TeSchara is originally from the State of Connecticut and is one of two children born to Deacon James and Betti Teel. She started singing in the church where she grew up, East End Baptist Tabernacle Church in the Starlight Choir at the age of three, under the tutelage of Minister Michael Cummings and the late Minister Maxine Foster Durham. It was during these early years and stages in her life that she realized her love and passion for singing.
TeSchara has always known that she had a special love for helping others, and more importantly, a love for Jesus Christ. Going to church and singing were things that absolutely made her elated. She was often told by many Ministers and Evangelists that she has an anointing on her life, and to always follow the path of God. That is exactly what she did. After having the awesome opportunity to sing for Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy along with her fellow High School Concert Choir Singers, she realized the impact and power that a beautifully written song, coupled with beautiful voices and emotion, not only had on her, but those listening, and TeSchara began writing songs about God.
In 1996, TeSchara’s life journey led her to Jacksonville University, where she graduated in 2000 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, with a Minor in Dance. While at Jacksonville University, TeSchara revived the United Multi-Cultural Association Gospel Choir, as the Director and began practicing and singing at various churches around the Jacksonville area. Upon graduation, TeSchara decided to make Jacksonville her home, where she has resided ever since. While at Jacksonville University, she began attending Circle of Faith Ministries. This is where she received salvation from the Lord.
Just months after receiving salvation, TeSchara wrote her very first official song as a new creation in Christ. And that is when it all began. She started writing more and more. Then, one day, years later, the Holy Spirit spoke to her and said, these songs I’ve given you are not going to reach anyone in the world just simply staying in your notebook. It was then that she knew she had to start taking steps towards strengthening her voice, building her confidence and getting the songs out.
Based out of Toronto, i would call myself a song writer, worshiper and psalmist and consider it such great fun and privilege to be a part of the great worship movement in this generation .I’ve been a worship leader at a number of faith based organizations over many years and also had the opportunity to lead a number of choirs and mentor upcoming worshipers.
My first album titled Faces of Praise was launched in 2013 and birthed international hits tracks, Yahweh and Mercy Drops. My latest project “The Truth of the Matter” was released in 2015 . Its met with great reviews including a GMA COVENANT Award for Gospel Song of the Year for the track “But Your Praise”
My heart is in the song, the message that is being shared, the encounter made from the lyrics, the words, a single phrase; with simplicity and sincerity, speaking and impacting lives with words, creating a fragrance of Christ. My passion is in seeing and promoting unity in the body of Christ and also watching/supporting individuals grow to their full potential.
Reverend Rogers is reared in a Christian home were religious teaching and church attendance remains a family priority, Reverend Rogers accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. Continuing his education, he went on to Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Preaching Ministry. This education has helped prepare Josiah for the work God has called him to do for the Kingdom of God.
Reverend Rogers has been a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since his existence on this earth. Reverend Rogers preached his first initial sermon on November 20, 2005 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend William Sullivan Jr. He is currently an Associate Minister, has been a member of the Youth Mass Choir for 16 years while holding positions such as Choir President (5 consecutive years), Vice President (3 years), Secretary, Chaplain, and 2nd Assistant Choir Director, Honorary member of the 2 Choir, member of the Prayer Band, and a member of the Youth Prayer Harvest.
Reverend Rogers also attended Greater New Life Ministries where he served as the Praise & Worship Leader, Choir Director, Associate Minister & street evangelist. He currently attends Second Missionary Baptist Church of Huntsville, Missouri where he serves as a member of the Adult Mass Choir and Ministerial Staff. In Missouri, he is the co-founder of the Exalted Praize Gospel Choir which is the “first African American administrated, student led, college gospel choir ever created in Central Christian College of the Bible’s 50 year history. The Exalted Praize Gospel Choir has ministered at Joyce Meyers’s Dream Center, the Gospel Music Workshop of America‘s Gospel Café (both in St. Louis, Missouri), Eagles Heights Ministries, Evangel University (both in Springfield, Missouri), Moberly Area Community College, Central Christian College of the Bible and various other venues.
