ARTISTS, SPEAKERS & CLINICIANS

2020

     Kimberly Jones‐Pothier, known as Real Talk Kim, travels the world fulfilling her passion and purpose of loving people back to life.

     She is a wife, mother, pastor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, entertainer and most importantly a worshiper after God’s own heart.

     Pastor Kim and her husband Mark Pothier are the Senior Pastors at Church of the Harvest in Fayetteville, Georgia and together have four sons.

     She is a human rights advocate with a passion for giving back and believes in the compassion of the Holy Spirit, delivering it to those who need it most. Pastor Kim is an advocate partner with Rock Paper Scissors Foundation, a Non-profit Organization, which exists to foster healing and give a voice to those who have been silenced from all forms of abuse and human trafficking.

     Pastor Kim has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, Oxygen’s Network Series’ Preachers of Atlanta, Your World with Creflo Dollar on BET, ABC’s Nightline, The Word Network, CNN, Praise in the Park’ Atlanta and numerous magazines and radios shows. She is truly a living and walking testimony of God’s redemption plan in action.

REAL TALK KIM

     Dr. Matthew L. Stevenson, III, is vastly becoming an internationally respected voice for this time in history. He is a powerful governmental prophet, an apostolic overseer, and a leader’s leader. A thinker, discerner of the times and a polemic sound all describe what his life brings to the kingdom of God. He has been in ministry for 16 years and has served as the senior pastor of All Nations Worship Assembly for 12 years. Prior to full time ministry, He was a highly matriculated academic, working for the public education sector, both as a practitioner and in public administration. He holds three earned academic degrees in the areas of leadership, education and ministry.

     To date, he has published 6 books and has travelled ministering The word of The Lord to politicians and public officials, entertainers, professionals, athletes and leaders in 16 nations and counting. The primary earmark of his ministry is undoubtedly provocative preaching, unprecedented revelation and a very uncommon demonstration of the supernatural gifts of the spirit.

     As an apostolic overseer, he oversees over 60 ministries through All Nations Network, which is a family of Churches and Ministries around the world, that look to Dr. Stevenson for supervision, oversight and apostolic leadership. Aside from being committed to his personal destiny, he considers his greatest contribution and achievement being the pillar of his family.     He is the husband of Dr. Kamilah Stevenson, a former professional medical researcher and his co laborer in life and ministry, and he is the natural father of three. Many around the world have been radically shifted by his ministry and personally impacted by his Fathers heart.

DR. MATTHEW L. STEVENSON

     As an International Empowerment Lecturer, Dr. Juanita Bynum sits as President of Bynum Ministries and CEO of Juanita Bynum International, with headquarters in Garden City, New York. Over the last four decades, Dr. Bynum has become a fixture of inspiration, hope Juanita and new life and served as an example to men and women around the world. Dr. Juanita Bynum has turned her humble beginnings into an inspirational and philanthropic organization – educating, equipping and empowering people from all walks of life, crossing all cultural barriers.

     Fueled by a passion for character building, life coaching and engaged followers worldwide provoking them to pursue a lifestyle of integrity merge spirituality with the practicality of everyday life. Her candid and revealing approach has spiritual rejuvenation, Dr. Bynum success and happiness. Wherever Dr. Bynum goes, she exhorts, encourages and empowers her listeners to reach their full potential in their personal, entrepreneurial and spiritual lives.

     Unashamed to use her life as a teaching mechanism, Dr. Bynum’s ‘in your face’ messages have drawn thousands of men and women to her conferences and events over the last decades, often addressing crowds of 50,000-70,000 people as the keynote speaker. As one of the most notable conference hosts in America, Dr. Bynum made history as she saw over 68,000 registrants convene on the Georgia Dome in 2006 for her first Threshing Floor Conference to experience this movement. Her previous conferences in Pensacola, St. Louis and Orlando broke records drawing over 30,000 attendees and was broadcast live on major Christian networks worldwide include Trinity Broadcasting Network, Daystar, and The Word Network. Dr. Bynum also uses her vast reach to promote the gospel of prayer in other countries, especially in Africa. In 2004, over 750,000 Kenyans attended a two-day outdoor meeting hosted by Dr. Bynum, being the largest recorded event hosted by a female minister.

