Regarded as one of the foremost authorities on music in the Black Church, Nolan Williams, Jr. is the Chief Music Editor of the bestselling African American Heritage Hymnal (nearly 400,000 copies sold worldwide) and Associate Editor of the newly-released hymnal Total Praise. Through NEWorks (, Williams writes and produces music for television and film, and develops inspirational arts programming with key religious, arts, educational and humanitarian organizations and institutions.

Jermaine Manor is a gifted young man with a passion for God, music and people.
As a trained musician and teacher, he is a strong believer in empowering others through worship and fine arts.

Jermaine is the Music Director at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Auburn University with an emphasis on vocal pedagogy and choral music.

Cecilia Olusola Tribble is an artist, songwriter, event planner, and worship consultant from Nashville, TN. She has a BA in Music Education, with a concentration in double bass, vocal jazz, and early music from the University of Memphis. She is a recent graduate from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, where she concentrated on Black Church Studies and Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture.

Brandon A. Boyd currently serves as the Music Director of Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a recent graduate of Tennessee State University where he studied Choral Music Education with emphasis in Piano, Choral Conducting and Organ.

Jason Powell is a Christian minister, worship leader, musician, singer and songwriter with a passionate vision for touching lives through the Presence and Power of God.

He continues to work in Christian ministry by blending the Word of God with the music of the soul into a heavenly mixture that reaches the heart of God and blesses countless lives.

Jason married his high school sweetheart in 2008 and they both are expecting great things to come as they seek to live in a manner pleasing to their heavenly Father..

Charles B. Cotton, Jr. is the Minister of Worship and Arts at Olivet Institutional Baptist Churchin Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a bachelor of arts in Sacred Music from Johnson C. Smith University. His goal in life is to help someone as he walks his own spiritual journey.

Courtney-Savali Andrews is currently a Fulbright Scholar working on a second Ph.D. She is a student at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her area of focus is Ethnomusicology. She is also a musician and youth leader at the Grey Lynn Community Baptist Church in New Zealand.

Neichelle Guidry Jones is the Associate Pastor of Young Adults at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and currently a Ph.D. student in Liturgical Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.