J Torah, born Travis Johnson, hails from Stuttgart, Germany. At a young age his family introduced him to
music. Inspired by an empowering, expressive rap song written by his cousin; J Torah originally learned to
verbally express his thoughts through secular rap music. From failures, frustrations, & almost being a fatality - more than once, J Torah knew he had a calling on his life that was greater than anything he could comprehend. Through strong faith and perseverance he over came battles, and dedicated his life back to Christ; and hence "J Torah" was born
M.U.S.I.C (Most Ultimately Strengthened In Christ)
Mr. MountUp & Porschia Tekoa
There is a Sound emerging….
These St. Petersburg, Florida natives have a style that invites worshippers of all kinds into the Holy of Holies. Rashed C. Guess, Sr. (known as Mr. MountUp) and Porschia T. Guess (Porschia), collectively known as M.U.S.I.C. (Most Ultimately Strengthened In Christ) are an Atlanta-based, Award winning singer/producer power couple! Rashed and Porschia are authors (K.I.S.H. Magazine) and actor/actress (OWN's Greenleaf; Come Sunday). This worship leader and minstrel duo are the proud parents of four beautiful children. They all labor together, side by side in God's Kingdom. Their ministry expands outside of the four walls of the church – they have a passion for the youth and young adults. As youth mentors, minstrels, and ministers of the gospel, they have always been a part of the Body of Christ. Their passion and love for music has opened many doors of opportunity to allow them to travel and minister with different groups. M.U.S.I.C. is grounded on the scripture Nehemiah 8:10 with an emphasis on: "The joy of The Lord is your strength." M.U.S.I.C. desires to introduce to some and re-acquaint others with this joy! M.U.S.I.C.
THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION & CO WAS FORMED IN 2013 AT RISING SUN HOLINESS CHURCH UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE LATE BISHOP WILLIAM H. EASTER. THE GROUP CONSISTS OF LISA (THE MOTHER) AND HER 3 DAUGHTERS - ALEISA, AHMEARA AND ANSHEONDA, WHICH ALL HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE GIFT OF SINGING. THE LOVE OF SINGING IS A GIFT FROM GOD. WHEN WE SING, WE SING TO THE GLORY AND HONOR OF GOD! "OUR MINISTRY IS OUR MUSIC!" THE OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR GROUP, THE "CO"MPANY, ARE BLESSED MUSICIANS; COREY, JESSTEN AND TYREEK. WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THEM! IN 2015, WE WERE BLESSED WITH OUR FIRST CD ENTITLED "EMPOWERED" AND CURRENTLY WORKING ON OUR SOPHMORE CD. WE THANK GOD FOR ALL HE'S DONE, ALL THAT HE IS DOING, AND ALL THAT HE WILL DO!
Kevin Lamont was born in Chicago, IL. Kevin started singing at the age of 13, performing at local talent shows in the Chicagoland area for part of his teenage years. During his early twenty’s Kevin joined his church choir and in 1993, he was asked to join the worship leadership team. Kevin was encouraged by professionals in the contemporary gospel sector that his vocal singing style was similar to that of a few well know male gospel and secular artists.
Jessica's testimony is one that truly displays God's passionate and patient love for His people. With a unique style, she manages to creatively bridge together the gaps between genres of music. Jessica's spontaneous flow in worship incorporates her strong passion for contemporary christian music with an urban gospel flare. Whatever the song, stage, or group of listeners, her main goal is to be a conduit for Christ to share His words and love to His children.
Sjuwana Springfield has her roots in the great state of Alabama, home to hundreds if not thousands of gospel artists that go from community to community spreading good southern gospel music. Born and raised in a religious environment, Sjuwana was always part of this culture. She formed her group, "Sjuwana and the Children of God" in 1992, in the Cincinnati area. The group today consists primarily of family members who sing and play instruments. Members include, Joellyn Bivens, Anthony Gray, Christavious Gray, Kameishia Black, INdiya Black and Darius Byers. In 1997, Sjuwana Byers and the Children of God signed with internationally acclaimed Jamalar Agency and Rampart Street Music, a roots music agency and record label located New Orleans. They have multiple recording projects under their musical belts.
