After mentoring with Rev. Clay Evans, founder of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, senior pastor, faith leader, songwriter, producer, and all-round entrepreneur Rev. Charles Jenkins took over the reins of the mission's choir, Fellowship Chicago, and released the blockbuster gospel album The Best of Both Worlds in 2012, led by the infectious single "Awesome," which entered the gospel singles chart at the number one spot that same year, and has since become a staple of the modern praise & worship genre. Respecting the gospel tradition but also working to update it by gently merging it with 21st century urban recording techniques and trends, Jenkins hit a spiritual and commercially successful sweet spot. His second album with Fellowship Chicago, 2014's Any Given Sunday, topped the gospel chart, led by the release of the single "War." ~ Steve Leggett
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