Reverend Rogers also attend Cincinnati Christian University before transferring to Philadelphia Biblical University to pursue a Master‘s Degree in Christian Counseling. While residing in Cincinnati, Ohio he became a member of the Philippian Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an Associate Minister and male lead vocalist for the Mass Choir. He was also a member of the Six Choir Union which traveled to local churches in the Cincinnati area to sing on the first Sunday of every month. However, being apart of this union he had the opportunity to share the stage with Pam Crumbley (local recording artist and former lead singer for the Charles Fold Singers) which requested him to sing with her on several concerts that she held in the city. However, during the time that he was a member and associate minister at Philippian Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a preacher of the gospel on August 23, 2009.
Reverend Rogers has received countless awards in his lifetime from his school, college, church, and community. He has a strong passion for delivering God’s Holy and infallible word through preaching and gospel music.
In addition, Reverend Rogers was chosen to be one of the semi-finalist for Gospel Search of America 2008 which took place in Dallas, TX. He has had the opportunity to minister in Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Delaware, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.
Since he has been back to Philadelphia he became a member of four gospel recording groups (The Mighty Spiritualaires, AFJ & VOZ, Josiah Rogers and Living Testimony, and Professor Craig Hayes and United Voices of Trenton,NJ). He has shared the stage with several local and national recording artist which include: Cece Winans, Trinitee 5:7, Norman Hutchins, Twinkie Clark, Prof. Craig Hayes, Apostle Darryl Yancey, Tia Pittman, Brian Pittman, Minon Bolton, and many others. He has recorded a Debut Single in 2015 (Josiah Rogers & Living Testimony: Living Testimony) a Christmas Single in 2015 (Christmas with Josiah Rogers & Living Testimony), and a EP (Josiah Rogers & Living Testimony: To Be Continued…) and been interviewed on The Salima Speaks Show which can be seen on Comcast.
God has currently elevated Reverend Rogers in various such as: being the praise and worship leader at two churches (and assistant Pastor for the Kingdom ExperienceWorship Center in Brick, NJ and First Baptist Church of Paschall in Philadelphia, PA), becoming the author of his first book entitled “The Voice of a Broken Heart, graduating with a Master of Science Degree majoring in Christian Counseling where he attended Philadelphia Biblical University. Lastly, June 2, 2017 he released his latest CD Single entitled “Alright” with distribution through Enon Music Group (EMG) which can be purchased everywhere digitally. His lifelong motto is, “WHAT THE LORD TOLD ME WILL TAKE PLACE IN DUE SEASON IF I FAINT.
Who is International Recording Artist Michael Whyte?
Michael Whyte is a gospel Artist who is notches up in the pro league. He started his music career in the church choir . He is known to have had a big break with the release and success of his gospel hit song titled Ose Baba.
He is a multiple award winner and quite an eclectic gospel singer. This was aaquite visible in his previously released 14 tracker album which had the soar-away hit, ‘Ose Baba’, on it. The album is a mix of African traditional praise, gospel Hip hop and pop laced with a good tincture of vintage whyte Afro-centric chimes. Indeed, it’s a perfect embodiment of Mr. Whyte’s eclectic assemblage.
Michael Whyte started singing at a tender age in Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Oke Anu Owode, Opposite Army Barracks. Lagos. He sang in the children, teens, youth and the Sanctuary church choir in his local church. As a youth, he longed for more in his Christian life and also developed his singing abilities while on a quest to know more about God.
In later years of life, he joined the New Realm Baptist Church, Ojo.While there, the music Director, Pastor Farinde, saw something different in him, took interest and worked with him on his music. This divine opportunity and tutelage helped bring out Michael’s singing gift quite impressively. He was quick to learn and adapt to new trends of singing the gospel through music.
