The Defender Network recently celebrated local standout ministers of music from boutique-sized, medium, large and mega churches with its 2nd annual Defender Ministers of Music Extraordinaire Awards. The winners were Glenda Taylor, The Genesis Church (boutique); Eleanor Lee, True Light Missionary Baptist (mid-sized); Mark Taylor, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church (large); and Lydia Alston, Brentwood Baptist Church (mega). V. Michael McKay’s Hymns for Him Now event, featuring a “historical journey of praise and worship,” served as the backdrop for the awards presentation, featuring Melonie Daniels, Stephen Hurd and Patrick Henderson. Other attendees included Yolanda Adams, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Jessica, Ettienne and Deborah Zak and many more.