Who is National Recording Artist Eddie Ruth Bradford?
I have been singing gospel music since I was a small child. The earliest memory is my paternal grandmother, Eddie B.(my namesake) would make my siblings and I stand in front of small and large congregations and sing in church. We were known as the Bradford Family in the earlier years of my life. However, time and space have separated us but we still reminisce about the good old days. My grandmother is deceased now. However, I will never forget the great part she played in helping me acknowledge the special gift given to me by God.
A few years ago, my family went through a very difficult time. My last grandparent (my maternal grandmother) Charity Mae, who loved and taught us all so much, became ill and died of heart disease. My grandmother used to love to hear me sing. During her illness and after her death, I experienced so many different emotions. Emotions of gratitude and sadness dominated me. I was grateful that my grandmother, a strong woman of God, shared so much of her life with me. Sad because I knew I would not see her again on this side.
After singing at my grandmother’s funeral, so many people came up to me after the funeral and encouraged me to sing professionally. The encouragement from the attendants at the funeral and the knowledge that God had a higher calling on my life, confirmed the word that I knew God had already spoken to me so many times before. That word was to take His message through song all over the world. My present singing ministry was birth out of a desire to continue to fulfill the call of God for my life. That call is to bring as may souls to Christ as I possible can.
College professor turned artist/songwriter (SESAC), Dr. Sheila L. Johnson a new release entitled “Freedom.” Dr. Johnson, has released seven recordings including her two hot gospel singles, “First Day of the Week” and “Jesus The Problem Solver.” Dr. Johnson has written and arranged music for university and high school choirs and also is known for her love song ballads. It is said, ““Dr. Johnson’s music meets your diverse musical taste.” Her love songs are sung by local R & B artist at the same time that the Hampton Ministers Conference Choir and Organist Guild selected Dr. Johnson’s arrangement of “Little David Play on Your Harp” to include in its music packet in 2016. In addition, her song, “Jesus The Problem Solver” was selected from over 600 song submissions to be included in the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) 2013 Mass Choir Songbook and presented at the 2013 National Baptist Convention USA Inc. Annual Session.
Dr. Johnson has toured and captivated audiences throughout the United States, West Indies, Germany, Mexico and Italy. She holds two earned doctorate degrees, is a former member of the national faculty of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA), appeared on Bobby Jones Gospel (BET) a number of times, director of the 2012 Allegheny Union Baptist Association Pre-Musical Choir, former board member of the Gospel Music Educators’ Seminar (GMES), director of the Citywide Youth Choir of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Pittsburgh and Vicinity, Citywide Youth and Young Adult Ensemble and also served as one of the directors for the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Pre-Musical Choir. She also served as a conductor for the Lott Carey Foreign Mission and NAACP National Convention Pre-Musicals. She is a member of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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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.
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“Tear Down the Walls 2”, by Todd L. Curry, is about to take the nation by storm! It is the hip hop version, of the original, “Tear Down the Walls”, by Todd Curry and Focus. Just like the original, it is a message for the nations, to tear down the walls of racism, sexism, segregation, etc. and come together as one. The beat was created by the multi-talented, Cedric Thompson, Jr. “CJ”, and was produced by Todd Curry, and the gifted, Ahmod Goins “Mod-G”.
Brought into the mix of, “Tear Down the Walls 2”, are 3 skilled, and proficient rappers, Bryan Carter “Young Saint”, Paul J. McKeithan “PJ McKeithan”, and Jermaine Watts “Megawatts”. All 3, along with Mod-G, bring a different vibe, different energy, and different flow, to make this collaboration pop!
The music video, for this song, was filmed in Burlington, NC, at The Burlington School, featuring their basketball teams. The boys’ varsity team went undefeated, and won the state championship…and they finished ranked #33 in the country for the 2016-2017 school year. The girls’ team is simply AMAZING also, and is a dominant force in the state. The video has already reached over 230,000 views!!
The message is clear…the walls must come down! From inward walls, that we ourselves put up, hindering our growth, and prosperity…to external walls of separation and division. “Tear Down the Walls 2”, is the catalyst used to start change, in our world today…one brick at a time.
The Music Ministry of Terri McConnell will certainly “Encourage your heart” and “Lift your Spirit” with a joy felt message of God’s love for all. She is an Inspiring and gifted Songstress whose “warm smile” expresses her dedication and determination to spreading the Gospel to the world.
Terri is no stranger the Gospel Music Industry and is a Native of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Her professional background had been nursing; however she is now blessed with a dynamic Music Ministry and is a National Recording Artist.
She recorded her first project with the renowned and much respected producer, “Sanchez Harley”. Her sophomore project was produced by the great Percy Gray which landed her song titled; There is Power, written by Daniel Witherspoon in the top 40 on BDS.
Terri is known nationally and internationally with a 30day European Tour. Terri is a two time Rhythm of Gospel Music Award winner (2011 and 2013) for Traditional Female Vocalist of the year. Terri has appeared on many Concerts, Conferences, Workshops, Musicals, Revivals, Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel T V Show, The Word Network, Church Services locally and nationally. Her educational background started out in nursing and she now holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
Terri’s utmost focus is that God will get all the “Honor” from what He has called and blessed her to do through Music. She will continue to uphold a “standard” of living that will be pleasing and acceptable unto God while singing praises and lifting her voice to the “Glory of God”!!!
