Welcome to the revival! Come on in and leave your troubles at the door.
“Worthy God” is a moving declaration of faith and devotion by a true emerging voice on the contemporary gospel scene.
Part of the full-length CD Building Up the Kingdom, “Worthy God” is sure to ignite the fire of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of all the assembled, and our raised voices will set the rafters ablaze.
About M. Roger Holland II:
What do you get when you mix a musician who is a pianist, organist, singer, composer, arranger and symphony maestro together? M. Roger Holland, II!! A man who knows Jesus and thanks him with every note he sings, plays, or writes. When you listen to Roger, you will know that God has touched His servant and in that touch, there will be a blessing for you!
Roger has always had a passion for music. It started with him tinkering on his toy piano as a child and grew to him being accepted to the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. Roger's falsetto has opened many doors for him. He was a member of the All City High School Choir. Hearing his vocal abilities, he was recruited by the internationally known Boys Choir of Harlem. His musical talents garnered him a position playing keys on two Broadway plays in New York, The Color Purple and Memphis.
When you witness the musicianship of M. Roger Holland II you will recognize the influences of some of the people he has worked with like Walter J. Turnbull, James Williams, Joseph Joubert, and Bettye Forbes. When you hear his writing, you may notice the stylings of Stevie Wonder. There is no denying the influences of Marvin Gaye, Peabo Bryson, and Luther Vandross when it comes to his vocals. The gospel inflections are representative of Richard Smallwood, Thomas Whitfield, and Kirk Franklin. The compositional techniques of classical composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the arranging styles of Negro Spirituals by Roland Carter, Jester Hairston, and Moses Hogan are prominent as well.
Leading the Gospel Choir of Union Theological Seminary fueled Roger's fire and drew him into seminary. His passion for music led him on a spiritual journey from Westminster Choir College to Manhattan School of Music where he received his graduate degree and ultimately the very same Union Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity degree.
Roger is the Minister of Worship & Christian Arts at Calvary Baptist Church in Jamaica, NY, where weekly he ushers in the Holy Spirit through praise and worship. He also serves as Liturgical Consultant for the Office of Black Ministry in the Archdiocese of New York. God is truly using Roger as an instrument to share His message!
For Bookings Contact:
Cortney Wright Thomas