Gerard Gumbs: Biography
Gerard Gumbs is the founder and Pastor of ‘God’s Storehouse’ located in Anguilla, West Indies. He has been serving the Lord for some twenty-three years now with an anointing to encourage and uplift without compromising the Word of The Lord.
In 1998 he released his first and only album entitled ‘King Jesus Is Coming Soon” His newly released single ‘I Love You Lord” helps us to release oue love unto God in worship and song.
Contact Gerard at 1 264 729 0120 or email him at [email protected]
Markev?s Biography Pete Mark Everton Williams (stage name Markev) was born on July 26, 1991 at the Mandeville Public Hospital to parents Michael Williams and Paulette Mitchell. Growing up in the community of Scott?s Pass, Pete was a well behaved child. Because he went to church every Sunday morning, Pete had a close relationship with God and because of this he gave his life over to Christ and was baptize at the age of 10. Pete started to write songs when he was in grade eight, but he did not take his song writing serious until he was in grade nine. He used the name Young Apostle when just started song writing but later changed it to Markev. This name was formed from his two middle names Mark and Everton. After fasting and praying for a breakthrough for years Pete got his answer from God when he met producer Kevin Butler (Lazarus) of Lazarus Musiq in 2010 on facebook and August of 2011 Lazarus produced Pete?s first single Step Inna Church. Pete is very dedicated in his ministry and is willing to go where ever God wants him to go. He started the Northern Caribbean University and currently taking a break from school to focus more on his calling. Pete is hoping to bring the gospel to the four corners of the earth. Pete recently put a band together called the Indibuilding Band. This is his personal band. Contact Information: Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarkevIndibuilding Twitter: www.twitter.com/PeteisMarkev Youtube: www.youtube.com/MarkevIndibuildin Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/markev
He is Carlton Thomas, born in Howells Content, May Pen, Clarendon. Now resides in Canada. He has thirty eight  years experience in Fashion Designing and Tailoring. He started singing from the age of seven (7) in my little district. He sang at Youth Clubs since age twelve (12). Gradually, continued singing in other communities like Swansea, York Town, Gravel Hill, Race Track and in the Macho community as well. At age fifteen (15) to sixteen (16) years he started a group called ?The Jacketeers? where we did his first single entitled ?Jail I as You Like.? The lead singer was Marcel Williams with Kernel Nelson and Carlton Thomas doing harmony. The song was written by Roy Beckford who was a leader of the [Slickers] who sang ?Johnny U Too Bad.? He was the music tutor at the time. Marcel migrated to Canada then his cousin Errol Melvin otherwise called? Pork? joined the group, after which he became the leader of the group. The group`s name was then changed to the ??Improvers??. The first single was ??Out Where the Sun Shines?? This was distributed by G. G. recording. An LP was done and released in England. A single from the L P ?? Keep on Moving?? was at # 30 in the Top 100 in England. Shows were done all over Jamaica with artistes like ?Mighty Diamond, Maytone, Barbara Jones, Leon Hyatt and Ruddy Thomas.? They were tutored by ?Culture?. They also played percussion in the single ?Keep on Moving.? In the 1980?s there was a district band from Race Track called ?Solid Earth Band.? They worked with the Band and done numerous shows. However, in December 1980, the group was split up. Carlton migrated to Canada; this causing the music to pause for a year. Eventually he began singing with a band in Canada; he played and sang at night clubs along with George Nooks and Julie Spence for sometime. He also had the opportunity to do some recordings for Bunny Gemini. He talked Bunny Gemini into producing music. This he accepted and began recording for Sugar Minot and Nicodemus. A hit song entitled ?The Woman is Smarter? was done by collaborating with other artiste. However, he did not have the zeal to continue singing at the night club anymore. Therefore, he paused singing for about eight (8) years. In 1996, he became a Christian and eight (8) years later he was inspired by the Lord to write, sing and produce music such as ?Oh Why, Enemy, Too Late, Discipline and many others. He thank God for the inspiration, as he continues to inspire him to write songs to uplift the generations around the world. As a result he dedicated his life to work in the vineyard to change the lives of his brothers and sisters, to encourage those who are hurting and strengthen them in the Lord. He has anointed by the Lord and appointed his cause. He went on to say there is no greater love than the love of God. so he would encourage everyone to taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusts in him. Psalm 34 v 8. That is the God he serves.
