WALL STREET STYLE: Models move across the stage during the first fashion segment (Photo by Troy Tieuel)
In a world of media pumped mega churches lead by sparkly suit wearing, super preachers who can’t even be seen by the average petitioner, there still exists the down home religious leaders who are able to move a people towards a positive word that is followed by action and example. Celebrating his 60th birthday, this past Saturday, February 22, Bishop Edward R. Turner, Pastor and Founder of Power of Love Ministries located off the corner of Manchester and Normandy, asked his congregation to come together and move forward in peace and togetherness during the Power of Love Christian Fellowship’s The Fashion Show Extravaganza.
Photo by Troy Tieuel
The celebration consisted of a fashion show and gumbo cook off that pitted local chefs from such restaurants as Harold and Belles, and Burban Street Fish Market, and was hosted by the boisterously hilarious, Gorgio.
Coordinating the fashion show was Ms. Ruby Wallace of Sunshine Modeling Castings, who put together a Wall Street themed show that revolved around the black professionals from elementary throughout post doctorate studies and delved into the fashion of holding down a leadership position in a Fortune 500 company.
Providing a musical selection was Gospel singer Sabrina Williams of Goody Music Entertainment Group who sung a medley of original songs and classic gospel hits that included ‘Changed My Life’ and ‘Fool for You (God).’
In addition to multiple pots of sea food filled gumbo, the family friendly event included a selection of red beans and rice, cornbread, green beans, salad and fried chicken that left the crowd sitting back and relaxed for the second half of the fashion show, ‘After Five on Wall Street,’ that focused on evening wear.
The event was capped off by a rousing singing of happy birthday, an impromptu speech by Bishop Turner and various members of the congregation who expressed their gratefulness and thanks to their pastor for his dedicated services.
Bishop Edward R. Turner is the Chairman and Founder of H.O.P.E. For Life Foundation whose activities include America’s largest multi-faith breakfast. He also sits as the Chairman of the African American and Latino Summit, developed the Sons of HOPE Boys Club for mentoring youth ages 8 to 18. Bishop Turner has been marries for over 30 years to Carolyn A. Turner and has three daughters and two grandchildren.
For more information on the Power of Love Christian Fellowship please call (323) 752-6525.