Written by Min. Che’ri Humphrey, M.ED; October 15, 2013
Founder & President of Diamonds In The Rough (DITR)…Finding The Spirit In Me!
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CONTINUATION OF THE HOLLA BACK GOSPEL AWARDS 2013....
The 2013 Holla Back Gospel Awards produced by Jerry Green of WYBC & WJRG in New Haven, CT was truly special and most FANTABULOUS!!! Awesome anointed musicians, writers, singers, pastors, community leaders were awarded such as: JJ Hairston of Youthful Praise, Dionne Warwick, “Hollywood,” R. Patryce Bryant (also singer in Kevin Monroe & Devotion), Kelly Turner-Cole of Breakfast Chain Fund & a Movie (recently awarded as honoree at DITR’S ASIB 5: GRACE on Aug 3rd), Big T of WDJZ, Blessings, and more.
The evening started very high, and continued on throughout the night from the quartet group who sang, “Jesus” to the award winning and charismatic JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise graced the stage at Hillhouse in New Haven, CT for the 8th annual gospel awards. Kent of WNHU, Elder Ernest Richards aka “Preacher 7.19,” Sharlene Perry, Jerry Green’s daughter and other assisted in announcing and gifting these movers and shakers with their honors and awards for all the hard work they’ve done in the music industry, media, and in their communities.
Although I’ve been given 2011 Community Service Award for my ministry organization DITR... ; I still enjoyed Saturday, October 12th just as much because so many of my friends were being honored along with the spirit of the Lord being so high in the room. Those that were given awards were nothing less than exceptional and do service by musical worship in a spirit of EXCELLENCE, and are totally in their calling!!!
All I can say is FANTABULOUS!
One woman of God who particularly struck my interest on October 12, 2013 was R. Patryce Bryant who won the 2013 CT Gospel Award for Best Female Gospel Artist. I met her at the 2nd Annual Community Festival in Bridgeport coordinated by Author ML Brooks who’s on the radio periodically with Big T of WDJZ. At the festival I immediately recognized the gift, talent, and sharpness of her voice and had to meet her. I then asked her to come out and sing at our 5th Annual Talent Showcase & Competition on Aug. 3rd, “A Star is Born 5: Grace” because she was so passionate, poised, filled with such a powerful anointing, and a great stage presence unbeknownst at the time she’d worked with Edwin Hawkins, was a background singer for Kevin Monroe & Devotion; had her own TV Show, and was a writer herself, solo artist with CD’s out, etc, etc lol. I just recognized the “it” in her.
R PATRYCE’S BIOGRAPHY…
The passion that flows through R. Patryce Bryant is evident and is a true expression of her gratefulness and worship towards the Lover of her soul.
R. Patryce Bryant is a native of New Haven, CT, educated in the New Haven Parochial school system and is a graduate of Stone Business Academy. She serves as an Elder at Triumphant Ministries, Incorporated, where the honorable Senior Leader is Apostle Designate Cynthia Gee-West. Elder Bryant also serves as the Music Technician for the Music Department of TMI and is the lead worship singer of the praise team, the Voices of Purpose.
‘Bryant as she is so affectionately called, has been singing in a choir since the tender age of 14 months old and began training choirs and became a church organist at the age of 12 years old. ‘Bryant served as Minister of Music for 25 years in churches in CT and NY. She has worked to develop her singing skills by participating with the Edwin Hawkins Music Workshop and Seminar Choir as well as mentored by the late Willie R. Smalls. Bryant has also trained vocally under one of New Haven’s finest opera singers, Ms. Tiffany Jackson, Soprano. Bryant has opened up for many main stream Gospel Artists as well as sung background for Melba Moore and Phil Perry.
‘Bryant knew at an early age that she had an assignment to preach the gospel and walked into that ministry at the age of 25. Four years later she was ordained as an Evangelist. From 1994 to 1995 she served as an interim Pastor in Bridgeport, CT. For the last 19 years she has been mentored by her very qualified Senior Leader, Apostle Designate Cynthia West of Triumphant Ministries, Inc. in Bridgeport, CT.
’Bryant is gifted in evangelizing through the gospel as well as through the Fine Arts in the Body of Christ, including composing music and writing plays. Her music single “I’ll Trust” was released October 1, 2012. This single was birthed out of a total reinvention of her life by the Word of God. She has an incredible message of hope and inspiration that exudes with every musical utterance from her lips to the ears of every listener.
RPB has played behind many gospel greats such as Bishop TD Jakes, Prophet James Lane, Evangelist Carolyn Showell, Bishop Michael Rogers, Bishop Iona Locke, Evangelist Twinkie Clark, the Late Bishop Timothy Wright and many more.
In April 2012 recorded with Kevin Monroe & Devotion at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT.
October 6, 2012 R. Patryce Bryant won the 2012 Jerry Green’s HollaBack Gospel Award for Most Popular Gospel Artist in CT.
It is Bryant’s desire to fulfill her Purpose in Christ and to evangelize to the Body of Christ by living the Word of God and preaching the Word of God and to sing the message that “our God is able to do exceeding and abundantly above all we can ask or think.”
April 2013, she opened up for Marvin Sapp, New Haven, CT.
September 2013 Recorded at Horizon Studios, West Haven, CT with Kevin Monroe and the Legendary Edwin Hawkins.
October 12, 2013 R. Patryce Bryant won the 2013 CT Gospel Award for Best Female Gospel Artist.
‘Bryant is a proud mother of the loves of her life, Pejay and Whitney.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BOOKING HER FOR SINGING MINISTRY ENGAGEMENTS OR PREACHING ENGAGEMENTS GO TO THE FOLLOWING:
R PATRYCE BRYANT http://youtu.be/wiyNdraYeYk
http://youtu.be/uxCIY6lmCts "Show Yourself" written and sung by R Patryce Bryant
http://youtu.be/28P6HhFVNTU "For Every Mountain" sung by Triumphant Ministries Fire Choir...soloist -R Patryce Bryant
http://youtu.be/wiyNdraYeYk single released in October 2013 - "I'll Trust" written and sung by R Patryce Bryant
PREACHING MINISTRY VIDEO CLIPS:
http://youtu.be/iHJXPlKKaMA Part 2
http://youtu.be/9CCmwK4y4c0 Part 4
http://youtu.be/pPhmNC5vGo0 R Patryce Bryant - Bring It
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES; KJV BIBLE:
Psalms 95:1 - O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:19 - Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Romans 15:9 - And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, for this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
James 5:13 - Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.
Acts 16:25 - And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
John 4:24 - God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
1 Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
1 Corinthians 14:19 - Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that [by my voice] I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an [unknown] tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:15 - What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Romans 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 14:23 - And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.
Acts 17:11 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
John 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments.
ONE OF THE SALVATION PRAYERS IS ROMANS 10:9 (SAY ALOUD)
Diamonds in the Rough (DITR)…Finding The Spirit In Me Int’l Min. Organization had our 3rd annual Women Survivor of Abuse Workshop held in Norwalk on Saturday, Oct. 5th; “Running Into the Light!” RIL #3 turned out to be a powerful explosion of testimonials of overcoming and surviving traumatic abusive relationships, demonstrations, presentations, lessons, fun activities, food, laughter, and intimacy-enjoying and getting to know each other while identifying with the pain, hurts, mistakes, connecting spiritually, and helping each other to realize areas where we need to grow.
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