CLIVE PROVOST "JABEZ" BORN IN LINSTEAD ST. CATHRINE JAMAICA. JABEZ IS ONE OF JAMAICA'S TOP MALE GOSPLE SINGERS. BLESSED WITH A POWERFUL VOICE , JABEZ HAS BEEN SINGING SINCE THE AGE OF 10 AND HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS IN JAMAICA. HE IS A THREE TIME JCDC GOSPEL FESTIVAL FINALIST AND YOUTH FOR CHRIST NATIONAL CHAMPION TWO TIMES. JABEZ ALSO HAS TWO ALBUMS WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY MR GIFTON SMITH THE ALBUMS HAVE BEEN DOING VERY WELL BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONALLY. JABEZ ALSO TOURS NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN EXTENSIVELY. HE IS MARRIED FOR TEN YEARS AND IS A PROUD FATHER OF TWO SONS. JABEZ IS ALSO AN ORDAINED EVANGELIST IN THE POWER OF FAITH MINISTRIES. HIS DESIRE IS TO SEE SOULS GET SAVE UNDER HIS MINISTRY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Sasha Venice Peart (Shekinah Blessed) born May 23, in Clark's Town, Trelawny. From a child growing up, music has always been her first love, she's always the leading vocalist in the Church choir. when she was about 15 years of age, she realized her gift for writing songs was discovered by writing her first song 'Tomorrow' . She auditioned for the ?digicel Rising Star? in 2007 she made it through to the top ten 'Ocho Rios' finalist. Although Shekinah Blessed was not selected for the live shows but her powerful voice was made known to her audience. Shekinah Blessed relocated to Britan in 2002 to start a new life, where she's now a residing citizen. Shekinah Blessed still continue writing songs and never give up despite the obstacles life has to offer. Despite living a secular life style Shekinah Blessed as always known that she has the calling of God upon her life. In 2005 Shekinah Blessed ministered at Grace International Miracle Ministry, at there yearly thanksgiving service hosted by Bishop Carlton Morgan. She shared the platform with Oliver Ashley, Tony Richie and Osmond Collins. In 2011 Shekinah Blessed ministered at the Built On The Rock Ministry at there yearly Convocation, Shekinah Blessed shared the platform with the Krabb Sisters, Richardo Williams, Clive Brown............, Shekinah is an anointed articulate singer and song writer in this age and time. As a chosen psalmist by the Almighty God, Shekinah Blessed's aim and determination is to restore the breach in praise and worship, with the anointing of David upon her life, not only as a singer but a prophetic psalmist, to heal the sick, break the yoke and destroy the burdens, and set them that are in spiritaul captivity free, through the precious blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is just the beginning... Shekinah Blessed is now ready to move to the next level with the gospel and would love you to be a part it. To minister the undiluted word of God uncompromisingly with power through the language of the Gospel Music in a most Professional way to the furtherance of God's Kingdom.
BIO: Dwayne Griffiths
Born with musical genetics… each individual had a talent; Dwayne Mareico Griffith’s two (2) brothers were musicians and his five (5) sisters were singers, his dad was a singing evangelist and his mom a preacher. Raised in a Christian household, the large family had their financial struggles. Those struggles motivated him to work extremely hard and literally he did so as early as seven (7)
[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]] years of age, when he started playing the drums at church.
By the age of eight (8) Dwayne was making an earning from his talent ‘playing drums’, this sometimes helped to send him and his siblings to school. Though he enjoyed playing the drums it was singing where his passion lied. The sisters sang and the brothers played music, so Dwayne mastered his percussion and learnt to play other instruments (guitar, bass and keyboard) in the progress. Soon after, he slowly started assisting with background vocals in groups. Then boldly, he started singing with his sisters.
Dwayne grew to love singing more, and went on to entering the popular JCDC Gospel Festival for his high school twice, where he failed to place. Though, later while attending the G.C. Foster College, he entered the same competition for his school and medaled each year from 2003 unto 2006.
Now groomed into a song writer, Dwayne wrote his first song in the year 2006, titled ‘Change’ after watching the news about children being abused and killed. Upon completing College, Mr. Griffiths began writing full time and by 2008, he recorded the song
‘Change’ and began work for his album, ‘Dmagri’s Anthology; Nah
Give Up’. The now completed album was launched and released in April 2012 in the United States and successfully released a few singles including ‘Nah Give Up’,
‘Bless’, ‘Change’ and ‘To my Rescue’, the album to date is receiving heavy rotations on the air waves both locally and internationally. Dmagri’s Anthology is a testimony of his relationship and growth
in Christ. ‘Dmagri’s’ meaning short for Dwayne Marieco Griffiths.
