Jekalyn Carr is a GRAMMY® Award nominee and GMA Dove Award-winning independent recording artist. She is a profound speaker, entrepreneur, actress, and author. She has spent half a decade on top of the charts, as a top selling independent recording artist. Jekalyn Carr has earned eight career Billboard #1’s before the age of 21, which includes her hit singles, “You’re Bigger” and “You Will Win”. At the age of 15 years old, she released the poignant and powerful Billboard Top 5 single, “Greater Is Coming”.
Jekalyn also made her television acting debut with a featured role on the television series Greenleaf on OWN Network. Most recently, she was featured in the movie “Never Heard” .
She released her first book You Will Win!: Inspirational Strategies To Help You Overcome alongside the #1 Billboard song “You Will Win”. The You Will Win! book, is a collection of Carr’s most poignant and riveting exhortations, inspirational messages, pointers and strategies designed to promote a victorious life.
Her burgeoning national acclaim was evinced when she received the distinct honor of being named a POWER 100 by Ebony Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. She was on the same list as Beyonce, Lebron James, and Quincy Jones to name a few.
Carr’s heartfelt messages and songs touches all genres, young and older people. Jekalyn
wants you to know, that you can be successful if you believe, pursue the vision and most of all trust God.
Todd Dulaney spent most of his life pursuing a baseball career, playing 5 years of professional baseball. Now, his joy comes from serving the Lord in any and every capacity of life. He is steadfast and sold out to God and his eyes are focused on ministry and fulfilling His purpose. Dulaney’s dream is to write music, which ministers to the heart of God and touches the heart of man. Not what’s hot, but what delivers, what heals, what restores, music that God inhabits.
Born December 20, 1983 in Maywood, IL, Dulaney grew up as a singer and an elite athlete. After graduating from high school in 2001, Dulaney was drafted from Community College in Mt. Carmel, IL, by the New York Mets to pursue a professional baseball career. While refining his athletic skills, Dulaney realized that there was a higher calling upon his life. He accepted an invitation to travel and perform background vocals for gospel artist and Grammy winner Smokie Norful.
Todd has worked and shared the stage with many award-winning artists, including Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Jessica Reedy, Maurette Brown-Clark, Michelle Williams, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Dr Bobby Jones, Ernest Pugh, TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, Nicole and David Binion, Tye Tribett and Donnie McClurkin just to name a few.
Dulaney received three nominations for the 2012 Stellar Awards, and recently received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel Album.
Todd is currently a faithful member under the ministry of Dr. Bill Winston at Living Word Christian in Forest Park, IL. He is married to the lovely Kenyetta Stone-Dulaney and his greatest accomplishments are his four lovely children Todd Jr., Taylor, Tyler & Tinley.
One thing that Todd desires, is to keep the message of Christ on display more than the brand of the artist. “Without the Christ of the Gospel, we don’t have Gospel/Christian music”
Bishop Noel Jones
Bishop Noel Jones is the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California.
Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica he is one of seven children born to Bishop Robert and Marjorie Jones. Bishop Jones received the call to ministry at the age of 19. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Theology degree from Aenon Bible College. He also has received an honorary doctoral degree from the International Circle of Faith College. At the age of 26, he accepted his first pastorate in Texas.
In 1994, Bishop Noel Jones accepted the pastorate to Shepard approximately 1,000 members of Greater Bethany Community church in South Central Los Angeles, California. During his tenure, the membership of the church has increased so significantly that in 2003, a new edifice was acquired in Gardena, California. The new sanctuary, now known as "The City of Refuge" accommodates a growing membership of 17,000 who jam the sanctuary five times a week to be invigorated and transformed by the uniquely powerful preaching of this awesome man of God. Additionally, Jones has served on the Board of Directors as a resident Bishop for the California District Council 16th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
Bishop Jones is also a frequent guest on national television including TBN, BET, the Word Network and has appeared as a panelist on both C-SPAN and NPR. His writings and keen insight continue to be featured in a host of publications worldwide. Bishop Jones has traveled across the world, preaching, lecturing, teaching, encouraging and strengthening the faith of people across the globe from Los Angeles to New York and from London to Africa.
