Bishop Hezekiah Walker (born December 24, 1962) is a popular American gospel music artist and pastor of prominent Brooklyn New York megachurch, Love Fellowship Tabernacle. Walker has released several albums on Benson Records and Verity Records as Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir.

Biography

Walker was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Long Island University, majoring in Sociology. He also attended Hugee Theological Seminary, and the New York School of the Bible. In 2001, Hezekiah & The LFT Church Choir were nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Traditional on the strength of the album Love Is Love! Walker has won Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Album By Choir Or Chorus twice: once for Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College (1994) with The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, and once for Love Is Live! (2001) with The LFT Church Choir. Separate from The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Walker's LFT Church Choir released two albums entitled Recorded Live At Love Fellowship Tabernacle in 1998 and "Love Is Live" in 2001. LFT Church Choir was more youthful and hip-hop leaning ensemble than its predecessor and its album hit the Top 5 of Billboard's Gospel Chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award the same year.

Discography

Albums

I'll Make It (Sweet Rain, 1987) Oh Lord We Praise You (Sweet Rain, 1990) Focus on Glory (A&M, 1992) - STUDIO Live in Toronto (Benson, 1993) Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College (Benson, 1994) Live in New York by Any Means... (Benson, 1995) Live in London (Verity, 1997) Recorded Live at Love Fellowship Tabernacle (Verity, 1998) – by Hezekiah Walker & The LFT Church Choir Family Affair (Verity, 1999) Love Is Live! (Verity, 2001) - by Hezekiah Walker & The LFT Church Choir Family Affair, Vol. 2: Live at Radio City Music Hall (Verity, 2002) 20/85 The Experience (Verity, 2005) Souled Out (Verity, 2008) Azusa: The Next Generation (RCA Inspiration, 2013) Azusa: The Next Generation 2 – Better (Entertainment One Music, 2016)

Compilations

Gospel Greats (Benson, 1995) Nothing But The Hits (Verity, 2003) Divine Voices: Pastors of Praise (Mack Avenue, 2015)

Singles

"99½" (Benson, 1995) – Cassette Single "Let's Dance" (Jive/Verity, 1999) – CD Single/12" Single "Souled Out" (Verity, 2008) – Digital download Single "Every Praise" (RCA Inspirational, 2013) – Digital download Single

Trivia

Walker is sometimes affectionately referred to as "the Hip-Hop Pastor" due to the number of high-profile secular hip-hop recording artists who attend his church, such as Lil' Kim and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

References

External links

Love Fellowship Tabernacle Official Website Verity Records Official Website Hezekiah Walker at AllMusic

Albums & Songs

Azusa the Next Generation 2 - Better Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Better - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Azusa the Next Generation Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Setlist: The Very Best of Hezekiah Walker (Live) Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Prayers (feat. Hezekiah Walker & LFC) - Single Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
The Essential Hezekiah Walker Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Live In London Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Love Is Live! - The LFT Church Choir At the Love Fellowship Tabernacle (Live) Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Presents the LFT Church Choir Recorded "Live" At Love Fellowship Tabernacle Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Live In Atlanta Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes
Focus on Glory Complete Album Listen Mp3 On Itunes