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Gordon's praise inspiring others

BY KEVIN JACKSON
Observer writer

Monday, April 23, 2018

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A MOMENT of spirituality inspired singer Jermaine Gordon's massive hit song, You Are God , which he co-produced with Dwain Campbell-Fletcher seven years ago.

“The song came from a spiritual moment that I experienced at the time. With all that was happening in Jamaica and around the world, I just said: 'God, You are still holy and righteous,'” Gordon said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.

You Are God was released in 2011 and is featured on Gordon's debut album Lord I Surrender.

However, the song did not take off until 2015 and is still being played on local radio stations. It won several awards including Worship Song of the Year from the Love and Atlanta Gospel Awards.

Gordon, who describes himself as a psalmist, musician and composer, spoke about the time it took You Are God to make an impact and it's staying power.

“A song like You Are God is futuristic. It was ahead of its time when it was recorded seven years ago. I wasn't promoting it. A lot of persons thought that the song was by one of the popular gospel artistes in Jamaica, but the truth is I wasn't performing the song anywhere, so nobody knew who did it,” he explained.

Gordon is from Nine Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew. He attended Kingston College and is a self-taught musician. He played keyboard and drums with The Grace Thrillers and the Hummingbird Band, among others.

Last year he quit his accounting job at Kingston Container Terminal to go into ministery full-time.

“My life is a ministry. I love people, I like to impact their lives,” he said.

Gordon recently released children's and Spanish versions of You Are God. The former features 15 children from seven schools in the Corporate Area including Holy Childhood and Ardenne high schools and Praise Christian Academy.

His second album is due in November.

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