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Studio 5: Hello, My Name is ?

Singer Matthew West takes shares his book on identity. A police officer walks off the job to pursue his true passion with Revival Music. And actors Ashley Blaine Featherson and Brian White take us inside this year's MegaFest. Read Transcript


Efrem: SECONDS AWAY

ON "STUDIO 5"...

* HELLO, MY NAME IS

REGRET *

* I'M PRETTY SURE WE HAVE

MET *

Efrem: SONGWRITER

MATTHEW WEST TAKES US

INSIDE THE PAGES OF HIS

BOOK ON IDENTITY.

Efrem: YOU LOSE YOUR

VOICE, YOU LOSE YOUR

ABILITY TO WRITE SONGS,

WHO WOULD MATT BE?

THAT'S A GREAT

QUESTION.

Efrem: ALSO AHEAD...

*

Efrem: ...A TALK WITH

A STRANGER PUSHES A POLICE

OFFICER TO FOLLOW HIS TRUE

PASSION.

WHAT IF I PURSUED

MUSIC?

Efrem: AND THEN...

READY OR NOT, HERE I

COME.

Efrem: ...WE'RE GOING

INSIDE BISHOP T.D. JAKES'

MASSIVE CELEBRATION OF

FAITH, FAMILY, AND FILM.

"STUDIO 5" STARTS NOW.

*

Efrem: AND WELCOME TO

"STUDIO 5."

WE HAVE MORE ON THOSE

STORIES IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT, FIRST, WE WANT TO

BEGIN WITH YOUR WEEKLY

COUNTDOWN OF THE FIVE BEST

HEADLINES IN UPLIFTING

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

HERE ARE THE FIRST TWO.

AT NUMBER FIVE...INUIT...

WHAT'S UP?

Efrem: ...THE B.E.T.

AWARDS ARE HANDED OUT,

WITH CHANCE OF RAPPER

TAKING HOME BEST NEW

ARTIST AND THE

HUMANITARIAN AWARD FOR HIS

RAISING MILLIONS TO HELP

CHILDREN IN CHICAGO PUBLIC

SCHOOLS.

THANK GOD!

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

THANK YOU, JESUS!

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

*

Efrem: TWO

UNFORGETTABLE TALENT

COMPETITIONS.

16-YEAR-OLD JADEN GREY ON

ABC'S "BOY BAND."

* HALLELUJAH

* HALLELUJAH

* HALLELUJAH

* HALLELUJAH

YOU LOOKED LIKE YOU

WERE HAVING FUN OUT THERE.

I WAS SINGING FOR

JESUS.

IF I'M SINGING FOR JESUS,

I'M HAVING FUN, YOU KNOW?

YOU'VE GOT A SERIOUS

ANOINTING.

YOU SING WITH A LOT OF

POISE.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A

GOD-GIVEN GIFT, BUT,

HONESTLY, SOME OF THE MOST

AMAZING POP SINGERS HAVE

COME FROM THE GOSPEL

WORLD.

THANK YOU, JADEN, THANK

YOU FOR THAT.

Efrem: AND THIS

29-YEAR-OLD ON NBC'S

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT."

I WAS IN A PLANE CRASH

WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS O OLD IN

NIGERIA.

IT TOOK THE LIVES OF 109

PASSENGERS, AND I WAS ONE

OF THE TWO SURVIVORS.

*

WHILE LYING IN THE

HOSPITAL BED BANDAGED HEAD

TO FOOT, NOT BEING ABLE TO

MOVE OR DO ANYTHING ELSE,

MUSIC WAS MY ESCAPE.

AND THAT'S WHY IT MEANS SO

MUCH TO ME.

* PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE IN

MYSTERIOUS WAYS *

* MAYBE JUST A TOUCH OF A

HAND *

* ME, I FALL IN LOVE WITH

YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY *

* I JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU

I AM *

Efrem: AND WE'LL GET

BACK TO THE COUNTDOWN IN

JUST A BIT.

> MATTHEW WEST IS AN

ARTIST WHO KNOWS A THING

OR TWO ABOUT IDENTITY.

