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I Will Trust

Thrilled to have Fred Hammond's latest album, I Will Trust. It is classic Fred: encouraging, uplifting, inspirational, melodic, and full of praise.

Fred Hammond is consistent. Since his days with Commissioned back in the 1980's, he has produced excellent material. I Will Trust does not deviate.

These are songs that are possessive and/or minister straight to the heart of the Father. Songs like "All the Way,"  "His Perfect Love," and "I Will Trust" vary from upbeat to slow and intimate.

Do not debate purchasing this album. Get it!


  • A huge congratulations to Mr. Antoine Simmons and Mrs. Karen Nelson. Yesterday, they were elected as President and 1st Vice President of the Whitfield County, GA Chapter of the NAACP, respectively. Both of them also go to my church. It is an honor to serve and worship with them. Even before they were elected, they were and have always been a blessing to the church and my hometown community in Dalton and northwest GA/southeast TN. Their election also reflects great leadership in our Bishop, Dr. Bishop Stephen A. Thomas. Every sermon is packed with Bible-based wisdom to push us to Christ-glorifying lives.
  • Another congratulations to Mr. Todd Suttles, one of the newest members of the Gaither Vocal Band. They released a new album this year with Todd as a member. He is GVB's very first African-American member. I am blessed to know his family. The Suttles family are some of the most genuine, kindest, and musical people on the planet!!! Some of his family members also attend my church and yes, it is an honor to serve and worship with them as well!
  • By the way, that church is Community Fellowship Church in Dalton, GA
  • Luke 1:37 teaches that nothing is impossible with God. These successes prove just that. God is all-powerful and when our hearts are in the right place (seeking His kingdom first-Matthew 6:33), everything else is beautifully and bountifully added!!!


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Other than piano, you can definitely expect to hear sounds of 1980's and 1990's-era synthesizers filtered throughout the upcoming album.

I admire the newer sounds we have today, but none of them quite replicate the original, synth-led sounds of 80's and 90's music.

In my opinion, 80's and 90's sounds present the perfect crossover of analog and digital mixes that were limitless in use and expression.

It is no wonder that modern synthesizers today still draw inspiration from 80's and 90's technology. It was simply some of the most innovative audio machinery ever created.

No shame here. Expect 80's and 90's vibes to come your way in my upcoming project.

Stay Tuned!!!

A pile of my module racks from the 80's and 90's used and simulated on my upcoming jazz album.

CFC Youth Day

CFC Youth Day was nothing short of remarkable.

Children, teenagers, young adults (my generation) sang, danced, praised, and worshiped God with passion, love, joy, energy, and sincerity.

We led, both, the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM services and the LORD ministered through us in His own powerful way.

I am very grateful to have preached at the 10:00 AM service. (Came from 2 Timothy 1:7).

Something amazing happens when we move ourselves out of the way and allow the LORD to communicate His Word through us. He does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. And when you summarize the meaning He brings to life, you realize that all the of the glory belongs to Him.

The reality of God's presence gives life, and everything we involve ourselves in, brand new meaning.

God's awesomeness was displayed in a monumental way today. A flame was kindled in our youth and the church as a whole.

Today was special.

Big thanks to everyone who helped make today such a great success, you know who you are!



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GRAMMY nominated jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson was in the house.

Before I go any further, I must give kudos to Allyson and her band consisting of Miro Sprague (piano & Rhodes), Jeff Johnson (upright & electric bass), and Jerome Jennings (drums). They were great!

Allyson's clear voice and the band's musical prowess made for a top-quality performance. There is no room to doubt: everyone on the stage last night were professionals.

Being at Birdland is an experience, if anything, because of its rich history in providing a venue in entertainment-rich Manhattan for jazz artists and musicians.

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