Progressive Deliverance Ministries

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Kalamazoo,Michigan 49007

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ARTIST AND SPEAKERS

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MIRANDA CURTIS

Born and raised in Miami, FL to Reverend W.S. Curtis and Mrs. Darlene Curtis, the fourth of seven children, Maranda quickly found singing to be a source of comfort. Maranda has had the opportunity to share the stage with such gospel artists as  Pastor John P. Kee, Kurt Carr, Youthful Praise & more. Known for her melodic tones and her natural flow in worship, Curtis continues to soar as a leading voice in the gospel music industry. Maranda’s signature sound has been featured on various music projects as a lead vocalist and audiences have taken to her sound very well. Maranda lives by the belief, “Worship is not a matter of skill; it’s a lifestyle!”

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JEKALYN CARR

Jekalyn Carr is a GRAMMY® Award nominee and GMA Dove Award-winning independent recording artist. She is a profound speaker, entrepreneur, actress, and author. She has spent half a decade on top of the charts, as a top selling independent recording artist. Jekalyn Carr has earned eight career Billboard #1’s before the age of 21, which includes her hit singles, “You’re Bigger” and “You Will Win”. At the age of 15 years old, she released the poignant and powerful Billboard Top 5 single, “Greater Is Coming”.

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TONYA BAKER

Psalmist Tonya Baker . . . An anointed psalmist, gifted songwriter, author, workshop instructor and blessing to the Body of Christ! She travels extensively nationally and abroad, reaching the nations with her gift of song and imparting wisdom and knowledge through the Word. Tonya has taken her musical gifts abroad on two 15-city tours to France and music festivals in Guadeloupe. Although, she travels and sings throughout the world, she's passionate about serving as Worship Director at Mount Pisgah Church in Dayton, OH. Tonya has been blessed to release 4 albums and she's currently working on her new project, which will show her growth in life and music.

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CASEY J

Casey J is a native of Atlanta, GA. After working for several years as an elementary school teacher, Casey accepted God’s call and began to pursue ministry through music full time. In 2015, Casey J recorded her freshman project entitled “The Truth” (Tyscot Records/MBE), a collection of songs with corporate worship at their core. The lead single from this project, “Fill Me Up”, earned massive traction and ranked high on several national charts. Subsequently, “I’m Yours”, written by Casey, followed with similar success and propelled her to a Stellar Award win for New Artist of the Year in 2016.

Casey J recently recorded a brand new worship project entitled “The Gathering” (Tyscot Records/Casey J). The eclectic compilation, captured at an outdoor venue with a handpicked audience, brings to life the beauty and power of corporate worship in an unrestrained, organic form. This highly-anticipated project is now available on all digital outlets.

 

 Casey J returns with the recording's first radio single, "If God", which beautifully answers life's most difficult questions with the resounding affirmation found in Romans 8:31: What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  

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ASHTON PARSLEY

Ashton is the daughter of Dr. Rod and Joni Parsley. She was quite literally born and raised at World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio, where her parents have pastored for over 40 years. Ashton developed a passion and a gift for writing at a very young age, penning stories and poems and even having some of her work published as early as the seventh grade. Ashton continued to perfect her talent for writing throughout high school, and was accepted into Miami University's Creative Writing program her senior year. Even while away at college, Ashton stayed connected to World Harvest and during that time, God stirred up the desire of her heart to write within new avenues, including music and television. Ashton began writing for Harvest Music Liveand Breakthrough Television in 2011, when she returned to Columbus after her undergraduate studies and began working for Valor Christian College and World Harvest Church.  Ashton felt a unique calling on her life to accelerate her father's vision for the up-and-coming generation and believed a new, original sound was key. But, she also knew that music was just one platform. Ashton saw in her spirit that the other platform was a television program. Ashton's dream was to produce and host a magazine-style talk show that was relevant to her college-and-career age group. She visualized programming that would be funny, smart, and relatable, while maintaining strong tones of spirituality: "I wanted to create a show that I, as a Christian young person, would want to watch. I believe God divinely inspired me and my team to innovate something that’s entertaining and culturally connected, as well as Biblically sound. That's what "Seriously?!" is - it's life from a Christian perspective." After its third season on the air, Ashton felt that it was time for her program to expand its reach to online platforms. So in January of 2018, Ashton launched her YouTube channel, housing "Seriously?!" segments like guest interviews and music videos, as well as original content from her everyday life. Her goal: Become a multimedia ministry and brand of her own. “I wanted to give people a peek behind the curtain of life for a young adult in ministry - what it looks like to be a Christian living and working in the ‘real world’, trying to make a name for Jesus and for yourself. I wanted them to see ministry in-action and bring them along on my personal faith journey.” Ashton Parsley earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University in English: Creative Writing in May of 2011. She continued her education and graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s Degree in Human Services: Christian Ministry in May of 2013. Ashton serves in many different capacities at Valor Christian College and the varied ministries of World Harvest Church. At Valor, Ashton serves as the Director of Student Life and Ministry Affairs. At World Harvest, she acts as Social Media Director and recently stepped into the role of Creative Director for the ministry at-large. Ashton also co-hosts and co-produces Breakthrough TV with her father, Dr. Rod Parsley, hosts RODPARSLEY.TV and hosted her own show - "Seriously?! with Ashton Parsley" - which is now nationally syndicated.  Ashton lives in Columbus, Ohio with her dog, Presley. She loves books, traveling, outreach and missions work, reality TV shows, cleaning (yes, cleaning), party planning, and willingly admits that she’s slightly obsessed with donuts...and pizza...and coffee. ;)

