Houston is home to a thriving gospel community, and leading the charge in many churches across the Bayou City, are the Ministers of Music. Under the direction of these talented men and women, the church choir sets the tone with praise and worship preparing the souls for the words of GOD.

The Defender seeks to celebrate some of those unsung heroes and “sheroes,” who often go unrecognized. In the second year of acknowledging the Houston area Ministers of Music, the Defender, along with a panel of gospel peers, selected honorees in four categories: boutique/small church, mid-size church, large church and .

Pick up a copy of this week’s Defender for a more in-depth look at the winners from how they got started to their testimony.  And join us for the Awards Presentation on Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2 @ 7 pm at Good Hope Baptist Church.

Lydia Modelist Alston, Brentwood Baptist Church

Mark Taylor, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Eleanor Brackens-Lee, True Light Missionary Baptist Church

Glenda Taylor, The Genesis Church