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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY — Celebrate the 48th Anniversary of Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Benjamin H. Parrott in the First annual Festival of Choirs featuring the gospel quartet Brothers, Dwight Moment featuring Symphony and Vision Saturday, June 27 at 5 pm., at Christian Fellowship MBC at 8100 NW 17 Ave., Miami, Fla. The event will be hosted by Ms. Marian Morrison.
Pastor/teacher Benjamin H. Parrott’s commitment extends to the community, where he especially cares about today’s youth and hopes the young artists featured in the Festival of Choirs will inspire other youth to cultivate their talents and skills.
The gospel group Brothers began in their grandfather’s church – The Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, where the family sang with their mother, aunts, sisters and brothers in some capacity every Sunday. Demetrius Elliott, the oldest brother, didn’t take the family singing together too seriously until three years ago when his mother passed and he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
He said: “She always wanted me to get a group, but I didn’t want the commitment. A month after she passed, it was then that God told me to start the group. No one believed me except my brothers; however, everything fell into place and that is when I knew that it was the right time.”
Brothers’ new single God Made A Way, co-written by Elliott and Tadarius McCombs, debuted nine months ago and is receiving steady air play. It has just been added to the rotation on HOT105 FM. The internet play is hot, too, with the group receiving air play on Power of Praise Radio, Rejoice America Radio and Synergy OneRadio. Elliott said: “I didn’t anticipate how many people sent the song to these radio stations. First one called and then another and another. We are very excited.”
Brothers consists of singers Aaron Reid, Jahari Meilzee, Brandon Hurts and Demetrius Elliott with DeAntoine Fields playing lead guitar, John Robison on the drums and Ricardo Smith on bass guitar. As they stated: “This is how grand-daddy told them to do it on the stage, and they haven’t stopped.” Aaron Reid says: “They put me on the instruments and I began to teach myself to play the drums, bass guitar and the key board. I started playing for the 11 am service and the 7:30 service and then I would stay after to continue practicing. I can just hear something and I already know how to play it.”
The group is very busy per-forming throughout Florida and the U.S. They have worked with the Alabama Girls, Doc McKenzie and Keith The Wonder Boy. “When I’m not performing with my group I’m performing with other groups. I’m booked almost every weekend,” says Reid. “My music gives me peace. I could be angry or going through something and I pick up my guitar and I’m at ease. Playing music helped me stay out of trouble.”
Elliott goes on to say that their “singing is an outlet and God is in control, but we’ve brought a different, younger sound that is very relatable, emotion filled because we are assured of the anointing and we believe that you can bring God anywhere.
“We give our all so that our rehearsals look like performances. Sometimes it seems that we sing harder than we sing on the floor. For me it’s because I saw my mom one day and lost her the same day, so you never know when it’s the last time. So we sing as if it’s our last time. Giving it All. Everything, everything to the Glory of God.”
Catch Brothers on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/4brothers.23.
Tickets are $20. To purchase printable tickets online go to ChristianFellowshipMBC.org
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