HIS LATEST PROJECT IS

CALLED "HELLO, MY NAME

IS."

I SAT DOWN WITH HIM TO

TALK ABOUT HIS BOOK, HIS

MUSIC, AND HIS JOURNEY TO

DISCOVERING HIS TRUE

PURPOSE.

* HELLO, MY NAME IS

REGRET *

* I'M PRETTY SURE WE HAVE

MET *

Efrem: WHAT DOES AN

AWARD-WINNING CHRISTIAN

SINGER AND SONGWRITER KNOW

ABOUT STRUGGLING TO FIND

IDENTITY?

LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN

LIFE, WE'RE TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT WHO WE ARE,

WHAT SETS US APART, WHAT

OUR IDENTITY IS TO THE

WORLD.

I HAD THIS IMAGE OF IT IS

AS IF ON THE DAY YOU'RE

BORN, A NURSE JUST SLAPS A

NAME TAG RIGHT ON YOUR

ONESIE, AND THEY PUSH YOU

OUT THE DOOR AND SAY, GOOD

LUCK KID.

GO NAKE MAKE A NAME FOR

YOURSELF.

I SPENT MUCH OF MY LIFE

THINKING IT IS UP TO ME TO

FILL IN THAT BLANK SPACE

ON MY NAME TAG.

HELLO, MY NAME IS...AND

WHAT CAN I PUT THERE THAT

WILL SET ME APART.

SO MY DREAMS OF MUSIC AND

MUCH OF THAT WAS A PURSUIT

FOR ME TO FIND AN

IDENTITY.

I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST

STRUGGLES I'VE HAD IS

REALIZING THAT I'M NOT

DEFINED BY THE MUSIC I

MAKE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE

COME TO MY CONCERTS OR IF

MY SONG IS A HIT OR NOT A

HIT.

BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE IS

THAT IS JUST NOT SOLID

ENOUGH FOOTING TO PLACE MY

IDENTITY.

I'VE TRIED.

Efrem: WHAT WERE SOME

OF THE EVENTS THAT LED TO

YOU COMING TO THIS

CONCLUSION?

I'M STILL COMING TO

THAT CONCLUSION.

I FEEL LIKE IT IS A

LIFE-LONG JOURNEY.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE A DAILY

REMINDER.

I FEEL LIKE I NEED AN

HOURLY REMINDER.

OH, WAIT, I KNOW WHO I AM

BECAUSE OF WHO GOD SAYS I

AM.

THE MORE I DIG INTO

SCRIPTURE IS THE CLOSEST

I'M GOING TO GET.

SPENDING MY TIME READING

SCRIPTURE, GETTING CLOSE

TO THE GOD WHO MADE ME --

THE DEVIL GOES TO WORK ON

A CHRISTIAN JUST LIKE HE

DOES ANYBODY ELSE.

THERE IS A WAR, AND WE'RE

FIGHTING FOR A SACRED

SPACE, BUT I'M LIVING

PROOF THAT GRACE ONCE

EVERY TIME.

MOMENTS BEFORE I WALK ON

STAGE, I HEAR THIS VOICE

SAY, MAN, MATTHEW, WHO DO

YOU THINK YOU ARE?

YOU'RE GOING OUT THERE AND

YOU'RE GOING TO SING SONGS

ABOUT GOD'S GRACE, AND IF

THESE PEOPLE KNEW THE HALF

OF IT, IF THEY KNEW WHO

YOU REALLY WERE, HOW

MESSED UP YOU ARE, HOW

MANY TIMES YOU MADE

MISTAKES, WHAT YOU DID

BACK THEN, THIS, THAT AND

THE OTHER -- YOU'RE

UNQUALIFIED.

THOSE CAN BE DEFEATING

BLOWS AS I'M ABOUT TO GO

ON STAGE AND MINISTER TO

PEOPLE.

AND YET THERE COMES A

WHISPER OF TRUTH, WHICH IS

FROM THE GOD WHO MADE ME,

THE GOD WHO KNOWS ME, THE

GOD WHO SENT HIS SON TO

DIE ON A CROSS FOR ME SO I

WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE OWNED

BY THOSE LIES ANYMORE, AND

I HAVE THAT MOMENT WHERE I

CRY OUT TO GOD AND SAY,

GOD, I NEED YOU.

