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Revelation of Brookhaven gospel group coming home

The calling to spread the word of God has inspired two Brookhaven men to showcase their talents around the world.

Kevin Sanders and Oren Witherspoon are both part of a gospel group with Minister David Goodwin of Wesson, Earl Cotton of McComb, Willie Grady of McComb, Bishop Douglas Webster of McComb and Charles Robinson of Magnolia.  They are known as the Revelation of Brookhaven.

The national recording artists have appeared with other gospel artists such as Doc McKenzie, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Donnie McClurkin and a host of others. In 2009, they received the Mississippi Gospel Award for new group of the year. They were awarded the Black Essence and Hill Boy Music award in 2013.

Goodwin is the lead singer and group manager. He helps coordinate their performances with Sanders, who is the drummer and assistant manager.

The gospel group will have its second annual homecoming celebration Sunday at the Lincoln Civic Center.

“We used the word ‘homecoming’ because we’re gone on the road all the time,” Goodwin said. “We sing on a national level more than a local level, so we’ve decided to bring it home so our people can enjoy some good gospel singing.”

The tickets for the event are $10, and all of the proceeds will go toward the group’s expenses.

They are trying to raise money for a tour bus, which will make it easier to travel.

“If someone would like to donate, we’d greatly appreciate it,” Goodwin said.

The group has fans all over the country who enjoy their performances.

“Right now we’re getting ready to go back in the studio to do a live DVD and recording,” Goodwin said. “Our main thing is to spread the gospel and the word.”

The doors for the homecoming celebration will open at 2 p.m., and the show starts at 3 p.m. The men will also perform Saturday at Little Rock Church located on 4113 Homesville Road in McComb at 6 p.m.