Renowned Gospel singer Hezekiah Walker has established himself 10-times over in the Gospel community, even attracting a handful of people from the rap world to unofficially become known as the “Hip-Hop Pastor.”
Now, he’s taking his ordained talents to the halls of Virginia Union University where he’s been officially bestowed with the new Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music.
Announced in a public statement by VUU, the academic center will reportedly be the first of its kind in the United States, providing both education and resources that will help aspiring musicians who want to get into gospel music professionally all the groundwork they need to proser. All VUU students will be able to apply, and they’ll even be offering a few industry-related certification courses for the general public as well.
Hezekiah is a second-year student of VUU’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, so this is clearly the opportunity of a lifetime for the award-winning musician. He spoke on what a blessing it is in the press announcement by stating, “the strong theological training I’ve received here at Virginia Union during the past two years has helped to shape my ministry,” also adding, “My goal is to give back to the school that has poured so much into me, by helping emerging gospel artist learn the business, as well as theological aspects of the gospel music industry.”
Those looking to hit up the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music will be able to do so starting June 2021.
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