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Augustine Kiawu, but well known as Lyrico Godchild born and raised in Liberia, a country on the west coast of Africa. Lyrico came to the united states in 2002, Nov 2. He live in Maryland, silver spring for a year, than move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2003. Where he met couple of African and black american rappers. After a freestyle sessions, Augustine was given the name Lyrico. Ever since than, Lyrico have become one of the best African artist in the African and american community. Lyrico was the founders and CEO for Lyrico/LIB Record. A hip pop record and productions company, Lyrico was arrested and jail for a crime carrying a charges of 40yrs of jail time if he is found guilty. This is when Lyrico's life took a turn, while serving jail time in Doylestown, Pennsylvania at the Buck county correctional facility. Lyrico had a powerful vision of the Lord God Almighty, according to Lyrico Godchild. He heard a very powerful and steady Lil voice, yet loud enough and calm. In the vision, he was instructed to accept Christ Jesus, the SON OF GOD as his personal Lord and Savior.
Every individual has their own unique quality. Something that makes them stand out in a crowd. Something that GOD has specifically given them that no one on earth possess, can duplicate, and that’s what makes them truly special. Few learn how to operate successfully in the talents they possess. For those that have learned, a fewer number use their gifts to GIVE GOD GLORY. In short, most people don’t operate in TRUE SUCCESS. Lamont Mosley is definitely an individual on the path to success. He possess unique qualities and talents in songwriting, production, and performing that separates him from the pack. He has many years of training in school and in the secular world of music. Now, Lamont has realized the calling that GOD has put on his life. So, He's ready to do the very thing in which he was created to do for THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!!!
Debbie Orange Sings Church Live is a whole lotta scrumptious traditional, Chicago-style singing and musicianship.Her bluesy sound tempered slightly with a dash of contemporary styling thrown in for good measure, Orange is the penultimate church mother, testifying through song in front of a congregation, her energy barely contained within the church’s four walls. Orange recorded her debut album at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she is a member. On the album, she delivers new arrangements of classics and traditional-sounding songs in a deep, commanding evangelist’s growl. Every note Orange sings pays homage to two of her inspirations, Albertina Walker and Shirley Caesar. For example, on the opening track, “God’s Got Angels,” Orange bends and worries notes in an elongated version of the Angelic Gospel Singers’ standard “Angels Watching Over Me.” “Safety Zone” is a fiery duet with Pastor Wendell Lowe on the classic quartet selection, “Standing in the Safety Zone.”
Byron Thomas was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Early on, his family moved to Romulus, Michigan, He recently relocated to Fresno California. Throughout his life, Byron has had a deep passion and desire to make a difference in people’s lives.. He continues to reach out to others through his music.. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Byron's CD's have been donated to Alzheimer's care, aide for homeless women and children, Home delivered meals for homebound seniors. Byron’s roots in music extend deep into Gospel and other soulful music. Each song he chooses for his CD's are deep and meaningful to him. The songs reflect events in his life and those of others around him.
Will Harris is a renowned musician, and singer. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, he began playing the piano and singing in church at an early age. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Music from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi and a Master of Education Degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Harris is presently a student at The Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida where he is pursuing a Doctorate of Worship Studies Degree. Will Harris has performed as a baritone soloist in such operas as Amahl and the Night Visitors, Porgy and Bess, and The Promise. He has also performed in the stage play, Lillies of the Field. Mr. Harris serves as Minister of Music of Lewis Chapel Baptist Church, in Fayetteville, NC and he is the former president of the Raleigh, North Carolina- Eastern Area Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America
Elder Gregory DeMyers Jr., better known as "Gregory D" is a native of Lansing, MI and is the newest flavor to Gospel. He and his wife Kisha of 14 years serve as the founders of Chosen by God Ministries, LLC. They have 3 beautiful children ages 11, 9, and 2. Gregory is a gifted and talented family man who fears the Lord and takes his ministerial gifts very seriously. The passion and enthusiasm that he has, are channeled through his singing, instrument playing, and writing inspirational gospel sounds that sooth the mind, spirit, and soul of all people; regardless of their background.
