This Is My Story
Lava Ministries (Los Angeles Voices of Angels) was originally founded April 4, 1994 by Vincent L. Pierson, after many appearances at various functions; he decided to take a break from the choir and pursue other avenues in Gospel. In 2002, God commissioned Vincent to start the choir again, at that time he consulted the help of Gospel Veteran - Min. Lamont Bradley & Lord Before Us Productions for Management. On February 17, 2003 they reassembled and vowed to become one of Los Angeles' top Gospel Ministries. Since their reformation - they have shared the stage with Tim 'Bishop' Brown, Nysa Shenay, Robert Gillmore, Calvin B. Rhone, Jeffrey Pearson, Min. Tony McGill, Freda Battle & the Temple Worshippers, ReJOYce, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Edwin Hawkins, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Tonex, Hezekiah Walker, Ricky Dillard, and others. Their Debut Concert on April 26, 2003 was packed to capacity. On that night God really got the glory - every musical guest was good, but LAVA took the house to another level. On July 7, 2003 members of LAVA provided background vocals for Min. Tony McGill's Live Recording 'Perfect Peace: Songs for the People'. With it's recent release, the buzz is flowing in the Industry... Their Summer Concert 'It's Getting Hot In Here' (September 6) was a big success... The Saints were IN for hours, from the First song to the Last... On April 24, 2004 LAVA celebrated their 1st Anniversary, and the event was packed and attended by some very influential Industy hit makers. Thus allowing LAVA to make their mark in the Industy. SCGAG (Southern California Gospel Announcers Guild) nominated LAVA as Inspired Group of the Year for 2004, for which their pre-show performance was a Blessing to all in attendance. Their 2nd Anniversary on April 23, 2005 was capatured on video and broadcasted on Comcast - by over 65,000 viewers. This presentation open the door for LAVA to minister in such cites as San Pedro, CA, Pomona, CA, Altadena, CA and others. September 9, 2005 LAVA sponsored a Benefit Midnight Musical, that not only was packed, but a Financial success; the praise carried over pass 2am. Their Live Recording on November 26, 2005 - was witness by over 700, 'This Is My Story' released on April 17, 2007; features music by such notable songwriters. Dr. Calvin Bernard Rhone, Elder Tony Jones (GMWA fame), Min. B. Alexander McCargo (COGIC fame), new comers - Min. Michael Hilley & Derrick Lewis. A remake of the Percy Bady penned - He'll Make It Alright' features Ms. 'He's Done Enough' herself (Zaneta 'Motha' Brown), and is sure to set your soul on fire. The STORY is being told - check it out... LAVA is currently working on their next Live Recording to be held in Osaka, Japan - Spring 2009. They believe in 'Letting The Anointing Flow through Songs of Praise.'