Arissie Taylor, a native of South Florida, sang in her school and church choir as a youth and continued to sing the gospel as an adult. Her parents, Bishop Dr. Semmie and Doris Taylor, instilled the love of God in her at an early age. The most important question of her life was asked by her father, “Do you want to be God’s little girl or the devil’s little girl”? At the tender age of 7 she made the decision to be God’s little girl. And the journey began… As she continued to blossom and embarked on this journey, she reached another level in Christ.
Arissie Taylor debut single “Somebody’s Watching” is a song she has written that has a message with the music that you will really enjoy and it is available to download on all digital locations. She’s also on Twitter and Facebook.
Secret Place is a New single which is NOW available and you will really enjoy it. This song will show another side of her angelic voice.
The hidden gifts began to awaken. She currently serves as serves alongside her husband, Bishop Larry G. Taylor, Sr. (who would not let this dream die). She is supported by her family, friends and the prayers of the congregation at Jesus Ministries Family Worship Center, Miramar Florida.
Although she had never been in a studio before, God kept pressing, pulling, increasing and empowering her. She was determine to wait on His timing. At 64 years old, her music is not traditional but she sings what she hears from God. The road was rough, the going was tough and there were many hills to climb; but with humility, commitment and grace she never gave up and the next best secret is hitting the airwaves with, “Somebody’s Watching”! To God Be the Glory!!
Reginald (Brother Reggie) Richardson was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, and as a child, Reggie has always liked different type of music. He even was in the band from the 7th grade until he graduated from High School playing numerous of instruments. He was known for playing the Trumpet because he played in numerous of DC Go-Go Bands. After graduation from T.C. Williams High School (Remember The titans) in Alexandria Virginia, he attended Northern Virginia Community College where he pursued an interest in retail marketing. After noticing that retail wasn’t for him, he decided to try another field.
In 1993, Richardson decided to try to work in radio since he loved every type of music. He was given a chance at a radio station in Maryland, WPGC 95.5 that played Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, etc. “If it wasn’t for Donnie Simpson noticing how hard of a worker I was,(even though I was only doing volunteer work) then I don’t think that I would have gotten a chance to get my break in radio”. At WPGC he was hired to work in the research department. After hours of learning other tasks, he started working in the promotion department for years. He decided that he loved helping and working with the communities, and dealing with the public. One of his mentors was DJ Flexxx, and DJ Kool, and after assisting those DJ’s by carrying their records to different club venues, Reggie has watched and learn how to Deejay. Years later, Reggie was deejaying at clubs opening up for DJ’s such as Kid Capri, DJ Clue, and more.
He attended and got his degree at Columbia School of Broadcasting where he learned more about radio. Richardson was working at WPGC 95.5 with popular people such as Donnie Simpson, who also was on BET Video Soul, Big Tigger, (The Basement), and DJ Flexxx, who also has appeared on BET ,and has made hit records. In 1999, he moved to another station in the Washington D.C. area called WKYS 93.9, (Radio One) where he have worked with popular radio announcers such as Russ Parr, and Olivia Foxx, and did further work in Promotion.
The “OUT THE BOX & RADICAL GOSPEL RADIO ANNOUNCER”
In 2003, he moved from Washington D.C. to Greenville, North Carolina and was introduced to Gospel Radio. Jim Rouse, the owner of Joy “1340am” WOOW gave him a chance, and Reginald “Bro. Reggie” was on the airwaves on Mondays and Wednesdays. Having impressed Mr. Rouse and other listeners, Bro. Reggie was promoted to be on the airwaves Monday through Fridays from 3-6pm, and on Saturday from 5-10pm along with his wife, better known as “The First Lady” on his Saturday Show. Bro. Reggie is loved by a lot of listeners,and the community and has been an asset to WOOW and the community with his dedication to what he loves to do, which is make everybody happy. In 2007, and 2010, Brother Reggie has been nominated and won the award for the #1 Gospel Radio Announcer in Eastern NC.
In 2007 Brother Reggie moved to Charlotte NC and sat down with his Pastor, Pastor John P. Kee, and his Pastor spoke into his life by telling him to step out on FAITH and launch his own 24 hrs Internet Gospel Station and be Faithful and Giving and watch how GOD Moves, and now Rejoice America Radio is The Fastest Growing 24 hrs Gospel Station on the internet playing The Best In Gospel Music and Ministries. Bro. Reggie is also a Gospel Emcee, a comedian, and a person who loves to work with the community and will do whatever he can to help anybody. Check out The Brother Reggie Show with his wife First Lady P every Monday from 7 – 9 pm est.
