What Cha' Waitin' 4?
Congratulations! 2007 Chicago Music Award Winner for 2007 Best New Entertainer! Elder Stephen Evans and Minister David Range are the eldest and youngest children of the Rev. Genevieve Brown of Joliet, IL. Together they form the gospel duo known as Ekklesia (ee-clay-see-ah), a Greek word which means Called Out. They have recently released their debut CD entitled "Whatcha' Waitin' 4?" Elder Stephen Evans is a licensed and ordained minister under the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. Elder is the Minister of Music at In the Upper Room Ministries, where David Bigsby is Pasor. Over the years, his singing career has allowed him the experience of performing with many different groups, both secular and Christian. Elder Evans' voice has been compared to such music giants as Isaac Hayes and Barry White. However, his love for gospel music has long since removed him from the world of secular music. Gospel music to him is not just music-it is ministry. It speaks to people's souls and encourages, heals and strengthens them. He loves the Lord, and has been anointed to write and to sing for his Glory. Minister Range is an Associate Minister at In the Upper Room Ministries, where Pastor David Bigsby is the Pastor. Over the years, his expertise grew, allowing him opportunities to perform at many local events, including sports venues for the National Athem and at local and national gospel festivals. Minister Range treasures two things: the love of the Lord and music. Minister Range took his talent to the community - through schools, plays and radio. Compared to such musical giants as Phillip Bailey and Smokey Robinson, Range's voice reaches beyond the secular and into the world where he can share his life experiences with the hearts and ears of others. The CD has received rave reviews, as well as much radio air play. It is the duo's desire to take their music to the next level, where it reaches the masses on a National and International level. With the support of their family, supporters and well wishers throughout the State of Illinois, they're poised to make an impact on the Gospel Music Industry.