The International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ issued by far the most touching tribute to this gospel music giant. I have shared it below.
The IMD Remembers Al Hobbs
Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, International Minister of Music and President, along with the entire constituency of the International Music Department, Church Of God In Christ, are saddened to learn of the passing of Gospel Music community icon, Al "The Bishop' Hobbs.
An ardent encourager, wellspring of knowledge, and beloved radio veteran, Hobbs will be long remembered and celebrated for his trailblazing efforts in the gospel music industry, specifically in Gospel radio. He was a singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian who will be sorely missed by scores of individuals for his indelible impact.
The Gospel Announcers Guild, Gospel Music Workshop of America, and the Gospel music community at large has suffered a tremendous loss in the passing of Al Hobbs. May God grant strength peace and comfort to his family, friends, and all those who will cherish his memory and legacy. Our prayers are with you. -COGIC IMD
The SoulProsper Music & Media Group has chosen to echo these sentiments, so eloquently expressed by the IMD. We also wish to express our condolences to the Hobbs family, the GMWA, the COGIC IMD, Mr. Hobb's church family and the gospel community worldwide who will forever be bound by precious memories of this gospel giant.
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