DR. JUANITA BYNUM

     VaShawn Mitchell was born and raised in Chicago, IL, a city known as the birthplace of Gospel music, an art form that has been indelibly imprinted on his life. His love for Gospel music led him to spend many years in his youth as a Music Director and then Minister of Music in the city of Chicago. 

     Throughout the years, VaShawn’s artistic vision has grown, shaping him into a mature worship leader and a recognized Gospel songwriter. In 2010, his passion and talent for songwriting, producing and singing led him to release Triumphant which became his best-selling album to date. Soaring to the top of the charts with his mega-hit single “Nobody Greater,” Mitchell amassed numerous awards and nominations. In 2011, he received 11 Stellar Award nominations (the most received by any artist that year) and took home 6 trophies. He also earned two GRAMMY Award Nominations and two GMA Dove Award nominations for both the album and single. Billboard magazine declared “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011 and Mitchell was named Billboard’s #1 Gospel Radio Artist of 2011 and Triumphant was among the Top 5 Gospel Albums of 2011. The single held the #1 position for nine consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and crossed-over to the Urban Contemporary Adult charts. Building on the success of “Nobody Greater”, VaShawn went on to release Created 4 This which generated the top 5 single “Turning Around for Me.” Following this project VaShawn went on to record and release, Unstoppable (for which he received a Stellar Award nomination) and Secret Place, which was recorded live in South Africa. Secret Place was released in November 2016 ad debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. The first single from his latest project is an infectious song entitled “Joy” which held the #1 spot on radio charts for several weeks and earned VaShawn his first Dove Award as an Artist for Urban Worship Song of the Year. 

     Over the last several years Mitchell continued to stretch his creative talents beyond his own recording career. He has been instrumental in the career of many of today’s popular artists and has received two Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association for his work as a producer. In January 2017, Mitchell became the General Overseer of Music at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN under the leadership of Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III. Always committed to the promotion of upcoming voices in the Gospel Music industry, Vashawn assumed the role of President & CEO of the Gospel Heritage Foundation in 2018 and has plans to expand the reach of this ministry to prepare the next generation for their own journey. 

     Mitchell continues to expand interests in community service and philanthropy. He is currently the National Faith Based Spokesperson for the Big Brothers Big Sister organization and recently started the Norman Youth & Arts Foundation, named in memory of his grandfather. Mitchell has performed for the NAACP as well as partnered corporately with Denny’s on several health care initiatives. VaShawn was recently honored by his hometown of Harvey, IL when they named the street where he grew up “VaShawn Mitchell Street.” He believes that he is a role model for young people, and that it is part of his calling. It’s a role that he is both proud and happy to take on. 

VASHAWN MITCHELL

     Sheilah Belle “The Belle” has worked in the field of broadcast news, journalism and with the press for over 30 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Belle Report now entering its 20th year of publishing has become one of the top Music Industry go to platforms for Gospel and Inspirational News.  The Belle has interviewed and met with some of the most influential people in the world including Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Jesse Jackson and many more.

     In addition to producing The Belle Report, that is published Monday through Friday, The Belle currently produces and anchors the syndicated radio news show, The Belle Report Entertainment News Update, now airing in 57 markets across the country.  The Belle is the Mid-Day (10am to 3pm) host and personality on Radio One’s Praise 104.7FM, 100,000 watts, which is the most powerful Radio One Gospel radio station in the country based in Richmond, VA.  The Belle is also the NEW Host (effective March 2, 2018) of Faith on Fridays that airs on the CW Network and NBC TV12 in Richmond, VA.

     The Belle is now recognized as one of the most respected multi-media journalist in the country.  She has also become a highly requested Inspirational speaker sharing platforms with Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Niecy Nash and Bishop T.D. Jakes as she continues to grow her ministry to inspire and uplift others.  As a result, The Belle is now delivering more speaking engagements in Churches, Music Workshops, Conferences, and Non-Profit Organizations with topics ranging from Ministry to Social Media.

