January 22, 2013

Knight's Midnight Train to Utah

Mark Albright, Meridian Magazine

Grammy Award winning solo artist and lead singer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, Gladys Knight’s oldest son, Jimmy Newman, was searching for the truth. Jimmy and his wife Michelene had both been raised Catholic and had been married in a Catholic church. But with 2 small children they searched for a new religion for their growing family.  Since graduating from the University of San Diego in 1984 with a degree in business at the age of 22, Jimmy had managed his mother’s group - Gladys Knight and the Pips. After attending different church services, Jimmy and his wife decided to continue searching for the true church.  They prayed that God would lead them to a religion where they would find true doctrine and where they could raise their growing family in an increasingly...

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