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The Historical Celebration of the Births of Two Christian Leaders: Gospel Music

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John P. Kee's Background

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John Prince Kee is a pastor and gospel recording artist (born June 4, 1962; Durham, North Carolina) whose moniker is "The Prince of Gospel Music," hence his middle name. He is the 15th of 16th children of his family of origin. He is the recipient of seven Grammy Award nominations.

John P. Kee's Accomplishments

Kee has penned gospel hits for numerous artists and aggregations including: Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Dorinda Clark-Cole, The Mississippi Mass Choir, The Florida Mass Choir, Stephanie Mills, and The Hawkins Family. In 1982, he made history as the he became the first person to write more than one song for James Cleveland's Gospel Music Workshop of America.

John P. Kee's Selected Grammy-Award Nominated Projects

In 1981, Kee formed the group New Life Community Choir in Charlotte, North Carolina which garnered seven Grammy Award Nominations including:

  • Show Up (1995, certified gold)
  • Strength (1997)
  • Not Guilty (1999)

John P. Kee Today

In 1995, John P. Kee became the pastor of New Life Fellowship Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Joyce Meyer and Her Television Ministry

Joyce Meyer (born June 4, 1943; St. Louis, Missouri) is a St. Louis area based Charismatic Christian leader. In 1985, Meyer founded the ministry "Life in the Word." Her current television ministry, was launched in 1993. In 2005, she was ranked #17 on a Time Magazine List of "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America."

Selected New York Times Best Seller Titles by Joyce Meyer

  • The Confident Woman
  • God is Not Mad At You
  • Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits
  • Living Beyond Your Feelings
  • Do Yourself a Favor Forgive
  • The Penny
  • Never Give Up
  • Eat the Cookie...Buy the Shoes
  • The Power of Simple Prayer
  • Look Great Feel Great
  • I Dare You
  • Change Your Words, Change Your Life
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