SHEILAH BELLE

     The former VP/GM of EMI/Motown Gospel, Larry Blackwell has been a force in the music industry for more than 40 years, with his artists amassing 15 Grammy® awards and sales of millions of albums. As Brand Ambassador for Intercept Music, Blackwell will drive adoption of the marketing platform, and share his decades of expertise, with artists eager to build their audiences, their skills and their careers.

     Larry Blackwell started his career handling phones at his father’s distribution company, Jimmy’s One Stop, in Nashville, Tenn. Five years later, he joined Central South Music Sales in 1983 as part owner/general manager, driving the company forward to become the number-one source for gospel music in the U.S. In 1999, Blackwell headed ZOMBA/Jive/Verity Gospel to oversee mainstream sales of all Gospel releases. He later became Vice President and General Manager of EMI/Motown Gospel. In his 13 years at EMI/Motown Gospel, Blackwell guided the label to multiple Grammy® award wins and to its highest market share ever, in 2016.

     Larry has particular interest in developing talent. With his guidance, countless artists have broken through or attained higher levels of success, including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, The Clark Sisters, Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers, VaShawn Mitchell, Smokie Norful, and Kierra Sheard, to name a few. He is a member of the Gospel Music Association, an alumnus of Leadership Music (2005), and has served on the Grammy® Awards gospel screening committee since 2010.

LARRY BLACKWELL

     Based in Greenbelt, Maryland, A.C.T.I.O.N Sport and Fitness offers private personal training services for all ages. Fitness trainer, Marvin, is a passionate health and fitness professional with more than seven years of weight loss training experience in the health and wellness industry. He specializes in athletic weight loss and muscle building. He is also a certified NCSF Personal Trainer, Pn1 certified Nutrition Coach Licensed TRX Specialist, and, Licensed Square Fit Pro Boxing and Conditioning Instructor.  

     With Marvin, working out never feels like a chore. Whether it's a one-on-one session or a group class, he makes every training day interactive, dynamic, and fun. His expertise and professionalism, combined with his infectious personality, will make every workout worth it.

     More than coaching, Marvin builds long-term relationships with his clients. With him around, you'll never feel like you're just another number with his weight loss program. He is very hands-on and particular when it comes to weight training and preparing meal plans. Whether you're trying to lose weight, bulk up, maintain your figure, or improve your athletic performance, you'll have more motivation to work extra hard with Marvin's guidance.

MARVIN BRITT

     Evan S. Brown, is a native of Lithonia Georgia, currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama.  He is a graduate of Alabama A&M where he earned his Bachelors of Business Management (2013) degree.  He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.  Evan, is a young, mighty man of God who is an outgoing, reliable, charming personality who has always had an innovative approach of interacting with people from all backgrounds and thus is able to very easily and effectively operate in his role of Executive Pastor of All Nations Worship Assembly in Huntsville, Alabama (ANWA-HSV).  As the Executive Pastor (EP), Mr. Brown is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the church staff and leading all functional areas in order to achieve the church’s mission.  His essential job duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring the operational readiness of the church through leadership and oversight of the support staff performing duties in administration, finance and facilities management; as well as facilitating the annual strategic planning and evaluation of the ministry performance.  Evan is very effective in his role as the EP of ANWA-HSV because he knows and understands the importance of building and maintaining effective teams.  As Mr. Brown is also the founder and owner of Vision Birthers (VB), a company that specializes in coaching teams and/or individuals in order to ensure that the overall vision is transformed into a clear, concise and attainable plan of action.  A few of VB’s most notable accomplishments include, the annual Growing Pains Live Leadership Conference, the Small Business 101 Workshop, along with numerous other team-building and training workshops.  Additionally, Evan serves as a Student Success Coach at J.F. Drake Community & Technical College. In summary, Mr. Brown has a range of experience working with and building effective teams.  He has a reputation as an engaging, fun and effective professional who delivers results for his clients.  Evan is a dynamic and funny professional, and this aids him in energizing and motivating his audiences/teams to discover their strengths and weaknesses and how to evaluate and implement strategies to attain the overall mission of the team.  His excellent communication skills and supportive and respectful approach has assisted in him being effective in his professional career.

