If there were one word in the dictionary that would aptly describe Michael White that word would be "passionate". Passionate about worship. Passionate about God's people. And passionate about proclaiming God's word through song. It's that same passion that's readily apparent on White's new praise and worship CD. A singer, songwriter and musician, White emerges as a new artist onto the gospel music landscape with a refreshing message of inspiration, hope and assurance with his independent release "Conqueror" on MW Music. A native Washingtonian, Michael White, was groomed in the church. The son of a preacher, he carefully watched his father declare the word as he preached throughout Northern Virginia. During this time, he developed a desire for music and he began singing with his father at age five. When the youth saw a need for a church musician, he prayed that God would give him the gift. God answered his prayer and the eight-year old took to the piano. That was just the beginning of his love for music and Michael trained himself, learning to play by ear. Michael's talent continued to blossom and at the age of twelve, Michael started playing for the Senior Choir at Zion Baptist Church in Berryville, Virginia. By age fourteen, he was playing for all the church choirs. He was also privileged to be the primary musician for the Northern Virginia Baptist Association Youth and Young Adult Choir. It was the start of a career in music ministry that eventually led him to the doors of Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, Maryland, where he currently serves under the pastorate of Rev. Lee P. Washington, as Minister of Praise & Worship and Associate Minister of Music over the Children for Christ, Youth and Young Adult Choirs. His church connection afforded him the opportunity to record with Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music, Jeff Jacobs, Toby Palmer & Chosen Generation and Phillip Carter & The Sounds Of Victory. "I developed the Praise & Worship Ministry at Reid Temple in the spring of 1995, where I found my true calling and purpose," says White. Michael White and True Praise, was originated in 1995 and Michael wrote his first song 'Speak the Praise' in 1997." Since that time, he's ministered songs like "No Not One", "Great Things" and "That's Who He Is". As a worship leader, he knows it's simply the anointing of God that allows him to lead others into God's presence. It's that gifting that has prepared him to lead listeners into God's presence on his debut project, "Conqueror". A collection of praise and worship tunes, the CD aims to bring the lover of God into the ultimate presence of God. "Do you remember that feeling you get when you first fall in love with someone? Your heart is beating heavily and you just can't keep still," recounts Michael. "You do everything in your power to remember what took place when you were together and your whole existence revolves around that love relationship. You can't wait to be in their presence. That's the feeling I would like the audience to have about Jesus when they listen to "Conqueror."