Guest Blogger: David WilfordPublished by Torrence Glenn on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm.
Yeah, it’s me again… But what am I supposed to do, we lost a 4 people last night on Sunday Best 3, but i didn’t want to let them leave without being able to say “Hello, Goodbye, something…” So just like I did with Tawanna Tarvin and Franklin Davis, I”m back again, this time with our Hebrew brother David Wilford. This season was full of singers who brought something to the competition and gospel overall. From Franklin with his mohawk, spikes and mesh gloves, Elder Goldwire McClendon killin’ em at 79 years young to our brother David with his yarmulke and cardigans. Diversity is the underlying theme of this season and I love it! So now, lets hear from David Wilford in his own words.
****Passes Mic to David****
First, giving honor to G-d who is the head of my life; to Pastor Torrence of Gospel Blog Baptist COGIC Church of the 1st born of Jesus Christ and to all the Saints and friends, truly it is a blessing to be here with you all ON today. ( ok, now that I’ve got my churchiness out of the way! LOL)
Wasssssuuuppp fam! I am all smiles this morning. My Sunday Best experience has been nothing short of amazing!!!!! It started out on LLLOONNNGGG lines at Pennsylvania Convention Center, but boy am I glad that I waited. I’m glad the judges saw something in this unique Hebrew that got me into the top 20.
Rewind. . . I’ve read a lot of feedback (twitter, facebook, blogs) concerning my expression of faith, so let’s bring some clarity to that.
First and foremost, (here we go with the churchiness again lol) I am saved, sanctified and spirit-filled. I am a Hebrew who practices Messianic Judaism. Being a Hebrew is a way of life that involves the customs and practices set forth in G-d’s law (i.e. observing the 7th Day Sabbath, feast days, dietary laws). I see no disharmony between the observance of G-ds law and accepting Jesus Christ as Messiah and allowing his spirit to flow through me and others. But to sum it up. . . *singing* We All Are One by Donnie McClurkin
Back to our regularly scheduled programing. . .
I can truly say that during the Sunday Best experience I’ve gained a new family. I never thought I’d connect to my top 20 fam the way that I did. Everybody from the BET staff was wonderful and pleasant. The judges were very down to earth and those BEAST OF BACK UP SINGERS. . .*insert tongues here*. . . they made me sound real good.
The only drawback of the competition I have, was not being on the show long enough to show the various sides of my gift. Don’t be fooled by my final “smooth” performance. . . This Hebrew takes the church, TO CHURCH. . .squalls and all. The anointing on my life as a unique psalmist has yet to be seen in its fullness, but stay on the lookout. I’ll be doing a live concert in the Northeast real soon! I’ll also be in a city near you, and hopefully at your church! So follow me on twitter @ HebrewSings and join my fan page “David Wilford a.k.a. Hebrew” on facebook. Keep your browser set to www.davidwilford.com . . .it’s under construction and on the way!!!
Thank You all for your support that has been so genuinely felt throughout the process. To my SB3 covenant brothers Dathan Thigpen and Durward Davis. . .I love y’all and keep making it “do what it do”. You guys have great gifts AND great spirits. . .a treasure in the industry. Special shout outs to my fiance D’ Jamison and my family for all their love and support, you were there all the time (. . .singing in Leandria’s voice)
Once again thank you! Now, ” May the L-rd watch, between me and thee while we’re absent. . .) You know the rest!
David Wilford aka Hebrew
****Takes mic from David before he tries to take this church… to church! ha!****
Thanks David for that. You’ll fit right on in over here because we are CHURCHY! ha!
So what did you guys think? Did he clear up any questions any of you may have had about the whole “Hebrew thing?” But just like he said we may have some differences in practice but Jesus makes us one. (I’m so not a preacher, but if I had to take a text…. ha!) But seriously, I really really really appreciate David’s gift and am looking forward to hearing him again too. I love good singers and he’s one of them!
Well folks, that’s it for the “goodbye speeches”…for now. (Orlando, ummm, check your email! Ha!)