Since 1998, Gospel One has been blessed to have been invited to participate in concerts, programs and special events in a variety of different type venues. Quite naturally they've been involved in numerous church programs, services and events as well. Gospel One is also committed to ongoing prison and outreach music ministry which has taken them to various California State Prisons, Los Angeles County Jail, Los Angeles and Ventura County Youth Dentention Centers and several Rescue Missions.
Their music appeals to all ages, races and nationalities. “Its not that we change our music to accommodate everyone”, says Art, “It just seems that my wife and I have been blessed with a gift to write songs that touch people right where they are. We never lose sight of the fact of where God has brought us from and we keep in mind that there's always someone else who needs to hear that they can make it through difficult times and circumstances through the love of Jesus because He is a very present help and available to carry people through whatever needs they may have".
Art goes on to say "People are just people wherever you go, whatever race or color, we all experience and need the same things and Gospel One Music is universal in that it transcends the boundaries that separate people and allows them to celebrate in an atmoshere hope, joy, faith and peace created through the anointing of the heart felt songs and melodies God has given us.
Gospel One has been featured on KNBC TV News, KCET TV and several times in The Los Angeles Daily News. They've performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles Convention Center, BB Kings Universal City, Andre Crouchs annual Block Party and abroad in the United Kingdom in the cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
Art, the godson of famed jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong, has a background in music that includes 4 years as a staff songwriter for EMI Music, and stints as music director and keyboardist for former "Tower of Power" lead vocalist, Lenny Williams and also for Michael Jackson’s oldest sister "Rebbie". Several of his RnB songs have charted as singles and title cuts for both artists.
Since having been "Born Again" in February 1996, miraculously delivered and set free by the same power that raised Jesus from the grave, Art set free from a lifestyle that included 6 years of drugs, homelessness and incarceration, has committed his musical skills and ability to the spreading of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ through psalmistry, speaking and preaching. Gospel One began while Art was an inmate on a California State prison “One Yard,” hence the name Gospel One. He says, “Those songs, which are now the “No Easy Road” CD, were the first songs I ever wrote for the Lord. From that point I knew psalmistry was something I was born to do.”
Zylphia McAllister, Art’s wife, has been serving Jesus since 1984, having been called to minister the Word of the Lord while in a jail cell, she promised Him she would however, upon her release she failed to keep her vow and found herself once again, in the very same cell. This time when the Lord called her to the ministry again, she kept her promise and God delivered her from the turmoil of an abusive childhood, broken home, drugs, alcohol, homelessness and a life of reckless living.
She is a gifted vocalist and psalmist as evidenced by the songs she's co-penned and performed with Art on the, "Make A Change" CD and their latest CD, " Higher in Jesus".
Gospel One members, Colton Bryant and Jimmy Brown each have similar backgrounds that include testimonies of deliverance from drugs, prison and divine healing.
Art met Colton Bryant, who had also been recently released from prison, while a resident at a prison work furlough program. They sang in a choir together at Calvary Baptist in Pacoima, where they were members. In 1998 when Art recorded No Easy Road and re-formed Gospel One, Colton was among the 1st to join and has been faithfully with the ministry ever since. Jimmy Brown, an original member of the group when in started in prison has recently rejoined Gospel One, his deliverance from numerous years of homelessness and drug addiction is an inspiring testimony. Both Colton and Jimmy support the ministry with background vocals, occasional leads and their powerful witnesses for Christ.
Thank you for taking this opportunity to join the many people that have come to appreciate Gospel One as their favorite for contemporary gospel music that can truly Make A Change!
Gospel One consists of 4 Vocalists and depending upon the event if necessary a 4 to 7 piece band
The members of the singing group consists of;
Art McAllister - xp-80 keyboard and vocals
Zylphia McAllister - percussion and vocals
Colton Bryant - vocals
Jimmy Brown - vocals
Higher in Jesus
Make A Change
No Easy Road
Gospel One music is played extensively on the world wide web with over 10,000 plays on over 50 Digital Music sites including I Tunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Yahoo, E-Music, Song Touch, MP3 Tunes, Launch Cast, Music Net and many, many more.
