Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Minister Gains Fame with Gospel Hit Song

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Minister Gains Fame with Gospel Hit Song

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Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A minister from Kansas City, Kan., is soaring to the top of the gospel music charts after a chance encounter at a national worship event with a national gospel performer.

Bishop Cortez Vaughn is the founder and senior pastor of Faith City Church in Kansas City, Kan. His song "You Deserve It" spent more than 20 weeks topping gospel music charts and caught the attention of gospel icons and choirs worldwide, the Kansas City Star reported.

The song's popularity grew after Vaughn's performance of it last year caught the attention of JJ Hairston, a national recording gospel artist. Hairston invited Vaugh to travel to Washington, D.C., to record the song. He and his accompanying choir decided not only to add "You Deserve It" to their upcoming album but to name the album itself after the song. …

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