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At the 2019 Elevation Conference, Derek Minor, Chad Horton, and Spechouse formed a panel on the state of Christian Rap. With Justin Sarachik hosting, the panel navigated through topics such as what the genre needs to grow and problems that are currently in front of the genre. Sarachik started the panel asking, Why...

Kirk Dewayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, songwriter, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including thirteen Grammy Awards. Variety dubbed Franklin as a "Reigning King of Urban Gospel". A native...

Manolo is a Kenyan gospel singer and songwriter. He was born as Emmanuel Mwongela Makau, on January 23, 1995, in Nairobi. He grew up in Buru Buru, Nairobi, with a brother and a sister who Manolo describes as all being 'unique.' Manolo describes his childhood as "ease a day at...

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is an American gospel musician and songwriter. She was born as Natasha Tameika Cobbs, on July 7, 1981, in Jesup, Georgia. Her parents are Bishop Fritz Cobbs (1954–2014) and Lady Bertha Cobbs. She grew up in the church at Jesup New Life Ministries, which her parents...

Cory Hunter Asbury is an American Christian musician, worship pastor and songwriter. He is a worship pastor at Radiant Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is a member of the Bethel Music collective. Cory Asbury was born on October 15, 1985. Music affected him profoundly in his childhood, and he developed his songwriting ability growing...