Henry Hall is an anointed singer, in the gospel world. He is an amazing songwriter and passionate worshiper. Henry Hall is the Minister of Music at a mega church in New Jersey. He has traveled all over the country for many events. He also has a gift of training and developing praise teams and choirs to effectively lead worship. Henry Hall has shared the stage with many artists just to name a few including Micah Stampley, William McDowell, Bryan Popin, Vicky Winans, Martha Munizzi, and more. Henry has contributed a lot for the gospel world and continues to do so.
We got the chance to speak with Henry! Let's see what he had to say....
KingdomSoldNYC: At what point in your life did your discover your talents?
HH: I discovered my musical talent and ability at an early age of 12 in the church. At that time I was a part of a 125 voice youth choir where I sang a lead song and started to learn how to direct.
KingdomSoldNYC: What gospel artist would you like to work with someday?
HH: I would love to work with Fred Hammond. He has recorded almost every genre of music.
KingdomSoldNYC: What are some of the hardships that you experienced while working at a mega church?
HH: As a music minister of a large church, I've been very fortunate. However, one of the challenges is that people come and go. It can be difficult to build a very high level of music ministry when people are always changing. You have to always be in the practice of developing people and adding new people to ministry to maintain a high standard for worship, and it takes a lot of work.
KingdomSoldNYC: What is the concept behind your new project " Declaration of Dominion?
HH: My new project "Declaration of Dominion" was derived from scripture Genesis 1;22-26. I started to attempt to read through the Bible in a year but couldn't get past this part of the scripture. It just burned in my heart that God made man to be in charge of everything he had created! He made the earth and everything for us to rule, manage and keep it in order. It's a very cutting edge thought that is not taught a lot today. So, I figured I put some of the themes I was picking up in the scripture to music so people could quickly catch on to it; Dominion, Created to Rule and other song capture this message of Dominion. By the way, dominion goes beyond freedom; it's using your freedom to get on top. You might be free but have you used your freedom to change your state of living? There are several other great songs of praise and hope on this project.
KingdomSoldNYC: When did you discover that you wanted to to focus solely on gospel music?
HH: In college, as I was working on a minor in music and singing in the Gospel Choir and taking my specialty Directing for all (4) years, I realized that I had a strong desire towards music. I was directing the gospel choir and started to write songs. Our choir won the National College Gospel Choir Competition in Atlanta Georgia and performed one of my arrangements of "Victory Shall Be Mine." I knew then that I always wanted to be involved with music in some way.
KingdomSoldNYC: What is some advice that you will give younger gospel artist?
HH: I would tell a young artist to put the time in to study music, get a mentor and use the church to gain a captive audience, build discipline and commitment. Stay connected to the church even if you have to play for free to make your experience, hone your skills and find out what works or not. So when you go out on the road, you are already skilled at reading audiences and know what works for different crowds of people. Put in your time! There's no such time as an overnight success! Also, If you want to make a career, you must know various music genres including hymns, praise and worship songs, choir songs, this will open up more opportunities for you as a career.
KingdomSoldNYC: Do you have any shout outs?
HH: I would like to give a shout out to my group, New Dimension, I love and appreciate each and every one of you and the time you put in. My Pastor and church, Pastor Connie McLean and the Living Faith Christian Center in NJ, you allow me the privilege to go beyond the four walls to fulfill my vision. Lastly, My wife (Tanya) and kids (Moriah and Josh) who are my #1 fans and support.
KingdomSoldNYC: What is your message for the viewers for the article?
HH: I just want to say to anyone who is reading this article; you can walk in dominion which is the highest form of freedom where you are experiencing your dream life. It doesn't matter where you start, how old you are, if you're short or tall, thin or overweight! God created you to have Dominion, to rule, be in charge, possess the earth and its resources using them to expand your life and the kingdom of God here on the earth so that he can get the glory. This, my friend, is Dominion, true freedom!
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