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The Band

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Van Earl Patterson

Van Earl Patterson took piano lessons so he could play for the church; however, Van's passion was the guitar. At the age of 12, Van taught himself to play guitar and later took formal guitar lessons. As his gift flourished, he began to perform with church quartets throughout the city including the Lloyd Stephens Band.

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David James & Dennis Alex Marshall Jr

Dennis Alex Marshall Jr is a prodigy who has been playing drums since he was 7 years old. He has blazing chops, but also an incredibly solid pocket. He is one of the most sought after drummers in the Midwest & has covered all styles of music.


David James has become known as "The Beast" and is known on a national level as a gospel artist, song writer, and most renowned bassist. David has had the privileged of working with, playing , and performing on some great platforms with many artists such as Bobby Jones, J Moss, and Donald Lawrence.

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Donte Gillespie

Donte Gillespie has been a sought after gospel music keyboardist for over 20 years. After spending much of his childhood and teenage years playing drums, he began playing piano and organ by ear, blending smooth jazz, R&B, and pop. Donte has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the faith community.