Well known Gospel / Inspirational Singer Earnest Pugh, featured recently here in Philadelphia at Radio-One’s “Be Expo,” has announced that he is leaving his post as Pastor of Worship at Houston’s Lighthouse Church to pursue a dream he’s been mulling over for years. Pugh says,”I am moving on to pursue some dreams that have lain dormant in my heart for years.” Referring to The Lighthouse Church’s pastor Keion Henderson, Pugh says,”Our joint efforts at laboring in the vineyard at Lighthouse have been fruitful and we believe God’s best is yet to come for all parties.”
And what is one of those dream? Earnest Pugh is launching a nonprofit called Vets Rock to assist female combat veterans, inspired by his meeting a woman veteran at at Houston shelter. Pugh, who served 15 years in the Army, says that women are the most underserved of all combat veterans. “These women have served and have great needs. The objective is to be a rock and stone of help to veterans who have served their country and now need to be served themselves.” His plan is for Vets Rock to launch in Washington DC on November 21st with festivities to include a concert featuring nationally known artists. Vets Rock and partners will distribute vouchers for Thanksgiving dinners to 250 veterans as part of the ceremonies.
Also in the works is a 50 city wordwide tour to celebrate Earnest Pugh’s 50th birthday and 20th anniversary in the music industry. He’s also considering offers to become a radio personality, to teach the music business at the university level or to lead worship at various conferences and churches. Earnest says these other proposals will have to wait, however,”I have literally been employed in some musical capacity at a church since I was 18 years old. Now I feel like it’s time for a shifting of focus to impacting our community in other ways than just pulpit ministry. I am ready to put my hands to the plow and make a global impact.” More info is available at http://www.earnestpugh.com.
Jerry Wells from articles on uGospel.com and www.earnestpugh.com