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Update: Line up for 6th October, 2019
If you missed the interview on Sunday the 29th of September which featured Min. Kay Morris (Canada), Kingdom Kid(UK), Past. Markees Williams (USA) and Stephanie Greavesi (UK), below is the podcast link for you to catch up. It was a great insight into their journeys into the ministry, great interview and a MUST listen for everyone.
Coming up next on Sunday the 6th of Octorber, 2019 – great and exciting line up featuring talents you cannot afford to miss . Tickets give away live on the programme.
1. ANYA DIXON (USA)
Evangelist Anya A. Dixon, on the surface, is a talented and extremely accomplished Contemporary Christian and Gospel artist and musician. But more than an accomplished musician, Anya Dixon is a person who influences and persuades people of all walks of life; whose talent is highly sought after; and whose reputation as an artist is respected and trusted.
Anya is an anointed singer, songwriter, musician, producer, engineer, and music instructor who makes music her life. From the piano lessons that began at age three, to playing musical instruments and singing in churches, orchestras, choirs, and jazz bands, she has craved the joys that music bring; and most rewardingly, she shares it all with others. Anya Dixon has been blessed to share the stage with major recording artists including J. Moss, 21:03, Jonathan Nelson, Kathy Taylor, Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Anthony Brown, Dr. Leonard Scott, Kierra Sheard, and many more. In June 2009, she had the privilege to open for and sing background for Pastor Marvin Sapp. Her music is played worldwide on several internet and terrestrial radio stations and has been featured on national television
2. OLGA ARGO (UK)
3. MONIQUE DE LEON (USA)
Born and raised in Southern California, Monique felt the call of God on her life to do worship at the age of 12. With a passion for leading people into the presence of God, Monique has been leading worship since the age of 15. Her hearts desire is to see the power of God move so strong, that people’s lives are forever changed in His presence.Not only a Worship Leader and singer, but Monique is an incredible speaker, teaching on the subjects of being bold for Christ, abstinence, purity and sharing her testimony
4. THE BRIDGE MUSIC COLLECTIVE (UK)
The Bridge Music Collective (BMC) formerly known as Chosen Generation, have emerged as a new musical entity which has been birthed from the youth ministry of Trinity Baptist Church. Consisting of vocalists, rappers and musicians, they are a collective of young people who have a passion for both God and music and have merged our love of the two.
BMC vision and aim is to see the sounds of BMC infiltrating London and beyond, all for the glory of Jesus.
5. CHARLES WOOLFORK (USA
Dr. Charles Woolfork has been a part of the landscape of gospel music as an innovative influence since his discovery at the GMWA New Artist Showcase in 1993. A proven gospel music veteran, writer, producer, preacher/teacher and artist who has released many great projects in the United States and internationally since his first “Givin’ Up The Praise” on Benson Music in 1994. He has worked on many others as a writer, guest artist, contributing producer or executive producer. He has ministered and performed with, and produced for artists such as Karen Clark – Sheard, The Williams Brothers, The Christianaires, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams Hezekiah Walker, Leanne Faine and many more.
Woolfork is pleased to embark on another ambitious music release with his latest single titled ‘OUTPOUR”
“OUTPOUR” in this designation is defined as: “A sudden rush, a gushing or a dynamic release that can completely change the landscape and atmosphere of any environment!”
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If you missed the interview on Sunday the 15th of September which featured Loulita Gill (UK), Wendy Henderson-Wyatt (USA) and San Mi (UK), below is the podcast link for you to catch up. It was a great insight into their journeys into the ministry .
Coming up next on Sunday the 29nd of September, 2019 we have another great and exciting line up. Five (5) great talents will be featuring on the show and there will be ticket give away live on the programme.
1. Kay Morris (Canada)
Kay Morris is a native of Jamaica and was raised by two Pentecostal Minister Parents. She was exposed to the two most important influences that have guided her life, spiritual faith and the message of music. It would come as little surprise that Kay began her singing career at the tender age of four! Kay has worked tremendously hard in order to explore and celebrate her musical and spiritual roots, which she has fully embraced from Canada, Africa, and Jamaica. Kay’s journey to becoming a humanitarian started through her music. She is a multi-faceted person, functioning in many capacities as a church Minister at Light and Life Ministries, Benevolent Queen (installed Queen Nana Sika I of the Royal House of Berekuso, Ghana in September 2006), an accomplished singer/song writer, Gospel music Hall of Famer, fashion designer, humanitarian, and motivational speaker. This versatile multi-award winning internationally acclaimed reggae Gospel artiste is also the President of the Kay Morris Foundation (KMF) in Canada and Ghana respectively.