YOU'RE THE ONLY REASON I

CAN GET OUT THERE AND SING

SONGS ABOUT GRACE.

* THERE IS A WAR BETWEEN

GUILT AND GRACE *

* AND THEY'RE FIGHTING FOR

A SACRED SPACE *

* BUT I'M LIVING PROOF

GRACE WINS EVERY TIME *

*

Efrem: WHAT WAS THE

PROCESS LIKE TO GET TO THE

POINT OF BEING SO

VULNERABLE AND OPEN?

WRITING A SONG ABOUT

BEING A CHILD OF THE ONE

TRUE KING, THAT'S ONE

THING.

I'VE BEEN, OVER THE YEARS,

HONING THE CRAFT OF

LEARNING HOW TO TELL A

STORY IN A THREE-MINUTE

SONG AND MAKE IT RHYME.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE

LORD STARTS PUTTING A

DREAM ON MY HEART TO

EXPAND THAT WRITING AND

WRITE A BOOK.

AND HERE I'M WRITING A

BOOK, "HELLO, MY NAME IS."

AND THAT MEANS I HAVE TO

GET TRUE ABOUT MYSELF.

I CAN'T WRITE A BOOK ABOUT

FINDING YOUR IDENTITY IF I

HAVEN'T FOUND MINE.

AND SO REALLY THE

BOOK-WRITING PROCESS KIND

OF FORCED ME TO DIG IN AND

TO BE REAL AND BE

AUTHENTIC.

IT'S FUNNY, I SHARED THE

BOOK WITH MY MOM, CHAPTER

BY CHAPTER, BECAUSE THIS

BOOK IS KIND OF HER FAULT.

SO IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT,

YOU CAN BLAME HER.

SHE CALLED ME YEARS AGO

AND SAID SHE'D BEEN

PRAYING FOR ME.

AND SHE SAID, THE LORD PUT

ON MY HEART THAT YOU'RE

NOT JUST GOING TO BE

WRITING SONGS TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE WRITING

BOOKS, TOO.

SO AS I WAS WRITING IT, I

WOULD SHARE CHAPTERS WITH

HER.

AND WHEN THE BOOK WAS ALL

DONE, SHE SAID, I'VE READ

IT THREE TIMES.

AND SHE SAID, I'M PROUD OF

YOU.

AND I SAID, WHY IS THAT?

AND SHE SAID, BECAUSE YOU

WERE AUTHENTIC.

Efrem: WHEN YOU SIT

AND LOOK BACK ON YOUR LIFE

NOW, WOULD YOU BE

SURPRISED THAT YOU WOULD

BE SITTING HERE AN AUTHOR?

YEAH.

I THOUGHT I WOULD BE

GETTING INTERVIEWED

BECAUSE I HIT 600 HOMERUNS

AND WAS ON THE WAY TO THE

MAJOR LEAGUE HALL OF FAME.

THAT WAS MY DREAM,

ACTUALLY.

THIS IS A NEW DREAM FOR

ME.

AND I FEEL LIKE GOD

CONTINUALLY SHOWS ME THAT

HE DOESN'T JUST TAKE ONE

PATH FOR US, AND THEN HE

STOPS DREAMING FOR US.

IT'S A LOT OF WE STOP

DREAMING.

AND I DO FEEL LIKE A LOT

OF PEOPLE I MEET, AND IN

MY OWN LIFE -- IT'S KIND

OF GET IN YOUR LANE AND

THIS IS IT, THAT IS WHAT

GOD HAS FOR ME.

WE KIND OF DRAW MUCH

CLEARER LINES AROUND HOW

GOD IS GOING TO USE US

THAN GOD REALLY INTENDS

FOR US TO DO.

EVERY TIME I'VE SORT OF

DRAWN THE CIRCLE AND SAY,

THIS IS WHERE I LIVE, GOD

SAYS, NO, NO, NO.

IT IS LIKE JESUS WHEN HE

KNELT DOWN AND WROTE IN

THE SAND IN FRONT OF THE

WOMAN WHO WAS CAUGHT IN

ADULTERY.

