Members: Rodney j. Harris
Rodney J. Harris
Psalmist, Songwriter, Worship Leader
P.O.Box 12353 Philadelphia Pa, 19119 cell-267-467-7680
Born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Psalmist and songwriter, Rodney Harris began singing in the Church at the age of seven. As child at the age of twelve, his God-given gift of music came to light as he experienced his first recording with the Gospel Blenders entitled Since Christ Came Into My Life. Soon after the group recorded again with Matt Myers for Mattrick Production. Three years later the group completed their first album for Rasheeha Records entitled Hand Clap for Jesus produced by Michael Levanias III.
Rodneys music ministry objective is to provide the world with an alternative in loving, inspirational, encouraging, and motivational songs through his unique style and approach to Gospel music. He is committed to sharing the good news and love of Jesus Christ to the world through ministering in song. His message within his ministry is, the love of God is extended to everyone. Throughout the years Rodney has utilized his music ministry to spread this love and message of Jesus Christ in various Colleges and Universities, sports stadiums, concert halls, the theater, and television.
Rodneys contributing vocals have been heard on numerous albums spanning the gamut from Rock, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Neo-Soul, and Gospel. His unmistakable and anointed voice has enabled him to travel nationally and internationally sharing the stage with such renown and gifted artists as: Andre Crouch, Della Reese, The Hawkins Family, Men Of Standard, John P. Kee, Kirk Franklin, Pieces of a Dream, The Winans, Maurette Brown Clark, Shirley Caesar, Mighty Clouds of Joy and many more. As a background singer for many years, he has toured with such great artists as Darryl Hall, Teddy Pendergrass, Phyllis Hyman, Michael Bolton, Vesta, and Celine Dion, Patti Labelle, Eric Benet, Gerald Vesley, Gerald Levert, Kim Burrell, and Live recording sessions with Vicki Winans Stephen Hurd, Live DVD with Teddy Pendergrass.
One of his most memorable moments in his music career was the privilege to perform as one of the featured vocalists at the Philadelphia Music Alliance Award Show along with such artists as the Delfonics, Stylistics, and the O'Jays to honor great artists as Hall and Oats, Gamble and Huff, etc. It was at this honored occasion; Rodney sang a medley of Hall and Oats songs as a tribute to their accomplishments in the music industry. However, one of the things he loves the most is the European tours with the Famous Newberry Singers, sharing the Gospel of Jesus.
Additionally, Rodney has worked with some of the most prolific Producers of Philadelphia era such as Steven Ford,
James Poyser, Vidal Davis, Bill Jolly and more.
Rodney's music ministry has expanded to the theater and has afforded him such music credits as Master, I want to Live The Mahalia Jackson Story Donald Welch comedy hit play, Take it to the Lord or Else featuring Lawanda Page, Aunt Esther of the hit TV show, Sanford and Son, His acting credits are with the prestigious Freedom Theater, home of Black Nativity and Walter Dallas Lazarus Unstoned in which he played the lead role of Lazarus, receiving raved reviews.
Rodneys music ministry has brought numerous tours, studio sessions, acting, concerts, and songwriting; however notwithstanding all this, his greatest passion is ushering in the presence of the Lord at his former home church of Ford Memorial Temple, Philadelphia, PA where he served as Praise and Worship Leader for twelve years and faithful member to the ministry. Rodney's love for God, his family and music is evident in the passion displayed through the anointing.