Pastor Keith Battle is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Zion Church. Twenty years ago, he had a dream to create a church experience where anybody, regardless of their background, could experience God without some of the old school church “traditions” that may make people feel like outsiders. With God’s grace, he and his wife, Vicki Battle, have not only created a place where you can expect the unexpected but Zion has grown to span five campuses with tens of thousands of attendees all over the world! With humorous teaching, creative experiences, and great music as the foundation, Keith Battle and Zion Church bring together the everlasting truths of Christ from centuries ago with the everyday modern experiences to reach an entire generation of “unchurched” people. Expect to laugh, have thought-provoking revelations and ah-ha moments, and maybe even shed a tear or two in this broadcast. At the end of the day, we invite you to check us out and join the Zion Church family – a place where all are welcome to experience the endless and relentless love of Christ.
Tune in Sundays at 7 am for Weekly Wisdom, a 30-minute radio broadcast that features a mix of humor, practical wisdom, and biblical teaching from Pastor Keith Battle.
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Out of the Washington Metropolitan Area hails a proven stellar talent who has honed her professional, social and educational expertise in the entertainment industries’ Radio and Television Broadcasting Journalism field.
Teresa Marie currently displays her professional talents for Radio One on Majic 102.3FM Washington D.C. / Magic 95.5FM Baltimore. Teresa has built her media experience on both the “STELLAR AWARD WINNING” WPGC AM Heaven 1580 and WPGC FM 95.5. Teresa utilizes her accomplishments to give back to the community and provide education and awareness to individuals who suffer from societal challenges, always lending a helping hand. A graduate of the Columbia School of Broadcasting, Teresa Marie continued to develop and evolve through her work at ABC 7 News/WJLA /News Channel 8. A proven striver, Teresa still finds the time to attend the prestigious American University studying Public Communications.
Only the best and the strong survive! Over her 20 years in radio, Teresa has interviewed and interacted with leading political and community leaders, ministers, award winning artists, authors, and entertainers. Names like President Barack Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton, Former Maryland States Attorney Glen F. Ivey, the Late Dr. Dorothy Height, Les Brown, Tavis Smiley, Blair Underwood, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ice Cube, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Denyce Graves, Monique, and Yolanda Adams are but part of the impressive list of important and popular figures who have spent time with Teresa on the mike.
Born in the Philippines as a Military Dependant, Teresa traveled extensively around the world and has been exposed to various cultures and traditions. It’s an experience that helped shape her eclectic style of communication, allowing those in her presence to feel at home and safe during interviews or live events she’s hosted.
Teresa’s mission statement is to “Take Education and Opportunity to the Communities.” This has led to her life’s work and passions developing concepts like; PINK FRIDAY’S aiding Breast Cancer victims and honoring survivors; saluting unsung heroes with EVERYDAY PEOPLE; journeying through African American History with a show called AROUND THE CITY IN 80 DAYS, and empowering women with her WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM. Teresa’s approach to her profession is beyond categorization.
Lamar “LBD” Robinson is a radio veteran with over 25 years in the industry. A DMV native, LBD has graced the airwaves of several radio stations on the east coast to include an award-winning stint as an afternoon host in the city of Boston. He is dedicated to his craft and enjoys bonding with his audience “on the air” and in the community. LBD has been featured on national and local television and can be heard every weekend on Majic 102.3/ 92.7.
An acclaimed singer and performer, Al B. Sure! brings the same passion and delivery to radio, extending a relationship that started almost 20 years ago. Love and R&B with Al B. Sure! delivers his feeling for the music, the moment and a personal connection every Sunday through Friday 7PM to Midnight. Al B!’s vision for the new format is to take the listener on a journey, supplying romantic current and classic hit soulful music, including weekly visits from celebrity guests and intriguing personalities from every genre of the entertainment industry.
Al B. Sure! The Performer
Al. B. Sure!’s history in the entertainment industry spans three decades. From Mt. Vernon, NY Albert Brown found his love for singing in the church choir. Assisting his pastor in building a recording booth, he captured a four-track recording of Sunday’s sermon and choir, later delivering the track to the local station. From there Al B! launched his career with the 1988 debut Warner Bros album “In Effect Mode” which has been RIAA certified triple platinum and climbed to the #1 position on Billboard’s R&B chart for an astounding seven straight weeks. Since then, his career has thrived, receiving recognition with 4 Grammys, numerous awards including an American Music Award for Best New R&B Artist, and more than 75 ASCAP Awards for writing and composition performance.
Al B. Sure! The Radio Talent
His radio career happened naturally starting in the early 2000s during a visit to the Bay Area for a charity event. Al B! did an interview with radio legend Renel on 98.1 KISS FM. Hearing the interview, the Program Director asked if Al B. Sure! would consider doing a weekend radio show featuring the soundtrack of our generation. Next came syndication with ABC Radio Networks with the launch of his ‘Secret Garden Radio’ format of intense romantic classic hit music, adding celebrity interviews focused on relationship-driven topics syndicated to over 60 stations on The Touch R&B format as well as The Armed Forces Network.