I FEEL JESUS REACHING DOWN

AND WIPING AWAY THE LINES

THAT I'VE DRAWN.

SO EVERY TIME I THINK I

KNOW HOW HE IS GOING TO

USE ME, OKAY, WELL NOW I'M

A SINGER.

NO, NO, HE'S GOING TO USE

ME AS A SONGWRITER.

AND NOW I'M WRITING A

BOOK.

AND THEN YOU REALIZE,

THERE IS NO LIMIT.

THERE IS NO BORDER.

Efrem: THINK ABOUT

THIS: YOU LOSE YOUR VOICE,

YOU LOSE YOUR ABILITY TO

WRITE SONGS, WHO WOULD

MATTHEW WEST BE?

THAT'S A GREAT

QUESTION.

IF I LOST MY VOICE AND MY

ABILITY TO WRITE SONGS,

WHO WOULD I BE?

I FEEL LIKE I'VE HAD TO

ANSWER THAT QUESTION ONCE

BEFORE, AND I PANICKED THE

FIRST TIME BECAUSE I WAS

FACED WITH THAT.

MY VOICE IS GONE, I WENT

UNDER THE KNIFE, AND GOD

TOLD ME I MIGHT NOT SING

AGAIN.

I REMEMBER MAKING A LIST

OF OTHER CAREER

OPPORTUNITIES BECAUSE I

THOUGHT I WAS DONE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHO I WAS.

AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY I

DIDN'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO

THAT QUESTION THEN.

BUT NOW I DO FEEL LIKE I

HAVE THE ANSWER.

THE ANSWER IS: IF ONE

DREAM GOES AWAY, I'VE

LEARNED ENOUGH TO KNOW

THAT GOD DOESN'T STOP

DREAMING FOR ME.

HE HAS A NEW DREAM.

WHATEVER HE LED ME TO,

VOICE OR NO SAYS, " NO VOICE, SONG OR

NO SONG -- HE HAS BLESSED

ME WITH A BEAUTIFUL WIFE

AND TWO BEAUTIFUL KIDS.

I LOVE HELLO, MY NAME IS

DAD.

HELLO, MY NAME IS HUSBAND.

THOSE THINGS MEAN MORE TO

ME THAN HIT-MAKER.

I'VE SEEN THINGS WIPED OFF

MY NAME TAG IN THE PAST.

AND I THINK I WOULD BE

OKAY IF IT WAS GONE

TOMORROW BECAUSE I'M

LEARNING MORE AND MORE

EVERY DAY TO PUT ALL OF MY

WEIGHT ON THAT IDENTITY IN

CHRIST.

Efrem: MATTHEW'S BOOK

IS CALLED "HELLO, MY NAME

IS," AND IT'S AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

> STILL AHEAD ON "STUDIO

5"...

I WAS JUST GOING DOOR

TO DOOR, HANGING SUBPOENAS

ON THE DOOR, AND THERE WAS

AN OLDER GENTLEMAN WHO WAS

JUST WATCHING ME FROM HIS

FRONT PORCH, ROCKING BACK

AND FORTH.

Efrem: THE UNEXPECTED

MEETING THAT PUSHED THIS

POLICE OFFICER OFF THE

FORCE.

*

Efrem: AND ON TO THE

PIANO.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "STUDIO 5."

LET'S CONTINUE OUR

COUNTDOWN OF THE BEST AND

UPLIFTING ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS. HERE ARE

HERE ARE THE NEXT TWO IN

THE RUNDOWN.

AT NUMBER THREE...

I DREAMED OF THIS DAY

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID.

AND IT'S HERE.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO

THANK GOD FOR THIS

OPPORTUNITY.

I JUST WANT TO THANK THE

RAIDERS' ORGANIZATION.

Efrem: DERRICK CARR

INKS A RECORD-SETTING,

FIVE-YEAR $125 MILLION

CONTRACT EXTENSION.

AND HE SHARES A POWERFUL

MONEY LESSON.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

FOR ME, FOR THE KIDS OUT

THERE WATCHING THIS, FOR

THEM TO KNOW I NEVER

CHASED THE MONEY IN THIS

WHOLE PROCESS.

