Rapper-turned-preacher Mason “Mase” Betha is building a second branch of his El Elyon International Church (EEIC) in Phoenix, Arizona, according to Allhiphop.com. The former Bad Boy and G-Unit entertainer says the second church will further his Atlanta-based ministry. “It just makes sense that we are on both coasts.” “Our vision has always been to plant churches all over the world, and Phoenix is the first of many. We love the city of Phoenix and look forward to making a tremendous impact.” Betha will oversee both churches. Donald Lawrence Sets “..Confession” Release Date Stellar Award-winning artist and producer Donald Lawrence is set to release his next album “Law of Confession” on Jan.20. “The CD is about applying the Word of the Lord to everyday life that it may change your personal speech, speaking only positive things and things of good report,” says Lawrence. Led by”Back II Eden,” “Law of Confession” was recorded live at Chicago’s Living Word Church. Quote: Beverly Crawford named National Spokesperson for Literacy – (Shout! Magazine/Gospel Music Blog) “I’m so excited to enter into such a powerful relationship,” says Crawford. “At one time in my life, I thought the best thing to do was to be silent to avoid the ridicule of others, but now my willingness to share offers hope and inspiration to others. God has opened a great door with this wonderful organization and I am making myself completely available to help on every level possible.” Crawford, a Grammy-nominated artist, overcame her reading challenge through private tutors, fundamental reading books and scores of literature. She will act as an ambassador and spokesperson for NCFL (National Center for Family Literacy). Related News: Heather Headley is set to release a Gospel album entitled “Audience of One,” Bobby Jones Gospel returns with special guests including Fantasia, plus news on Barack Obama’s inaugural choir… for more on these stories and to listen to Heather Headley performing “Silver & Gold” click here for the last issue of Singersroom Gospel.