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Favorite Christmas Memory- Mickey Bell

Written by scoopsnews on December 20, 2019 – 4:54 am -

Favorite Christmas Memory

My mind takes me back to when my siblings and I got an Atari.  At the time, this was the best present ever.  Back then, when you bought the atari console, you also got the Pac-Man game fro free.  Well, we were very excited to open up this gift from Santa and to be able to play it.  There was just one problem.

My Grandparents had driven several hours to spend Christmas with us.  When made his delivery late on Christmas Eve night, my Grandmother started playing Pac-Man for the very first time and got hooked.  In fact, she was so hooked on this game that us kids were unable to play with our new toy on Christmas morning.
My Granddaddy had to entice her away from our house with the promise that he would buy her an Atari of her own.  Several months later, my Grandmother would pass away.  It was said that before she went to the hospital with her heart issue, she was sitting up playing her Pac-Man game to take her mind off of the pain.  After she beat her high score on the game, then she was willing to go to the hospital where she later died.
It’s not a somber moment but one that puts a smile on my face to think of the power of Christmas.  It can make grown ups feel like kids again.
Mickey Bell

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Local Comedian Appears on The Huckabee Show

Written by Staff on December 9, 2019 – 9:37 am -

Mickey Bell

Comedian Mickey Bell performing on the Huckabee Show

Every 28 seconds, someone in America is attempting suicide.  It is also the second leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24.  And we are now entering into a holiday season when it seems to be the most prominent time for those dealing with depression to have more bad days than they have good days.

That is why you will find Comedian Mickey Bell on the road helping people laugh through their pain.  And it was his ability to make others laugh that got the attention of Governor Mike Huckabee who host a weekly television show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
“It was so exciting to meet Governor Huckabee and be a part of his show,” says Bell. “To only be doing comedy for one year and to already have those doors open for me is nothing short of God elevating and accelerating.”
While comedy may get him on the stage, it’s his testimony of dealing with depression that is leaving the lasting impression.
Comedian Mickey Bell and his family posing for a picture with Governor Mike Huckabee. (L-R Governor Huckabee, Logan, Wendy and Mickey)

Comedian Mickey Bell and his family posing for a picture with Governor Mike Huckabee. (L-R Governor Huckabee, Logan, Wendy and Mickey)

Mickey Bell knows full well what depression feels like. His experience with the illness came to the forefront after being dismissed as pastor of a baptist church in Alabama. It was his sinful decisions that caused the fallout and led to a series of events that would change his life forever.

“I never would have imagined that I would be dealing with something like depression,” says Bell. “I thought if you could laugh about things, there was no way you could be depressed.”
But after walking through the lowest time in his life, he was contacted by Dr. Barry Cosper who serves as the Director of Missions for the Bessemer Baptist Association in Alabama who not only encouraged and mentored Mickey, but he got him the help he needed.
Weekly trips to meetings and psychologists, Bell started on his journey to realizing how depression worked and how he could learn to adapt to the lifestyle of not allowing it to overtake him. And he is spending his time now helping others have more good days than bad.
Mickey Bell/ Huckabee Show

Mickey Bell

“Reverse the Course of Depression,” is the latest book by Mickey and is set to be released nationally on December 23rd.  It’s a book that not only addresses issues that others don’t want to really talk about but Bell also shares with you how he deals with the symptoms that come with the illness.

“You would never tell a cancer patient to ‘just get over it’ so why do we think it’s okay to say that to someone battling depression?” Bell said.  Mickey serves as pastor for the people at Grace Church Bessemer each weekend but travels during the week all over the nation sharing his message of hope and brighter days.
During this holiday season, if you find yourself crying more than you laugh or you know someone that is battling the illness of depression and you just don’t know what to say to them, consider ordering your copy of Mickey Bell’s book.  You can find out more information by visiting www.TheMickeyBell.com/author.

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Hey Pastor Mickey Bell, What is The Message?

Written by scoopsnews on January 1, 2019 – 8:03 am -

 

We all have just been handed something very special, a “brand, spanking-new” New Year. What we do with it is really up to us.
We asked a few pastors what they believe the message for 2019 is.
Here is what Pastor Mickey Bell, Pastor at Grace Church in Bessemer, Alabama had to say.

2019 is the year for expansion. God is getting ready to expand territories, ministries and opportunities. But to reach for the new, we have to be willing to let go of the old. We pray for elevation but aren’t willing to walk away from what has become comfortable. God is wanting to show his children that we are believing for too small when we have a Heavenly Father who owns it all.

Thanks Mickey for sharing with SGN Scoops! Happy New Year

Mickey Bell

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Mickey Bell Named Host of The Dixie Gospel Caravan

Written by Staff on July 16, 2016 – 7:05 am -

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Birmingham, Alabama – Crawford Broadcasting and WXJC – The Truth are excited to announce that Mickey Bell will be taking over as host of the award winning program “The Dixie Gospel Caravan” in Birmingham, AL.