EVAN BROWN

     Multiple Stellar Award Winner, Maurette Brown Clark is often referred to as the Princess of Praise & Worship in the Gospel music industry.  With four chart topping albums credited to her career, Maurette is yet remaining true and authentic to her sound, grace and call.

      With her first Stellar Award win in 2000 for Best New Artist for her first album “How I Feel”, she has remained consistent in producing that relevant and relatable Gospel music sound.   Subsequent albums have garnered Stellar Award and Dove Award nominations.

      The praise and worship anthem “One God” and “It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over)” were chart topping songs released on her 2007 release entitled The Dream. Both songs were Top 10 songs on the Billboard Gospel Charts for many months, with the entire project receiving the Stellar Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year.  In 2011, she released The Sound of Victory, with the lead single “I Hear the Sound of Victory” becoming the #17 Gospel Song of the Year charted by Billboard Magazine.

     Excited about this next phase in her music ministry, Maurette is currently at work on her 5th solo project. Her most recent single, “King Oh King”, is available now for digital download and is a glimmer into what’s next in her ministry as her praise to God continues.

     A recent addition to the Radio One family, she can be heard Monday through Friday, 10am-3pm on her radio show, The Sound of Praise with Maurette Brown Clark on Praise 106.1 (Baltimore) and Praise 107.9 (Philadelphia).  

     Additionally, she now serves as Worship Leader at her home church, the Bethel AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland where the pastor is Dr. Patrick Clayborn.  
     She happily maintains her status as a member of Richard Smallwood's choir, Vision.

     This singer/songwriter/producer/radio personality/musician/worship leader/wife and mom knows that with God, nothing is impossible and her life and music are a testimony to that fact.

MAURETTE BROWN CLARK

     Earl Bynum, recently signed with Tyscot Records, is the Executive Minster of Music at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA and Elizabeth City, NC. His songwriting skills, vocal arranging creativity and gospel music artistry has elevated him as one of the most recognized leaders in music and ministry.
     Over the years of his diligent work in music, Earl Bynum has reached a level of national and international recognition that many artists do not attain. He has been a key figure in music for his home state of Virginia. Bynum has written for and directed the Virginia Mass Choir, has served as 1st Vice President to the Virginia Gospel Radio Announcers Guild and for the last few years has served as worship leader for the Annual Hampton University Minister’s Conference. 

     Through aggressive touring and appearances nationally, his exposure has grown globally and established him as a successful International Gospel music artist as well. Known as “Mr. International”, Bynum has completed fifteen world tours to the countries of Denmark, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan. 
     His hard work and integrity in music over the years has yielded an impressive list of awards and honors. Recently, Bynum directed The Mount Unity Choir to a streak of accolades harvesting some of music’s highest honors including the Steve Harvey’s Hoodie Award and a Stellar Gospel Music Award for Contemporary Choir of the Year.
     Bynum is considered a Gospel music industry leader and taste maker not only for his musical talents but for his role in key national organizations. He is an active member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). He is the host of On Stage With Earl Bynum, his own nationally syndicated radio show on Rejoice Musical Soulfood Network airing in 48 markets. 

EARL BYNUM

     Husband, Son, Father, Pastor, Psalmist, Teacher, and Entrepreneur are just a few titles that describe one of the most highly respected men in the Gospel Music Industry today.     

     Bryant was ordained in December 2011 by the Bishop J Lavern Tyson Ordination Series.  In 2016 Bryant earned his Masters of Divinity from the Bishop Tom Benjamin cohort of the Wesley Seminary.  Additionally, Bryant holds a Bachelors in general studies from Indiana University, a Masters in Accountancy Certification from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Anderson University.  Bryant currently serves as Lead Pastor of Total Praise & Worship Center, Indianapolis, IN along with his wife Ta’Sha.

