Located in Nashville, TN, Riverside Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church proves to be a true model of music ministry at its finest. Blessed with some of the most preeminent and award winning musicians and vocalists in the city, Riverside has earned a reputation for excellence and musical proficiency in various faith-based music styles which include traditional, contemporary, praise & worship, classical, spirituals and anthems. Congregants often leave captivated, invigorated, revived, and empowered as a result of the worship arts ministry of Riverside SDA.

“Declare Your Name” is the first single from Riverside SDA’s forthcoming debut project and represents the fulfillment of a vision to extend the reach of their worship arts ministry to the world. Penned by Riverside SDA’s Dee Hammonds, this powerful anthem acknowledges the names of God which represent the numerous praise-worthy attributes of God such as Jehovah Jireh – the God who provides, and El Elyon – God most high. Riverside SDA’s first lady, Jennifer Fordham, provides lead vocals and masterfully takes the listener on a musical journey, reflecting upon God’s all-encompassing provision and dominion. With each declaration of God’s sovereignty and character, the song builds both musically and emotionally into a crescendo of uninhibited exaltation to the Most High God.

“A few years ago we were convicted that God wanted us to capture the amazing music ministry that we enjoy at Riverside week after week, and provide it as an evangelistic offering to our broader community. We are thrilled to announce the official release of ‘Declare Your Name’ the first single from our debut Riverside Worship Arts Ministry Project” 

— Furman F. Fordham II – Senior Pastor, Riverside SDA



Riverside SDA’s debut project is slated for an early 2015 release and will feature many of their premier vocalists including Joey Kibble, of the multi- GRAMMY™ Award winning group TAKE 6, Stellar Gospel Music Award nominated artist Terrell Hunt, dynamic twin brothers Jesse and Jeffrey White known as Same Seed, and rising praise and worship powerhouse Dee Hammonds. The project will also include special guests and friends of Riverside SDA, Earnest Pugh, Michelle Prather of the Kurt Carr Singers, Lecresia Campbell, and BET’s Sunday Best Season 2 finalist, Maurice Griffin. Production is spear-headed by Riverside SDA’s own Grammy and Dove award nominated producer Roger Ryan (Cece Winans, Whitney Houston, Kim Burrell, Michael W. Smith, Yolanda Adams) along with extraordinary up-and-coming producers Chad Hammonds and Melvin “Maestro” Lightford.

The Riverside SDA project is poised to be an historic, game-changing event for the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and a welcomed addition to the Gospel music industry at large.


Story Source: The Bellamy Group

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