I TRIED TO BE THE BEST

VERSION OF MYSELF EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

IS THERE ONE THING THAT

YOU'RE GOING TO SORT OF

SPLURGE ON?

CHICK-FIL-A.

PROBABLY CHICK-FIL-A.

I'VE BEEN EATING CLEAN.

I'LL PROBABLY GET SOME

CHICK-FIL-A.

THE FIRST THING I'LL DO IS

PAY MY TITHE, LIKE I HAVE

SINCE I WAS COLLEGE,

GIVING $700 ON A

SCHOLARSHIP CHECK.

THAT WON'T CHANGE.

THE EXCITING THING FOR ME

MONEY-WISE, HONESTLY, IS

THAT THIS MONEY IS GOING

TO HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE.

Efrem: PEOPLE LIKE

THOSE CARR WANTS TO SERVE

IN HAITI.

> NOW TO NUMBER TWO...

* I'VE SEEN RAIN

Efrem: RECORDING

ARTIST AND FRIEND OF

"STUDIO 5," JOHN THA JONATHAN

McREYNOLDS, ANNOUNCES

HIS FOUNDATION IS SET TO

AWARD TWO $5,000

SCHOLARSHIPS.

APPLICATIONS GO LIVE

JULY 1st.

WELCOME BACK.

I'M YOU'RE NEW PROFESSOR.

NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR FULL

ATTENTION...

Efrem: BY THE WAY,

McREYNOLDS IS REALLY

ALSO A COLLEGE GRADUATE.

> AND WITH THAT, THERE

IS ONLY ONE LEFT IN THE

COUNTDOWN.

WE'LL GET TO IT VERY

SHORTLY.

> RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO

SHARE THE STORY OF A

POLICE OFFICER WHO WALKED

OFF THE JOB TO PURSUE HIS

PASSION, A CAREER IN

MUSIC.

BUT THE TWIST OF THIS

STORY IS THE OFFICER'S

ENCOUNTER WITH A STRANGER

WHO TOLD HIM EVERYTHING HE

ALREADY KNEW.

SOUND BIBLICAL?

TAKE A LOOK.

FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH

CAROLINA, TO BATON ROUGE,

LOUISIANA, TO FERGUSON,

MISSOURI, DEADLY POLICE

SHOOTINGS SHOOK THESE

CITIES.

CHAOS, RIOTS, AND RACIAL

STRIFE SOMETIMES FOLLOWED.

THOUGH MILES AWAY, THESE

RECURRING INCIDENTS HIT

CLOSE TO HOME FOR THIS

FORMER POLICE OFFICER.

TERRENCE HOWELL JOINED THE

FRANKLIN VIRGINIA POLICE

DEPARTMENT YEARS AGO,

HOPING TO MAKE CHANGE IN

HIS COMMUNITY.

AS A POLICE OFFICER,

YOU'RE WIRED DIFFERENTLY.

MOST PEOPLE, WHEN THEY

HEAR GUNSHOTS, THEY'RE

RUNNING AWAY FROM WHERE

THE SHOTS ARE COMING FROM.

AS A POLICE OFFICER,

YOU'RE TRAINED TO GO TO

WHERE THOSE SHOTS ARE

GOING.

Efrem: FRANKLIN'S

POLICE CHIEF STILL

REMEMBERS TERRENCE FOR

THAT LITTLE SOMETHING

EXTRA HE BROUGHT TO THE

JOB.

WE COME INTO THIS

BUSINESS WITH THE THOUGHT

THAT WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE

THE WORLD AND DO GOOD

THINGS.

IN THE FIVE YEARS THAT

TERRENCE WAS WITH US, HE

DID GOOD THINGS AND HE

CHANGED AT LEAST THE

IMPRESSIONS OF MANY PEOPLE

IN THIS COMMUNITY IN A

FAVORABLE SENSE AS TO HOW

POLICE OFFICERS IN THIS

CITY ARE VIEWED.

Efrem: TERRENCE'S

FAITH FIELDS HIS WORK

ETHIC, BUT IT ALSO

TRIGGERED A CHANGE.