     As President of Tyscot Records, the oldest African-American owned international gospel record company in the world, Bryant has created opportunities, influenced lives, and launched careers.  He is credited for signing and developing major artists including John P. Kee, The GMWA Women Of Worship, Dr. Bobby Jones, Deitrick Haddon, The Rance Allen Group, The Anointed Pace Sisters, Carman, Bishop Noel Jones, Darwin Hobbs, Shirley Murdock, Ann Nesby, and most recently Anthony Brown and Casey J.  In 1993, Bryant was influential in the negotiations and development of the multi-million dollar John P. Kee/Jive-Zomba/Tyscot deal that lead to the launching of Verity Records and two Gold Status Albums for John P. Kee.

     Now, as President of Tyscot Films, LLC, Bryant has teamed up with Deitrick Haddon, one of the most innovative and creative personalities in the entertainment industry to bring an array of faith-based films and television productions to the masses.  Tyscot Film’s first production Blessed & Cursed has been broadcast on Showtime, The Movie Channel, GMC, and Netflix.  Tyscot Films’ second production A Beautiful Soul released nationally in AMC Theaters and premiered on TV-One.  Tyscot Film currently has several faith-based films in production, including Double Sided, directed by Tommy Ford.

BRYANT SCOTT

      Having earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in psychology from Wayne State University, Sheard is currently working on a master’s degree in clinical psychology. A budding entrepreneur as well, she started her own clothing line June 20, 2015 entitled Eleven60 (www.myeleven60.com).

A self-professed “people person,” Sheard fervently believes in giving back. She’s the founder of BRL (Bold! Right! Life!), a national organization with 15 local chapters dedicated to youth empowerment (www.boldrightlife.org). 

     Being able to “express myself and inspire others is an amazing, fun thing,” says Sheard of her various ventures. “But at the same time, I’m always trying to make it bigger and better.”

     Sheard’s quest began when she launched her professional solo career in 2004. Gifted with a mezzo-soprano range soaring from angelic riffs to deep lows, Sheard is a next-generation member of pioneering inspirational group, the multi-Grammy Award winning, Clark Sisters. Its members include the singer’s three aunts and her mother, Karen Clark Sheard. Singing in her pastor father’s church from the age of six, Sheard later appeared on two songs from her mother’s Grammy-nominated 1997 solo debut, Finally Karen. One song, “The Will of God,” earned the then nine-year-old a Stellar Award for Best Children’s Performance.

     After honing her skills as a backing vocalist for her mother and the Clark Sisters, Sheard came into her own. The 30-year-old Detroit native gained notoriety out of the box with her 2004 debut album I Owe You. That was followed by 2006’s This Is Me. The Grammy Award-nominated sophomore set bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart. Two years later came Bold Right Life and then 2011’s Free, her first album on the Sheard family’s Karew Records. Her hit singles include “You Don’t Know,” “Why Me” and “God in Me.

KIERRA SHEARD

     For soon to be 35 years, Bishop Larry D. Trotter has served as senior pastor of Chicago’s historic Sweet Holy Spirit Church. Under his leadership, the ministry has grown from twenty two members in 1981 to well over seven thousand presently. Bishop Trotter has always been a survivor starting with the humble beginnings of being raised by a single mother (Dorothy Ernestine Trotter) in the housing projects on into preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and internationally in the uttermost parts of the earth in 49 of the United States of America, 28 different countries, and six continents. 

     Bishop Trotter was licensed and ordained by both Baptist and Pentecostal denominations where he gained an audience who could appreciate his unique blend. He served as one of the founding fathers of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, four years as presiding Prelate of United Covenant Churches of Christ, and presently, serves as overseer and spiritual advisor for several reformations, fellowships, and apostolic networks. 

