Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry

Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry

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The distinctive style of Walter Barnes, Jr. and Men of Ministry, remind you of true musicianship, in an artistic craft that is cultivated by hard work, study, and above all, God’s anointing. Men of Ministry, are truly unique in this day, in that they write, sing, play, and produce their own music.

Biography

The unique and distinctive style of Walter Barnes, Jr. and Men of Ministry, remind you of true musicianship, in an artistic craft that is only cultivated by hard work, persistence, study, and above all, God’s anointing. Consisting of nine, gifted Christian young men, who love Jesus, including (1) pastor. Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry, are truly unique in this day, in that they write, sing, play, and produce their own music.

Singing with his parents since he was a little boy, world renowned Walter Barnes, Jr., knew that he was anointed to sing and play. He is a dynamically skilled, multifaceted musician, whose instrumental portfolio includes bass, guitar, and drums. His salvation and love for God, has encouraged him to utilize his talents to minister through gospel music. Set aside for such a time as this to fulfill his God given abilities, he formed Men of Ministry (formerly known as All God’s Children) in 1989, to spread the unadulterated Word of God through song. Although many setbacks have come to deter their course, they stand on God’s word. Having been faced with death within the group and many other challenging experiences that the enemy meant for bad, their foundation in Jesus Christ strengthens their faith to know that, “All things work together for good…”, and they have remained determined to keep fighting, and have used those experiences in their writing, in order to be used for God’s glory, and minister to someone who may be experiencing similar situations. These young men pressed toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14), and in 2005, the Lord blessed Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry to record their first nationally-released album entitled, Appointed Time. This compilation has 13 original tracks that intertwine traditional and contemporary gospel music. It is power-packed and is destined to grasp the attention of people, young and old, from all walks of life. In 2007, Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry signed with JTA Productions & Management under the direction of Jonathan T. Adams (a native of Cleveland, Ohio), who is currently the group’s manager. Within one year of signing with JTA Productions & Management, Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry appeared on four major television networks, including The Word Network, TV-One, MTV, and BET. Far from novice, Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry has performed and/or recorded with national recording artists such as, Yolanda Adams, Babyface, Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Ruben Studdard, Gerald Levert, The O’ Jays, Anthony Hamilton, Avant, Musiq Soul Child, Brian McKnight, Kim Burrell, Patti Labelle, Karen Clark-Sheard, Richard Smallwood, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, and Pastor John P. Kee, to name a few. In May of 2009, Walter Barnes, Jr. became one of the top 3 finalists’ on MTV’s “P Diddy” Making His Band. Stephen Fowler (background vocalist and organist) of Men of Ministry acquired a slot as one of the top finalists’ of the 2008 season of American Idol. These accomplishments were a result of efforts to gain exposure and open up doors of opportunity for the group. In the Spring of 2011, Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry signed an exclusive distribution deal with Tate Music Group / E1 to release their new highly anticipated sophomore album self-titled, “Men of Ministry” which was recently released on October 4th. God has also blessed Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry to tour in Jamaica, and overseas in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Poland, and South Africa to take the good news of Christ internationally. Walter Barnes, Jr. & Men of Ministry strives to set a positive example for other young people to emulate. Their focus is to spread the unadulterated Word of God through song, telling everyone that, “Only what you do for Christ will last; and no matter what you’re going through, God will send a break-through your way. So until your Appointed Time, just wait until your change comes.”

Discography

Appointed Time Album 2004
Wilderness Radio Single 2007
Men of Ministry (Self-Titled) Sophomore Album 2011