Olivia Sonia, an upstate New York native, currently sings with the Grammy award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, passionately ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ through song to people from all over the world. With the choir she’s taken to the stage at Barclay Center Arena in Brooklyn, and at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. to sing during the 2013 Inauguration Ceremony for President Barack Obama. She continues to sing as a musical guest at churches, conferences and special events around the country. Olivia Sonia’s album is an eclectic mix of gospel tunes that are extremely relatable and consistently focused on Christ centered lyrics. It is sure to bless both congregations and individuals alike with its range of high praise and slower points of intimacy that usher in the presence of the Lord. Her music will encourage and challenge listeners to consider Jesus, His love, sacrifice and power to heal and restore.
”When I was writing the songs on my album, I wrote what I believe God placed on my heart. I knew that I’d be on the right path if I stayed tuned into what God was saying to me. I’m so grateful and thankful for the positive feedback I’ve received. It means so much to me that these songs, these words are touching lives. I don’t take it lightly”
La’Tonya Meori is a Artist from the city of Raleigh, N.C. who has a heart for God and his people. She found her passion for singing as a child, and continues to share her gifts. Her music will inspire and uplift anyone. Her motivation is to see people blessed through the ministry that the Lord Jesus has placed within her. She is a worshiper of Jesus Christ, and understands that He is the reason for her mission. Her life has been filled with immeasurable heights, as well as significant lows; but she has grown to learn that with God nothing is impossible.
Which sparked her to write her first single “Do The Impossible”, available on all digital outlets. La’Tonya understands that, without faith it is impossible to please God, and she is a true testament to faith in Christ!-Worship leader for Ship of Zion Ministries-3 singles (first one Do the Impossible), (2nd one Lift Ya Hands), (3rd one Superman)-Debut EP to be released 2020-Owner and CEO of Kidz Pact University (see above stated information about the non profit)-Creative Director of God Did It Attire (inspiring everyone to share the goodness of Jesus Christ)-Has graced the stage with legends like, Shirley Caesar (raised under the leadership of her as well), John P. Kee and Yolanda Adams .
Unrestricted Praise offers true worship through their music ministry. The group has a long history of ministering the gospel through their music. They have been singing together for 15 years. The group has been very faithful, and because they were walking by faith and remained dedicated to the Lord, the group was formed.Unrestricted Praise is a family group, and although they faced many challenges, they were able to remain dedicated to the call. In life there are many challenges that might break you or make you, and for Unrestricted Praise those challenges have built lasting love, mutual respect, and a spiritual bond, through Christ.
As servants of the Lord, Unrestricted Praise is always willing to serve, and because of their obedience and lining up their will with God’s, many doors have opened for them. When God opens doors for you they are always more then you could ever hope or dream of, and God’s open doors has taken this anointed group to higher heights and deeper depths through worship.
Traveling and lifting the savior on various programs throughout the city of Houston, has been an honor for this family group. Well, I for one am excited about working with Unrestricted Praise, and we at River & Word are so glad to have you as a part of our river family. I know God has even greater doors for you to go through, and I pray that He continues to allow us to be a blessing to you. I pray for much success and super natural increase for your group.
Tina Hunt & Family Devotion is a family Quartet group out of the Carolinas. Known for their heartfelt songs deriving from their own personal testimonies. The group consists of Mrs Tina Hunt (lead vocals/songwriter). Along with her daughters Morgan Hunt (vocals, bass, drums), daughter Brooke Hunt (vocals/songwriter), Minister Darryl Deaver (vocals, keys), D’Andre Pittman (bass).Mrs. Tina had been singing for over 30 years before she & her husband Tony founded the group around 2008 along with their daughters.
Their first album, Family Devotion, was produced by Me. Ray Braswell and featured the such songs as “Living Above the Ground” and “I Can’t Make it”Their follow up album was produced by Mr. Demetrius Ledbetter with the title track “He’s With Me”, “Anything”, and “Step by Step” which was nominated for Song Of the Year.”FamDevo” as they are affectionately called, were nominated in 2018 for 5 Rhythm of Gospel Awards.”Our goal is to always live what we sing about & that our music greatly bless everyone who listens”.
Instruments of Musick is a gospel group from Detroit Michigan. They offer up a unique sound of gospel and inspirational music that is driven by the Pedal steel guitar, played by Gary Fatman McKinney. Once you hear their music, I know that you will enjoy it and their song “Moving Forward” has that jazzy feel and it’s available on all digital outlets. https://twitter.com/GarvinMckinney?s=09
Recording Artist and song writer Annette Daniels from Florida is a recording artist and also a dance instructor. She says that it’s very healthy to dance for the lord, and you can see it in her dance video called “My God Dance.
This not her first line dance for Christians, and you can see more by looking at her video channel. She can be reached on all social media platforms
Born fourth of five children, I was usually the quiet and observant one growing up. I think I was the one needing the least amount of reprimanding, but, shh, do not tell my siblings I said that, especially the youngest one!” Lol.
My parents gave me a lot growing up, all of which having great value and influence upon my life, but most importantly, they gave me them, and they gave me HIM.
I have worked in some form of customer service most of my life. Positions ranging from, “food service, the travel industry, a driver executing dealer trades for a Chevrolet dealer, and sales.”
No one could have made me think that one day, I would write and publish a book, yet here we are. Talk about “HIS ways not being our ways, and HIM knowing the plans HE has for us.” Umh.