For more than forty years, this show has provided listeners in central Alabamawith the sounds of Southern Gospel music.  Under the helm of longtime host Wayne Wallace, the show quickly became the standard for all other shows in the industry.

“I can remember traveling with groups who would have the show playing on their bus just hoping that Waynewould play their song”, saysBell.  “You knew you had made it in the industry if you appeared on the cover of the Singing News, played on center stage at the National Quartet Convention and were interviewed by Wayne Wallace on the Dixie Gospel Caravan.”

Laura Scotti, WXJC General Manager, says, “We are so excited to have found Mickey Bell who has the passion and excitement about Southern Gospel that we remember from Wayne Wallace. The Caravan is an important part of the history of our stations and we are very excited about its future with Mickey!”

Bell is excited and honored for this opportunity. “Anytime you can help promote Southern Gospel music and then be able to do it with the power of WXJC, we are going to have a lot of fun.”

The show will feature the chart topping hits from your favorite artists as well as artist interviews, great giveaways and new artist spotlights.  You can listen to Mickey Bell on The Dixie Gospel Caravan starting Monday, July 18th, from 7pm – 12m central standard time on FM 92.5 or AM 850.

If you are not in the centralAlabama area you can listen online and with your phone.  Visit http://850wxjc.com/ for details.  Artists who would like to contact Bell for interviews and new artist spotlights can do so at his personal email:pastormickeybell@gmail.com

WXJC – The Truth is a Crawford Broadcasting Station

120 Summit Parkway,Birmingham, AL 35209    Office: (205) 879-3324

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Host of This Week In Gospel Music, Mickey Bell, Moving On

Written by Staff on October 15, 2015 – 2:19 pm -

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Nashville TN (October 16, 2015) – With every endeavor there will always be moments when tough decisions have to be made. Such is the case when it comes to Mickey Bell turning over the reins of his syndicated radio program, This Week in Gospel Music. The new hosts will be Troy Peach of The Perrys, and Taylor Guffey.

Troy Peach

Troy Peach

“It’s a tough decision but I know for the show to grow and become what I feel like it can be, I have to let it go and put it into hands that are able to take it to another level,” says Mickey. “We always want to question God’s timing and how He works, but I feel this is the right time and the right move for the show and for me.”

Troy and Taylor taking up the reins with excitement. “Taylor and I are thrilled for the opportunity to host This Week in Gospel Music,” says Troy. “I’ve always had a heart for radio, so it will be good to get back in the DJ chair. We plan to offer Gospel music fans a fresh, inside look at the world of Gospel music and play the greatest music on the planet, Southern Gospel Music! You never know just what might happen. You’ll have to tune in to find out!”

Taylor Guffey

Taylor Guffey

“I am thrilled to be able to co host This Week In Gospel Music with Troy Peach,” says Taylor. “This show is going to be a blast. Mickey has done a great job laying the ground work, and we are looking forward to building on what he has accomplished. This show will most definitely be an adventure, so be sure to tune in each week!”

Troy and Taylor will take over all aspects of the show, including producing the two-hour program that will be available each week to stations worldwide. The show will continue to be available via the show app at www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com


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This Week in Gospel Music: Mickey Bell’s Handcuff Story

Written by Staff on September 10, 2015 – 10:39 am -

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Do not miss This Week in Gospel Music with your host, Mickey Bell! We guarantee that you will hear things on Mickey Bell’s show that you will not hear anywhere else.

This week, Mickey has an EXCLUSIVE interview with a Southern Gospel artist who was recently handcuffed at a Gospel concert. Was the artist arrested for a felony? Was there a public disturbance? This is an interview you will only hear on this week’s show.

Joseph Habedank and Beth Pless

Joseph Habedank and Beth Pless

Plus Mickey talks with Beth Pless of Georgia who is this year’s winner of the NQC Big Ticket Giveaway sponsored by SGN Scoops and The Erwins.

All this plus great Gospel music! Don’t miss it!

Be sure to download the app for This Week in Gospel Music and make your song request today! Also, register now for your chance to win two tickets to the NQC. Go to This Week in Gospel Music’s website by clicking the Contest button. You can win a chance to register your name more than once by listening to Mickey each week. The Show app is on the website and ready for your download, so This Week In Gospel Music is available for you to listen to wherever you are. Go register for the contest and download the app on www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com

The Erwins

The Erwins

This Week in Gospel Music airs on WVSG, Virginia; KNMG in Savannah, MO; WWIC Radio AM-1050 in Scottsboro, Alabama; WTGF 90.5 Truth Radio in Pensacola, Fl; Radio CIA Benbrook Texas; WPIL in Heflin, AL, and many more.

