Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congratulations to Tasha Cobbs, Bishop William Murphy, and “Preachers of Atlanta” stars Canton Jones and Le’Andria Johnson!  They all picked up awards over the weekend during the highly anticipated “Steeple Awards.”

The event took place at Siloam International Church and was created to recognize mainstream and independent artists who have contributed to the gospel music industry. In addition to the numerous singers and songwriters honored, a number of churches and pastors picked up Nehemiah awards, for their work that demonstrates the 5-fold ministries as outlined in the book of Ephesians.

Other highlights included a tribute to the late greate Pastor Daryl Coley who transitioned on March 15th with a riveting medley of three of Coley’s popular songs presented by Marica Chisholm and “Sunday Best” alums Corey Webb and Zebulon Ellis.

Check out the full list of winners below:

The 2016 winners of the Steeple Awards are:
• Church of the Year: The dReam Center Church of Atlanta (William Murphy, III)
• CD of the Year: One Place Live (Tasha Cobbs)
• Song of the Year: I’m Yours: (Casey J)
• Group or Duo of the Year: The Walls Group
• Female Artist of the Year: Le’Andria Johnson
• Male Artist of the Year: Canton Jones
• Author of the Year: DiShan Washington (Diary of a Mad First Lady)
• Choir of the Year: Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling
• New Artist of the Year: Ahmad Hall & Friends
• Best in Media: Twanda Black of KISS 104FM
• Comedian of the Year: Karlton Humes
• Inspirational Rap Artist of the Year: Luke G

The Nehemiah Award Honorees are:
• Bishop Stephen B. & Co-Pastor Vanessa Hall of The Rhema Nation Church
• Pastor Kerwin B. & 1st Lady Yolanda T. Lee of Berean Christian Church
• Bishop William, & Danielle Murphy of The dReam Center Church of Atlanta
• Dr. Jonathan C. & Co-Pastor Sylvia D. Carter of Siloam Church International
• General Overseer Craig L. & 1st Lady Chi’lra Oliver of Elizabeth Baptist Church