Musical Artist - Stellar Award Nominee -

Kelontae Gavin has been called a “live-wire” by New York Times Pop critic Jon Caramanica, for his stage presence and well-seasoned vocal gymnastics. Two years after going viral following a Facebook post, and over1 million views later, his interpretation of "I Won't Complain” caught the attention of music executive and hitmaker Marquis Boone, which led to Gavin’s signing with Tyscot Records in 2016 and a single EP release, Higher, later that year in the fall and reached Top 25 on Billboard Hot Single Sales chart. The song also earned the singer a Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination in the category of Youth Project of the year in January 2018.

In April 2018, Gavin released his 11-track full-length live debut album, The Higher Experience, which made its debut at No. 2 on the Top Gospel Albums chart. Gavin’s bass-booming radio lead single, "No Ordinary Worship," has had success on multiple Billboard charts reaching No. 14 on the Gospel Airplay chart in May 2018. In 2019, Gavin is once again nominated for several Gospel Stellar Awards including male vocalist of the year, contemporary male vocalist of the year, contemporary cd of the year, and praise and worship cd of the year.


Lead Pastor, Vision Center Christian Church

Jenice Borges, is pastor of Vision Center Christian Church. She was born in Queens, New York. In 1991 she became a active members of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross, Ga. At the age of nine she gave her life to t he Lord; she matured spiritually under the leadership of her Pastor William L. Sheals. Serving in many capacities at “the Well” she was the assistant youth instructor for teen discipleship for three years, also served as the youth mission’s coordinator and served as youth minister in Teen Church. All of this taught her patience, gave her endurance and pushed her closer to God’s purpose. She also served as the Assistant Director of Vigor Youth Ministries for three years. God began molding her yet, he had another plan of action. Upon accepting her calling in ministry, she diligently worked in many areas of outreach ministry and added support throughout various ministries of the church. She was licensed in November 2003 and then ordained in November 2007 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor William L. Sheals.

Pastor Jenice has traveled with international missions in Haiti and Jamaica. God began stretching her to higher heights with new dimensions. In 2011 Jenice founded JSB Ministries where she authored two books “Young and Called” and “You can. You will. God said.” And also the writer and producer of the stage play “TAKEN.” She served as a Elder at Hopewell Northeast, where she taught Minister Training courses and served as support to the Young Adult and Youth Ministries, as well as to Pastors Gerard and Veta Blanding. April of 2017 Jenice planted the Vision Center Christian Church in Gwinnett County. One of her greatest sayings is “Vision is Life.” Pastor Jenice is always looking forward to what God has in store and making disciples for the Kingdom along the way.



This is King Tall T. Bessemer born, 1987 as Timothy Thompson by his mom Kimberly and pops Michael in Bessemer Alabama. He was known in the hood by bookworm because of his glasses, and was also called "little Will Smith". As a child his hobbies were art, basketball and music. In school a lot of people knew him for "beating" on tables, mimicking popular music of his childhood, like "one in a million" by Timbaland for Aaliyah, and tons of others. He soon grew to realize that as talented as any and everyone in his family and state were, there had to be God there in the middle. He went through young trials and tribulations such as runaways, addiction and other life challenges of a young man in the south. Let's just say that it's allGODbuddy that he made it this far. "A new way of praise" is what GOD told him to make, and ever since that revelation, he has made beat for beat, rap for rap and album for album centered in praising God. Over 100+ songs online, and due to an apartment fire that happened to him and his wife in mid 2015, they are starting over as far as music, but we have come to a conclusion that we have only heard the beginning...


Self-Published Author | Poet/Spoken Word Artist

She focuses on building the confidence in our brothers and sisters, as well as, providing hope to those who have lost it. Her poems Fly, Standard, Reality Check and Personified Prayer signify hope to those who lack self esteem or have lost their way. Elitess' original poems Dear Soulmate, Romance me and Simple Things deal with relationships and the pure essences of them.


Minister | Licensed Therapist

Whitney's motto is "God wants you whole."

Whitney Milord is a transplant to the Atlanta, GA area from Carlisle, PA. Whitney is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in helping youth and young adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Whitney is a licensed minister who loves God's people and is truly passionate about helping individuals reach their highest potential.



Clean comedian with witty humor and a charming and captivating personality guaranteed to make the event one to remember! Kennedy has been influenced by Dick Gregory, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, Sinbad, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Jamie Foxx, Ron G, and Mike Goodwin

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