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Gospel Workshops International, Inc.



Mission Statement of GWI

It is the mission and desire of Gospel Workshops International to bring Gospel music to every part of the world, one city, state, and nation at a time. Our objective, through our workshops, seminars,  and classes, is to advance the skills of those in music ministry and to properly educate in the origins and evolution of gospel music as well as its importance in ministry. It is our goal not only in America, but in every culture around the world. Furthermore, we seek to use gospel music not only as a means to minister the message of Jesus Christ but also as a form or music therapy to heal those who may be broken not just spiritually but also emotionally. 

Music Minister Timothy Riley- Artistic Director/Founder & CEO

Timothy Riley is a world renown vocal Instructor, Choir Director and Psalmist who started doing workshops in 2005 across the United States and Europe. Born in Milwaukee,Wisconsin,
he was educated in the Milwaukee Public School System and received his higher education in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Timothy moved to New York City in 1999 to pursue his career in a more avid way. There he went on to work with the world famous "Boys choir of Harlem" as a voice teacher and later the Grammy award winning gospel choir, "The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir" under the direction of gospel recording artist, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, that same year. 

In 2000, Timothy began touring in Europe with Musical Director, friend, and colleague, Gregory Kelly, (songwriter and musician for Hezekiah Walker and fellow workshop instructor), with the European gospel group, "The Black Gospel Singers" as the assistant director. In 2004, Timothy joined the European touring group "The Very Best of Black Gospel" along with Min. Kelly and continued under this company until 2008. In 2005, Timothy took a hiatus from New York to learn more about European culture so he moved to Germany and founded the "Leviticus Gospel Choir", "A Chosen Generation" Youth Choir, and "Gospel Power Soul" in Hamburg over a 6 year period.

In 2011, Timothy returned to New York where he now resides. Timothy's Musical resume includes being a member of the legendary hall of fame group, The Golden Gate Quartet (now based in Paris, France), touring with them from 2011 to 2015, Sharing the stage with gospel artists such as Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, Kirk Franklin, John P. Kee, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Byron Cage, and pop artists like Michael Bolton, and countless others. To date Timothy speaks English, Spanish, French, German, with working knowledge of Danish, Italian and Japanese. This allows him to communicate with many cultures not only through the sound of gospel music but also with teaching the music and the MESSAGE behind it.  

 

Music Minister Gregory Kelly- Asst. Artistic Director/Instructor

Gregory M Kelly, Producer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and accomplished musician. Writer and Musician for Hezekiah Walker's Love Fellowship Choir, Musical director for Vy Higginsen’s sensational gospel musical Mama I Want To Sing; Music Master for Vy Higginsen’s Gospel For Teens Program; and co-founder/musical producer and director for the world acclaimed European touring company The Very Best of Black Gospel.

Gregory has been a force in the music industry for many years. His ability to compose, produce, arrange, and teach intricate choral arrangements as well as vocal techniques has taken his career literally “around the world!” Touring with musicals, concerts, gospel review shows as well as doing workshops; reaching the world with the sound and the message of Gospel Music.

He has been musical director for several off Broadway gospel musicals including Mama I Want to Sing, Loving Him Is Killing Me, Sing Harlem Sing, Gospel At The Brownstone, In Search Of Identity, The Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice, No Money No Honey, Cycles, I’m Bustin’ Loose, Where’s My Daddy and The Soul of a Man.

His musical resume includes performances with gospel and secular greats such as: Angie Stone, Kenny Latimore, Lenny Williams, Leon, Dottie Peoples, James Cleveland, Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage, Myron Butler, Tye Tribbett, Shirley Caesar, Andrae Crouch, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Aretha Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Tramaine Hawkins, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Diana Ross, Miss Jones, Tony Terry, The Supremes, J Moss, Karen Clarke, Dorinda Clarke, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, Cybil, P Diddy, Kim Burrell, The Winans and many more.

Gregory has performed at revered venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Tokyo Dome, The Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Jacob Javits Convention Center, The Apollo Theater, Berlin’s Friedrich Stadtpalast, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, just to name a few. He has made several television appearances on BET, The Word Network, The Gospel Channel, TBN, The German Film Priese Awards and the Cinema for Peace.

Dr. Michelle Enix-Kenney- Business Administration/Treasurer

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Music Minister Ernest Billups- Pianist/Instructor

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Music Minister Deverett Eagle- Keyboardist/Instructor

Deverett ‘Dskillz’ Eagle was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey. Being the youngest of six children allowed him to have a strong sense of family values, teamwork and unity. At the early age of ten he found himself drawn to music while attending church with his mother. Playing drums was the beginning of his vast musical journey. After a few years of playing drums and singing in the youth choir he was drawn to the attraction of learning how to play the organ and teaching vocal parts. Spending the next several years working with local church choirs, college choirs, groups, and artists helped give him the experience to embark upon the next level of his life.

Throughout his life he’s had the privilege of being connected to local and major entertainment artists, such as Rich Wilson, Anwar Robinson, Donovan Jackson, Lauren Hill, and many others. Having a desire to become more involved in the industry, in 2001, he established Dskillz Productions. With many friendsthrough out entertainment, Dskillz was connected to many of the major record labels that includes Capitol, Atlantic, Sony, Def Jam and Jive.
 
In 2008 he decided to establish the multi-faceted entertainment company that is Eagle Entertainment World Wide. After working with many local artists from demo projects, vocal coaching and artist development, he was connected to a very promising and energetic artist named Trina G. Since managing the early years of her professional musical career she has landed a record deal with Capital Records.

Now having established E2W, which provides artist and client management, artist development, vocal coaching, booking and more, he is looking to bring back the true fundamentals of the basis of the entertainment industry. There are three things that can be expected from Dskillz and E2W FAMILY…integrity, quality,

Dskillz Eagle, CEO & Chairman
Teri D. Russell, COO & President
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Sis. Sandra Martin- Administrative Assistant/Bookings

 

Sandra Martin is a native of Selma, North Carolina and has been active in Ministry for over 20 years. She was a member of the North Carolina International Mass Choir under the direction of Thelma Dilhunt (Newburn, NC). Sandra's Ministry of helps has allowed her to work under several ministries along the east coast. 

Currently, she operates in ministry under the leadership of Bishop Hezekiah Walker at Love Fellowship Tabernacle: The Kingdom Church in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the church in 1999 as well as the grammy award winning Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, also under the leadership of Bishop Walker.

 Sandra's social and office skills allow her to work within Gospel Workshops International as an Administrative Assistant. She helps with bookings, organization, and the day to day responsibilities needed to sustain GWI.

 

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  • "?My vocals have improved tremendously under the tutelage of the GWI staff. Tim Riley and Company are patient, encouraging and beyond capable. No wonder with a teaching motto o..."
    Wanda Hill
  • "Timothy Riley is a fabulously gifted gospel choir instructor/director/singer, not to mention a beautiful spirit. Love being amongst his students in HARLEM, USA! If you ever ge..."
    OH YOU MUST!
  • "Our Black History Workshop and concert was amazing. I look forward to many more events."

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