Gospel recording artist CeCe Winans, and her husband, Alvin Love, started their church, Nashville Life Christian Church, 5 years ago. The singer who is set to release her highly anticipated CD, Let Them Fall In Love on Feb 3rd says that the couple have tapped into true happiness through pastoring.
“I’m so much richer because of it,” she says. “It has required my husband and I to lay down our lives even more for people. I think we’ve tapped into true happiness. It’s a lot of work, but it’s the best way you could ever spend your life.”
The couple had been encouraged to become pastors many times over the years, but that path didn’t unfold until their son asked them to host a Bible study for his friends at their house. It eventually ballooned into an 80-person gathering. Today, Winans estimates there are about 250 members of their congregation, and they meet twice a week for worship at Christ Church in Nashville.
“God did it in a way that he made it really, really plain to us,” she says of their new calling. “But it’s been awesome, because we’ve seen lives change for the better. … We’ve all turned into different people since the beginning of the church. And I’d like to think we’re all better, because it’s not all about us.”