A radio personality for nearly three decades, Effie Rolfe is best known as the former host of the No. 1 Sunday morning gospel music program in Chicago. Before starting in radio, she briefly sang with Grammy Award-winning Rev. Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers.
For over a decade, Rolfe wrote a weekly column, Sounds of Inspiration, for a local community newspaper and launched a blog, Giving You the Gospel, which featured interviews with gospel music artists and various celebrities.
The Arkansas native has received numerous awards, including a Stellar Award for gospel announcer as well as the Media Mogul and Gospel Trailblazer awards. Rolfe hosts events, speaks at churches and women’s conferences, and is a self-published author.
Rolfe currently serves with Moody Radio as the program director for UrbanPraiseRadio.org. In 2014, this digital channel received a Stellar Award for Best Internet Gospel Music Station of the Year. Rolfe can be heard weekdays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. CT on Urban Praise, Saturdays on Moody Radio from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. CT, and Sundays on Music for Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. CT on WMBI 90.1 FM Moody Radio.
Roy Patterson is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University. He is the host of Celebration of Praise, Music for Sunday and Urban Praise. He is a pastor, praise and worship leader, arranger and vocalist. He has led praise and worship internationally and has a strong passion for biblical diversity. Roy served as a youth pastor for 10 years and has provided substance abuse counseling to youth and adults. In January 2011, Roy was appointed station manager for 90.1 FM Moody Radio in Chicago. He was recently appointed as the Special Assistant to the President of Moody Bible Institute for Community Relations. Roy has been married to his wife, Lynette, for over 30 years, and has three children.
Celebration of Praise is a weekly four-hour program that endeavors to bridge music divides and unite Christians in worship. Hosted by Roy Patterson, Celebration of Praise encourages listeners to remember that heaven will be a place of diverse worshipers from every tribe, nation and kind.