Gospel music maker J.J. Hairston, known for his work with Youthful Praise, is now the Director of Music at City of Praise in Maryland.
“J.J. Hairston is a tremendous blessing to the kingdom of God and we are elated to have him and his wife Trina as part of the City of Praise Family,” said the church’s Bishop and Pastor Peebles. “While many people are familiar with his tremendous musical gift, we appreciate his kind heart and loving spirit. J.J. and Trina Hairston are dynamic examples of God’s Love and are perfect fits for the tremendous assignment given to the City of Praise Family Ministries to ‘save families, one soul at a time.’ We rejoice and look forward to building God’s Kingdom together.”
For over a dozen years, Hairston’s group Youthful Praise has been one of the most popular contemporary gospel choirs in the USA. Their hit songs “After This,” “Lord of All,” “Resting on His Promise” and “Incredible God, Incredible Praise” have served as the soundtrack to the lives of scores of Millennial-age churchgoers. The group has appeared on national TV programs such as “Good Morning America,” BET’s “Celebration of Gospel,” “Conan O’Brien,” BET’s “Lift Every Voice,” “Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holliday Spectacular” and BET’s “Sunday Best.” The ensemble’s 7th CD, I See Victory, recently peaked at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Albums sales chart.