next-generationIn 2015, Dr. F. James Clark and the Shalom Church (City Of Peace) Mass Choir released their debut album SIMPLY AMAZING to a Billboard Top Gospel Album position of #3.  The album also garnered Dr. Clark and his pristine choir a 2016 Stellar Award nomination for Contemporary Choir of the Year and four 2016 Rhythm of Gospel Awards for Special Event CD of The Year, Rhythm of Gospel CD of the Year, Traditional Choir of the Year and Church Choir of the Year.  In addition, their album netted two Top 30 Billboard Gospel BDS Radio Chart singles – “We Praise Your Name” and “He’s Been Good”. 
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There is now great expectation that Dr. Clark’s young adult choir – The NextGeneration Choir will continue down this boundless musical corridor with their own music project SURE. FOCUSED. CENTERED. to be released this summer.  The NextGeneration Choir, one of two music ministries offered at Shalom Church, has been set into position to edify the body of Christ with a structured contemporary approach to gospel music and to provide a greater foundation for young adult discipleship.  
Under the musical leadership of Shalom Church Music Minister Dello Thedford, NextGeneration Choir director Curtis Finch, Jr and producer, the talented young musician and songwriter Terence Vaughn (James Fortune, Hart Ramsey and Regina Belle), The NextGeneration Choir steps forward with excitement to release their debut single “You Are”.  
With over forty young adult voices ranging from 16-40 years of age, The NextGeneration Choir belts out this contemporary anthem with an insistent enthusiasm for worship.  “You Are” impacted gospel radio with an instant leap into the Top 100 BDS Billboard Gospel Radio Chart and is swiftly pressing toward the Top 40. 
Dr. F. James Clark is Pastor and Founder of Shalom Church (City of Peace).  The thriving church operates in St. Louis, MO with two campuses, Lindbergh and Berkeley.  Dr. Clark’s NextGeneration Choir was created to provide the younger generation of the Shalom Church an opportunity to share musical gifts and serve as a stepping stone to the Adult Choir Ministry through extensive music theory and technique.  This ministerial practice has yielded a group of young adults who are Sure, Focused and Centered.

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