Kay Morris’ music has allowed her to cross religious, cultural, and racial barriers around the world. She has been featured in several magazines/books (including the Stanford “Who is Who”) and have done numerous TV interviews. With this as an example, the ‘branches’ of Kay Morris’ music, Royalty, and humanitarian work is living proof that her message of a global spirituality is upon us and has taken root in the hearts and minds of the many lives she has touched in Africa and around the world
2. Kingdom Kid (UK)
‘Kingdom Kid’ (Francis Johnson-Beke) is one of the UK’s dynamic, up and coming Christian Artists with a relevant gospel message set to inspire and get you dancing.
His first EP, ‘VIP FOR LIFE’ released in December 2015 has been a great success with good airplay on various radio stations including Premier Christian Radio and Premier Gospel.
‘VIP FOR LIFE’ is a seven track EP which addresses the important topics of Vision, Identity and Prayer for Life hence the title ‘VIP FOR LIFE’. Kingdom Kid strongly believes that his music on this EP will speak to anyone from any walk of life as the topics are relevant to all generations.
One of the tracks from the EP ‘VIP FOR LIFE’ was voted as ‘track of the week’ within a few weeks of the release on Premier Gospel and Premier Radio, leading to a resounding buzz concerning all the tracks on the EP.
3. Markees Williams (USA)
Markees Williams is a big fan of old school, down-home gospel songs and he describes himself as having a “traditional core, with some contemporary flavor.”
Combining both qualities in his music has resulted in Williams attracting a broad audience from young adults to seniors that flock to his appearances. In fact, his album release concert last month at New Hope Baptist Church in Los Angeles drew hundreds of people of all ages.
His popularity is not surprising considering that Williams has been a popular guest at Southern California churches for more than a decade. But, in the last few years, his career reached another level as he began opening for national artists such as Le’Andria Johnson, Wess Morgan, James Fortune and Donnie McClurkin. His spirited repertoire features traditional lyrics delivered in an upbeat, contemporary style.
4. Stephanie Greaves (UK)
Stephanie Greaves is a singer/songwriter, choir director, praise and worship leader and a pastor’s wife. She was born to Serve the Lord and truly believe that the God that she serves is not Unrighteous to forget our work and labour of love Hebrews 6:10
“Children Obey” is her debut single snd her debut album to follow within the near future.
She was born in Croydon, partly raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica with hergrandparents. Her spiritual birth took place within the Shiloh Church in Croydon, under the leadership of Bishop Malachi Ramsay and her former pastor Bishop Danny Bennett.
Stephanie am married to Bishop Desmond Greaves and they have two sons. Bishop Greaves is the founder of the Salvation and Deliverance International Ministries which is based in Anerley.
5. Transpar3nt (USA)
Born and raised out of New haven, CT, Tremaine Barr has not only witnessed the struggle of poverty, he has lived it. Resorting to his sense of humour and talent for boxing he was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After his mother’s death and his added responsibilities as a husband and father of two, he grew closer to Christ. Using the name Tranzpar3nt, he believes his experiences illustrated in his music will reach the hearts and souls of those living in darkness
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If you missed the interview on Sunday the 15th of September which features Eric Reverence, Jermaine Wilmonth, Isaiah Jamel, Carl Phillips and Yojana Reddy, below are the links for you to catch up. It was a great insight into their journeys into the ministry .
Coming up next on Sunday the 22nd of September, 2019 we have another great and exciting line up. Four great talents will be featuring on the show and there will be ticket give away live on the programme.
1. Carolyn Trayloy (USA)
Carolyn Traylor, better known as, “The Texas Power House” is no stranger to the gospel music community. With a successful career spanning over 20 years, Carolyn has lent her soul stirring vocals to many recorded projects and shared platforms with several leading gospel recording greats such as Dr. Bobby Jones, Albertina Walker, Paul Porter, Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes, The Canton Spirituals, Dorothy Norwood, Pastor Marvin Sapp, Vicki Winans and Kirk Franklin.
Carolyn Traylor continues to move her audience with heartwarming performances of her most notable songs “Can’t Nobody Beat God Being God” and “There’s A Story Behind My Praise”. These songs have become anthems of inspiration to many and to this day, they continue to bring hope to the masses that God never fails.
