Hezekiah Walker has experienced some major developments since the release of his last album nearly 5 years ago.
For one, he became Bishop of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ Fellowship, providing leadership to more than 30 churches around the country in addition to the Kunjalo Diocese in Cape Town, South Africa that he oversees – all while remaining Senior Pastor of his thriving Love Fellowship Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York and Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
With each of these developments, Walker is motivated by his commitment to Kingdom relevancy. “One must continue to evolve so that the Kingdom can stay fresh, exciting and most of all relevant,” says Walker.
He pours this passion for Kingdom relevancy into his upcoming CD ‘AZUSA THE NEXT GENERATION’, being released June 11 on RCA Inspiration.
E8:What was the inspiration for choosing the songs on the album? Did you have a set message?
Hezekiah Walker: The inspiration for the music on my new CD was reflection of the powerful effect that the historical Azusa movement had on the Christian Church.
E8: What do you think of today’s gospel? Who is doing something amazing?
Hezekiah Walker: Today’s gospel has definitely progressed into arenas that were not as open to the message such as secular/mainstream radio,tv and venues. That is good for the genre. Some of the artists doing something amazing in this genre would be Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin.
E8:What is your favorite scripture and why?
Hezekiah Walker: Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV): But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
This is my favorite scripture because it speaks of how God will be your strength/help when you feel you are at your end; you still got a little more in you!
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