* Join the one and only VaShawn Mitchell for an exclusive online debut of his new single “Joy,” on Facebook Live. The event happens on Thursday, May 26 at 6pm CST / 7pm EST on his Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/
Fans participating in the live event will also be able to ask questions through comments.
“Joy,” is the first single off Mitchell’s forthcoming album, Secret Place which was recorded live in Johannesburg, South Africa. The extraordinary concert was the culmination event of Mitchell’s groundbreaking conference “The Call.”
Born and raised in Harvey, Illinois, Mitchell graduated from Thornton High School and earned a degree in psychology.
Mitchell began working with mentor Lonnie Hunter at St. Mark Baptist Church. At age 20, Mitchell’s musical potential was noticed by Bishop Larry Trotter and he was hired as the Minister of Music at Chicago’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church.
As minister of music he was responsible for every aspect of the department. He went on to produce what have become some of the most noted selections in the African American churchDon’t Last and My Worship Is For Real. VaShawn also produced and released his first solo project entitled, So Satisfied.
As a songwriter, Mitchell has penned hits for Smokie Norful, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Bishop Paul Morton. He is also a worship leader and throughout the years he has written several top-selling choir recordings and spawned such memorable hits as My Worship Is For Real and Trouble Don’t Last.