Faced with the task of trying to revive a generationthat has been labeled as hopeless and without a cause, there is one who is willing to accept the challenge. Greg Kirkland, Jr., a native of Brooklyn, New York, was once the lead singer of the chart topping gospel teen sensation, "FIVE YOUNG MEN." While together the group made appearances on such shows as the "DONNIE and MARIE," talk show, Nickelodeon's, "ALL THAT," the heavyweight championship boxing match between EVANDER HOLYFIELD and Vaughn Bean, the 1997 PRESIDENTIAL Inaugural Ball, BET's "BOBBY JONES GOSPEL Hour," and a host of many others.
God also allowed the voice of Greg Kirkland Jr. to be heard not only in the gospel community, but to reach the masses by touring with such greats as Pastor JOHN P. KEE and the "STRENGTH 2000" tour, "N'SYNC's AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW," tour, and more recently became featured as the recorded voice of BORIS KODJOE in the Hit motion picture, "THE GOSPEL" in 2005.
After a fifteen year duration as Chief Worship Leader at HOPEWELL Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross, GA., under the pastorate of Bishop William L. Sheals, God called Greg to serve as Director of Worship and Arts at The GREATER TRAVELERS REST Baptist Church in Decatur; where the anointed Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. is Pastor and Teacher. While there, Greg has been groomed under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Smith, and was blessed to have been molded under the musical leadership of world renowned, Multi-Grammy and Stellar award winning gospel music producer KEVIN BOND. Greg currently serves as worship leader at ELIZABETH Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, where the pastor is Dr. Craig L. Oliver; General Overseer of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.
After an incredible performance and nomination for a 2000 STELLAR GOSPEL AWARD for best Group or Duo of the year with Five Young Men, recipients of the 1999 GOSPEL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for Best Group or Duo in Atlanta, and nominations for Best Group or Duo with the hit gospel group, Greg Kirkland, Jr. And The Generation of Praise from 2003 until the present, God has truly proven to Greg that a man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. PROVERBS 18:16
This has proven to be ever more real, as Greg has performed in several productions, presented by the entertainment industry’s most powerful mogul, Mr.TYLER PERRY. Including Tyler Perry’s “THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS,” and “MADEA GETS A JOB” Stage Plays. Tyler Perry presents Mark E. Swinton’s “U DON’T KNOW ME” The Urban Musical, in which Greg played several different roles. TYLER PERRY and Friends, opening for Earth Wind and Fire, for the Tom Joyner “Fantastic Voyage Cruise” in Nassau, Bahamas. Tyler Perry’s “HELL HATH NO FURY, LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED,” and “MADEA’S NEIGHBORS FROM HELL!” You may have seen Greg in spring of 2013, in a dynamic appearance and performance on the hit late night show, CONAN, on TBS along with The SEEiT Choir!. And a featured appearance on BET’s “LETS’S STAY TOGETHER.” Having starred as “Melvin,” the leading man in Stardom Productions’ “THE LAWD DONE SENT ME A MAN,” and “A Richman’s Christmas,” God has blessed Greg to add Actor to the list of Recording Artist, Worship Leader, Choir Director, and worldwide Clinician, conducting musical workshops with churches both local and abroad.
You can hear Greg Kirkland as a featured soloist, alongside Pastor Donnie McClurkin, on the hit single "Bless Me," by Gospel music icon JJ HAIRSTON and YOUTHFUL PRAISE. And may have witnessed a recent television appearance on the national "Holiday Gatherings" commercial with the WALMART Corporation.
Greg's greatest achievement is he is the father of two beautiful daughters, Kierstyn Michelle, and Kyla Marie. He vows to never be a "public success, but a private failure!" The best is yet to come! #SEEiT?!™
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