Dmagri enjoys singing because it provides a safe haven for him; it relaxes his mind and allows him to be himself. He looks forward to being onstage around the world ministering, with hopes that at least one person will feel changed and he will consider his job accomplished. This dynamic, talented artiste is a conservative, jovial, shy and reserved individual who wants to be known as the “Gospel
‘Bob Marley’”… bringing a new change in gospel music, which he believes he can accomplish
because he has musical genes.
Servant of the Lord; J.A. Smith is very passionate about his ministry; he is determine to share it with the rest of the world. His inspiration is
to see the transformation
of lives through music.
A longstanding, hardworking and dedicated musician, vocalist and performer who started his musical journey at a young age while singing on the choir of the Milk River Church of God, Ground of Truth. He is an experienced instrumentalist who plays the saxophone, guitar, keyboard and ‘plays around’ with the drum. At one point during his musical journey he received negative comments about his vocals and that kept him from singing for four years, he only continued playing the instruments during that time. He played instruments for former gospel recording artiste Lorraine Williams, who was famous for her hit song ‘I am persuaded’. During this period she needed back-up vocal arrangements to be done and J.A. Smith was granted this
opportunity when she heard him sing. This reassured him that his purpose will never die and his professional singing career began.
J.A. Smith had previously released a gospel album titled ‘All I need is You’ in the early 2000, he re- released the album in 2010; he received heavy air plays for the title track ‘All I need is You’ and ‘My Prayer’ from the album. He went on to work with music producer Ariff Butler of Bloozick Records, recording numerous songs and has received heavy rotation for the singles ‘Reasons’, ‘Victory’ and
‘Touch My Life’, he has also released the music video for ‘Touch My life’ which has been in rotation on MTMTV, LOVE TV, CVMTV & TVJ. He has performed at notable shows such as; ‘Choirs in Praise’, ‘Genesis Celebrate Jamaica Day’, ‘Revive us again’ and ‘Victory Praise’ to name a few.
Writer, Rasbert Turner dubbed J.A. Smith ‘A Man on a Mission’ in his article in the Jamaica Star Newspaper http://www.jamaica-star.com/thestar/20091124/ent/ent3.html. Indeed, a ‘Man on a Mission’, presently J.A. Smith is set to release new singles and a promo album. This Gospel Icon on the rise is on a musical journey with his aim to share his ministry with the world and he is ready to take you on this journey. J.A. Smith is indeed a ‘Man on a Mission’…
R.A. McKenzieSinger/Song-Writer/Worshiper/Author/Motivational Speaker/Minister of Religion
From Orphan to Minister… abandonment, rejection, and lack of affection are feelings Richard McKenzie felt growing up; he was abandoned by his mother as an infant, never knew his parents, and grew up in the Salvation Army and Hanbury Home for Children in Mandeville, Manchester. State Care was the closest thing to parenthood he experienced as a child, and as a result he felt unloved.
Insubordinate, stubborn and troublesome were characteristics of an adolescent McKenzie; a lonely rebellious child, raised without motherly affection. He carried the guilt of being an orphan and entertained hatred and resentment in his heart. He admittedly confessed to making a lot of continuous mistakes in his life “I kept making mistakes over and over, I just couldn’t get it right, over and over I made the same mistakes”.
Affection, care and kindness; as a young man he adapted to change, things changed when he was older; in his late teens he experienced ‘motherly love’ after being welcomed in the home of his foster parents as an addition to their family. This change, proved the impact a mother’s love can do for a child. Richard McKenzie turned his life around; he became a ‘God-fearing’ Christian, and a scrutinizing gentleman, he was now concerned with the path he would take on this journey of life, he was scared of becoming the wrong person!
Talents, passions and dreams, are what Mckenzie lives by as a man; he hopes to touch the world with the talents God deposited in him, thus far he has travelled extensively throughout the world, highlighting his ministry ‘R.A.M. Ministries’ in the capacity of ‘Minister of Religion’, ‘Prophet’, ‘Author’ and ‘Motivational Speaker’. His ministry focuses on his passion for young people; conducting street ministries and devotions at the orphanages, assisting the youths, in addition, to giving motivational speeches to encourage them and lead an exemplary life for them to follow. Recently added to his portfolio is ‘Gospel Recording Artiste/Anointed Worshiper’ going by the artiste/stage name R.A. Mckenzie. McKenzie has released the album ‘New Face; Shining for His Glory!’ in late 2012 and received overwhelming response from supporters of the R.A.M. Ministries worldwide; the Lead Single ‘Let The Church Say Amen’ a popular remake has attracted over 2 million views on YouTube alone since the release. He is gearing up to showcase R.A. McKenzie the artiste, disposing of the added talent that he’s blessed with. He Dreams of extending his music ministry across the globe and seeing people being blessed; touching the lives of believers and impacting the unchurched.
