The Rev. Benjamin Cone Jr. simply translates God's Good News into a language that impacts contemporary times. Cone's "language" and modern themes are carried in his famous short sermons, called sermonettes. The thunder-voiced servant of God has three releases on the Malaco label. His most recent release is entitled The Trial of O. J. It is power-packed full of soul-stirring, self-composed sermonettes in which Rev. Cone takes on the voices of modern-day "witnesses" as if they were in the trial that led to Jesus' crucifixion.
A native of Waycross, Georgia, Rev. Cone now resides in Jackson, Mississippi, with his wife Louise and two children Benjamin III and Audrey. Rev. Cone is an ordained minister and has been spreading the Word of God for more than 30 years, primarily in the South. However, he has been privileged to minister throughout the United States, in Japan, in the Caribbean and at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. On his musical ministry, Rev. Cone is Spiritual Advisor to Malaco Records, the Jackson Southernaires, and The William Brothers. He is also the Director of Spiritual Advisors and on-the-road pastor for the Mississippi Mass Choir and Mississippi Children's Choir.
During the Mississippi Mass Choir's tour of Terni, Italy, the choir sang for Pope John Paul II. Rev. Cone accompanied the choir and he was privileged to pray for the Pope and the people of Italy. Doors have been opened that have allowed Rev. Cone to speak at the Congressional Black Caucus and the Southern Governor's Convention. By sharing Christ with people from all walks of life, he conveys that every soul is important to God.
Rev. Cone has been featured on five albums released by Malaco's Mississippi Mass Choir, the Number 1 gospel choir. Reverend Cone's life away from the music world also is filled with a certain spiritual harmony. He is director of Missionary Activities of the State of Mississippi South Central Conference. He is the founder of the compelling Ten-Day Home Happiness Plan. He is the Director of Good Samaritan Ministries of Mississippi, a non-profit, anti-poverty, anti-drug program. Rev. Cone is donating all proceeds from the Trial of O. J. to Good Samaritan Ministries, which is based in Jackson, Mississippi. The tireless evangelist also is Director of the C.R.A.C. (Citizens Rally Against Crime) Program. C.R.A.C.'s sole purpose is to take the church into the street and love the people back to the church.
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