Gospel Artist James Fortune Talks to Tom Joyner and Makes Up Some of his Own Commandments

Gospel Artist James Fortune Talks to Tom Joyner and Makes Up Some of his Own Commandments

Gospel great James Fortune is hosting the Gospel Explosion at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion and he’s bringing some of Christian music’s favorite artists with him as part of the Motown Gospel Revue.

“This lineup is absolutely incredible, Kierra SheardVaShawn Mitchell, Mr. ‘Nobody Greater’, Tasha Cobbs is going to be there ‘Breaking Every Chain’, Smokie Norful – ‘I Need You Now’ and new artist Ms. Anita Wilson,” Fortune says.

And if you think you’re going to be in “church” for a long time, guess again.

“Part of my job, since I’m hosting, is to walk out and let them know time is up…that’s the sign,” he says.

In light of the crazy celebrity headlines recently the Tom Joyner Morning Show decided to have a little fun with Fortune in a game called ‘Count The Commandments’.

On what commandment Charles Barkley broke:

“Thou shall not be the round pot calling the kettle black. We want you to exercise your faith before you talk about other people.”

Donald Sterling:

“Thou art a donkey. Y’all can look up the biblical translation in the bible.”


“Thou shall confess with thy mouth and tell us exactly what Jay Z did to make you come out of the spirit like that.”

Catch the rest of the hilarious interview when you click the link below. Or read it below:

TOM JOYNER:  As part of the All-State Tom Joyner Family Reunion, the Sunday Gospel Explosion will be hosted by James Fortune.  James Fortune is on the phone, good morning, man.

JAMES FORTUNE:  Good morning, Tom.  How you doing?

TOM JOYNER:  I’m doing good.  Who do you got for the Family Reunion?

JAMES FORTUNE:  Oh, I am so excited.  This lineup is absolutely incredible.  First of all Kiera Sheard, Vashon Mitchell, Mr. ‘Nobody Greater’, also Tasha Cobbs is going to be there breaking every chain, Smokie Norful, ‘I Need You Now’, and new artist Ms. Anita Wilson are all going to be a part of this incredible Gospel Explosion as part of Tom Joyner’s All-State Family Reunion.

TOM JOYNER:  And you’re performing too.

JAMES FORTUNE:  Yes, absolutely.  I’m going to be there hosting as well as, you know, maybe do a song or two for the people, solo, maybe I’ll do a solo.

SYBIL WILKES:  If we ask nicely …

TOM JOYNER:  Sounds like we’re going to be in church for a long time.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  Oh, that’s going to be a long time, man.


TOM JOYNER:  That’s going be a long service.

JAMES FORTUNE:  It’s not going be too long, it’s going to be the appropriate time, you got make sure, you know, you got all these incredible artists with some incredible songs.

J. ANTHONY BROWN:  They don’t respect the light, man.  They don’t get …

TOM JOYNER:  They think the light is going back to the beginning and start it all over again.


JAMES FORTUNE:  Well, that’s part of my job, because I’m hosting, so I get to walk out on stage

SYBIL WILKES:  And that’s the sign, huh?

JAMES FORTUNE:  Yeah, that’s the sign, the time is up.

TOM JOYNER:  All right, let’s have a little fun this morning now.

JAMES FORTUNE:  All right.

TOM JOYNER:  I hope it’s not a sin to make up your own commandments, okay?


TOM JOYNER:  Because we’re really not judging, you know.

JAMES FORTUNE:  You’re not.

TOM JOYNER:  This is just for fun.

JAMES FORTUNE:  Okay, let’s do it.

TOM JOYNER:  There’s a little game called Count the Commandments.

JAMES FORTUNE:  Count the Commandments, all right.

TOM JOYNER:  All right, what kind of commandments did these people break?


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