Even with his CAC background, Michael did quite well by adapting seemingly effortlessly to contemporary songs and this he attests to the help of the Holy spirit and his beloved music tutor, Pastor Farinde. He is graduate of Performing Arts from the University of Ilorin, Kwara state Nigeria. He took his music career to another level while he was in the University and was noted by his department and the university at large. The university provided the much needed environment for him to express God’s gift in him so he took part in so many performances within and outside the university of Ilorin.
He won multiple awards while in school and this marked the beginning of an appreciated ministry/career in music for him. The awards he won in school includes; Best overall Opera Singer of the department of Performing Arts, Best male Opera Palmist Award, Best Male Vocalist from In His Presence Awards, Best male Singer High Praise Award, Best Male Award from the Palmist Awards, Merit Award (NYSC Bayelsa State 2004), Best Male Vocal Singer (Psalmist Award 2013) to mention but a few. All these he said is to the glory of God.Michael Whyte has ministered in so many churches and happy wheels concerts within Lagos and out. He recently launched an album titled ALRIGHT. The album has three Videos; Da News, Alright and his most recent OSE BABA which is full of energetic dance and so on.
Michael Whyte has worked with so many producers 0n his songs as well as on that of others. He has been a back-up vocalist for different artistes for years now. This is his way of sharing and contributing to the ministry of others.
Mr. Whyte is very conscious of his success in God and never stops letting people know he owes it all to God. In between sentences, he openly attests his success to God and says it’s all for God’s glory alone. He also believes so much in gospel music ministry and never ceases to share his views on the growth and challenges of the genre in Nigeria.
According to him, “Gospel music has gone out of what it was before… However, some of us need to really know why we are doing gospel music. It is when you are sure of your calling as a gospel minister that you will be ready for the challenges. The truth is that gospel music is still crawling cos of lack of funding and supports but is still thriving amidst all this.”
Michael Whyte launched his debut Album in April 14, 2013. The album has inspirational songs and other soulful tracks like Ose Baba, Da News (both gospel dance hall super hits) , No One and Hosanna. For those with strong passion for worship, the tracks “I Worship You´ and ‘Alone You Are’ will provide a perfect spiritual medium to connect with the hosts of heaven.
Though it’s a debut effort, some of his songs have graced the airwaves both at home and in the Diaspora. Da News was released in 2010 and it immediately sizzled the airwaves in local radio and television stations. It was also a hit song on Kingdom Africa and One gospel on DSTV. Last year when Alright was released as a single, it featured prominently on One Gospel and Kingdom Africa both on DSTV.
Recently MW released some singles which are MIO MO,O YE, YOU DESERVE,I’LL GO TO THE ROCK and his most recent GOOD PERSON in this songs he describes God as being good and His mercy endureth forever despite man’s attitude towards Him, His love for man is still the same. Someone shout hallelujah!!
National Recording Artist, Rapper-Song Writer, Arranger and all around Businessman J. Locke has had his share of life stories to tell. The NC native was raised in a small town and has always been more of a big picture type of guy.
J. Locke’s album, GOD SENT ME acts as a documentary of the transition he experienced as a lost soul living in the world to a child of God finding a home in the body of Christ. This journey allows J. Locke’s music to be transitional across gospel and secular genres.
Although his first demo sent to Kedar Entertainment did not get him a record deal, it did get him notice as well as an opportunity to write for the label which at that time was home to Neo Soul Sensation Erykah Badu. J .Locke turned it down in pursuit of his own rap career and soon after signed to John Daul Management out of Brooklyn, NY. He was then noticed by Epic Records and offered the chance to be on the” Don’t You Forget It” remix with then new-comer Canadian Neo Soul artist Glen Lewis. After some back and fourth of what to do with his project and how to market him J. Locke was later notified that the label could not see a clear path moving forward with him.
J. Locke was determined not quit and continued to pursue his calling to make music and tour the country. After taking some time off and facing various personal bouts J. Locke decided to do what all great artist often do, he reinvented himself. Completely changing his life and the direction of his music all in one breath.J. Locke’s message and path had been made clear. Now a devout Christian, he began to make music for a starving audience and the timing was perfect. They lacked the kind of music that we all grew up on that was entertaining as well as nurturing to the soul. Not only could J. Locke share the lessons he learned through his personal journey but he realized that most of his fan base was also following the same path.
