Peter Francis (UK)

Jako syn pastora jest związany z kościołem i muzyką od najmłodszych lat. Jego liczne muzyczne talenty został odkryte i oszlifowane w chórze London Community Gospel Choir. Wkrótce został dyrygentem tego chóru i przez kolejnych 10 lat służył społeczności muzyków gospel a także wykonawcom muzyki świeckiej. Wystąpił w programach telewizyjnych BBC takich jak Stulecie Muzyki Gospel i Hallelujah Anyhow. Współpracował z takimi artystami jak Paul McCartney, Elaine Page, David Grant, Donnie McClurkin i wielu innych. Swoje powołanie realizuje ucząc śpiewu innych ludzi. Szkolił tuziny chórów w wielu krajach. Do dziś pozostaje on dyrektorem chóru Jabez Family. Mówi, że jego członkowie nie zostali wybrani ze względu na ich zdolności wokalne, ale na doświadczenia życiowe i chodzenie z Bogiem  (Jabez oznacza "ból"). Jego boże powołanie na tym się nie kończy. Peter służy swoim talentem także w Polsce, prowadząc warsztaty gospel, koncerty, konferencje, róznież pojawia się jako gość na wydawnictwach muzycznych. Został poproszony o bycie wykładowcą w pierwszej akademii gospel w Polsce. Bóg dał mu wizję, aby rozpocząć pierwszy chór wspólnotowy w Polsce. Obecnie Peter prowadzi 3 chóry w Polsce! Wszystko po to by Bóg był chwalony a drzwi ludzkich serc otwarte na Jezusa. Amen!

As a pastor’s child he was musically involved in his father’s church singing and playing on instruments. From this humble beginning Peter felt led to join London Community Gospel Choir as a vocalist where his gift was shortly recognized by the leaders. He became a Choir Director and together with LCGC spend 10 years ministering to diverse areas of the community supporting both secular and gospel artists alike. These openings soon led to television appearances such as 100 Year of Gospel Music, Hallelujah Anyhow for the BBC to name just a few. His work also evolved and took him to work with artists such as Paul McCartney, Elaine Page, David Grant and many more. He also contributed to the productions of gospel albums such as ‘Prove Me’ by IDMC, Fill My Cup by LCGC, ‘Live in London & More’ with Donnie  McClurkin etc. His commitment to be faithful to God’s calling upon his life soon led him in the path of vocal training; he began to assist and direct groups such as the Inspirational Choir and other church choirs who would call on his service. He became a choir director in Ruach City Church, where he led praise and worship for 15 years. Currently he worships in House of Levi International where he recently became an Elder of the church. In 2002 he heard God’s voice leading him to form a choir with a difference. To date he still remains to be the choir director of the Jabez Family. People were not chosen because their vocal abilities but for their life experiences and their walk with God who gave the choir its name - Jabez, which means ‘pain’. God’s calling didn’t stop there. Peter was also led to minister through Poland, where he leads gospel workshops, hosts concerts, conferences as well as appearing as a guest artist on couple of albums. For almost 10 years he visited dozens of cities where souls were saved and change was made for the Kingdom. He was asked to be one of the teachers in first gospel academy in Poland and in 2014 God gave him another vision, to start the very first community choir in Poland. Up to date Peter has 3 choirs in Poland! In all, to God be the glory for opening doors for him and stirring up the desire and passion in his heart to bring polish community together. Amen!