Bishop Jones continues to make an indelible mark on the world, violently reclaiming territory for the Kingdom through his philanthropy, service and social justice efforts. Bishop Jones has partnered with Urban Holdings and launched economic empowerment seminars designed to bring together executive leaders from the business, legal and faith-based arenas.
Bishop Jones is the proud father of three children: Noel II , Tifani, and Eric, and three grandchildren, Lena, Ian, and Oliver.
LaTrice Ryan is an author, community leader, and evangelist known by many for her passion and fiery deliverance of the word of God. She is a powerhouse in the pulpit, and in her community encouraging people to discover the potential within. Driven by an enduring faith and dedication to seeing lives changed through Christ, she engages those around her with insightful messages and practical guidance on creating the life God has for them.
Recognizing the need for access to quality resources she launched LaTrice Ryan Ministries to equip individuals with the life skills they need to thrive in their everyday endeavors. Her initiatives Live Through It, Pretty In Pink, and Unshakable Faith are a testament to her dedication to serving others and her commitment to walking in her divine purpose.
In addition to her commitment to serving God’s people through evangelism, LaTrice is a devoted wife, Mother, and grandmother striving to positively impact the lives of generations to come.
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.
Bishop Clint Brown
With a strong presence anchored in praise & worship, Dove Award Winning Bishop Clint Brown is a staple Pastor, Singer, and Songwriter today. Boasting a recording career that has spanned over 30 years, Bishop Brown has released over 22 albums with over 400 songs, many translated into different languages, with record labels such as Hosanna, Integrity, Daywind, Word, Maranatha, Universal Music Group just to name a few. In addition to his stellar music career, Bishop Brown has been a Senior Pastor and International Speaker at churches and conferences for over 20 years.
Clint Brown can best be described as a modern day David who is synonymous with praise and worship as well as gospel music around the world. Much of his work has been recorded by other artists such as Ron Kenoly, Vicki Winans, Beverly Crawford, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Bishop Marvin Winans, Vicki Yohe and many more! Clint Brown got his start as a youth pastor at a small church in Eunice, Louisiana. As a young man, Clint Brown was hired by Pastor Rod Parsley as music director to lead praise and worship at World Harvest Church in Columbus Ohio. After 6 years with Pastor Rod Parsley, Bishop Brown moved to Orlando in 1992 and started Faithworld Church following God’s plan for him to pastor. Since that time Bishop Brown has seen his congregation grow to over 6,000 members. In 2014, God shifted Bishop Clint Brown into a new dimension to re-launch the vision of the ministry with a new name, JUDAH Church! Judah Church is multi-racial church with over 31 different nationalities represented in it’s membership.
When asked about the purpose and direction of his church, Bishop Brown said, “We have a desire to bring healing and restoration to hurt and broken people as well as covering many pastors and churches throughout America.
Each year, Bishop Brown has overseen a major music conference, The Judah Music Conference, which reaches people worldwide and teaches keys to leadership and ministry while hosting Pastor and members alike from over 500 churches. In 2015, the Judah Music Conference was refocused to expand outside of the city of Orlando, and has been re-created as a nationwide tour with conferenes hosted throughout the year by different churches from Florida to Canada and New York to Hawaii!
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.
As one of the next greatest influences in the World of Gospel Music and Music Ministry, an anointed minister, producer, songwriter,arranger, teacher, director, vocal coach, organist, instructor, and music leader, Meachum L. Clarke has molded nearly 30 years of musical
experience and ministry excellence into the start of what will be one of the most awesome pillars in music ministry for generations past,present, and to come!
Born in Lakeland, FL, Clarke began cultivating and developing his love for music at the early age of 5. By the time of high school, with the mastery of 10 instruments under his belt (piano, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tenor sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet,
percussion, and his principle instrument – TUBA), he served as Head Drum Major of the Lakeland Senior High School Dreadnaught Marching Band. Whether it was playing instruments, singing, or simply listening with great analysis, Meachum uncompromisingly
pursued the unwrapping and found the strength and passion to explore his musical gift and eventually began developing musicians, singers, and choirs; educating them on the importance of music ministry. His charismatic ability to respectfully transcend denominational divides to bring singers and musicians together in unity, focused for ONE purpose, affords him the great opportunities and venues to further develop ministry through music to be uncluttered and pure unto God. In conjunction with his scholastic endeavors, from age 8-18 he successfully managed to serve faithfully in his church as organist, choir director, administrator, along with many denominational positions.