> SO YOU'RE COMFORTABLE,

YOU'RE SERVING THE FORCE,

YOU'RE DOING WHAT MANY

WOULD CONSIDER AN

HONORABLE CAREER, AND TO

BE A MAN OF COLOR DOING

IT, ALSO HONORABLE.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

IS THERE A WRESTLING

INSIDE OF YOU?

WHAT IS GOING ON?

GROWING UP, I ALWAYS

WANTED TO BE A MUSICIAN.

MUSIC IS SOMETHING THAT

WAS JUST VERY IMPORTANT TO

ME.

RUNNING THROUGH MY

FAMILY -- MY FAMILY IS

BASICALLY A FAMILY OF

MUSICIANS AND MINISTERS,

AND I WANTED TO ALSO BE A

MUSICIAN.

I CAN REMEMBER MANY TIMES,

ESPECIALLY WHEN I WAS

WORKING A NIGHT SHIFT, I

WOULD HAVE THOUGHTS AND

DECISIONS.

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF I PURSUED MUSIC?

WHAT IF I GAVE IT A SHOT?

I WONDER WHAT COULD

HAPPEN?

AND I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE

THAT IN THE BACK OF MY

MIND, BUT THEN REALITY

WOULD SET IN.

Efrem: TERRENCE

CONVINCED HIMSELF LAW

ENFORCEMENT WAS THE RIGHT

CAREER, UNTIL AN UNUSUAL

ENCOUNTER COMPLETELY

CHANGED THE DIRECTION OF

HIS LIFE.

ONE DAY I WAS JUST

GOING DOOR TO DOOR,

HANDING SUBPOENAS ON THE

DOOR, AND THERE WAS AN

OLDER GENTLEMAN WHO WAS

JUST WATCHING FROM HIS

FRONT PORCH, ROCKING BACK

AND FORTH.

JUST WATCHING.

Efrem: THE MAN CALLED

OUT TO TERRENCE.

HE PULLED HIMSELF UP ON

THE RAILING, AND HE LOOKED

AT ME, SQUARE IN MY EYES,

AND SAID, WHEN ARE YOU

GOING TO PUT THAT BADGE

AND GUN DOWN AND BEGIN

YOUR REAL WORK, SON?

Efrem: IN SHOCK,

TERRENCE ASKED THE MAN TO

REPEAT WHAT HE SAID.

YOUR REAL WORK IS IN

THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

YOUR REAL WORK IS IN

MINISTRY.

AND IT IS ONLY SO FAR YOU

CAN GO WEARING THAT

BAFFINLAND AND GUN.

BADGE

AND GUN.

IT IS TIME TO PUT IT DOWN

AND START YOUR REAL WORK.

I KNEW IT WAS OF GOD.

SO I MADE THAT DECISION TO

TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH AND

TO JUMP.

Efrem: THAT LEAP HAS

PROPELLED TERRENCE INTO A

SUCCESSFUL MUSIC CAREER.

IN 2014, HE LAUNCHED

"REVIVAL" MUSIC COMPANY.

AND IT IS MORE THAN JUST

THE LABEL.

TERRENCE SAYS IT IS A

MOVEMENT TO BRING UNITY

AND HEALING ACROSS DIVERSE

COMMUNITIES.

MY JOY FROM TODAY'S

SESSION WAS BRINGING IN

PEOPLE TOGETHER, PEOPLE OF

DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS,

DIFFERENT RACES, COMING

TOGETHER, UNITED IN ONE

GOAL, AND THAT'S TO

WORSHIP AND TO SHOW LOVE

TO ONE ANOTHER.

Efrem: IT INCLUDES

MUSICIAN JOSEPH STALLINGS

AND SHARON JACKSON.

I'VE BEEN IN A LOT OF

GROUPS AND PLAYED A LOT OF

MUSIC AND SANG A LOT OF

SONGS.

BUT WHAT IS DIFFERENT

ABOUT "REVIVAL" WORSHIP IS

THAT IT IS NOT ABOUT THE

SONG.

