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Dynamic Praise During a photo shoot promoting their latest release Testify
|Origin||Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama United States|
Praise and Worship
|Labels||Madison Avenue Records|
In the Fall Quarter of 1988, several freshmen organized a Freshman Choir at Cunningham Hall of Oakwood College, Alabama. Among the organizers were Johnny Ramsey, Gerald Morgan, Brian Clifton, Michael Darville, Patrick and Paul Graham, Bobby Anderson, Robert Bell, and Owen Simons. Owen Simons was the first director. At the end of the school year, the freshman choir changed its name to Rejoice. After much discussion, the name Dynamic Praise was decided upon during the fall of 1989.
In the Spring Semester of 1996, Owen Simons handed the choir leadership over to Andrew Young, affectionately known as Benji.
The choir has traveled across the country and into the international waters. Dynamic Praise has shared the stage with such artists as Richard Smallwood, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Dottie Peoples, Byron Cage, Lamar Campbell, and Kelly Price and many more. The choir also has alumnus roster consisting of such artist as Take 6, Virtue, Sean Simmonds, Duawne Starling, Carmen Hope, Lee Cort, Committed and Grandpa Cletus.
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|March 22, 2008||Testify: The Live Concert DVD|