Pastor Marlon Lock

pastor-marlon-lock1It was 1981, at the age of 5, when the Lord spoke to Marlon Antonio Lock and asked him to preach His word. Without hesitation, he said yes. Pastor Lock preached his first sermon at age 10 and also sang his first song: “The Robin”, by The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Since then, he’s been preaching, singing and playing drums at the church in which he grew up, belongs to and now is the Pastor– all to the glory of God.

Young Pastor Lock (as he’s also called) believes people will hear his music and it will inspire them to change their lives. His music can be described as “soulful” Gospel. It’s uplifting and spiritual with a southern twist. His motto is: “I’m not a singer who is a Pastor; I’m a Pastor who God has anointed to sing and compose music.” Before Pastor Lock’s granddad passed (who was the founder of the church) in 2009, he told young Pastor Lock to record the song: “Good Seed”. With validation and consultation with the Lord…His Journey Begins Here!

What is Pastor Lock’s inspiration? He states: “The fact that God gave me another chance and He saved me; my church family, who keeps me laboring in the vineyard and the greatest wife and five children in the world. They make it all worth it…everyday!” His musical influences include: Pastor Marvin Winans, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s, Sam Cooke, R. Kelly, Marvin Gaye, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Anita Baker, Shirley Caesar, William Murphy and his dad.

Pastor Marlon Lock proclaims: “With this project, you’ll realize that you’ve always been a ‘good seed’. You were just a work-in-progress. Now…you’re a Good Seed Project.” The single: “Hear My Prayer” is available now on iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon Music and other online outlets. If paired with the right record label, this project and the artist will produce the perfect union of Spiritual bliss!

Darrell Hines

In stores & online June 15

Darrell Hines has been composing and singing for over 40 years. At 4 years old, he received his first opportunity to perform live when he shared the stage with Mahalia Jackson.  From that day forward, Darrell embarked on a musical journey to share his gift with the world. At a young age he and his sister Phoebe toured the country singing at churches and conventions.  His parents moved the family to Los Angeles when he was 12 to focus on a music career, which afforded them the opportunity to sing for Bill Cosby’s Christmas Party and the Michael Douglas television show.  “Music has been in my life, my whole life,” stated Hines.

When tragedy hit years later, his dream was derailed by an accident that literally cost him his life. While working for an airline company at General Mitchell Field in Milwaukee, WI, Hines was struck by lightning and lay dead for 45 minutes. When he was revived, his renewed chance at life provided him with a mandate to minister hope, revival, and a determination to recover from life’s unexpected setbacks.

More than 30 years later, Darrell Hines has remained committed to his love for musical expression. Simply sitting at the piano and giving life to melodies have helped to inspire, replenish, and provide him strength in times of need. In similar fashion, it is his hope that Darrell Hines Live! will do the same for the listener.

His work with such gospel greats as Pastor Marvin L. Winans and multi-Stellar Award winning vocalist Vickie Winans (who recorded his “Everything Will Be Alright”), attests to his musical aptitude. Beau Williams gave national attention to Hine’s “He Wouldn’t Let It Be” when he re-recorded it in 1989. Continue reading