IT IS REALLY NOT ABOUT THE

MUSIC, WHEN IT COMES DOWN

TO IT.

IT IS ABOUT THE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

PEOPLE.

EACH PERSON IS

IMPORTANT.

AND THE OTHER THING I LOVE

IS WE ARE SO DIFFERENT.

AND I LOVE THAT.

I THINK THAT SAYS A LOT IN

OUR CULTURE, WHEN WE'RE

FROM DIFFERENT CHURCHES,

WE'RE FROM DIFFERENT

ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, FROM

DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS,

FROM DIFFERENT PLACES, AND

WE'RE ABLE TO COME

TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS

REALLY COOL MUSIC

TOGETHER.

Efrem: IT'S A SOUND

TERRENCE SAYS ALWAYS

CARRIES A SPECIAL MUSIC.

HIS NEW SONG, "UNTAINTED

LOVE," IS NO DIFFERENT.

THIS LOVE THAT HE HAS

FOR US IS UNTAINTED.

IT IS NOT TAINTED WITH THE

FAILED EXPECTATIONS OF I

FELL SHORT OF HIS GLORY

TODAY.

I DIDN'T QUITE MEASURE UP

AS A CHRISTIAN TODAY OF

WHERE I SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

BUT HIS LOVE GOES BEYOND

THAT.

IT TRANSCENDS ALL OF THAT.

Efrem: IT IS A

POWERFUL MESSAGE TERRENCE

HOPES WILL TRANSFORM

LIVES, HEAL COMMUNITIES,

AND BRIDGE THE DIVIDE.

> AND FOR MORE ON

TERRENCE AND "REVIVAL"

MUSIC, SIMPLY CHECK THEM

OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

PLATFORMS.

> NEXT ON "STUDIO 5"...

HOW DO YOU WANT TO PLAY

THIS?

Efrem: ...HE IS A

STAR ON NBC'S "CHICAGO

FIRE," AND SHE'S A STAR IN

THE NETFLIX SERIES, "DEAR

WHITE PEOPLE," AND BOTH

Efrem: LET'S GET TO

THE NUMBER ONE HEADLINE IN

THIS WEEK'S COUNTDOWN IN

WHAT IS NEW IN THE WORLD

OF UPLIFTING ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS.

AT NUMBER ONE...

IT IS NOT EXACTLY A

CONFERENCE.

IT IS NOT EXACTLY

DISNEYLAND.

Efrem: AFTER A BRIEF

HIATUS IN 2015, T.D.

JAKES' MEGAFEST

CELEBRATION RETURNS TO

DALLAS THIS WEEK.

YOU'VE GOT FAITH,

YOU'VE GOT EMPOWERMENT

SESSIONS FOR BUSINESS

PEOPLE, YOU'VE GOT

FIRST-TIME, FIRST-SCENE

MOVIES.

Efrem: JOINING US NOW

ARE THE ACTORS ASHLEY

FETTERSON AS WELL AS BRYAN

WHITE.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING

HERE.

YOU'RE SPIRITUALLY

GROUND, AND YOU'RE A

PERSON WHO PUTS GOD FIRST,

ALL DOORS OPEN THEMSELVES

TO YOU.

IF YOU'RE CONFUSED ABOUT

WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN, I

DON'T THINK A LOT IS

POSSIBLE.

FOR ME, THERE IS NO

CAREER WITHOUT A

CONNECTION TO GOD AND MY

PURPOSE AND MY FAITH.

Efrem: BOTH ACTORS

ARE SHARING THEIR FAITH AT

THIS YEAR'S CELEBRATION.

AS GUESTS ON CELEBRITY

PANEL DISCUSSIONS.

YEAH, BUT WHEN YOU SAY

"WEIERAWE," WE'RE NOT THE "WE"

YOU'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.

Efrem: ASHLEY CAN BE

SEEN HERE IN THE NETFLIX

SERIES, "DEAR WHITE

PEOPLE."

I JUST WANT YOU TO

UNDERSTAND I'VE GOT A JOB

TO DO.

DO YOU?

Efrem: BRYAN WHITE IS

SEEN HERE ON THE NBC

SERIES "CHICAGO FIRE."