“Dynamic”, “explosive”, “holy ghost filled” and “anointed” are just a few of the words to describe the ministry God has given Elder Pope. She has been called as an end time prophetess to preach, sing and minister to advance the kingdom of God in this hour. She has a desire for the lost and a passion to equip the body of Christ to do the work of the kingdom thru workshops, conferences and revivals. Born into a family of 15, she is the 12th child of the late Deacon Hilton Pope and Mable Pope. She is from Kinston NC and she received her calling to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in Sept. of 1998.
Andre Johnson is Psalmist/Singer, Songwriter, and Musician. He has been ministering/ performing music for over 35 years. He also has been fortunate enough to have learned how to play multiple instruments but the organ/keyboard is his main instruments
The gospel music ministry of multiple Rhythm of Gospel Awards winning artist, Frozene Lott Hayes is a living testimony to faith triumphant over tribulation. When she began her ministry in 1982 as an Independent Gospel Artist with the songs “Lord Will You Use Me” and “Already Been to the Water,” Frozene had no idea that one day, in the depths of her own personal tragedy, she herself would be embracing such words and feelings, ultimately rejuvenated by the very music that God has blessed her with the talent to bring forth. Evangelist Hayes education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Columbia College of Missouri; and M.A. in ministry from Emmanuel Bible College/ Nashville, Tn. She is currently serving as Associate minister at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (Pastor Theodore Bryson Sr.); Nashville, Tn.
Frozene is a 4time receipient of the Rhythm of Gospel Awards, which included the 2017 Rhythm of Gospel Artist of the Year.
Frozene has also received 4, 2016 Radio Alliance Awards. God’s faithfulness continues to reveal in Frozene’s music ministry. She is currently a five time nominee in the 2019 Rhythm of Gospel Awards.
JAZMINE LYNN JONES
Psalmist, Writer, Author, Actress, Preacher, and National recording artist Jazmine Lynn Jones has been singing since the tender age of 2 years old. She started singing at her grandparents’ church Evidence Christian Center located in Harvey IL. Jazmine's first time singing in front of a crowd was at her kindergarten graduation where she sang "Let there be Peace on Earth" by Elvis Presley. From then on out Jazmine was entered into Pageants (American Girl) which she was 2 points from winning the pageant. She has participated in many talent shows and auditions such as; Star Search, Apollo, American Idol, Sunday's Best, Glee and The Voice! Jazmine has also been nominated for awards such as "Praise and Worship Artist of the Year" (Chicago Gospel Music Awards), Contemporary Song of the year, Urban Contemporary Female Vocalist, and Youth Young Adult Artist of the Year (Rhythm of Gospel Awards in Memphis Tennessee).
Napoleon Gilbert Sr. and Bruce Osby
The dynamic duo who have a combined history of over 60 years in the gospel music genre. Both anointed men of God met in the early 80’s through their love and commitment to quartet singing. They were mentored by the late Frank Thomas who was affectionately known as “Mr. Boochie”. Their paths would cross regularly at local singing events and anniversaries in various churches from Louisiana to Texas. It was in the summer of 1988 that Bruce decided to form his own quartet group alongside Napoleon
October 2016 a new vision came to pass.The birth of Voices of Affirmed Odyssey. Two members from two different ministries joined forces to continue to serve God through song. Together the maintained a unique blend in harmony .The sound was contemporary with a twist of old school. This sound though it may not have you jumping in the pews,but allows you to grasp the full meaning of the delivery. In the spring of 2017 they were blessed to be Sunday by Light of Day Productions. This has developed into an inspiring union. The current membership has grown to five which allows them to minister with 2,3,4 or 5 voices. The current members consist of Larry Cross, Byron Pagan, Warren Hill, Isiah Harkless and Jongreg Graham. All whom are dedicated Deacons or Music Ministers in their respected church homes.