DMX and Music Choice cable networks also include many Gospel One songs in their rotations as well.
E PLURIBUS UNITY
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Art McAllister sings with his group, Gospel One, at the second annual Cesar Chavez/Martin Luther Ki... Art McAllister sings with his group, Gospel One, at the second annual Cesar Chavez/Martin Luther King Jr. Unity in the Community festival at the Hubert Humphrey Recreation Center on Saturday. The daylong event - held at the Hubert Humphrey Recreation Center in Pacoima - is intended to foster greater fellowship between African-American and...
PRISON-BORN GROUP TO INSPIRE INMATES
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Art McAllister is making the most of his past mistakes.The former prisoner at California's Calipatri...Art McAllister is making the most of his past mistakes.The former prisoner at California's Calipatria State Prison and creator of Gospel One Ministries, was slated to visit the Los Angeles County Jail today to entertain inmates with spiritual songs and music he wrote while incarcerated
CHURCH FESTIVAL SENDS ANTI-GANG MESSAGE
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SAN FERNANDO - To the sounds of gospel and Christian rap music, hundreds of people enjoyed the fifth...SAN FERNANDO - To the sounds of gospel and Christian rap music, hundreds of people enjoyed the fifth annual Block Party 2000 on Friday at The New Christ Memorial Church.Headed by the brother-and-sister team of pastor Andrae and Sandra Crouch, the event themed ``Help Heal Our Streets'' featured all kinds of ethnic foods, carnival rides, arts and music. Many residents, like Colton Bryant of North Hills, came to the event to sing gospel with Gospel One Ministry and testify about their deliverance from the streets and backward living
SONIC SMORGASBORD, SAN FERNANDO SETS CONCERT SCHEDULE
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Art McAllister & Gospel One, a contemporary gospel and jazz group made up of ex-cons and recovering ...Art McAllister & Gospel One, a contemporary gospel and jazz group made up of ex-cons and recovering drug addicts, will be one of the featured groups performing in San Fernando's annual summer concert series this August.
Art McAllister and Gospel One uses MusicalTalents as Instruments of Praise
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Art McAllister, whose lifestyle as a songwriter and band leader led to crack cocaine and Calipatria ...Art McAllister, whose lifestyle as a songwriter and band leader led to crack cocaine and Calipatria State Prison was in search of a new life when he repented and committed his life to Christ. After accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior he wanted to use his talent as an instrument of praise. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Art began to write gospel songs and minister to fellow inmates.
Over time he started the group Gospel One while at Calipatria with then incarcerated and Tracy McGinty. Later, Colton Bryant, Gordon VanDusen, joined the group, each with a story of their own, was arrested and convicted for drug use. As they shared their inspirational message of hope, love and peace with convicts who would dare listen, hearts and lives changed.
As a result, Art McAllister and Gospel One have now come from behind the walls of prison and through open doors of churches everywhere. With them they take their message "to set the captives free." Their ministry reaches beyond their own church, Calvary Baptist in Pacoima, CA under the leadership of Pastor William T. Broadous, to help others whose loved ones are behind bars. "Our ministry strengthens believers to have faith that their loved ones can too recover from the bondage of drugs," he said.
While Art says, Gospel One doesn't claim to be preachers, they are ministering the Word of God in song. Each time they stand before an audience they begin with a silent prayer for those in physical captivity. Their album "No Easy Road" is scriptural-based, with all the songs provoking listeners to a higher calling that gives Jesus Christ first place in their lives. Their entire message is simply to "Set the Captives Free."
Art McAllister and Gospel One have plans to use their tri-fold ministry to help the homeless and reach those behind bars, aid in drug prevention and help with rehabilitation of former users, produce gospel programs and write for other Christian music groups. Gospel One has received numerous invitations to minister at churches throughout Southern California.
We have over 4 hours of music from which we choose our sets depending upon the nature of the engagement or event
There are no upcoming dates at this time.