In the beginning, Hezekiah envisioned LFC as nothing greater than a weekend outlet for the musical talents of himself and a handful of gifted friends. But the Almighty clearly had bigger things in mind. In fact, twenty years down the line, as Hezekiah has risen from founder and builder to leader of one of America’s cutting-edge Gospel choirs, one would have to say it has been quite an amazing journey, indeed. Over the years, many songs by Hez & LFC have become nothing short of anthems for the young Gospel church, among them “Clean Inside,” “Jesus Is My Help,” “Wonderful Is Your Name,” “Power Belongs to God,” and “Let’s Dance.” With two coveted Grammy Awards, as well as numerous Stellar, Dove, Vision, Soul Train, and Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Awards to Hez and LFC’s credit, and Hez’s active and ongoing pastoring of the thriving Love Fellowship Church, which he founded in his native Brooklyn, New York, he is clearly a man in no mood to lay back and rest on his laurels. For more than a decade, Hezekiah has anchored Afternoon Drive on New York’s WLIB 1190, bringing star power, conversation, and inspiration to millions of loyal listeners. Reflecting over two golden decades of music, radio, and ministry, Hez finds his encouragement in the simple recognition of the work of God in his life. From a poor boy in a Brooklyn housing project to a pioneer of modern Gospel music, and all that he sees portending for the next 20 years.
“I want to see the reach of the Love Fellowship Choir, and the Church, continue to grow in the amazing way it has over these years, and even more so. There is no end to the work we are called to do, or limit to the number of people who need to hear and know the saving message of Christ and the Gospel. And the Lord has given me confidence in what I believe, what I preach, and what I write and sing, now and over all this time,” he concludes. “When I look back over my life and see where God has brought me from, where I am today, and all the great things that still lie ahead, it’s impossible not to feel confident, and thankful, and trusting in Him.”