Meachum went on to be accepted to Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University where he majored in Music Education. It was there also that Meachum, served as Music Director, President, and a Director of the FAMU Gospel Choir. Under his tenure there, the choir
accomplished many achievements to include singing with gospel artists such as James Hall, Dorothy Norwood, and also to appear on WORD NETWORK live from the Bobby Jones Gospel Industry Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in addition to traveling across the nation in ministry. As his understanding of music increased, so did his passion for pleasing God. Meachum began devoting more and more time to studying the bible and the kingdom assignment attached to his gift of music. God continued to develop and transition Meachum, both personally and within ministry. While a full-time student, he also balanced serving as Minister of Music at the Greater Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastor and maestro Dr. Craig P. Riley, while still fervently fulfilling his scholastic endeavors. After completing college in 2006, Meachum made the move from Tallahassee, FL. to Jacksonville. Certain of God’s directive, but
uncertain of what the outcome might be, Meachum decided to take a back road from his ministry journey. “This did not last long at all. It’s almost as if I was fighting with myself. I knew that God would not have called me to greatness and allow me to just sit back and
accept mediocrity.” While in search of a ministry covering, Meachum visited St. Paul Baptist Church and in 2006 was hired as the Minister of Worship.
As the Minister of Worship at the St. Paul Church of Jacksonville, FL, under the Spiritual Leadership of Dr. John E. Guns, Meachum revived a nearly depleted ministry of 20 singers and a few dancers into an amazing aggregation of a total of approximately 200+ singers,
musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, poets and play writes. During that time, he also connected and served as the newly appointed Assistant International Overseer of Choirs for the FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP under Bishop Paul S. Morton, alongside Bishop William Murphy III and Vashawn Mitchell. There, he has also written and been featured on the Stellar Award nomination album The KINGDOM SOUND.
In 2010, Meachum founded his very own recording gospel choir Meachum L. Clarke & TRUE PURPOSE which managed to captive the community with their unique sound, community service, but also the release of their 2 albums... GREATER (2015) and The Victory Experience (in 2017 which debuted at #3 on Billboard Top Gospel Charts). Now known as Meachum L. Clarke & COMPANY, this powerhouse sound of this amazing cornucopia of 45-voices and musicians continues to reverberate through Florida, the southeast, and throughout the world.
Along with his notable list of music and ministry accomplishments and distinctions, Clarke has accompany, collaborated with, and/or ministered before many remarkable musical artists, spanning a broad array of music, including James Hall, Karen Clark-Sheard, Steve
VaShawn Mitchell, Donnie McClurkin, Stephen Hurd, Tasha Cobbs, Byron Cage, Lawrence Flowers, Dr. Judith Christie- McAlister, Kim Burrell, Jason Nelson, Bishop L. Spencer Smith, Chrystal Rucker, Bishop Leonard Scott, Ricky Dillard, Maranda Curtis, Kirk Franklin, Mary
Mary, JJ Hairston, Richard Smallwood, and many other great music pioneers.
In addition to his ability to seamlessly bridge the gaps between tradition and contemporary gospel, classical training, fundamentals of voice, and hymns, He is greatly known for his unparalleled ministry structure development, choir training, Levitical training, worship expositories, and leadership capacity. Currently, Meachum Clarke serves as the Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts at The Bethel Church where Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Jr is the lead pastor. Having been at The Bethel Church for almost 10 years, he has miraculously
synergized and ignited the ministry to well over 400+ worship creatives in the areas of music, dance, audio/video, marketing, media, and drama. He has also contributed great creativity to other artists and projects such as Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Jr & The Word and Worship MASS CHOIR “THE RECOVERY” where he was vocal producer, Fantasia’s album “Sketch” where he his choir are featured on the track “Fighting”, Sean Tillery & Changed’s upcoming album, in addition to 3 successful instrumental albums of his own entitled, “Sacred Sessions”.