Anointed to serve this present age, young & old, DeDrinique Barnes, now 17 years of age, is a true Young Servant of the Lord God Almighty, Often Known As “Noony, DeDrinique is a Positive, Unique, And Fun-Filled Individual who serves God with all he has. DeDrinique began singing at an early age and was discovered to have quite the anointed voice when she chimed in and stole the lead verse from her older sister when they (her sister DeSiree, Mother Missionary Barnes, and herself) were ministering at church. Losing her Father at an early age, DeDrinique continued to draw strength from her love of God and His Grace and the love of her Devoted & Supportive Mother. Raised by a single Mother, DeDrinique is the youngest in her Mom’s family of 3 children.
She Is Very different From the Typical Teenagers in today’s society. DeDrinique believes In Being Youthful and Having Fun but she also believes in being Holy & Keeping God First! She encourages and influences People in Her Community, everywhere city she travels to, and reaches thousands on social media. She has a unique styles as not only is she a singer she is quite the percussion musician. In addition, she is an avid student of the Word of God and is often called on by her Pastor to bring the word on Youth Sundays. She spends time making comedic videos of things that come to her or mind or a parody he or there of those close to her. Her Passion for the Music continues to be an indescribable feeling as she pens her worships and praises to God. She Believes That Music Is Art & Art Is Music. And If You Have No Art, You Have No Music! When Encouraging Herself She says, “Just VIBE, trust God & SING for His Glory! DeDrinique wants to spread the good news to any and everyone who will listen and to those who don’t but it never stops her from sharing. DeDrinique turned 16 on March 16, 2016 and celebrated for the second year, with a gospel music concert of anointed Gospel Artists on March 19, 2016, where she will be released her first single that she wrote, “Total Praise”. She had a video that went viral on Facebook and youtube with over 19 million views, where she was coming off anesthesia, praising God https://youtu.be/EmaPz7yM_E4 and the video was featured on TVOne with commentary from Roland Martin. DeDrinique’s purpose in life is to live so God can us her to win souls for Christ and encourage others along the way.
An ordained minister of the Gospel, Pastor Sands hails as a dynamic leader and woman of God, who has an infectious personality and deep conviction that faith can undoubtedly move mountains.
She is widely known for her insightful appearances on talk shows, radio programs and the life-changing crusades under the big green and white tent, plus powerful preaching and teaching of God’s word. Pastor Sands is a lover of street work and also outdoor evangelism. She is honored and respected among the most outstanding women pastors in her country. After all, she is one of the youngest female pastors who founded a work in her era.
Today she has proven that God is still in search of vessels who have faith in Him no matter what; and so with mountain moving faith, in December of 1987, a team of four took the family island by force, headed by this young woman who undoubtedly was assured of her call. Pastor Lenora Sands further led the team to the United States of America, ministering in areas such as Miami, Orlando Fl., West Palm Beach, Richmond Virginia, Indianapolis India, all over North America and other parts of the world.
After four years of evangelistic work, a call to Pastor was confirmed through dreams, visions signs, wonders, and even an audible voice. Pastor Lenora Sands was given a dream and heard the voice of God told her to build Him a house and to lead a people that he would call her and her husband to Pastor. In response to the Lord and with the consent of her husband, they both dedicated all of their talents to the Lord. Pastor Lenora – the Preacher, and Pastor Derek – the teacher.
It was in the summer of 1990, that Pastor Lenora Sands pursued ministry through the many great tent revivals, that today, still have a lasting affect on many. It was out of these great tent revivals, that Bethel’s Restoration Revival Center began. It is said that Bethel’s Restoration Revival Center will become one of the most exciting churches in the Bahamas, for it is “A Place Where The Broken Are Made Whole”.
Pastor Lenora is the wife of Pastor Derek Sands, and this union is blessed with one son – Derek Sands, Jr. She is an unusually anointed preacher, teacher, listener, comforter, counsellor, administrator, mother and a determined woman of prayer. She is a prophetic voice to her generation. This 21st century Hannah, with the help of the Almighty God, and her husband, Pastor Derek Sands, shall fearlessly pursue her appointed destiny. She is a yielded vessel, sold out for the master’s purpose.
Who is National Recording Artist Bonita Burney Simmons?
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! 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 ———-
Chief Apostle, born Orville Brown is a native of Jamaica, hailing from the Parish of St Mary. He was born in the 70s. He attended the Tacky Comprehensive High School. His favorite subjects were Mathematics and English. After leaving school, he was employed at Nestle Jamaica Limited and is presently a Wheel Alignment Technician. He started his music career in 1997.
Chief Apostle is an International Reggae Gospel Artiste. He has shared the stage with some of the best Gospel Artists such as; Kevin Downswell, Jermaine Edwards, Daniel Musgrove and DJ Nicholas. His dream is to become a Pastor. He now resides in the United States of America.
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From the birth place of the Civil Rights movement and where singing and southern gospel music fills the air, K.T. Ellis the lead singer for the quartet group Redeemed is on the move and one of Gospel music’s’ up and coming top talents. K.T. Ellis comes from a family that is deeply rooted in making and singing “good gospel” music. The off spring of Pastor Walter Ellis the lead singer of the Country Boys of Alabama, K.T. Ellis began singing in local churches and concert halls in Montgomery, AL. He also is the Pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Al where he has been the under shepherd for 7 years.
K.T. Ellis loves to worship and perform for listeners of all ages. Once he began traveling and singing locally, not only did his popularity and the demand for his music increase, but his ministry started spreading to a larger audience as well. One of his most endearing qualities is his live performance, which allows him the opportunity to connect and create a special rapport between himself and the audience.
His livewire enthusiasm aligned with his talent provides a guaranteed successful performance on every occasion. So if you love good gospel music you will surely love K.T. Ellis and his new single entitled “You Can Count On Him.” Listen to what God is doing through these anointed young vessel.
Phone: Pastor K.T. (Keith) Ellis-(334) 294-9963