     Bishop Trotter has countless degrees from his pursuit of higher learning, and he has walked and lived among the greatest.  The bishop holds three honorary doctorates of divinity degrees and one doctorate in ministry from  four different schools. He was instrumental in the election of the first African American Mayor of Chicago, Mayor Harold Washington, as well as, the First African American President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama. Bishop Trotter has authored and published six books. LIVING ABOVE SEE LEVEL in particularly made the Wall Street Journals choice of the week in 2011. 

     He shocked the culinary world and Food Network revealing one hundred of his favorite recipes in his first cookbook, "Cooking With the Bishop" in 2014 . The bishop has recorded nine award winning gospel projects on both Tyscot Records and his own label, Utopia Music Group.

     His latest two projects “Praise Revisited” and "How Far Back Can You Go Vol. 2 - Church Unplugged" are soaring to the top of the charts in the beginning of this year 2016.

     Not only is Bishop Trotter a phenomenal, powerhouse preacher, but also a father of five children (Laurice Trotter, Javon Trotter, Brandi Trotter, Larry Trotter II, and Lakheem Trotter), a grandfather of two (Jolie & Joie), along with a hosts of spiritual sons and daughters in the ministry.

     Bishop Trotter wants you to be encouraged and remember, "What's To Come Is Better Than What's Been!"

BISHOP LARRY TROTTER

     A Grammy Award winning producer. Daniel Weatherspoon has amassed several RIAA certified Gold and Platinum records, Daniel's client roster includes award-winning recording artists such as Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Carl Thomas, Paula Abdul, BeBe Winans, Cece Winans, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Donald Lawrence, as well as several notable organizations, including the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), BMI, ASCAP and The Recording Academy.

     His new album "The Langley Park Project" debuted at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Album Chart. He is the 1st artist ever granted a live in-studio performance at Nasdaq in Times Square.

DANIEL WEATHERSPOON

     Derrick J. Witherspoon is the former Director of  the Liturgical Dance Ministry of the First Baptist Church

of Glenarden and served as the Choreographer for the Uncut Coming of Christ for the past ten years.  Derrick has choreographed for the youth division of the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church 

and has ministered via dance in various cities in the United States, aboard in Switzerland for ten separated venue concerts, and opened for Richard Smallwood amongst other national and local recording artists. In 2012 and 2015, Derrick choreographed the opening and several selections for Anthony Brown and Group Therapy's Live Recordings for their debut and sophomore projects. 

     Additionally, for over ten years Derrick has choreographed the Annual Cotillion for the Gospel Music Workshop of America (Founder, Reverend James Cleveland) and ministers with their Liturgical Dance Company. Derrick was the founder AGAPE Liturgical Dance Company and a former member of the Performing Dance Companies of Deeply Rooted and Danceology (Chicago, Illinois) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).  Derrick has been an Instructor and Facilitator for various workshops, seminars, and conferences.

DERRICK WITHERSPOON

     Producer, songwriter and singer, G. Randy Weston, is the founder and lead singer of the group Judah Band, known for their eclectic sound and use of various musical genres. A native of Ashville, NC, Randy now resides in Indianapolis, IN, where he is founder and CEO of The Hill Productions and actively serves as the minister of worship at his home church.

     In November of 2018, Judah Band released their first album, Gone Fishin’, which was birthed through Randy’s experience with cancer and features the hit single ‘For My Good’. With over 10years’ experience and success in the music industry, Weston’s greatest feat is being amongst the people and showing the love of Christ through action.

     Nominated for several prestige’s awards, Randy and Judah Band continue to soar, with one mission... God’s glory.

     “Being with the people and showing them that you care, that’s what ministry is really about!” - G. Randy Weston

RANDY WESTON

     Ted Winn was born in Memphis, TN. Winn has been involved in music and arts from an early age. His mother Ann noticed his interest in music and arranged for him to have piano lessons. He graduated from the prestigious Overton Creative & performing Arts High School where he was also active in the school’s choir. Following high school, he enlisted in the Air Force.

