All of My Days
I am a Christ-centered vocal and music minister dedicated to presenting God's Word to all people. My current focus is to minister to the urban and global community through a blend of styles that include R&B, Jazz, and Gospel, without compromising the truth of God's Word. I am continually hopeful that Christ will enhance what I say and do so that people who may never enter into a church setting, or those who are bound while still in a church setting, will be reached by what God does through me. Dedication and Commitment There are many slammin' artists out there who really know how to perform God's Word in front of thousands of people at one time. Yet, with so many of those same artists, the integrity of Christ in their lives is unseen, cloudy, or maybe even not there at all. Many of our Gospel singers have broken marriages, broken families, and (quite simply) broken vows. Their "yes" was conditional and their priorities focus on their "ministry" rather than their families. I am dedicated to presenting Christ to others through my lifestyle and commitment to my family. If I am not dedicated to my wife and children, then I have no business ministering to others. A Gift For the World It is my pleasure and an honor to share the Spirit of Truth, the Counselor and Encourager, and God in Christ Jesus with all whom we know or may ever know. What I'd like to do...? I'd like to produce rhythmic, Christ-focused, R&B styled music to the worldwide population through recording and live engagements. To develop a Christian network system that incorporates various artists working side-by-side on a continual basis, pooling their resources, to reach millions of people. To develop a counseling center that uses the arts and Christ-focused therapy to preserve families and relationships. Ministerial Opportunities My music career began as the co-founder of the Christian Contemporary Group, "All For Christ". We originated at Cass Technical High School in 1987 from within the Cass Tech Gospel Choir. We existed as "All For Christ" from 1987 to 1997. During that time, I wrote songs, laid down music and vocal tracks with the group, and sang at numerous engagements in the local Detroit area and state of Michigan. Among our engagements and singing commitments include: Michigan State University's Phi Beta Sigma sponsored "Jabawok" program in 1989; Michigan State's "Ebony Reflections" in 1990; Bowling Green State University's Gospel Choir concert in 1991; provision of background vocals on Orlando Wright's Project, entitled "All About Love", on the closing project song, "Perilous Times"; and numerous engagements at "Perfecting Church" (Pastor Marvin Winans), including theq New Year's Eve service of 1996. In 1997, our group's focus shifted more towards outreach ministry and I was appointed the Leader of the updated "All For Christ", which immediately became known as "Legacy." As the lead singer, songwriter, producer, and vocal arranger, Legacy completed 2 years of successful ministering at various functions throughout Detroit. Some of these functions include Detroit Metropolitan Youth Day; youth home engagements for children who were separated from their families; Hamtramck Church-sponsored outreach summer engagements; Ennis Center for Children's Christmas Program (foster care youth and adopted children); and others. While completing 2 years of service with Legacy, I recorded and produced my own solo music CD, entitled "These Tears We Cry", in the summer 1999. Songs from this project were presented on Detroit's WDTR FM station, 90.9. Additionally, I have worked with various music departments in the church community. Supporters and references include Pastor Stacey Foster of Renaissance Christian Assembly; Pastor C. T. Anderson of Greater Rose of Sharon, C.O.G.I.C.; Pastor Don Welch of Christ Temple A.M.E.;Pastor James Striggles of Prevailing Word Ministries; Pastor Dan Gardner and Pastors Scott and Connie LeLaCheur of Zion Christian Church; and Pastor Rob and Debbie Ellis of Living Faith Church in Warren, MI. Current music projects include writing, producing, and providing the music for Ursula Byrd's project.