Dr. Tevis Harris is a Rocky Mount, NC native and currently serves as the worship leader and choir director at Word Tabernacle Church under the leadership of Pastor James D. Gailliard.Tevis started singing in the church choir as a young boy and found that he was musically gifted. He has been a background vocalist for several artist and musical productions. Over the years, he has had the amazing privilege to sing with legendary and award-winning artists such as Bishop F.C. Barnes & Company and Pastor Luther Barnes and the Red Bud Gospel Choir and Restoration Worship Center Choir.
His new single, Fight, was released in July 2019 and is his first musical production as an independent artist. The song features the group FAVOR, comprised of several of his friends and family. In addition to being a dynamic worship leader and choir director, Tevis is an accomplished educational administrator and presenter who loves to serve in his community. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Dr. Janeé Avent Harris and they have one daughter, Carsen Olivia. Tevis honors God for his spiritual growth and counts it all joy for all that God has done and is going to do in his life.
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Tickets On Sale Now for JoyFest 2020 at Carowinds and Kings Dominion!
One of the largest attended and longest standing Gospel Music Festivals in the country, JoyFest is coming back to Carowinds in Charlotte, NC on May 23, 2020 and Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA on July 11, 2020. This year’s festivals boast a fantastic lineup of Gospel music greats, including multiple Grammy award winner Kirk Franklin, top ranked gospel performer and pastor of New Life Fellowship Church John P. Kee, songwriter and up-and-coming force in the gospel music industry Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Grammy nominee and Dove award winner Jekalyn Carr, and one of the brightest new voices in music Gene Moore with emcee Mr. Talkbox.
Tickets for both JoyFest festivals are on sale now! Prices start at $49 and discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Tickets include all day admission to the amusement park, a full day of park rides and fun, in addition to a full evening of concerts.
One listen to Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers of Charlotte and anyone within earshot knows that these young men and women are gifted vocalists. This Award Winning Ensemble began as a community choir in 2002. Over the years, the Lord has matured them into possessing an electrifying presence in the Gospel Music Industry. Their unforgettable performances have placed in them in the company of Gospel notables such as JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Israel & New Breed, Maurette Brown Clark, Bryon Cage, Deitric Haddon, Marvin Sapp, John P. Kee, Jonathan Nelson, DeWayne Woods, Micah Stampley, and Lexi.
Their current single I WIN, The Remix” features Stellar Award Nominee, Dove Award Nominee and lead singer for the award-winning Donald Lawrence & Tri City Singers, LeJuene Thompson & multi-Stellar Award Nominee Uncle Reece. The song debuted at #9 on ITunes 100 Gospel Christian Music New Release Charts. I Win The Remix also charted on BDS Gospel Charts as one of the top 100 Gospel Songs in the Country. They caught the attention of the industry netting an impressive 8 nominations for awards such as the 2015 Rhythm of Gospel Awards, the 2015 Independent Artists Christian Music Awards and the 2015 Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards, winning the 2015 Gospel Image Award for Best Video of the Year, the 2016 Gospel Image Award for Group Of The Year and the 2016 Carolina Music Video Award for Best Gospel Video and the 2019 Gospel Image Award Trailblazer of the Year Award. As these opportunities and accolades have been humbling, they do believe that God can and will do even greater in their lives if they continue to seek HIM first. “Experience the singing, the sound and their heart to worship HIM. This is not a show but a true worship experience”.
To capture the heart of God while simultaneously compelling others to an intimate relationship with Christ, is Jokia Williams in a nutshell. A guitar playing singer and songwriter, she aims to deliver a sound that makes an impression on every heart that lends their ear to her message through music. This can be seen quite evidently in her debut single “Amen”, which garnered the type of traction that is uncommon, yet impressive, for a release not supported by a record label or major marketing. Prior to the digital release of “Amen”, Jokia offered a soul-stirring performance of the song at Marquis Boone’s 2015 Discovered conference that landed her a demo recording deal. Since then, and with much dedication to her craft and devotion to God, Jokia’s ministry continues to gain visibility, amazing opportunities and platforms to minister through music, and the greatest gift of all: lives changed. There is more than music to Jokia Williams. She is also a proud wife (to Benjamin Williams) and a mother of 2 amazing daughters. Career Highlights Christian/Gospel Album Sales at #29 Christian Album Sales #26 Heatseekers South Central #7 Nielsen Soundscan and GMA gospel sales #4
Jokia and her husband Ben also has a clothing line called “God Sent’.
Gospel singer Beebim is a gospel Artiste,currently living in Alberta province of Canada. Beebim is an IT systems Analyst by profession and has deep passion for music and writing songs. Beebim wrote her first original song at the age of 19 but recently released her first debut single titled “amazing”.She is a natural female Tenor singer, a praise and worship leader in her local church.
Durmond Glanton was born on July 14, 1977. Since the time of his conception, the enemy has had a hit out on Durmond’s life. At the age of 4, he taught himself how to play the drums, and had it mastered by the age of 9. He served faithfully as the church drummer until the age of 22. It was then when Durmond locked himself in a room and taught himself how to play the piano.In 2000, while attending a local revival in Rochester, NY, a prophet named Eric Cooper from Phoenix, Arizona spoke into Durmond’s life and declared that “After the Storm, God is going to put your name in lights for the world to see.”Since then Durmond has survived 3 strokes, beginning stage lung cancer, a minor heart attack, homelessness, drug addiction and suicidal battles. If you ask him today, “Durmond, how were you able to go through all of that at such a young age and STILL survive?” His answer is simple, “When God is fighting for you, you can’t lose. People CHOOSE to be defeated, I choose to be UNDEFEATED with God on my side.”
