Who is Recording Artist Steven Hickerson?
Steven Clark Hickerson is a chameleon at best compared to other artists in the gospel music industry. This well‐known and multi‐talented prodigy has gained success as a singer, musician, choir director, composer, and writer. His award winning vocal genius began in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. He began singing at the age of 4
with a kitchen as his stage, along with his mother & sister as a part of his act. Born to Sterling Sr. and Selena Hickerson, it was not a surprise that he seemingly began singing right out of the womb since both his parents were natural born singers. His parents took note of his interest in playing the piano at the age of 8. Although his father was a bit
skeptical about Steven’s organist abilities early on, his paternal grandmother would always say―Let him play, because he knows exactly what he’s doing. He continued his lessons with the Late Louise Gable of New Orleans. Choir direction wasn’t far behind as he turned the age of 12 and began directing choirs at 2nd Mount Calvary. Performing with 2nd Mount Calvary at the New Orleans Heritage & Jazz Festival was just one of his many accomplishments while serving.
At 15, he was rewarded with the tle of ―Minister of Music there at his home church. In 2000,he later traveled with the choir under his direction to Lyon, France! His high school days were filled with opportunities to exercise his gifts/talents alongside his peers while deemed as student director of all the choirs. In 2001, he received the New Orleans Gospel Choice award for having the best high school choir in the city. Steven moved on as his career propelled him to anew position as Minister of Music at Bountiful Harvest Full Gospel Baptist church in 2002. This experience would prove to prepare him for his next move in career and ministry. It was around this time that the music that he so loved begin to purpose a real and Godly relationship for himat the age of 19. To add to his acting credits, ―Treasure in the Hood starring Ka Williams, Reynaldo Rey, Todd Bridges and others, was a movie opportunity that Steven was humbled to appear in as a Church extra. While active in ministry, he attended Dillard University in New Orleans where he began his musical studies.
In 2005, Steven’s life seemingly detoured from many opportunities and life as he knew it in Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina. He landed with family in Marietta, GA after several of his family and friends were displaced. After the dust settled, he began living in Dallas, GA. He began visiting Grace Community Christian Church of Kennesaw, GA with his family members in 2005. While visiting Grace, he enrolled in Kennesaw State University where he later completed his B.A. in music degree. It didn’t take very long for Steven’s gift to make room for him at this new community of faith! Dr. Christopher Chappell, Pastor of Grace, took notice and hired Steven. There he served diligently as Chief Musician for 5 Years. He was promoted at GCCC and still serves as Minister of Music since January 2011. He still faithfully serves this church and community while now residing in Hiram, Georgia.
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Currently, there are so many musical accomplishments to make honorable mention of for bio inclusion:
Chief Musician/Asst. Director of the Louisiana State Regional Youth & Young Adult Choir with Min. Walter S. Tardy; Several concert recordings to include: Grace Community Christian Church with Dr. Christopher Chappell, St. Thomas Missionary Baptist church choir, Louisiana State Mass Choir with Bishop Paul S. Morton. Steven is also now a proud member of the choir that he has been a fan of for many years; Ricky Dillard & New G. Ricky Dillard took notice and immediately gave Steven a stage for his
vocal and directorial abilities! He has graced and/or shared the stage with the following artists: Sonya McGuire (Local and International travel), Bishop Paul S. Morton, Dottie Peoples, Ricky Dillard, Fred Hammond, Donald Lawrence, Kim McFarland, CeCe Winans, Earnest Pugh, Naomi Cross, Chazz Reese, Jonte’ Landrum‐Thomas, Renee Crutchfield, Darwin Hobbs, La Shun Pace, Le’Andria Johnson, Jessica Reedy, David Walker, James Fortune, Dr. Bobby Jones, Robert Weaver, John P. Kee, Vonnie Lopez, Tasha
Cobbs Leonard, Bishop William Murphy, Nikki Ross, Jessica Pitts, Darius Paulk, David Walker, Kevin Lemons and Higher Calling, Dorinda Clark‐Cole, Karen Clark‐Sheard, Maranda Curtis, Isaac Carree, Brent Jones, Lowell Pye, Tramaine Hawkins, Marvin Sapp, B. Chase Williams, JJ Hairston and Youthful praise, Pastor Faye Shaw, Evangelist Eumika Body‐Griffin, the late Le’Cresia Campbell, Shawn Bigby, Charles Jenkins, Canton Jones, Johnathan McReynolds, Doug Williams, James Finley, Andre Crittenden and the
L.A.W., Kathy Taylor, Tyrone Foster and the ARC singers, Deleon Carr, Jason Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Marica Chisolm, Evangelist Lillian Lloyd, Lisa Page‐Brooks, Tasha Page‐Lockhart, and James Hall.
He’s even performed with Barry Manilow, Preashea Hilliard, and Beverly Crawford and a host of others. The television networks that have welcomed him to share in recent years are the Word Network, BET, the Gospel Music channel, and locally WATC Atlanta 57. Steven is certainly the one to watch as the ladder for his career continues to sore higher. Steven’s modern‐churchy style coupled with God’s anointing will surely bless everyone that experiences his artistry both now and many days to come!