Find out more about Mickey Bell from his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekingospelmusic


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This Week in Gospel Music announces NQC Winner

Written by Staff on September 9, 2015 – 9:10 am -

Joseph Habedank and Beth Pless

Joseph Habedank and Beth Pless

Congratulations to Beth Pless of Georgia for winning the NQC ticket giveaway from SGN Scoops, The Erwins and This Week in Gospel Music. She was one of hundreds of people who registered to win (2) tickets to every night of the National Quartet Convention.

In addition to the tickets, Beth will also be getting a special prize pack from The Erwins which includes product, t-shirts and more.

You will get to meet Beth as she will join Mickey on this week’s show.

WVSG Adds This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Be listening for more chances to win from the show that gives away the BIG prizes… This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell.
Pictured above with Beth is one of her favorite artists, Joseph Habedank. Click on Mickey’s face to hear a special message from Beth.

Don’t forget to visit This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell on Facebook. Visit our friends the Erwins too!

The Erwins

The Erwins

 


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This Week in Gospel Music announces Winner!

Written by Staff on September 4, 2015 – 8:51 am -

The Erwins

The Erwins

This Week in Gospel Music is an exciting time with Mickey Bell, as he is joined with Katie of The Erwin’s to announce the big winner of the NQC ticket giveaway. The winner will receive two tickets to each day of the National Quartet Convention! Be sure to listen and find out if you are the winner!

MYLON HAYES FAMILYMickey talks to the Mylon Hayes Family about the challenges of traveling as a family, as they are experts on the subject! He also has more on the departure of one member of Legacy Five.

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Be sure to download the app for This Week in Gospel Music and make your song request today! Also, register now for your chance to win two tickets to the NQC. Go to This Week in Gospel Music’s website by clicking the Contest button. You can win a chance to register your name more than once by listening to Mickey each week. The Show app is on the website and ready for your download, so This Week In Gospel Music is available for you to listen to wherever you are. Go register for the contest and download the app on www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com

This Week in Gospel Music airs on WVSG, Virginia; KNMG in Savannah, MO; WWIC Radio AM-1050 in Scottsboro, Alabama; WTGF 90.5 Truth Radio in Pensacola, Fl; Radio CIA Benbrook Texas; WPIL in Heflin, AL, and many more.

Find out more about Mickey Bell from his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekingospelmusic


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This Week In Gospel Music: Whisnants, McKameys, More!

Written by Staff on August 14, 2015 – 11:14 am -

Susan Whisnant

Susan Whisnant

Nashville, TN (August 14, 2015) – This Week in Gospel Music is going to be a unique show! Mickey Bell goes against the doctor’s orders and calls Susan Whisnant right after she gets home from knee surgery, all in an attempt to catch her still loopy from the medication. Wait ’til you hear what happens! Plus, big news from The McKameys as one of their members retires from road life.

 
McKameys 03-2014 (5)Mickey always has great music, Gospel music news and this week he shares details on a concert you must add to your schedule this year.  All this, plus your chance to win free tickets to the National Quartet Convention and Mickey’s desire to get you to look at page 19 of the August issue of the SGN Scoops magazine.
Don’t forget to download the This Week In Gospel Music app so you can now hear the new show each week the moment it is uploaded on Thursday. Find the app today on www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com
 
August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

We are still adding more stations! Stations can sign up here: bit.ly/stationsignup . Program Directors can check out more information at  www.thisweekingospelmusic.com. AND! We are looking for artists who want to promote their music to a worldwide audience. Contact us at office@thisweekingospelmusic.com 

 
Connect with Mickey Bell on his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekingospelmusic
Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell


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This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell

Written by Staff on August 8, 2015 – 6:36 am -

Karen Peck and New River

Amber Nelon Thompson Wows With New Solo Project

Amber Nelon Thompson

Nashville, TN (August 8, 2015) – This Week in Gospel Music is a show not to be missed! Host Mickey Bell covers the great Southern Gospel Music turnover, by revealing all the artists who are leaving their groups. There are so many that Mickey even opens up the phone lines to see if anyone else wants to call in to make an announcement! He has press release forms prepared for your convenience. Be sure to listen!

Mickey talks with artist Amber Nelon Thompson about her recent tubing adventure in Georgia. He also visits with SGN Scoops publisher Rob Patz about the upcoming Diamond Awards and how you can be part of the voting process.

All this and all the Southern Gospel music you love!

WVSG Adds This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Don’t forget to download the This Week In Gospel Music app so you can now hear the new show each week the moment it is uploaded on Thursday. Find the app today on www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com

We are still adding more stations! Stations can sign up here: bit.ly/stationsignup . Program Directors can check out more information at www.thisweekingospelmusic.com.

Connect with Mickey Bell on his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekingospelmusic


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