Meet the Artists!

The Peace Starts With Me rally has a star-studded cast, ready to sing their hearts out for God on November 12! Get to know more about the performers before you see them in person.


Five-time Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams is ready to shake New York once again! Ever since her 1988 debut album, “Just As I Am,” Adams has been renowned for pioneering the blend of modern gospel music infused with soul and jazz. For decades, she has empowered fans through her inspirational and contemporary music. A former teacher and now a gospel legend, she continues to influence the world and change lives through her music and humanitarian efforts.


Born and raised in a public housing project in Brooklyn, New York, Hezekiah Walker escaped onto a path that would lead him to places he could scarcely have dreamed of as a boy. A winner of two Grammy Awards, Walker continues to be active as the pastor of the thriving Love Fellowship Tabernacle in his native Brooklyn. Over the years, many songs by Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Choir (LFTC) have become nothing short of anthems for the young gospel church.


Israel Houghton is a prolific worship leader, musician, songwriter, producer and recording artist.  His music ministry has spanned 25 years, during which he’s contributed to 50 albums as an artist or producer, won 20 music awards, and earned countless accolades to his name. Since then, Houghton has released 11 solo and group albums, consistently topping the Billboard chart. His albums “Alive in South Africa,” and “Live From Another Level” have been certified gold, selling over half a million copies.


Citizen way is a contemporary Christian music and Christian rock trio from Elgin, Illinois. The band is composed of David Blascoe, Ben Calhoun and Daniel Olsson, and they play to share the good news of Jesus. The members of Citizen Way consider themselves “musicianaries,” or musicians with a missionary-like calling. “It’s not just music for music’s sake; it’s music with a message,” David says. “We write and sing about the things that we do because of the impact they’ve had on our lives, and we want to share that.

“We are citizens in the Kingdom of God following in the way of Jesus. Join us!"


A choir director since the age of nine, A. Curtis Farrow has served as Minister of Music for numerous churches. Mr. Farrow was also named one of the most influential men in Gospel music. He has received 14 Emmy nominations, winning two for producing the McDonald’s Gospelfest television specials.

Mr. Farrow was responsible for the organization, planning, and execution of the home going services for the late Whitney Houston. He just recently produced and managed the homegoing services for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, watched by millions around the world. Mr. Farrow credits everything in his life to his strong belief in God. “God, as the great Creator, has made each of us in his own image,” serves as Mr. Farrow’s life motto.  “Therefore, we are little Creators. We shall spend all of our days creating!"


Apple Heaven USA is a rock and roll fusion band that celebrates music from all over world, incorporating eastern and western music stylings. They have performed internationally, including in Korea, America, and Japan, and have a lot of heart and a lot of soul!

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