Joe Beecham

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Joe Beecham
Born Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
Genres Gospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, Song writer
Instruments Vocals
Years active (1998–present)
Associated acts

Pastor Joe Beecham is a Ghanaian gospel singer, songwriter, choir master and a pastor at the Holy Fire Ministries in Takoradi.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Joe Beecham was born in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. He studied in the campus of Takoradi Polytechnic in the Western region of Ghana. After he pursued God's call to ministry.[3]

Music career[edit]

He entered the music scene in 1998 with the release of his first album, "M'asem Bi" and subsequently releasing four more albums.[4]

Joe Beecham and the "Spirit of One"[edit]

Spirit of One was a Takoradi-based group then headed by Rev. Charlie Sam. They embarked on ministrations in schools, winning souls in the Western Region and its environs. They were also invited to minister in churches, at conferences and programmes.[5]

Pastor Joe Beecham worked with the group for years. The "Masem bi" album which was released in 1998, was backed by the Spirit of One group and had most hit songs including; ‘M’asem Bi' [Asem bia mi kakyere wo], 'Se Me kae a' which gained massive airplay in the country.[6]

Work[edit]

Pastor Joe Beecham is a pastor and a choir leader at the "Holy Fire Ministries" in Takoradi. He has ministered to various congregations in almost all 10 regions of Ghana and has been to Germany, Holland, UK, USA and Italy on his international traveling ministry.[7]

Joe Beecham ministries[edit]

On March 4, 2015, Pastor Joe Beecham officially launched his ministry, "Joe Beecham Ministries" after years of hibernation in the music industry. The "Joe Beecham Ministries" (JBM) aims to "carry the message of hope and righteousness to humanity, and to affect our generation positively through anointed music and worship." organizing young people to reach out to the villages to spread the word through praise-and-worship workshops.[8][9][10]

The event was graced by prestigious gospel artists such as; "Danny Nettey", Pastor Helen Yawson, Nii Okai, Diana Hopeson, Rev. Dr. Mary Gansah, Noble Nketia, Pastor Chris Adusei, Rev. Dr. Owusu Ansah, Rev. Thomas Yawson, Denzel Agyeman Prempeh, Kojo Oppong Adjei, Fiifi Folson, Akosua Agyapong and a host of others.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Joe Beecham is married to Rita Beecham. He is the eighth and last child of his parents.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
M’asem Bi
  • Release year: 1998
Egya Fa Kye hen
  • Release year: 2000
Mber Yi
  • Release year: 2002
Alone with God
  • Release year: 2006
Preachers Voice
  • Release year: 2009
Let the Fire Fall
  • Release year: 2016

Major Singles[edit]

  • "Wo Ye Nyame"
  • "Let the Fire Fall"[13]
  • "Okatamodo"[14]
  • "Meda w'ase"
  • "M'asesa"
  • "Bisa Ewurade"
  • "Dabi [Medley]"
  • "Sam yare"
  • "I must desire"
  • "Egya Fakye me"
  • "Reflections"
  • "Mbre Yi"
  • "The Prayer Song"
  • "Ao Yesu"
  • "Se Mekae a"
  • "Masem Bi"

Awards[edit]

Joe Beecham has received several awards in his ministry including winning the first "New Artist of the Year" award during the maiden edition of the Ghana Music Awards in 1998 with the hit song "As3m bia me kakyir3 wo".[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghana's most renowned gospel musician - Pastor Joe Beecham".
  2. ^ "Video: I will write a song for talented Ebony – Pastor Joe Beecham".
  3. ^ "Ghana's most renowned gospel musician - Pastor Joe Beecham".
  4. ^ "The return of Joe Beecham".
  5. ^ "Pastor Joe Beecham: Great musician with inspiring songs".
  6. ^ "Pastor Joe Beecham Hope Of My Life project launched".
  7. ^ "Pastor Joe Beecham: Great musician with inspiring songs".
  8. ^ "Pastor Joe Beecham launches ministry, three singles".
  9. ^ "Joe Beecham Bounces Back In Grand Style With Projects On Mental Health". Retrieved 23 Feb 2015.
  10. ^ "Joe Beecham Ministries to launch with two new singles on March 4". Retrieved 24 Feb 2015.
  11. ^ "Pastor Joe Beacham to Restore Hope to the Needy".
  12. ^ "Pastor Joe Beecham Opens Up About His Marriage - I Had to Wait for 10 Years to Have My First Child".
  13. ^ "NEW SINGLE "Let the fire fall" by Pastor Joe Beecham".
  14. ^ "NEW SINGLE "Okata Modo" by Pastor Joe Beecham".
  15. ^ "JGospel Musician Admits He Is Not Good At Singing Praises". Retrieved 3 Mar 2015.

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