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KEVIN BOND

Kevin Bond is perhaps the finest producer in the gospel music industry today! In many circles he has been dubbed “The Million Music Maker.” Few could argue with that assertion or his credentials, as his name and production credits have thoroughly permeated the most prominent gospel CD and cassette jackets over the past 20 years.  A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kevin arrived on the gospel music scene in 1983. That year, as a 19 year-old prodigy he became the organist for the highly acclaimed Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir. Teaming with gospel pianist extraordinaire Richard Smallwood and a host of other gifted minstrels (including guitarist Jonathan Dubose and drummer/bassist Joel Smith), Kevin formally introduced himself to the gospel nation on the 1984 EHMAS release, Angels Will Be Singing. Proverbs 18:16 states, “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.” Kevin stepped securely into that promise during the years immediately subsequent to his inauguration into the gospel music industry. His fresh approach to music directing coupled with his ultra-clean, innovative, yet sophisticated piano technique won him favor with the renowned Walter and Edwin Hawkins and The Hawkins Family. Serving as music director and keyboardist for the Hawkins music umbrella afforded him the opportunity to hone his skills in a privileged, yet challenging environment. That environment served as a major foundation for his ultimate musical destiny! 

Well-established as a keyboardist and music director, Kevin began to exercise his production talents during the early 1990’s. He collaborated with a number of artists, including Stephanie Mills, Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers, The Kurt Carr Singers and Trinitee 5:7, among others. His impeccable work with these artists proved him highly competent as a producer and firmly validated the “production” facet of his calling.  Kevin has experienced overwhelming success as a producer in recent years! His leadership and production expertise have been vital to the success of some of gospel music’s most recognizable artists; including Kirk Franklin, God’s Property, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House Mass Choir, Marvin Sapp, and host of others. He was even commissioned by Steven Spielberg to produce a song for the Prince of Egypt soundtrack. His works have garnered an astounding 10 Grammy Awards, 30 Stellar Awards, and numerous other awards!  Kevin currently serves as the Director of Worship and Arts at the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur under the pastorate of E.Dewey Smith, Jr. The 500-plus members of the music department are under Bond’s purview. Kevin also plans to record at his new location in February 09. Large tasks are not a challenge to Kevin at all. Prior to his new assignment Kevin served as Director of Worship and Arts at the New Birth Church in Lithonia, Georgia. In four years at the helm, he transformed the 600-member music department into a nationally recognized standard of excellence! His 2004 production of the 300-voice New Birth Total Praise Choir, entitled "Spirit and Truth," garnered national acclaim, as it received multiple Grammy and Stellar nominations. In February 2006, the choir released its sophomore CD, “New Beginning,” which is again produced and written mostly by Kevin Bond.  Kevin also serves as CEO of his music production company, Bonded Music. He is also founder of F.L.O.W. (Follow the Leading Of the Wind), a band of studio musicians he organized to educate and instruct up and coming artists. Additionally, upon request he works as a worship and arts leadership training consultant for music departments across the country. 

Kevin and his beautiful wife Toni reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their children; Alex III, Tayler Alexia, Kiara, and Phillip.

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AARON LINDSEY

For over 20 years Aaron Lindsey has been professionally involved in the music business. He is one of the

most recognizable names in professional music production, songwriting and education. His drive has always been to foster and enhance excellence in the studio, live concert and business environments. As a 6 time Grammy Winning Producer and Songwriter, his accomplishments have been acknowledged and respected among his peers and avid music lovers internationally.  Aaron’s vision has expanded to include Ardent Media, Whatbox Global Media, and Aaron Lindsey Publishing. which are the vehicles for his production, songwriting and educational pursuits.  He believes that “strength is for service, not for status.  Aaron is committed to fulfilling his purpose in life.  Purpose is rooted in the "why". Why am I supposed to do what I feel passionate about? If you can't answer the "why", you won't be free to pursue your purpose.  Each of us has a divinely deposited "why" that has to be understood, confirmed and pursued.