For bookings or for more information please visit: www.jlockesmg.com
Christian Soul Artist- Shelia Moore Piper new album entitled Are You Ready Chapter 2 from the Bdm/ Ugroove Music Label is comprised of 12 new powerful and anointed tracks, with popular songs like Get Excited (the hit single) which debuted in the top 50 on the national Rock and AC charts, Its Time, Clap It Up produced by award winning producer Dre ‘Drathoven Atkins and the title track Are You Ready featuring vocalist Erin Stevenson. Bringing listeners 47mins worth of excellent listening. Shelia’s music is spiritually inspired, and every song on this, her most spectacular work to date, has its heart and soul in unwavering faith and praise of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
When you spend time with Shelia you begin to understand the subtle intensity of her music. Music is a ministry, and it is my ministry, and it was this passion and conviction that inspired Shelia Moore Piper to deliver her current release, Are You Ready Chapter 2. A body of music that is inviting, reflective, and encompasses a universal message of worship, self-love, and hope.
Piper deals with these themes directly and with endless finesse. Her voice is soulful, feminine, and guided by her impeccable ear and good taste. Are You Ready stretches over a variety of styles, often utilizing jazz and soul undertones, sometimes dealing in groovy offerings of funk with light smatterings of Motown and disco, and occasionally visiting the hip-hop genre.
All in all, the record is exceptional listening, incredibly well orchestrated and produced, and Represents a fantastic introduction for the public to this astounding, Christian Soul singer.
Singer, musician, songwriter, prophetic psalmist, and licensed
minister, all describe this Anointed Woman of God. Kim has performed with great gospel artists such as BeBe Winans,
Darwin Hobbs, Dr. Judith McAllister, and Bishop William Murphy, just to
name a few. As a psalmist and musician, Kim has served many great pastors
and ministries, including the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of
Atlanta, GA shepherded by the late Bishop Eddie L. Long. During this
time, Bishop Long mentored Kim and pushed her to another level of
ministry.Kim’s gift of song has made her name famous among the many
gospel giants as Ted Winn of Ted & Sherry, Isaac Caree, and Darlene
McCoy in the music industry.Having received her ministerial license from Prophet Todd Hall, Kim ministers the word of God to the Body of Christ, and many lives are blessed and encouraged by the call of God on her life.
As a toddler, Kim began manifesting the gift of song while growing
up in a Full Gospel Pentecostal church, under the leadership of her uncle,
Bishop James A. Jones. Kim served in several positions in the local
church which eventually lead to her role as Minister of Music.
Kim is happily married to fellow musician and producer,
Donjon Washington for 22 years. They are the proud parents of two
children, DeiArecia and Vaughn Washington.
In April of 2017, Kim released her first single called
Triumphant One. This is the first installment from her soon to be released
freshman project. Kim’s desire is to be a vehicle of praise to help usher in the
end-time movement through the ministry of Praise & Worship;
To see God’s People blessed spiritually and naturally and to share
the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have not heard the good
news of Christ is what inspires Kim in her music ministry.
Pamela Harper – Bowman is the songwriter, and producer of her Debut CD “SOON.” This project is a childhood dream.
Her vocal style is often compared to that of many vocal greats such Whitney Houston, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams, and Mahalia Jackson just to name a few.
As a military spouse, she traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. While supporting her spouse, she displayed her talent as a vocalist and theater performer. Never letting go of her childhood dream, Pamela performed with community choirs, church choirs, jazz, country, R&B, rock bands and theatrical groups. As a diverse performer, Pamela has won numerous awards.
Pamela is now fully committed to following God’s will for her life. She describes herself as an ordinary person willing to do extraordinary things for an Omnipotent God.