His motto is: “I’m just a Nobody, trying to help Everybody, who can help Somebody.
The Word was not always the way as they say, for Minister Michael Norman. As we all may have been steered in a direction that is not truly meant for us in life;Michael Norman was no different as he walked a road that was taking him in a perilous direction until his prayers were answered by Christ. Pulled from a dependency on alcohol and drugs, Michaels life was not his own as he then served only himself and addiction. Sin was the norm and darkness consumed a young Michael, which soon turned to despair. It was that very despair that caused Michael to call out to God for help one life changing night, July 1997 and his voice had been heard.God came to Michael, held and kept him- liberating him of his afflictions. He set Michael on a new path, and directed him to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he would begin a new journey. Arriving in Charlotte, Michael stayed at the men shelter until God decided to move him to Hope Haven.
A renewed and humbled Michael joined Nations Ford Community Church and began working in the youth ministry. Finding joy in delivering the word to others and teaching; Michael was called to study ministry and enrolled in Queen City Bible College where he received his license as a minister of the gospel February 2011. While enrolled, Michael joined Voices of Hope where he played drums and began performing Spoken word /Gospel Rap and discovered a natural ability for his talent. Minister Michael Normans passion for outreach and helping others continued to flourish and he teamed up with other area ministers traveling to donate their time, resources and the word to people in need. Using himself and his calling to help spread Gods word, Michael talents became a tool to deliver a message of inspiration and hope. He soon took those talents and released Testify With Your Feet which was met with unbridled acclaim in and beyond the Christian community.
Currently ranked #3 ReverbNation.com, Minister Norman continues being an inspiration through his music and has recently released the audio and visual for his latest single Peace Be Still featuring Jene Spears. Like the work he has done since being called into the ministry; Peace Be Still is a spiritual song that represents Gods comforting call to all those who may be dealing with life adversities, abuse, injustice or oppression. A message of encouragement to anyone who needs it Peace Be Still offers a message of hope to listeners, and Minister Michael Norman continues to be a servant to those in need. Whether though his Sword Of Spirit Outreach (SOS) or with his message filled music. Minister Michael Norman still feels very blessed to be able to have been chosen to do what he does and will always work to serve God his community and beyond. When I minister with spoken word/gospel rap and dance I pray that it will invoke a mighty praise and worship in the people, so that they will give The Creator all of their being. Minister (Servant) Michael Norman “Awakening” revealed that The Most High is waking up His people throughout the 4 corners of the earth, its “The Great Awakening”.
Yvonne D. Pendleton is a native of Washington, DC. Starting singing at home with her mother, being the first to teach her how to harmonize, to the soulful sounds of Motown, and other music of the 50s and 60’s. I was raised in the rough streets, of SE Washington DC, where I learned how to survive, as single teenaged mother of two sons. Without support, mentors, or direction, But when God is for you, Nothing can stop you. I made through much adversity, disappointments, and God found, saved, and called me to service for His glory.
Singing was is passion, and to sing Gods word of life, to give is life, to me is life. It was my only hope. I went from performing in school talent shows, local bands, clubs, and local competitions, to Ministering in song for God, what an honor. I have life experiences that I will share through music, and preaching the Word of God, that will give God glory, and let others know they can make it through life’s perils. I don’t meet strangers, because everyone that comes into your personal place, is helping you reach your purpose, and all belong to God. I don’t discriminate, I know who I am, I know what I am called to do, I plant, and water. I know I am different, and I know my worth. People are drawn to me, and feel comfortable talking to me about the most private matters, from day one. I will talk to the man in the gutter, the woman on the corner, the white collar, CEO, and will judge no one, we all are important to God.