Durmond is now a skillful Minister of Music at the WOW (Winning Over the World) Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an accomplished songwriter, vocal coach, music teacher, music producer and recording artist. His main goal in Kingdom work and in life, is changing the world “One song at a time”. Durmond’s plans are to give back to less fortunate churches in their music departments to help build strong bible based musicians for Ministry. He is a great example of overcoming all odds, and allowing others to see that ONLY through Jesus Christ, we are “UNDEFEATED”.
Hailing from Chicago Illinois, Bobbi Lane Bobbi Lane has been singing since an early age. Growing up, music has always been a major part of her life and she knew early on this was the gift that God had given to her to reach the world through spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in song. Her strong and powerful vocals, yet jazzy feel, with an indescribable uniqueness blend of phrasing and her contemporary style; gives her ab appeal with music lovers of all generations.
Bobbi is the daughter of Pastor and Ms. Abram Lane. Christian values and serving the Lord was instilled in her at an early age. One thing that she desires of the Lord and that she will seek after, is to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.Taking all that has been placed within her to reconcile the lost unto Him.
Bobbi has shared the stage with many of Gospel artists such as Ricky Dillard, Earnest Pugh,Deitrick Haddon, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, Fred Hammond and many more. Her mission is to go beyond the four walls of the church and to minister to non-gospel listeners, as well as the younger generation. Bobbi has a heart and mission for young people and she believes that it is her destiny to sing the Lord praises to a dying generation.
When Bobbi is not ministering, she dedicated her time to her husband and her two boys.
PMJ (Pastor Mike Jr.) is blazing a new trail. Not only does he Pastor one of the fastest growing ministries in the south, he’s now a 5x Stellar Nominated Gospel Artist!
His soulful voice and vibe connects with practically every genre! His breakout and highly anticipated album, LIVE FREE features inspirational anthems that speak to the reality of each person. It speaks to that desire to win, recover, and survive! His sound is sure to appeal and reach the hearts of young and old alike. His songs are designed to tackle real life issues in a lyrical manner and peppered with life and gospel truth from the sages of old.
Paula+Angie are National Recording Artists and are a dynamic mother and daughter duo that share their love and passion for God’s word through music – Traditional Gospel, Southern Gospel, Contemporary and Hymns. In 2018 they were considered for the 60th GRAMMY® Awards ballot in the categories of Best Gospel Song of the Year, Best Arrangement w/ Vocals & Music, Best Producer (Angie) for their single “Where Do We Go.” They were also nominated for Best Duo/Group of the Year for the 2018 Steeple Awards and Producer of the Year (Angie) for the 2018 S&M Indie Music Awards. They’ve also been considered for the 47th GMA Dove Awards ballot in 2016 for their fresh arrangement on the Andraé Crouch classic, “Soon & Very Soon”, in the category of Contemporary/Urban Recorded Song of the Year. In 2017 they were nominated for the Rhythm Of Gospel Awards – Traditional Song of the Year, CCM Christian Song of the Year, Alternative Christian Song of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year (Angie) and the 2017 T.I.M.A./Prayzefactor Awards for Traditional Gospel Group of the Year and Urban Contemporary Group of the Year. In 2015, they were named Prayzefactor Awards Traditional Gospel Group of the Year.
Paula Greene and Angie Greene Gray live in North Carolina with their families, and they decided in 2013 to come together with their vocal gifts as Paula+Angie. Paula sings soprano with Angie on alto—each with her unique style—but the blend, they say, is “truly a God thing.”
Candace Noadiah Shantell Bryant was born on October 11, 2003 @ Trident Medical Center. Candace was always a good and happy child. In April 2004, she became fussy and had to be taken to the doctor. She was hospitalized and they diagnosed her with ricketts and epilepsy seizures. Candace went through a lot of medical challenges from the age of 6 months to 5 years old. Candace accepted Christ into her life at a very early age and she still has a thirst after the love of God. Candace is a very fun and outgoing person. She is an honor student, who takes her work very seriously. When she sets her mind on something, she has enough faith to birth it into reality. She set a goal and saw it through to be school queen, and she earned the honor of being 2017-2018 School Queen of Miracle Academy Preparatory School.
October 5, 2019, she attended the Live Recording of Jekalyn Carr at the 15th Praise in the Park Atlanta. On top of that, she met Jekalyn in person, her #1 favorite artist of all time! What a dream come true! She loves all of her family & yours too! Her heart is so big, that it’s hard for her to express it at times. If you ever see her in worship service, then you know she has no problem expressing that. However, she decided to take it to another level of worship by deciding to be a praise dancer. She has allowed the Lord to really show up and show out through her in dance. October 13, 2018, she had her first Birthday Celebration, which was also declared her dance ministry anniversary day. This celebration has turned into an annual event, where strong bonds have developed with other praise & mime dancers. December 7, 2019, Candace joined E.L. Thompson Ministries on his 2020 Vision Tour full of talented dance ministers in Whitesville, NC. This opportunity allowed her to begin fulfilling another desire to travel all around the world dancing for God. Candace is knows this is just the beginning of what God has in store for her.