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Artist Profiles

Gospel artist, worship leader and Grammy award winner, Israel Houghton, was born in 1971 to multiracial couple. Israel fell in love with music at an early age, and developed a Christian music career highly influenced by gospel, jazz and rock. He is mostly credited for creating...
Pastor Charles Jenkins is best known for his work in the community, his work as a songwriter and his ability to lead and advise his congregation. As a pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois and a Grammy award winning songwriter, he is committed to...
Kirk Franklin was born in Texas and raised by his great aunt, Gertrude, after being abandoned by his birth mother as a baby. Gertrude took pride in raising her nephew and took his music education extremely seriously. She collected cans to help raise money for Kirk to take piano...
Known as the "Prince of Praise," celebrated gospel singer Byron Cage has been performing and recording songs since the 1980s and has become known for a self-described "cross-cultural, mass-appeal praise and worship" style that has kept his albums in the Billboard Gospel Top Ten...
Tamela Mann is an actress and gospel singer best known for her iconic singing voice and roles in Tyler Perry’s plays and movies. Born in Texas, Tamela is the youngest of 14 children and adopted Christ at an early age. Tamela’s household was very spiritual, as she and her...
The R&B group, The O’Jays, was formed in 1958 and originally consisting of group members Eddie Levert. Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. Formed in Canton, Ohio at Canton Mckinly High School, The O’Jays first called themselves The Triumphs and then...
Gladys Knight was born in Georgia in May 1944. At the tender age of seven, she won TV’s Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour where she received her first and certainly not her last taste of fame. In 1952 her brother Merald, her sister Brenda and her cousins Edmund and Eleanor Guest...