The last stop on our extended tour of church musical genres takes us to contemporary gospel music. Our guides are the Rev. J. Bass, minister of music for both Dickinson’s New Vision Church and New Directions M.B.C., and William Stinson, who sings with the local group Vernon J & Greater.
Popular music of this kind has never been easier to find. Just look on iTunes, Pandora and last.fm. Its hits are annually nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards. And, of course, it is a Sunday staple at many local churches.