Chicago's Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Choir

August 25, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE)

They will be competing for the title of Best Choir, facing off against three other competitors. Hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey, the Hoodie Awards honors local businesses, religious and community leaders, church and high schools for their contributions and excellence in communities throughout the country. Glory Foods sponsors the Best Church Choir category

"To know that you're one of four choirs in the entire country to contend for this honor is humbling," said Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church's Kevin Vasser. "We are excited to go to Las Vegas and have the opportunity to let everyone know about Chicago's and hopefully the nation's best church choir."

Harvey started the Hoodie Awards in 2001 as a way to honor the nation's best independent community-based small businesses, educators and community leaders in a variety of categories for their contributions to the areas they serve. Categories include best high school, car wash, soul food place, nail shop, barbershop, fried chicken, high school teacher, barbecue place, beauty salon, church, church choir and community leader.

The Hoodie Awards will be broadcast live on the internet on Saturday, August 28 at 9:30 pm on the Hoodie Awards website For more information on the Hoodie Awards, visit

Pastor Charles Jenkins leads Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church that was founded in Chicago in 1950; Anita Wilson is the choir director. The church will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at a special worship service on Sunday, September 12 at the Chicago Theatre. For more information on the choir or the church, call (773) 373-8536 or visit

This is Columbus, Ohio-based Glory Foods' second year as a sponsor of the popular awards show weekend at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

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