Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams is a musician, producer, promoter and Gospel show host for over 33 years.

Courtney began his Gospel music career as a drummer in 1976. He then went on to organise and promote his first Gospel concert in 1978, and from there he went on to play in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for many local Gospel groups from 1979 to 1982, including the famous group, the Bantons, and also with the Revivalaires.

His Sunday morning show “Gospel Music Machine”, premiered on April 6, 1987 on CIUT 89.5 FM and quickly became Toronto’s favourite Gospel music show.  It is now one of the longest-running Gospel music programs on radio in Canada. It is a three-hour show which airs every Sunday morning from 7-10 am. He also co-founded the Association of Gospel Music Ministries with Lisa Brown later that same year, an organization founded to promote Canadian Gospel music. In the summer of 1988, he co-founded The Toronto Mass Choir, now one of Canada’s cutting-edge Gospel choirs that incorporates contemporary Gospel, traditional Gospel, as well as Caribbean music influence.

As a Gospel music promoter, Courtney has produced over 500 Gospel concerts and events, including The Winans, Take Six, Kirk Franklin and Grammy Award-winning Shirley Caesar, America’s queen of Gospel.

Workshop(s) by Courtney Williams

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