Carolyn has shared the stage both nationally and internationally with such artists as Dr. Bobby Jones, (the late) Ms. Albertina Walker, Pastor Marvin Sapp, Kirk Franklin, The Williams Brothers, Myron Butler, Paul Porter and Vicki Winans to name a few.
Carolyn was nominated for GMWA’s (Gospel Music Workshop of America) Traditional Artist Award and has won numerous awards including two in 2008, The Texas Excellence “Trailblazer Award” and the “National Female Gospel Soloist of the Year” Award at the Mississippi Gospel Music Awards
2. Sha sha Muzik (USA)
3. San Mi (UK)
San Mi is a Singer and Songwriter. She started as a lead singer / songwriter for a local band in South London before joining an Acapella group touring clubs locally, the West End and around England.
They recorded for an independent record label and supported various Reggae artists, both in recording and live work. She then went on to study media including script-writing, writing situation comedy and journalism before taking part in a gospel musical both as a singer and understudy.
San went on to do session work for various artists, both in the gospel and secular field before joining Patti Boulaye as part of her “Sundance Company”, performing at the Royal Albert Hall amongst artists such as Sir Cliff Richard, Sir John Mills, Peter Bowles, Derek Nimmo etc… She re-joined Patti as part of the Jubilee Gospel Choir, performing at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, etc… and supporting Michael Jackson at his Exeter tour.
San now sings & records as part of a prison ministry, visiting various prisons around the UK and continues singing and recording for independent labels as well as collaborating with other producers.
4. Loulita Gill (UK)
Loulita is a singer-songwriter and worship leader based in Bristol, UK. Her debut album, The Last Twelve Years, documents her journey from the time she encountered God in a way that she had never known before. She began to understand what it meant to be loved unconditionally, and what ensued was radical transformation and freedom from spiritual darkness to light, bondage to freedom, and depression to hope.
While many of her songs were written prior to her twelve-year period of enlightenment, she believes that they were inspired and given to her by God as a way of encouragement for what was to come – her journey back to Him. Her song, Deliverer, beautifully summarises this season, and Loulita is often heard saying, “Everyone needs to know God for themselves. As for me, I know Him personally as my deliverer.” It is because of this that she chose to record Deliverer as her first music video. The song went onto achieve #7 in the UK Christian Charts in August of 2018 and was also added to the UCB2 Playlist in the same month. Stephen Luff from Cross Rhythms, reviewed The Last Twelve Years as a great debut, commenting on Loulita’s outstanding talent and beautiful voice. She has since released her second music video, Man on the Beach (track 8 on the album) in January 2019.
5. Wendy Henderson-Wyatt
A native of Rochester, New York, Wendi Henderson-Wyatt has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in the Church today. With power from on high and an overwhelming passion to see people enter into the presence of the Lord, Wendi leads people wherever she goes in worship unto the Most High God. An anointed musician and composer, Wendi brings with her many years of experience as a Minister of Music and worship leader.
Having ministered before small and great crowds and in various settings, she has freely shared the gift of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with believers and unbelievers. Within the past 18 years she has shared the stage with some of gospel music’s finest, including Tramaine Hawkins, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kim Burrell, Ben Tankard and Donnie McClurkin, to name a few. A wife and mother of two, Wendi serves with her husband as Co-Pastor of the Body of Christ Worship Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Her music and her ministry has blessed the lives of many as she travels around the country singing and preaching in conferences, seminars, etc. The song in her heart is the Song of the Lord as she flows in the anointing of the Psalmist, releasing the sound of the Kingdom of God in the earth.
“I believe that there is a sound of worship that so exalts God and invites His presence that it shakes the kingdom of darkness,” says Wendi. “There is a place for which all of mankind longs. That place is the presence of God. I want people everywhere to know IT…HIM.”
Sunday 15th of September 2019 – the line-up
1. Eric Reverence
Co-Producer of Gospel Explosion Summit
Eric Reverence is an established International Christian Worship Artist, Songwriter, Event Organiser, Evangelist and Multiple award winner based in London, UK. He is also the founder of Spontaneous Worship and CEO of Christian Music Professionals (CMP). Eric has numerous and valuable experience in event management and has organised successful events both in the UK and internationally. Eric has also worked with well-known artists including Hillsong, Tim Hughes, Noel Robinson and many others. His rise to success has landed him the role of a Partner and Patron of Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages where he will be working with Diana McIntyre-Pike (President/Founder & Community Tourism Consultant) to develop the Christian Tourism Market in the Caribbean. Eric is looking forward to putting Gospel Explosion Summit on the global map.