Andrew Potts Jr. was born to Gwendolyn and Andrew Potts Sr. on December 22nd 1982. Sadly only two years after Andrew’s birth Gwendolyn loss her battle with cancer and departed this world in 1984. Although, he was not given time to get to know his mother, Andrew holds dearly to her memory. His father Andrew Potts Sr. is the Bishop and founder of Judah House of Praise & Worship Christian Centers. Andrew was a child prodigy. He has played the drums since the age of nine, and at the age of 20 started playing the organ. Playing for various groups, artists, and churches has given him the opportunity to use his gifts to minister to people nationwide. After years of traveling, Andrew was still left with much to be desired. Realizing through first hand experience that many of the artists that he played for were not living what they were singing about. Andrew was determined to compose a group that would not only sing to the Glory of God, but live the lives to prove it. Soon there after he founded LEMŪEL. Since Andrew has started the ministry God has inspired him to write and arrange songs that minister to groups of all ages, races, and religious backgrounds. Thru his music he would like to convey the message that, “No matter the present circumstance God can bring you through.” It is his philosophy that the best way for Christians to win souls to Christ is to live Christ-like.
LEMUEL We are a comprised group of vibrant young people that has accepted the call of God and fully dedicated themselves to be used by Him. Realizing the need for effective ministry; us group members open up to allow God to flow as He pleases. Every member within the ministry is unique enough in his or her own way. With such great combination of God given anointed talents and skills the impact LEMŪEL has increased on the lives of people that come into contact with the ministry. We have shared the stage with a lot of great artiste and have been invited as guest to minister at a number of events. This Ministry explores all genres of music that promotes one message, which is the “Gospel of Jesus Christ with Truth.” God being center of the ministry, allows their music to reach out to all ages, classes, and races. Moving forward in God, fulfilling His desired will, LEMŪEL is dedicated to talk and walk in the light, to proclaim the Gospel in real worship to the people in towns, villages, states and to all the nations of the world. There is one God, they come in one faith, and therefore NOTHING shall hinder them.
Without a doubt, Bonita has been anointed to sing! She was born on March 28, 1971 in Stamford,CT and was singing before she could even speak! As early as age 3, Bonita would hear lyrics on the radio and mimic exactly what she heard. During her first live performance, Bonita blew her audience away! People were so impressed and amazed, as they simply couldn’t believe this big voice was coming from such a little girl!
After spending her early years with her parents in Hartford,CT, her family relocated to Kinston, NC in 1974. Bonita would hone her skills while participating in music programs offered in Lenoir County Public Schools. She joined the chorus and in 5th grade, she was chosen to sing “The Way We Were” by Barbara Streisand. When she sang that song, there was not a dry eye in the room. During her 8th & 9th grade years, she was always active in the community, performing at events like NAACP banquets or weddings. She is a graduate of Kinston High School, Class of 1989, an alumni of Craven Community College with an Associates of Arts, and and alumni of the UAFWB Bible College where she graduated as valedictorian of the 2015 class with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies.
To maintain a competitive edge, Bonita took years of private lessons with vocal coaches under the tutelage of Thomasine Hassell, Chantel Hollacheck, the late Wynona Daves, and Martha Mainor.
Bonita’s Singing Career…
At age 12, she started her own gospel singing group, a trio called “Tried by Fire.” Determined and focused, Bonita thrived in her role as band leader and demonstrated her entrepreneurial skills at a very young age. Bonita would open up for all the national recording gospel artists who came to town like Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, Luther Barnes, The Winans, The Williams Brothers and many others. Bonita has appeared and won first place on numerous occasions at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. By the time she reached high school, she was already considered a professional singer!
Today, Bonita is enjoying the flexibility of being an independent recording artist. Her talent is in high demand, as she is frequently requested to sing at venues and events throughout Eastern North Carolina!
In June of 2017, Bonita was nominated and won two awards given by The Rhythm of Gospel Awards for Traditional Artist of the Year and Best Performance by a Female Artist in Jacksonville, Florida.
She also in July of 2017 was nominated and recognized as the winner in the Independent Gospel Artist category of Traditional Vocalist of the Year from the Radio Alliance Awards also located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Although she’s experienced many tribulations, Bonita’s life lessons are part of her unique tapestry that enables her to relate to people who are hurting. One of her biggest accomplishments is her outreach work with those who are incarcerated, sharing God’s love through song. Indeed, Bonita has defined her own success, choosing to embrace an obedient lifestyle according to God’s will for her life and career. She simply allows God to do the navigation and depends solely on Him to direct her career path- living by her motto, “If I make the way, then I’ll have to pay the way. But if I allow HIM to make the way, he’ll pay the way!”
