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Minister of Music/Director of Worship & Fine Arts, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Leon C. Lewis is an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, composer, and arranger. He has written, produced, and played for artists including Shirley Ceasar, Yolanda Adams, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Tyler Perry, Donnie McClurkin, Brian C. Wilson, Kim Burrell, Beverly Crawford, Lamar Campbell, Elvin D. Ross, Benita Washington, Stephanie Dotson, Kathy Taylor, the late Shawn McClemore, and legendary jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws. In 2007, Lewis received a Dove Award nomination from the Gospel Music Association for Best Traditional Song of the Year for “Miracles Still Happen,” which has been recorded by artists including the Queen of Gospel Music Shirley Ceasar and by Gospel Dream winner Stephanie Dotson. Lewis penned the song “Thank You,” which was recorded by Benita Washington and rose to #3 on the Billboard gospel national radio airplay charts. His songs “Your Power,” “Incredible” (both co-written with Brian C. Wilson), and “Holy Is His Name” were published in the hymnal Zion Still Sings by Abington Press in 2008. His songs “Glorifie” (Praise Your Name) and “Il Est Beni” (Give Him Glory) were included on Jessica Dorsey’s internationally acclaimed album Feedback (Tainos Records). Lewis has served as Musical Director and toured with Bishop T. D. Jakes’s play, Woman Thou Art Loosed; performed on the soundtrack for the hit Tyler Perry movie, Madea's Family Reunion; served as Event Coordinator for national talent search tour/TV show Gospel Dream for BET and the Gospel Music Channel; and served as music consultant for the documentary Kunte Kinte Island: The Movie (2013) and the “Oh to be Kept by Jesus” episode of Tyler Perry’s TV program The Haves and Have Nots. He currently serves as Minister of Music/Director of Worship & Fine Arts at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Senior Pastor.


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