Why I want to do Gospel Explosion Summit
As an artist, I have personally experienced and witnessed in my 10year career, the major obstacles that many upcoming artists struggle to breakthrough both in the UK and internationally. Gospel Explosion Summit is a breath of new life for these artists and a platform where they can flourish in their God-given gifts/talents. As a Co-Partner of Gospel Explosion Summit, it is a dream come true to organise this magnitude event that will provide a fantastic opportunity for artists, groups and choirs both nationally and internationally. I am very passionate about supporting and helping artists and my greatest reward would be to see many doors opened for them through this event.
2. Jermaine Wilmonth (Canada) – Profile
Jermaine Wilmoth was originally from Jamaica and is currently living in Canada with his wife and two boys. Jermaine is a self-taught musician whose favourite musical instrument to play is the guitar. Jermaine loves to sing and has been singing in the church and playing various musical instruments since he was a teenager. Jermaine’s debut single, “Do you believe in His love?” shows his passion to minister God’s words through music to individuals.
Known by many as a committed Christian, Jermaine continues to minister to the world through his music. On “Do You Believe In His Love” the singer laments on the undeniable love of God, while simultaneously questioning his audience’s dedication to their Faith.
3. Isaiah Jamel (USA)
Isaiah Jamel is a New York based soul artist in the gospel music field. The independent release of part two of his Transparency series comes with a message that is dear to his heart. It was composed with the desire to spread the message that encourages Christians to be true to their faith, sticking to their own identity rather than being swayed by the world. He promotes conversations of hope and restoration. He also advocates Christians being bold in their pursuit of personal betterment.
Jamel also conveys in his new music that the notion that only Christians enjoying and understanding Christian music is false. He hopes to meet both believer and non-believing listeners in the middle through the musically gratifying project. Both Transparency 1 and 2 portray this desire.
“Isaiah Jamel is a gifted singer who is passionate about his faith,” stated a representative for the musician. “We are looking forward to the release of the gospel Christian music sequel, Transparency 2, and believe that it will bless many just as Transparency 1 has.”
4. Carl B Phillips (USA)
Carl B. Phillips has been living gospel music for over 40 years. The formative years Carl spent participating as a member of Cass Technical High School Gospel Choir, and the Donald Vail’s Voices of Deliverance. Currently he is the National Minister of Music of the Pentecostal Assembly of Believers and he has been serving as a choir director for the same church, Greater Christ Temple, since 1976, where he is also the Minister of Music.
Carl is a songwriter, producer, and recording artist with his first full-length cd, featuring the hit singles “Great Rain” and “I Know What God Did Last Summer”, released January 2016. The recording features Detroit Gospel vocalists, Lena Starks, Eric Deon, Chiffon McNeal, Eric “Bishop” Taylor, La’Jimmease Jones, Stephen Anderson, James Murray, plus several others. Over the years Carl has written songs recorded by gospel artists Deitrick Haddon, and Esther Smith.
5. Yojana Reddy (UK)
As having multiple-video singles across global media platforms, Yojana Reddy is a singer, song-writer and a multi-lingual independent artist. Her songs have been housed in many radio- channels including Christian gospel radio U.S.A and Christian television channels that’s spread across Asia. She started producing her songs in the year 2016 as a revenge against all the rejections she encountered as a Christian woman. Her humble beginnings included cover songs which attracted many listeners and fans over YouTube. Without further doubt, she decided to write her own songs and publish them on world-wide music platforms including iTunes & Amazon prime.
Her songs depict the testimonials of true events that occurred in her life. Her aim to become a successful gospel artist arrives from her ‘calling’ as an anointed worshipper at the age of 14. Having rejected the film-industry, she is now dedicated to producing inspirational Christian worship tracks across all social- media platforms. In addition, Yojana Reddy is a double graduate of Clinical Psychology from the Pepperdine University, Los Angeles. /U.S.A. She is not just an artist but also an influential speaker at academic institutions, crusades, conferences, Churches, and individual events across five major countries in the world. She has under her belt of speaking and performing at World Vision Office, California in the year 2018.
In conclusion, A London based, Indian national Mrs. Yojana Reddy Konki today stands as a chairwoman of Joseph Konki International Ministries and a founder of YRWorship.
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