I IMAGINE THAT IS ALSO A

GUIDING FORCE FOR BOTH OF

YOU IN TERMS OF YOUR

CHOICE FOR ROLES AND WHAT

PROJECTS YOU DECIDE TO DO.

THAT SAID, WHAT CAN WE

LOOK FORWARD TO?

SO FOR ME, YOU KNOW,

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A

POTENTIAL SEASON TWO OF

THE SHOW.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE JUST

GETTING THINGS STARTED.

SO PRAYERFULLY THAT

HAPPENS.

FOR ME, MOVIES ON THE

HORIZON AND OTHER PROJECTS

AND I'M PRODUCING SOME

STUFF -- SO EVERYTHING IS

HAPPENING FOR ME, AND I'M

REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

YEAH.

FOR ME, "RAY DONOVAN"

SEASON FIVE BEGINS

AUGUST 6th.

MY MOVIE "AMATEUR,"

STARRING MICHAEL RAINY

WILL BE OUT AT THE END OF

THE YEAR.

ANOTHER MOVIE CALLED

"HOWARD HIGH," WILL BE OUT

BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND THEN "THE LIST" WILL

BE OUT BY THE END OF THE

YEAR.

COME CHECK ME OUT.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD ON

"STUDIO 5"...

YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH GOD.

Efrem: HILLSONG'S

Efrem: WHEN DID YOU

FIRST HEAR YOUR SON SING

AND KNOW HE HAD A GIFT?

HE HAD BEEN SINGING FOR

A LONG TIME.

HE HAS ALWAYS LIKED MUSIC.

HE HAS TRIED TO SING AS

LONG AS HE HAS BEEN TRYING

TO TALK.

Efrem: WE'RE SITTING

DOWN WITH A TINY WORSHIP

LEADER WHO'S MUSIC IS

MAKING A HUGE IMPACT

AROUND THE WORLD.

THAT IS JUST ONE STORY

FROM NEXT WEEK'S RUNDOWN.

> YOU KNOW, LIFE HAS A

WAY OF KNOCKING US OFF OUR

FEET FROM TIME TO TIME.

IT IS EASY TO SAY, GET

BACK UP.

BUT HOW DO YOU DO IT?

HOW DO YOU STAY THE PATH

WHEN THE PAIN OF LIFE

KNOCKS THE WIND RIGHT OUT

OF YOU.

HILLSONG CHURCH'S BOBBIE

HOUSTON HAS SOME ADVICE

AND SHE HAS THE FINAL WORD

THIS WEEK.

EVERYONE NEEDS TO

REMEMBER THEY'RE NOT

ALONE.

THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER

THE SUN.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

GONE BEFORE US, AND GOD

WAS SO KIND AS TO GIVE US

HIS WORD, WHICH IS FULL OF

THE PERSPECTIVE OF PEOPLE

WHO ARE ON THIS PILGRIMAGE

IN LIFE, A ASSAILED BY ALL

SORTS OF THINGS, AND THEY

SURVIVED.

THE ENEMY'S STRATEGY IS TO

MAKE YOU WANT TO RETREAT

OR ISOLATE, AND THAT IS

THE WORST.

SO TO HAVE GOOD FRIENDS

AND TO HAVE HEALTHY CHURCH

COMMUNITY THAT YOU CAN

ALIGN WITH, YOU NEED TO

RUN INTO THE THINGS OF

GOD.

RUN TO CHURCH.

BECAUSE INVARIABLY, THAT

PERSON IN MINISTRY WILL

MINISTER LIFE TO YOU.

WE'VE GOT TO LEARN HOW TO

OVERCOME THROUGH THE WORD

OF GOD.

HE DELIVERS US.

BUT MORE OFTEN THAN NOT,

HE ASKS US TO OVERCOME.

Efrem: LOOK TO THOSE

WHO LIVED IT IN SCRIPTURE.

THAT IS A GOOD WORD.

AND THE FINAL WORD FOR

THIS EDITION OF "STUDIO

5."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT

AND TOUCH ME AT EFREM

GRAHAM ON Facebook,

TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM.

AND BE SURE TO COME ON

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