Whitney Curry, the youngest child of Bishop and Mrs. RestineT. Jackson III, is a native of Motor City, the birthplace of Motown, which is also known as, Detroit, Michigan. From a nearly age, Whitney showed a great love for God, the work of the ministry in her father’s church and a strong passion for music. At the tender age of six Whitney began to grace many stages singing solos fearlessly. Whitney went on to pursue her love for music at Bowie State University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Voice with a minor in Business Administration. Because of her unique position as the daughter of a Bishop and Pastor, as well as being the sister to a rising star in the Gospel Music Industry, Whitney brings aperspective that is new and compelling for her audience. The testimony of God’s blessings in her life allow people across the world to identify with her message which tells of the grace of God and what people must do to walk in the fullness of their destiny.
Since 1998, Whitney has been a part of her brother’s music ministry, Restine Jackson & Grace. In 2011, God inspired Whitney to launch her own music ministry. She has been blessed to release the hit single “Come Fill This House” which “is getting rave reviews, showcasing the amazing vocal talents of Curry,” states the Praise Break Article. Whitney is scheduled to release her next single “Worship, Deitrick Haddon, Dorinda Clark-Cole and many more gospel artists. Whitney is not boxed into just singing, but is also a talented songwriter and musician. “Worship is what I do,” explains Whitney. “I have a sound of worship in my belly. I want to deliver a worship experience every time we sing,” she says. Whitney was called to the ministry in 2001 and has faithfully prepared herself to be used by God. Elder Whitney Curry became a First Lady in July of 2009 when God elevated her husband to Pastor her church, Word of Grace Worship Center in Waldorf, MD. In addition, she is intricately involved with music at her local assembly, she leads the Praise & Worship Team, is the Director of the Grace 4 U Church Choir, as well as the overall minister of Music. God has now taken Elder Curry’s ministry to another level by elevating her husband to Senior Pastor and her to Co-Pastor of Word of Grace Worship Center in March of 2014.
Whitney’s passion for ministry has grown and she has now received her Master’s in Theology focused on Pastoral Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Elder Whitney Curry loves the Lord, loves the Ministry, loves music and most of all loves God. She believes that God has called her to minister through her music. God has given her a platform to minister in worship and song and she does not take any opportunity that she is given for granted. As she partners with her record label Wondrous World Record and Destiny Entertainment she believes her upcoming project “Free to Worship” will bless the masses.
For Bookings or for more information visit: www.destinyentwc.com
Victoria F. Brown is a Chicago native. Her life has been one of challenge and victory from an early age. Victoria’s gift was recognized at the tender age of five years old. By the age of twelve, she had joined the Inspirational Choir at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church.Victoria also studied at the prestigious Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL while in high school.Victoria continued to perfect her gift in college, as well. There she helped form two gospel groups called “The Anointing” and “Inspired”.
Under the direction of Pastor Tommie Harris, Victoria sang on the Praise Team at New Life Worship Center in Indianapolis, Indiana and also was a featured soloist for nine years. While at New Life Worship Center, she had the privilege of singing background for Kelly Price, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Bishop Paul Morton, and many others. Victoria is renowned for her electrifying delivery and performance of such gospel songs as “One More Chance”, “God Blocked It”, and her absolutely unparalleled mastery and delivery of her signature song, “I Know I’ve Been Changed”, which leaves whoever hears her forever changed
Victoria’s first gospel recording was with the Ebony Majestic Choir in 2005, on which she was featured singing “I Know I’ve been Changed”. She also recorded a CD titled,“He Can Do It” with New Life Worship Center in 2011.
In 2012, Victoria wrote and recorded her own single record titled, “You Chose Me,” which was extended evidence and proof of the ministry she has been called to.
In 2013, she was blessed to go to Nairobi, Kenya with Dr. Cindy Trimm. While in Kenya, she ministered the gospel through song to thousands. In 2015, Victoria recorded with Living Water Fellowship Church, the song was titled, “Hold On”.
Throughout many trials, afflictions and obstacles, the culmination of these things have led us here and makes up her now CD, entitled “Journey”.
For bookings or for more information please visit www.victoriabrownministries.com