Success, achievements and regrets, an accomplished McKenzie expresses; regret not knowing his biological parents and regret not making the best of his childhood. On the other hand, he is proud of himself being an Orphan and gaining some success in life; - Author of 6 Books, produced 2 Gospel Albums, Travels extensively ministering and Pastoring his assembly ‘Kingdom Life Worship Centre’. He has achieved tremendously; working with youths and motivating them, leading a congregation, maintaining friendships, assisting people and being passionate about his mom, his ministry and the Lord.
R.A. McKenzie has survived the hardships and sufferings of being a state care Orphan to becoming a Beloved Minister; his life has transformed from Orphan to Minister…
Richard A. McKenzie is the Founder of R A. McKenzie. Ministries, Bishop of the Kingdom Life Worship Centre Ministries (Mandeville, Manchester) and the author of six (6) books namely:
1 A Miraculous Recovery
2 A True Heart-Breaking Story about Hell
3 200 Important Things to Think About
4 Embrace Your Suffering
5 A Touch of Blindness -Healed By God
Recently Published 6 The One In A Million Mom-
From My Heart to Yours
His writings provide real life revelations of the transforming power of God in a life that is yielded to Him.
He is also an anointed Worship leader and Gospel Recording Artiste. He has produced an Album entitled:
“New Face Shining For His Glory” (Recently Produced)
The album is doing well overall but the song “Let the Church Say Amen” a redo on this album has received over 1.5million views on YouTube in less than four (4) weeks. You can view his YouTube channel under his name-
RA McKenzie and visit iTunes and CD Baby for the purchase of this album.
R A. McKenzie's life story is an interesting one. He was raised in State Care as an orphan; and has survived the hardships and sufferings that come with this background. He was placed in foster care in his late teen years and later became a Christian. After moving on from his foster parents’ home, it was the love of God poured out to him through the loving care and kindness extended to him from his adopted mom; that led him to write "The 1 in a Million Mom; from my Heart to Yours."
He is a gifted communicator with over ten (10) years of experience imparting biblical principles for transformation and personal growth to the body of Christ; consistently being a voice of what God is doing and saying today as he flows effortlessly and continually in the prophetic, accurately discerning past, present and future events and happening for an individual and the Church at large. He is passionate, practical and always inspiring in his presentations; touching the lives of believers and amazingly impacting the unchurched.
Bishop McKenzie resides in Manchester, Jamaica and is a true servant of God. He serves always in love with humility, honesty, integrity and holiness and as a result has led thousands to Christ for salvation, restoration, deliverance, healing and spiritual growth. His ministry is thriving and has taken him throughout Jamaica, many Caribbean territories, Europe, United State of America, UK, Canada, North and South America.
Contact [email protected]
Soldier – Bless Biography
Artiste name: Soldier - Bless
Birth Name: Bert Hanley
Birth Place and Date: Jessups Village, Nevis, W.I, August 19th, 1977.
Bert Hanley formely known as Blessings but now“Soldier – Bless,”was born on the ninetenth of August, 1977,in jessups village, Nevis. He grew up in a Christian home and gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of ten and loved music since he was a little boy. He shorly migrated to the sister island St. Kitts to continue his life. In St.Kitts he gradually strayed away from God through the influence of friends, company, and the haunting memories of his youthful years in Nevis, being rejected and scorned by society. During his early years in St.Kittshe obtained a love for reggae/dancehall music with his mentors being Buju Banton,Chaka Demus and Pliers, and Shabba Ranks.
Soldier - Bless always had a love for God and a determination to serve Him no matter what obstacles came his way. His lifestye drastically changed in St.Kitts when he saw the crime rate was very high and many young people, particulaly men were loosing their lives rapidly. He was deeply saddened within his heart and questioned within himselfwhere each of them would spend eternity when they died . Soldier - Bless then began to seperate himself from all his distractions and encouraged himself in the Lord to live completely for Him because he believed that every youth has a purpose, and he was willing to find his purpose and help other youths find their’s.The passion to reachyouths intensified, and Soldier - Bless realized a radical change had to be made and with God’s guidance seeked to make that change.