Meachum accepts and understands his true purpose and that he is, first and foremost, called to live a life pleasing and fulfilling the plans God has set for him with extreme humility 1 Peter 5:6 that states, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time”. It is with this maturity and focus that solidifies the platform and bolsters Clarke’s sure global success. “All gifts are given, BY GOD, to influence the earth, to clearly and evidently demonstrate a move of God which is to bring Glory to his omnipotence. The gift, itself, is a Godly provision in helping you produce greater glory for his name sake. So it should be guarded, perfected, sharpened, and exclusively sanctioned for His purpose!” – Meachum L. Clarke
Melvin Crispell, III
Melvin Crispell III hails from a rich musical legacy. His father, world-renowned musician Melvin Crispell, Jr. composed and played on award-winning songs for some of gospel music’s biggest artists. His mother, Tunesha Crispell was a celebrated gospel singer whose voice was featured on several well-known choir recordings along with a critically acclaimed solo project.
With the sudden death of his father at 16 followed by the untimely demise of his mother at 18, Melvin was able to overcome through his relationship with God and music and that the trauma was not the end of his story. Melvin hopes that winning Sunday Best will allow him to use his dynamic voice to lead others to a closer relationship with God and to carry on his family’s legacy while also creating his own.
Pastor Adrian Davis
Pastor AD is a powerful man of God that knows and understands his call and passion to see our youth accept Christ. Pastor AD is a trailblazer amongst the new breed of ministers who embrace the “young believers”. He has single handedly broken the stereotype of the yesterday’s clergyman in the Huntsville community and is equipping the new generation to not only LEARN, but SERVE, and most importantly GROW.
A profound communicator, Pastor A.D. uses his influential voice to deliver empowering messages of hope and transformation in the U.S and abroad. He firmly believes, “The Lord has sent him on a mission to teach, translate, transform, and train his people.”
An innovator, known for his non-traditional ministry approach, painting vivid pictures of the Word of God without compromising the message. Pastor A.D. creates interactive and compelling illustrations bringing the text to life, strengthening believers while reaching those who might otherwise reject church.
As a leader, Pastor A.D. is a “pastor to pastors,” social agent for change, community activist, motivational speaker, and mentor to hundreds of high school and college student in the Tennessee Valley area. Pastor A.D. is also an entrepreneur, designer, consultant and best-selling author of ‘Tears Down a Smiling Face’ (2013).
He received his Master’s degree in Divinity from Johnson Bible College (Nashville, TN). Pastor AD (Pastor Chris Sands) is one half of the world-renowned duo known as Beyond Words Mime Ministry. Through this mime ministry, he has traveled the world leading souls to Christ for over fifteen years.
His motto, “It’s better to train up whole children, than to fix broken adults” encouraging all he encounters to reach back and help the next generation, who will advance us forward.
Kelontae Gavin is a 19 year old prophetic worshipper who has a growing platform of supporters thanks in part to a YouTube clip of the Ridgeville, South Carolina native singing “I Won’t Complain” in his school’s cafeteria in 2014 on the last day of school; which to date has amassed over 1 million views. Since then, more video clips of the singer has hit social media platforms with one in particular garnering over 1.3 million views.
Kelontae Gavin is a force taking this nation by storm. The tone and vocal ability of this young man's singing is simply captivating. In 2016, Kelontae signed a deal with Marquis Boone Enterprises and released his album entitled, “The Higher Experience.”
Pastor Ronald Godbee
Ronald L. Godbee, author of Why Leaders Fail, serves as the lead pastor of the River church in Durham, North Carolina. Through hands-on leadership, teaching and mentoring, Pastor Godbee continues to develop the vision established by his predecessors (Bishop Joby Brady and Pastor Sheryl Brady) of building lives, building loyalty, and building legacy. Many are well versed with the words of “the great commission” written in Matthew 28:19. Ronald Godbee has been in covenant with God to crystallize this commission. Since accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, Pastor Godbee has pursued the mandate of God to seek and save souls through the preaching of the gospel. Pastor Godbee’s greatest decision was to first choose Christ and secondly choose Karla Godbee as his wife. They are the proud parents of three lovely children Kindale, Ronald Jr, and Kharrington.
