Bishop Leonard Scott’s Personal Testimony Fuels New Disc Jesus Love Legacy
On Easter Sunday, Bishop Leonard Scott mounted the pulpit as he has done for the past two decaades. But something wasn’t right this Sunday. As Bishop Scott prepared to read the scripture for the morning message, his eyesight blurred and he wasn’t able to make out the words on the page. He was also unable to speak the words. Bishop Scott collapsed in the pulpit. The paramedics were called and he was rushed to the hospital. A series of tests were ran that showed there was no health problems.
“After they released me, I asked the Lord what that incident was all about,” Scott says. “I was concerned that I might pass out again while driving or doing something else that could have detrimental consequences….That is when God spoke two words to me that were life changing. He said, “Trust Me.” I know I had read it numerous times in the scriptures, quoted it, proclaimed and preached it, but it had another significance when He spoke it into my spirit. It took my faith in God to another level. And that is what my new album, Jesus Love Legacy, is all about. It is songs about faith and trust in God.”
Jesus Love Legacy is the 14th album for the pastor, songwriter, worship leader and co founder of Tyscot Records. “Because of the accomplishments and legacy of Tyscot Records I have had several people who I regard as gospel icons tell me I am a legend,” Scott says. “And I get it. Because we have been instrumental in the careers of so many gospel greats and survived so many storms of adversity through the years, we are lauded for these accomplishments. But the truth is that I am nothing without Christ. Absolutely nothing. They say I have this legacy, but it is because Jesus has given me His legacy of love, and without that I could do or be nothing of eternal significance. Jesus is the real legend and the source of every legacy of any significance.
The disc features the upbeat radio single, “Working in My Favor,” which features gospel legend Fred Hammond and R&B treasure, Shirley Murdock. Rance Allen and Kevin Vasser join Scott on the old school funk number, “Power in the Name.” TIFF JOY chimes in on the rousing praise and worship tune, “Here I Am.”
Jesus Love Legacy hits digital and retail outlets August 31st.