In the year 1998, he became a member of Youth Impact Ministries, and in 2005 at the annual Jubilee Celebrations, in a reggae contest of seven participants, emerged as the winner with the song, “Be – Free.” He recorded this debut single album at “Tehilla Studio” in Trinidad. In 2002. He hosted the first ever “REGGAE SPLASH DOWN” at The Living Word Christian Center, Freeman’s Village, Basseterre, St.Kitts. He has since been the visionary and President of this event which takes place every summer with the exceptions of 2004 and 2007. He also features on the debut compilation album, “FREEDOM” byR.S.K.B. (Radical Saints doing the King’s Business), which was launched in 2008 at the fifth Annual Reggae Splash Down. He is the President of this group of young radical Christian men with a vision to restore lives and win souls through our genre of music. Soldier – Bless also launches his pre album “NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER,” at Zethur “Zeeman” Henry Birthday Bash, November 21st, 2014. Zeeman is the visionary for“Gospel Artiste Production,” and it”s debut album, “SALVATION” was launched in 2010 at the eight Annual Reggae Splash Down. R.S.K.B. and Gospel Artiste Production has been working closely to see change in the youths of our Generation. Soldier – Bless is also known as”Blessings,” which was a name that was given to him by he saying...”Blessings!!” as a way of greeting people, which actually stuck on him. “Soldier – Bless” is a name that dropped in his spirit after reflecting on his life and praying and realizing that what he had been through he must had been a true soldier indeed, and at the same time he’s blessed. He placed both words together, and he became, ‘SOLDIER – BLESS.” As Soldier – Bless he sees himself as a lion who is bold, strong and determined and therefore roars to remind himself of who he is. His favourite quote is “Heart of the Lion – Tough like Irion,” and on stage he encourages his fellow Christians by saying, “Leh me hear de Lion roar!!” He will launch his official album, “HEART OF THE LION,” in mid 2015.
With the heart of the Lion, Soldier – Bless endeavours to be steadfast and unmovable in his mission to restore broken lives and to win souls through the gift and talent God has given him to do so; through Gospel Reggae Dancehall.
Renwick Duesbury a reggae fusion artist known as E-Praise a name that defines his effective and energetic style of delivery on stage ,was born in England and grew up in South America ,Guyana and now resides in the United States of America ,Brooklyn New York. Living in new York life took a turn when after going through a season of hardship E-Praise became homeless after deciding to peruse his passion music ,but it was an opportunity to experience God in a whole new way that would change his perspective about life and God forever .
He started singing Gospel music around the age five and got stock with faith base music unto this day, he discovered his identity reggae fusion in Gospel music being drawn to both Urban and Caribbean genres at the age of 20 as a Singer ,Rapper ,Producer ,song writer and composer after transcending through different genres of Gospel in search of his musical identity. Gospel singers and rapper that have influence his style of music are Sherwin Gardner, Eddie Nebblett, Lecare, Andy Mineo , Tye Tribett ,Toby Mac , capital kings to name a few. His style is pre dominantly geared towards the youth having a passion to see young people living on purpose.
E-Praise has shared stages with Papa San ,DJ Nicholas, Yaves, Prodigal son ,Eddie Neblett and Jason Mighty ,in recent time he been sharing stages and collaborating with various Christian hip Hop rappers like cellblok,R.QTEK .He has been apart of the Caribbean Gospel tour Sons Of Thunder where he travelled to several Caribbean islands and countries performing and sharing his faith.
To date E-Praise has released an EP titled Livingonpurpose#initated which is available for free download on WWW.Soundcloud.com/Livingonpurpose#initated , he has been nominated by the Love Gospel station for an award. You can follow his progress and support his music on Facebook/Ren E-Praise , Instagram/E-Praise ,Twitter/EPraise101 ,Email : [email protected] ,view updates and listen to his music on Youtube.com/livingonpurposerecords
“Music is the poetry of the air.”
“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music,” and Danever expresses his music well.
Danever Scott has been singing since the tender age of seven. Discovering this passion opened a brand new world for the Kingston, Jamaica born musician extraordinaire.
Now a recording artiste; Danever recently released his new album entitled, “New Level,” which features collaborations with Rondell Positive, Ancient Priest and more. His works have received favorable reviews both locally and internationally, also by Motown Records in the USA.