     After his military stint, Winn returned to Memphis where he joined Kevin Davidson & The Voices of Binghamton choir where he first met Sheri Jones Moffett. He presided over his own short-lived group Ted Winn & Deliverance before he and Moffett formed Ted & Sheri in 1995. At the same time, Winn began to sing with Richard Smallwood’s Vision choir in 2000.

     After Ted & Sheri left Word Records, they decided to try solo careers. Winn bankrolled the production of a song he wrote entitled “God Believes in You.” He hired his own radio promoter and the song rose to # 23 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and earned him a contract with Shanachie Entertainment. 

In between music projects, Winn founded Veracity Entertainment, a music publishing administration company that represents and manages songwriters and producers. Among the songs that Veracity’s clients have written and produced are T-Pain’s “Can’t Believe It” (co-written by David `Preach’ Balfour), Trey Songz’ “Simply Amazing (written by Christopher `C4’ Umana), Vashawn Mitchell’s “Nobody Greater” (written by Darius Paulk), Earnest Pugh’s “Rain on Us” (written by Daniel Moore Sr. and Daniel Moore II) and “Cold As Winter” that was written and produced by Christopher `C4’ Umana and Uforo `Taktix’ Ebong for Lupe Fiasco.

TED WINN

     Ruth-Ann Wynter is thrilled to be a member of the greatest family in the world - The Body of Christ. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and led to the Lord at the age of nine by her mother, Ruth-Ann and her brother Ray were raised in a Christian home and witnessed a Godly commitment to ministry through the example of their parents Ray & Doreen Wynter. As a result of this tremendous example, she has dedicated her life to serving the Lord through whatever door He may open. In 2008, Ruth-Ann was ordained as an Elder at Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc. in Harlem, New York, where Bishop Carlton T. Brown is the Senior Pastor. At Bethel, Ruth-Ann serves as the Director of Ministry Relations and Pastoral Affairs. In this capacity she is responsible for being the Pastoral Assistant to the Senior Pastor, handling media and press relations on behalf of the assembly as well as the care of special guests of the Bishop and his staff. During her time at Bethel, she has served as the Director of the Words of Life Youth Choir for over 20 years, served as a worship leader and an instructor at the Bethel Bible College and Urban Ministry Center.

     A proud graduate of New York University, Ruth-Ann has pursued a career in human resources management in the entertainment industry for over 25 years and has been privileged to hold challenging and rewarding positions throughout her professional journey. These positions include leading teams at media conglomerateTime Warner and digital advertising trendsetter Deep Focus. She was also Regional Director of Employee Relations for the Northeastern United States and Canada at Live Nation Entertainment and National Director of Human Resources for RocNation. She currently is the Senior Human Resources Business Partner for United Talent Agency covering operations in New York, Washington, DC., Miami, London and Malmo, Sweden.

     In her spare time, Ruth-Ann expresses her commitment to the service of today’s youth by serving as President ofNew Horizons Ministries Inc., a non-profit organization founded by her late father, Rev. Ray R. Wynter. New Horizons has been dedicated to helping young people master the challenges of daily living for the last 42 years. Annually, this organization impacts hundreds of families through their camps, retreats, conferences and luncheons, thanks to the efforts of their 100% volunteer staff.

    Music is dear to Ruth-Ann’s heart and this passion led her to establish His-Time and Season Management in 1998. Through this management and production company, the Lord opened the doors for her to work alongside many national ministries, gospel artists and organizations in major events over the last 20 years. She is currently the General Manager for Vman Entertainment, the music company founded and led by Gospel artist and business executive, Vashawn Mitchell. As a part of this company multiple award winning projects have been produced for artists such as Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy and Tiff Joy. She also serves on the board of the Gospel Heritage Foundation which is committed to equipping and inspiring those involved in the Gospel Music Industry, while celebrating the genre’s rich heritage.

     Ruth-Ann firmly believes that according to Mark 10:27” with God all things are possible” and is fully committed to working “while it is day”. Her motto with which she walks through life is: “There is no limit to what can be accomplished as long as it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.”

RUTH-ANN WYNTER

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