After being faithful to his calling as a traveling Evangelist he heard a Clarion call from God and established the Inner Court Christian Center in the heart of the inner city of Detroit, MI. Pastor Godbee developed the Inner Court, Christian Center to have a holistic approach towards ministry with the mind of Christ, to minister to the whole person both inside and outside the walls of the church. Pastor Godbee Crafted Inner Court, Christian Center to become a model of 21st-century ministry where manifesting the glory of God through worship was the mandate. With worship as its thrust and the love of God as its reason, Inner Court, Christian Center impacted the lives of the lost. As God saturated the environment of this worship Center ministry, all who attended were radically transformed to the glory of God.
During Pastor Godbee’s time of ministry in the city of Detroit he was appointed by Presiding Prelate Bishop Edgar L. Vann II to serve as general overseer and executive Council member of the kingdom Alliance Covenant Fellowship. Pastor Godbee’s ministry has been highlighted in many forms of Christian media including both television and radio. Pastor Godbee is noted for us hosting skills and has been a regular host on many Christian talk shows. One of his notable achievements in media included co hosting with Bishop Greg Davis on “Rejoice In The Word”. Pastor Godbee’s anointed voice can be heard over the airwaves across the nation glorifying God and edifying the body of Christ.
Pastor Godbee brings a wealth of true worship experience connected to an unapologetic love of the Lord from the heart of a servant leader to his newly appointed position as the Lead Pastor of The River church in Durham, North Carolina where he continues to serve God’s people with a humble and submitted heart. The River Church is experiencing steady hand healthy growth under his leadership and is moving towards being a model ministry in the wonderful state of North Carolina. Pastor Godbee’s transformative message, passion of worship and love for people has given him the touch of God for these times.
Dr. Teresa Hairston
Dr. Teresa Hairston is a woman of leadership and legacy. She is best known as the
founder of Gospel Today Magazine and the Gospel Heritage Foundation. She is the
author of five books, an ordained Elder and a dynamic preacher and teacher who
loves to empower people using Kingdom principles. She is also a Certifed (John
Maxwell) Coach and Mentor that develops emerging leaders through seminars and
Dr. Hairston is an internationally known and respected pioneer. In 1989, she
established Gospel Today Magazine, with an investment of only $300, while
working two jobs and being a single (divorced) mother to three young children.
Over the 30 plus years of her leadership, Gospel Today grew to become the longest
running and most widely-distributed Urban Christian Lifestyle magazine in history.
In 2012, she retired from Gospel Today and passed this great legacy to her son.
In 1994, Dr. Hairston founded Te Gospel Heritage Foundation, which educates
worshipers to understand that Worship isn’t just a musical style, it’s a lifestyle.
In May of 2019, Dr. Hairston launched a new publishing entity: books2liveby.com.
Already, the company is making strides as it strives to become the world’s #1
Virtual Bookshelf for the Urban Inspirational market.
Hairston is single, lives in Atlanta and is the doting grandmother of six.
Pastor John Paul McGee
Pastor John Paul McGee, a gifted young servant of God, is the son of Pastor Steven McGee (Cincinnati, OH) and Carol Bonds (Baltimore, MD). He received Christ at the tender age of five and accepted his call to the preaching ministry at age 12. Elder McGee was licensed to preach on February 21, 1999 at the New Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ralph D. White, and ordained an Elder on June 20, 2007 at Hope Fellowship Church by Bishop Derek T. Triplett. There he served as the Associate Pastor of Music and Ministry Development. Pastor McGee has served at St. James United Methodist Church, the fastest growing African American Church in Alpharetta, GA as Pastor of Worship and Arts until July 2016. In August 2016, God elevated him to become the Senior Pastor at Hope Fellowship Church in Daytona Beach, Florida where he currently serves.
His unique preaching gift and writing prowess was recognized in 2009 when his sermon “Handle Your Business” was featured in the Seminarian’s Issue of the African American Pulpit Journal, the premier publication in the United States for preaching in the African American tradition.
Pastor McGee has served as an adjunct professor in Music and Worship at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga, and the International Vice President for The Gospel Heritage Foundation. He has traveled the world as a clinician, workshop facilitator, panelist and speaker on topics such as global worship, church leadership, transformational preaching and music. His contributions were recognized as a 2017 recipient of the “Top 40 under 40” alumni award from Bethune Cookman University.