Bonita married her husband/manager, Eric B. Simmons in 1994. They have three wonderful children- Mykeva, E.J. and Landon. In October of 2000, Bonita was ordained into the Ministry as “Elder” by national Bishop Andrew Mcrorey Jr. of the Joy Mission Church of Deliverance, Hartford, CT.
She also continues to serve Family Worship Center, “Ministry of Restoration” where the Pastor is George E. Fields Jr.
Because serving and outreach is a part of the tapestry for Bonita’s unique song ministry, being a part of the legacy of her father, the late, Bishop Landon O. Burney and the ministry that he founded is the reason she serves with great tenacity.
Bonita and her family became members of Without Limits Christian Center in 2016 where the Pastors are James and Le’Conte McIver.
Whenever and wherever there’s a NEED; Bonita serves ———-
A twenty one year old, Filipino American, unsigned Christian artist and songwriter from Lynnwood, WA. Eva is the Founder and President of the Born to Praise Ministry, a nonprofit organization helping needy children. A two – time Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2008 & 2010 nominee in the Children’s performance of the year category. She is presently active in serving the Charisma Christian Center affiliated with Assembly of God in Lynnwood, Washington, worship leading and assisting young kids at church. She is an above average high school student and plan to pursue higher education in the medical field. At the age of seven, she has been very creative and resourceful to raise funds like selling candies, her own crocheted hats and scarfs and other original arts and crafts.
Her passion to help needy children had grown deeper at the age of nine. She prayed to use her gift as a singer and since then she was blessed to released four “Born to Praise” albums as an independent artist. She travels to various events to raise funds and at the same time do her ministry work. She is seeking for financial support and sponsors who are willing to partner with her to continue her mission. Her goal is to go around the world to help needy children and to reach out young people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Marlon has sung in several groups including the Northern Kentucky University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, participated in workshops and directed various choirs. A few of his accomplishments are:·
Minister of Music at Triumph Christian Center COGIC in Fairfield, OH·
Praise & Worship Coordinator for Ohio Central East COGIC Jurisdiction·
Featured artist at the Gathering Place and Revival Fires at COGIC AIM Convention
Released debut EP “With All My Heat” in has received airplay in several markets·
Featured artist at Jazz On The Lawn Catholic Festival, the Midwest Black Family Reunion, West Angeles COGIC in Los Angeles, and various conferences and churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas·
Received the “Artist of the Week” distinction on the Bro. Steve Harris Radio Show·
Shared the stage with gospel greats such as; Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Lisa Page-Brooks, Dorothy Norwood, Douglas Miller and James Hall·
Nominated for 2 Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards (Male Soloist of the Year and New Artist of the Year)·
Nominated for 3 Rhythm of Gospel Awards (CCM Christian Song of the Year, Praise and Worship Male Vocalist of the Year & Best Performance by a Male Artist)·
His debut single, “With All My Heart” was selected for the Rhythm of Gospel’s Top Tune Compilation CD.
Marlon’s primary goal as an artist is to live an exemplary life and create music that inspires people to know God and activate the greatness inside of them.
Ms. Amanda J. Henderson M.S. started singing at an early age. Her musical journey began in Chicago, IL, and has landed her in Paducah, KY. Ms. Henderson is currently employed through the University of Kentucky as a 4-H Youth Development Agent with McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service. She is also an active member of the Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church (HSMBC) in Paducah, KY where Rev., Dr. James L. Hudson is her pastor. Her musical experience began by singing in the youth choirs at Lilydale First Baptist Church of Chicago, were Rev., Dr. Alvin Love is pastor. Amanda has sang with, as well as directed, college and church choirs across the state of Illinois.
Over the years, Amanda’s musical background also includes singing with several recording artist such as Monique Whittington, New Direction, A Different Sound, Bryan Wilson, and New City Mass Youth Choir. Currently Ms. Henderson, along with 2 other team mates, provides leadership to the music ministry of HSMBC. Over her years at Harrison Street, Henderson has provided leadership for all musical entities at the church. Current musical involvements include singing with The Good Samaritan Singers, a trio consisting of Amanda and her two sisters. In January of 2018, Ms. Henderson introduced herself, as a solo artist named, Amanda Joyce. She released her first single entitled, Be Free, and will continue to spread the message of freedom and overcoming strongholds. Her love for Christ, people, and music allow her to strive towards lifting bowed down heads and touching spirits through song.