Grammy Award-winning Artist, Hezekiah Walker, Hosts First Virtual Master Class at The Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at Virginia Union University

November 17, 2021


Contact: Erika Roache 

Director of Public Relations 


[RICHMOND, VA – November 15, 2021] -- The Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at VUU will host its first Virtual Master Class on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The Gospel Music Industry Essentials Master Class is an introduction for those who want to launch a career in the gospel music industry. The master class will cover key components in pursuing a music career, artist development, songwriting, producing, and publishing. 

The Master Class will be instructed by Multi-Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Artist and Founder of the Center, Hezekiah Walker, award-winning songwriter and recording artist Ted Winn, Grammy Award-Winning producer and artist Donald Lawrence and entertainment law attorney, Ricky Anderson. 

“I am excited about Virginia Union being the hub. We want people from all over the world to come here to learn about gospel music, to enjoy gospel music and to collaborate, to learn about songwriting, to learn about the industry, to learn about how to become an artist,” said Walker. 

The Center for Gospel Music will offer academic programs through VUU’s Fine Arts department and originate theatre productions and record live gospel albums with students, alumni, and the community for public release. In addition to preparing students for a career in the gospel music industry, the Center will work to preserve gospel music culture by studying sacred arts and how it is blended into African heritage. 

This virtual session will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. For more details and to register for the master class, visit hezwalkeratvuu.com

About Hezekiah Walker 

Bishop Hezekiah Walker is a Grammy Award-winning gospel music artist and Founder of the new Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. Bishop Walker, known for his chart-topping gospel anthems “Souled Out,” “Every Praise” and Grammy-nominated “Better,” is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle located in Brooklyn, New York and Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He is known as the “Hip-Hop Pastor” due to the celebrity status of some who attend his church. With a heart for seeing people saved, Bishop Walker has seen Love Fellowship grow from 8 people to now, thousands and counting. A second-year student of VUU’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Bishop Walker founded the Center for Gospel Music as an extension of his mantra: “And because God is the greatest power, we will not be defeated.”