Well, this is book one of several titles to be written. These writings are truly “God given,” with tiny particles of my everyday life. It is a conversation piece, be it a personal one, a one on one, or within a group.
Lastly. If you are going to come along for the full journey, “beyond the preview read that is,” please accept my apology for the delay of these writings. You see, as a Flight Attendant living in Miami FL when this story first came to me, it was a distant thought, and I didn’t have time for writing. Guess I was too busy filling my life with other things. But soon after I learned that for me, wrong priorities equaled lost and wasted time.
In closing, thank you for opening your heart and mind, to these writings. Remember, at some point we all need forgiveness so learn and choose to give it!
Rhythm & Praise Gospel Singer, Songwriter, and Vocal Arranger.
Rhythm & Praise Gospel Singer, Songwriter, and Vocal Arranger, Silas’s love of music began at the age of 7 in Florida. Growing up he played musical instruments in school and sang in church. In his earlier years, Silas was infused with the urban musical styles of the late 1980s and 1990s, which comprised of Rhythm & Blues, New Jack Swing, and Contemporary Gospel. By 1993, Silas was seizing every opportunity he could find to sing publicly in the South Florida area. Singing with various male vocal groups and providing background vocals for upcoming local Rap artists, Silas continued to build his musical craft. Silas has now taken his musical and spiritual experience to compose his Urban R&P singles release entitled “Rain on Me”, “Open Arms” and his latest “You Are God, smooth love ballads and mid-tempo jams reminiscent of the urban songs of the 90’s era of music.
Pastor Todd L. Curry, affectionately known as “Pastor T”, is a multifaceted leader in the body of Christ. Known for his service in the church, and the community, his extremely heartfelt efforts, have made an everlasting impact throughout this country and beyond. He is a dynamic preacher, prolific teacher, community activist, an award-winning producer, innovative songwriter, and pastor of 4 years of, St. Peter, The Rock, Inc., located in the Eastwood Community of Pinehurst, NC. Since becoming pastor…the ministry is flourishing, as he spreads his “Kingdom Minded”, “Vanguard”, philosophy to both young, and old.
Pastor Curry, the youngest of three children, born to the late, Bishop C.L. Curry, and Mother Gretchel Curry, was reared in the fear and admonition of the Lord. An anointed visionary, and trailblazer, he remained faithful as he worked as an associate minister, minister of music, Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and choir director, up under the tutelage of his father for 28 years. Pastor Curry is a firm believer that you can be called but you need to be quiet. You can be anointed but not appointed and need to sit back to learn. When the time was right, Bishop C.L. Curry blessed Pastor T to go forth in full-time ministry. Pastor T’s zeal for the youth is unprecedented. He and his lovely wife April (Lady A), of 24yrs, have taken in numerous youth, from every walk of life under their training. Their hearts also go out to the lives of their ‘special needs’ children. Curry and his wife opened up Curry’s Haven, LLP in 2008, a six-time nationally accredited company set up to house, train, support, and service, special needs children and adults.Pastor T’s passion for the unsaved and less fortunate has blossomed into his outreach ministry, TLC Unlimited, Inc. Through this outreach ministry, Pastor Curry and staff feed and clothe the underprivileged, assist people in getting them back on their feet through job placement, schooling, or setting them up in permanent shelter. Under the umbrella of TLC Unlimited, was the nationally acclaimed, award winning group…Todd Curry and FOCUS. Todd Curry and Focus won several, national awards. They appeared on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel during their Sunday morning taping. They were 1 of 42 groups of every genre of music across the country (1 of 2 gospel groups) selected by the State Dept. of the United States to attend the audition phase of the Rhythm Road Project at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. This group was also selected by a panel of judges by the Gospel Music Channel and American Heart Association as one of the nation’s top 10 groups. Todd Curry’s freshman Project, “It’s All Good” along with their Sophomore Project, “Quit Playin’ Church”, was released by Todd Curry’s own record company, TLC Unlimited, Inc. & received National Digital distribution with Treveno/Ingrooves/Universal Music Groups. They also received National physical distribution w/ New Day Christian Distribution and BDG/Red which is a division of Sony Music Group and was released in stores nationally. Stores included Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart, Barnes & Noble, FYE and many others! You can hear them on Sirius Radio, Pandora & many other stations across the country. Pastor Curry has now recorded with the ministries of St. Peter, The Rock, Inc. The ministries include the choir, children/youth choir, men’s chorus, Praise and Worship teams, and a new young group of sisters called, “Lyric”. Pastor T is attempting to bring gospel music, especially the choir sound, back to the church one song at a time. He has just released the classic hit single, “He’s Worthy” made popular by the late Dr. Jonathan Greer & The Cathedral of Faith Choir! This carefully respected classic is sure to make a resurgence to every church in America as well as abroad because our Lord and Savior is still ‘worthy’ to be praised! Whether preaching in Jamaica, in front of 1,000’s, or speaking to 1 lost soul, in the streets, God’s Word never changes…Holiness is RIGHT. Through his sociable personality, and serene demeanor, Pastor Todd L. Curry, remains a light house through which sinners, in a dark world, can see the Christ in him, and find refuge in the love of Jesus Christ.
I’m a born and raised Nashville Artist who has a heart for the people. There’s nothing more that I want to see other than the people doing better, and making decisions that result in growth. My music is based on trying to inspire the people. I also have dealt with depression for many years.
So I love to express in my music all of my pain my tears and my trials and tribulations so that maybe I could help someone going through the same thing that I’m going through.