In addition to the ministry of proclamation, John is also an anointed minstrel of music. At the age of four without any formal training, he began to play familiar hymns and church songs by ear. Pastor McGee’s mother, aware of his special gift, made the sacrifices necessary to ensure that John received official musical training and development. By age of eleven, he was studying piano and pipe organ at the New Shiloh School of Music under the tutelage of the late Dr. Nathan Carter. He graduated in 2002 from Baltimore School for the Arts, a national leader amongst college preparatory arts high schools, with an arts certificate in Piano and Opera Studies.
While growing as a musician academically, John also pursued his musical gifting in gospel music. He began his career in church music at the age of 12 as full-time minister of music at Waters AME church in Baltimore. As a keyboardist, vocal arranger, producer, and songwriter he has been privileged to grace stages on major platforms with many popular gospel and secular artists such as: Patti Labelle, The Isley Brothers, Twinkie Clark-Terrell, Karen-Clark Sheard, Judith McCallister, Byron Cage, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Kierra Sheard, Lecresia Campbell, Tedd Winn, Wess Morgan, Maurette Brown-Clark, Vashawn Mitchell, Stephen Hurd, Steve Lawrence, Jonathan Nelson, Anthony Brown, Dr. Earnest Pugh, Kim Burrell and many others. In 2014, he was signed to EPM records and recorded his first solo musical project “A Christmas With John Paul” featuring his dynamic piano ministry which instantly went to Billboard’s top 10 gospel charts. As a sought-after musician, he was a featured pianist in the 2017 blockbuster movie “A Question of Faith” featuring Richard T. Jones and Kim Fields.
Pastor McGee is a 2006 graduate of Bethune-Cookman College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance. He is a May 2008 graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Church Ministries. He is a 2015 graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga with a Master of Sacred Music Degree with a concentration in Pipe Organ Performance. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry degree with concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Although his accomplishments are many, Pastor McGee does not want to be known simply as a great musician or preacher. He desires that in whatever form of ministry he executes that God’s people would have an authentic encounter with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
Luther McKinstry, III
Luther McKinstry III, born to Luther and Dr. Patricia McKinstry while growing from lad, to teen and then as a young adult felt he had no identity. While his mother, Dr. Pat McKinstry name was being heard across the nation preaching and teaching for the kingdom of God; Mckinstry’s name was being populated in the eyes/ears of the law and community earning a name and notoriety for dealing drugs, gang activity and organized crime.
As a result of McKinstry’s lifestyle and life choices he was incarcerated. While in prison, he made a conscious decision to return to the biblical teachings that were instilled in him as a child.
Prophet Mckinstry’s message and ministry is one of truth through the transparency of his own journey. He is a living example who openly shares through his ministry of preaching and teaching that convicted felons can be transformed, used to reach others and save lives through truth and transparency.
After accepting his call to the ministry in 1993 shortly there after Mckinstry was ordained a minister of the gospel in which he later attended Ohio Northern University in pursuit of a degree in Religious Studies.
Prophet Mckinstry serves as an associate minister at the Worship Center Church in Toledo, Ohio; where his mother Dr. Pat Mckinstry serves as the Senior Pastor.
Kathy Taylor, an accomplished National Recording Artist, Minister of Music, songwriter, producer, and community activist has been appointed for a time such as this to bring music that not only inspires, but encourages, uplifts, and heals the spirit and soul of mankind. Kathy is the walking embodiment of the term “Minister of Music”.
Kathy’s musical gifts have brought her before both national and world leaders. She has ministered before Queen Elizabeth, former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, and many others. Kathy has received resounding critical acclaim for her outstanding, soul-stirring and inspirational performances.
Kathy began her recording career as a soloist with the legendary James Cleveland’s Gospel Music of America and The Mass Choir. She was the featured vocalist on songs such as, “Anticipation”, “It’s Your Decision”, “He Did It” and “I Got My Joy Back”. These projects, along with her captivating and live performances have catapulted Kathy into the national spotlight.
In her never-ending quest to serve the Kingdom of God, Kathy answered her calling and foundedKathy Taylor and Favor, a multi-talented singing ensemble known for their meticulous and breath-taking harmonies. They have graced the stage with many of today’s most renowned gospel artists. To their acclaim, they have released three projects to date. The first two albums produced by Kathy were entitled, “He’s Worthy” and “What Would It Profit Me to Gain the Whole World and Lose My Soul?”, which were both well received. The third album, “Taylormade”, was released on Aleho International Records, under the leadership of gospel music executive, Al ‘The Bishop’ Hobbs, and produced by Grammy Award winning, legendary gospel music producer, Sanchez Harley. This powerful collaboration produced an incredible project that yielded a Stellar Award Nomination. .
