Through New Creation – Live, Rafeal shares the freedom which dwells in his awesome gift of worship and praise and is a testament of God’s faithfulness in keeping promises made to Rafeal many years ago. The completion of this project is evidence of Rafeal’s loyalty to the Kingdom, delivering relevant songs that speak of Christ’s hope and plan for reconciliation to a hopeless world. The project is a “family affair” of sorts, with many of the contributing vocalists coming from Ross’ home church. Singers from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Mass Choir: Kela Randle, Shawn Battle, and Nicole Newman all supplied background vocals for the recording.
New Creation - Live not only debuts Rafeal’s riveting vocal abilities, but also debuts a prolific songwriting and composing gift, as he co–wrote & produced many of the original songs with local Contemporary Christian artist, Tifani Wilson (Min. of Music, Grace Covenant, Chantilly VA) and the Metropolitan area’s own, Producer, Tyrone Powell (Innerman Sound Production Company, Fredericksburg VA). This project embodies a fresh sense of worship that incorporates a fusion of formal classical music training with traditional and contemporary gospel creating a symphony of worship which crosses multiple cultural spheres with the unwavering message and call of Christ’s hope and plans for reconciliation. This adds to Rafeal’s loyal stance to win many souls to Christ. His music is a vehicle through which the anointed, masterful ministry of Rafeal’s musical gift brings God’s transformative healing to needy spirits, minds and bodies. Rafeal Ross enters a new season, broadening his pinnacle of influence and ministry to become a Gospel Recording Artist and by starting Rafeal Ross Ministries, LLC.
These efforts mark a milestone and bold new step. These steps are carrying him closer to the fulfillment of his destiny -- to use his voice to touch all nations. “I am honored to be a minister of God used to encourage and empower the Body of Christ. I can't help but be awed that He would choose and anoint me with this gift,” exhorts Rafeal. The calling of music on Rafeal’s heart has manifested itself into a life of creative ministry. Beginning at the early age of seven, Rafeal has directed multiple choirs and utilized his natural gift as a musician - playing the piano by ear.
Acting with the authority and purpose of God, Rafeal continued the process of perfecting his gift. He earned a Bachelors of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from George Mason University in Virginia; traveled throughout the United States and internationally to countries such as Switzerland and Austria, and ministered with acclaimed gospel artists Myron Butler and Levi, Tramaine Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Earnest Pugh, and LaShun Pace. Rafeal has served faithfully for over the last 25 years in the music ministry and is currently the Director of Music and Arts for Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Herndon VA, under the tutelage of Pastor Rev. Dr.
James Graham, Rafeal has used music to encourage and transform the lives of the young and old. Rafeal recently received the Independent Gospel Music Awards Praise and Worship Song of the Year Award for “Praise Awaits”, which is quickly becoming an anthem for congregations across the world From conception, God placed a mandate on Rafeal’s life to not only be a worshipper; but to help usher the Body of Christ into an atmosphere of worship. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..