Styles: Contemporary Gospel, Inspirational. There are multitudes of people who love gospel music who desire a worship experience that touches the heart of God. It takes a sincere desire to passionately usher in the presence of God in a way that truly impacts lives. Syncere Praze has that ability. "The word of God is the center of our ministry. God gives the heart a voice to sound it's joy and calls it music. Music is instrumental in our worship and it helps us to connect with the Spirit of God and respond to the truth of His Word. Our desire is to encourage people to respond in faith to God's love," says Jaymes Hodges. Through an amalgamation of expressive lyrics, Syncere Praze reaches their audience with a clear understanding of the gospel and a real aspiration to see lives changed by the touch of Jesus Christ. The nucleus of the group is Jaymes Hodges. He has been singing since the tender age of seven. Hodges has ministered the gospel message in song and spoken word in churches and on stage for many years. He is senior pastor at Eternal Life Family Worship Center in Norfolk Virginia. After a few years away from the music scene, Jaymes decided it was time to put together another album. To accomplish this he enlisted the help of Tesa Jones, Dawn Piper, and Nicole Johnson who all sing lead and back vocals on their new CD entitled "Intimate Praise". With diverse backgrounds each member of the group brings their own flavor and experience to the project. Once they began to sing and interpret the songs that Jaymes wrote for the album he saw their sincerity in giving God praise, so it seemed appropriate to name the group Sincere Praise spelled "Syncere Praze". Not only an accomplished singer, Jaymes is a promising songwriter with much to say about life and the situations we face every day. He is also a producer with three previous releases to his credit. Cornerstones, A Perfect Love, and Walk By Faith all of which are songs of faith and encouragement. Syncere Praze has shared the stage with such notables as Richard Smallwood, Wayman Tisdale, God's Property, Phil Driscol, Clifton Davis, Ben Tankard and the Clark Sisters, just to name a few. After spending some time with Syncere Praze you will realize their commitment to faith, love and peace. Intimate Praise is an album that promotes worship, joy and relaxation in your spirit. Come experience a time of Intimate Praise with Syncere Praze.