As an award-winning producer, motivational speaker and innovator, I will bring new perspectives and potential to your next event. Contact us, and we can design a workshop or presentation that fits the needs that you have for your team.

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JONATHAN "YPJ" MILLER

Pastor Jonathan Miller, aka YPJ, is the pastor of Faith Apostolic Ministries (F.A.M.). YPJ is known for his high energy, informative sermons, bold stance for the name of Jesus and witty humor. He served as youth pastor under his parents, Bishop Eddie L. and Pastor Diana Miller for ten years, and has served as senior Pastor of F.A.M. since 2011. ​Pastor Jonathan, who is also a songwriter and musician, was nominated for the 2013 Grammy’s Gospel Song of the Year category for his songwriting contributions on Fred Hammond’s song, “I Feel Good.” His innovative leadership style and willingness to bridge the gap between generations is catapulting his ministry to higher heights. ​YPJ’s desire is to make the word of God relevant to an “un-churched” generation. YPJ’s fearless use of the prophetic anointing on his life and his compassion for people are sure to move him forward in accomplishing this goal.

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VALYNCIA JENNINGS

Valyncia Jennings is a recording artist in the genre of inspirational worship music.  She raises the bar from just your ordinary singer.  In fact Valyncia is an exceptional music producer, song writer, arranger, and musician.  Valyncia has been intrigued by music since the young age of seven when she started playing the piano.  She currently serves as the Music Director at Progressive Deliverance Ministries and Kalamazoo College, both in Kalamazoo, MI.  Valyncia has traveled extensively playing across the country for various churches, venues, and conferences.  It is Valyncia’s prayer that the unique sound of her music be used as an instrument of change and that her inspirational songs will touch the lives of many, and that souls would be saved worldwide.  Her music is such that it transcends all racial barriers and empowers many.  Her journey is continuous in that she has more learning and growing to do, along with many more songs to write, produce, sing, and record.  One thing about Valyncia that is constant and will remain constant is that she loves God, music, she knows music, and she will always produce music from her heart that encompasses her entire soul, to help be an avenue for lost souls to find Christ.

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CHEKIRA DAFFIN

Chekira (Kira) Daffin was born January 16, 1984 in Detroit, MI to Gordon Randolph and Pastor Karen Bruce. At the tender age of 4, it was evident of her anointed and gifted voice. With little or no direction, she began harmonizing with her mother and two older sisters. Kira attended the Detroit School for Performing Arts, where she majored in Dance and minored in Music. Under the direction of Cheryl Valentine, she trained vocally and developed a passion for music. It was then, she discovered her purpose in life to use this gift as part of her ministry. Chekira Daffin uses unique metaphoric lyrics, to reach those lost and hurting and sings hope and deliverance into lives. Songs such as “Redd”, she describes as “Salvation in a nutshell”, has brought many to repentance and set free those bound by the shackles of unforgiveness. Her ministry embodies the truth about God’s love, which is evident in her song entitled, “Covenant”. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler Psalms 91:4. Vocally expressing the truth brings understanding, which ultimately wins souls! Chekira is married to Edward Daffin III whom together have three children; Cydney, Kennedi and Edward IV. They currently reside in Eastpointe, Michigan and are active members of Going Forth Ministry in Detroit, MI 

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GLENN GIBSON

Chekira (Kira) Daffin was born January 16, 1984 in Detroit, MI to Gordon Randolph and Pastor Karen Bruce. At the tender age of 4, it was evident of her anointed and gifted voice. With little or no direction, she began harmonizing with her mother and two older sisters. Kira attended the Detroit School for Performing Arts, where she majored in Dance and minored in Music. Under the direction of Cheryl Valentine, she trained vocally and developed a passion for music. It was then, she discovered her purpose in life to use this gift as part of her ministry. Chekira Daffin uses unique metaphoric lyrics, to reach those lost and hurting and sings hope and deliverance into lives. Songs such as “Redd”, she describes as “Salvation in a nutshell”, has brought many to repentance and set free those bound by the shackles of unforgiveness. Her ministry embodies the truth about God’s love, which is evident in her song entitled, “Covenant”. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler Psalms 91:4. Vocally expressing the truth brings understanding, which ultimately wins souls! Chekira is married to Edward Daffin III whom together have three children; Cydney, Kennedi and Edward IV. They currently reside in Eastpointe, Michigan and are active members of Going Forth Ministry in Detroit, MI 

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VARO JOHNSON