Posts Tagged ‘Windsor Village UMC’

Houston’s Angela Bennett Sings A New Song

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

angela bennettGood things come out of Houston, and Angela Bennett is indeed a good thing.  The powerhouse singer makes a stunning debut with the release of Rock Steady, a Louisiana Zydeco flavored track produced by Bobby Sparks and Mark Simmons giving the listener concrete evidence that Jesus is the sure foundation.

Bennett hails from a musical dynasty (the late Carole Allen Simmons is her mom) and she and her siblings nurtured their gifts while singing in the choir at Greater Emmanuel Church of God in Christ.  The COGIC experience brought her to glean from the wisdom of Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, Sara Jordan Powell, Douglas Miller and Bettye Ransom Nelson.  As her gift made room , Shirley Joiner and Carl Preacher (of BCS fame) came recruiting her for membership in the Southeast Inspirational Choir.  Opportunity would knock again leading to a two-year acting stint in Japan.  Bennett made her return to the US and found a place in music ministry at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church under the leadership of Pastor KirbyJohn Caldwell.

“I’m so excited for this new season”, states Bennett.  “Convinced that God orders our steps and knows how to get us to where we need to be, I can say that I am happy for the journey and excited for the places God is taking me. I am a yielded vessel ready for the Master’s use.”

Rock Steady is available at digital outlets and heads to radio this week.

Kathy Taylor Invites You To Church Windsor Village Style

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Kathy Taylor has a burning desire for everyone to experience WORSHIP as she has for the last 25 years leading the music department at Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church. Seeing that she cospiritofagratefululdn’t get everyone to move to Houston, she decided on the next best thing. Kathy Taylor is proud to introduce you to her church via Spirit of A Grateful People, the Windsor Village Church Family Worship & Arts Ministry, the first album from her  Katco Music Group label.

“This record was born out of a desire to tell God… We are grateful,” Taylor shares, “with all the natural disasters and tragedies…we remain grateful to Him.”  “The album was a homegrown project,” Taylor adds, “most of the songs were written by members of Windsor Village United Methodist Church Mass Choir.” Taylor notes that the CD offers something for everyone.  “This is a family album, there is music for every generation from the grandmother to the grandbaby.”

 

The Passing of Henry Hanq Neal

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

GOSPEHanq NealLflava has been informed of the passing of Minister Henry Hanq Neal as a result of complications after suffering a massive heart attack earlier during the week.  Neal is a recognizable fixture in Gospel music circles having performed with, the Pentecostal Ambassadors,  Donald Vails’ Choraleers and more notably with the late Rev. James Cleveland and the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

An accomplished singer, songwriter, choir director and musician, Neal relocated to Houston, Texas in 1984 to serve at a small Windsor Village United Methodist Church under Reverend KirbyJohn Caldwell.  At the time, the choir began with a modest 25 voices.  Under Neal’s tenure, the choir grew from one to five choirs with over 500 active participants.  Neal was serving in music ministry at the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston at the time of his passing.