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Singer-songwriter Walter Hawkins (third from left) was also the pastor at Love Center church in Oakland, Calif. He's seen here performing at the White House in 2008.
July 12, 2010 The gospel music world is mourning the loss of Walter Hawkins. The legendary singer-songwriter and pastor of Love Center church in Oakland, Calif., died Sunday at age 61 after a long bout with cancer. Vickie Winans remembers Hawkins' widespread impact on contemporary gospel music in an interview.
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