Kathy’s purpose is tri-fold. She has fully embraced her mission to carry the gospel in song all over the world. Through Kathy, God continues to pour out His Spirit. Her dedication to the Body of Christ and limitless love of God places Kathy in a unique position to minister the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. Today, Kathy allows herself to be a vessel God can use to pour out His spirit upon all flesh, for tomorrow she desires to make the music relevant to the next generation. For yesterday, she stands humbly on the shoulders of her mother and grandmother to carry the gospel in song to the uttermost parts of the world.
Producer, songwriter and singer, G. Randy Weston, is the founder and lead singer of the
anointed group Judah Band, known for their eclectic sound and use of various musical genres. A native of Ashville, North Carolina, Randy now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and four children.
Randy is founder and CEO of The Hill Productions, which is responsible for the production of
Judah Band’s media and music videos. He is also the creative director for 2-time Grammy award winning producer/artist, VaShawn Mitchell. Randy serves as the Young Adult Pastor of AllNations Worship Assembly, Chicago and New York.
Among other accomplishments, Mr. Weston is “called” to the children. His love and interest in
history led him to work as a history and an economics teacher for years. It is not taken lightly
that his teaching, in part, has allowed him the platform and influence to reach and build
relationships with youth along his path. Known also as a motivational speaker, Randy uses his
experience and expertise as he speaks and facilitates seminar sessions and workshops for
writers, musicians, and worship leaders. His goal is to relay and display that “God is breathing
on pure motives.”
In November of 2017 Judah Band signed to eOne, Light Records and in November of 2018, they released their first album, Gone Fishin’, which was birthed through Randy’s experience with cancer and features the hit single ‘For My Good’. In December of 2018, Randy representedJudah Band as he was featured in BET’s 2018 Yearbook spread. In 2019, the video for their hit single, ‘I Believe’ was debuted on BET Gospel. Nominated for several prestige’s awards, including three Stellar awards, Randy and Judah Band continue to soar, with one mission...God’s glory.
With over 10 years’ experience and success in the music industry, Weston’s greatest feat is
being amongst the people and showing the love of Christ through action.
“Being with the people and showing them that you care, that’s what ministry is really about!”
- G. Randy Weston
Honored to use her gifts for the Lord and humbled to be chosen, Pastor Miah White is an international worship leader, Intercessor, songwriter, minister, mentor, entrepreneur, exhorter and teacher whose life is reaching many around the world. She is true worshipper, lover of Christ and His people, born out of her relationship and experience with the Lord.
Daughter of Bishop George White Jr. Th.D and Lady Sharon White of West End Mt. Carmel FGB Church; pastor’s kid and long-time worship leader, Miah developed her gifts as a songwriter and psalmist to become an internationally recognized minister through music.
A daughter of The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International since the tender age of 11, Miah served faithfully under the fathership of Bishop William Murphy, III, starting in the youth division on the worship team. She has been a part of the District, State, and Regional arms of Full Gospel. Served in the Central Region, Mid-West Region and Southern Atlantic Regions prior to being elevated and appointed to the International Overseer of Worship.
She served as Overseer of Worship & Arts for Voices of Faith Ministries under the leadership of Bishop Gary Hawkins Sr. and currently holding the position as the International Overseer of Worship for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship - Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.
Pastor Miah White is a faithful leader that magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. She is called to the Nations to purposely lead people to encounter the greatness of God.
After 25 years of service, Bishop George White, Jr., Th.D., has passed the Pastoral Mantle to his youngest daughter, Elder Miah White, now Senior Pastor of West End Mt. Carmel Full Gospel Baptist Church. Pastor Miah is the youngest African American female serving as Senior Pastor in the nation.
In January 2017, under the direction of Holy Spirit, the name of West End Mt. Carmel Full Gospel Baptist Church was officially changed to The Worship Center; representing the full action and direction of this ministry.
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.”