floyd family is still recovering from the loss of their loved one.

Pastor Wright and her family are also recovering from a tragic loss. A member of her family whose mother was murdered in a Black on Black crime incident was recently murdered in a similar incident. Through his grief because of the loss of the family member, her son preached his first sermon at the church today. Pastor Wright’s book, “Unthinkable” speaks to the season of change we find ourselves in today and how we should not let outdated thoughts hold us back from what God wants for us.

Ricky Dillard talked to us from Atlanta. He is in the music ministry of the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, MD. Ricky talked about how he recorded his previous album Ebenezer AME in Fort Washington on the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and screened Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” before the recording to make a statement. Ricky let us know that his new album, “The Choir Master” is available and contains music just right for what the world is going through today.