Danever is a versatile and exemplary singer, but prides himself as a worshipper. He has made appearances on stage with artistes such as Ron Kennoly, the late Rev. Dr. Myles Munroe and other popular Jamaican gospel artiste such as Kevin Downswell, Jermaine Edwards, DJ Nicholas and more. He owes some of his appearances to major Television programs and shows such as Smile Jamaica – TVJ, Fun in the Sun and Celebrate Jesus etc.
Mr. Scott is a Minister of Religion, Seminar Presenter and Workshop Facilitator just to name a few. He is committed to spreading the love of God to all.
Minister Scott is a Music Producer. He owns his production house and record label in Mandeville known as SMG Productions. He has done many work for persons locally and internationally. He is a vocal coach and is skilled also in graphic designing, videography, animation, video editing, playing the keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, rhythm guitar and drums.
Danever and wife Terryann Scott are the proud parents of two children. The family is ministry oriented and endeavors to take the ministry of sharing Jesus Christ to as many persons they can, across the globe.
Tin I Cool
Martin Isaacs’s a.k.a Tin I Cool is young gospel artist on the rise and creating an impact in the gospel industry in recent times. One would say how he got the name Tin I Cool as a gospel artist and what does this means. Tin I Cool first name is Martin and surname Isaacs, where they take Tin from the first name and I from his surname and natural a Cool man of God. Tin I Cool has been a Christian for 14 years and a member of the Chambers of God International ministering the word in music for 12 years now. Tin I Cool has been on albums such as Mainframe Riddim compilation and Spirit Scription done by Dale “Dizzle” Virgo. Other featured albums are Gospel Share and Sing fi Jesus compilation done by A.P.S production. Tin I Cool has enjoyed heavy rotation on major radio station that endorses gospel music with the songs Ghetto Christian and Never Lose faith. Tin I Cool has another hit called God Bless and Jesus Christ Me Say which Tin I Cool has done a Video to expose is mastery deliver of the word of God. Tin I Cool has ministered on many major gospel shows such has Genesis, Christ Birth, Operation consecration, Fun In the Sun (Crossover Show).etc just to name a few. Presently Tin I Cool is promoting is two brand new singles “Bless the Lord” and “Jehovah Jireh” produced by his own label Chillin Records. Watch out for Tin I Cool for 2016-2017 has he storm onto the music seen.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 1876 878 9882
New EDM, POP, World artist R.F.W. is bringing a new flavor to the music industry; creating feverish dance music with powerful encouraging lyrics. R.F.W. released his first single, God’s Glory, in February 2016 and his second release, Holy, in April 2016; and they were met with rave reviews from fans. Reuben Eudovique, chose the name R.F.W. an acronym for Reuben Famed Warrior and Redeemed Faithful Worshipper which is the meaning of his name and describes his heart and mission for this new project. Being well acquainted with the music industry and church, R.F.W. knows the power of combining good music with encouraging lyrics.
The sixth child out of ten children, raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands then Miami, Fla, R.F.W. grew up surrounded by music. He was heavily influenced by his singer mother and playing music for his preacher father. As a result R.F.W. has embedded into him the acute understanding of the relationship between music and the spiritual. He started playing at his father’s church at the age of 9 years old; first drums, then rhythm guitar/bass guitar. He continued to play in the church for 15 years as the musical director, after which he decided to leave the church to find his own success. In his early twenties, R.F.W. formed his own Reggae band called Crucial Substance. They performed all around South Florida, and finally got their big break, embarking on a nation wide tour, with the famous Mighty Diamonds out of Jamaica, W.I.
In 1994, R.F.W. experienced a radical transformation and gave his heart to the Lord. He then took his musical talent and devoted it to Christ. He began touring and recording with Reggae Gospel artist Deryck Douglas. He went on to co-produce Deryck Douglas’ big hit When the Devil Says No, Jesus says Yes. His keen ear for music allowed him to become the minister of music at Ware Drive COG 7th Day, overseeing, teaching, and developing the musicians, choir and praise & worship team. Since then he has trained several other church’s musical departments to make good music and usher in a worship experience.
R.F.W. started a ministry called Beyond the Veil Ministry (BVM) to help refresh and motivate ministers and teach principles of Praise and of Worship. He executed two successful conferences for the ministry; one in Miami, FL and the other in Atlanta, GA. In 2013 he started to grow in the area of songwriting, hearing lyrics but still not sure what to do with his new gift. Finally he resolved to be a solo recording artist in 2016; the best way to culminate years of experience in the music industry. R.F.W. is expected to release three new singles in the next couple of months; and they promise to be evolutionary!