As the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Love Fellowship Tabernacle (LFT)—pastored by modern gospel phenom Hezekiah Walker—has flourished over the past decade, so, too, has the church's 70-voice choi

As the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Love Fellowship Tabernacle (LFT)—pastored by modern gospel phenom Hezekiah Walker—has flourished over the past decade, so, too, has the church's 70-voice choir. On its sophomore outing, the LFT Church Choir takes a giant step toward establishing itself as a viable, stand-alone entity in the music. Gospel patriarch James Cleveland's "Lord Do It" is presented as a traditional, passionate paean that does its creator proud. "I Praise God" mixes old-school toe-tapping with a modern fat, funky bottom end. "Let Go, Let God" is a high-voltage, hook-laden shout of joy, while "Lam of God" is choral balladry at its angelic best. With Love Is Live!, LFT Church Choir is poised to garner the notice and respect often associated with its famous founder.—GE