If you had told me, Mark Weber, at ChristianMusicDaily.com, that Montell Jordan, known for his R&B jam “This Is How We Do It,” would become a Christian worship pastor years later, I would have said, “What?!?” Yet, folks, that has happened!
Montell is busy at Victory World Church in the epicenter of Gospel music: Atlanta. Montell spearheads the church’s new CD release, “Shake Heaven.” The album’s title track is also its first single– a duet between Beckah Shae and Montell (both pictured above). The song “goes for adds” at radio in mid-May and the full CD is expected to be released in August.
So by now you’re probably still saying to yourself, “Montell Jordan is a worship pastor?!?!?” Here is what he had to say about that:
“Victory World Church is a place where worship is a lifestyle, therefore the music that comes from here is a reflection of the lives that people are living,” says Jordan. “My only objective at Victory and with this project is to create an atmosphere of worship where God truly inhabits the praises of His people.”
Montell Jordan released seven albums between his two record labels, Def Soul and Koch Records, and his mega-hit “This Is How We Do It,” garnered one Grammy nomination and two MTV award nominations. Jordan produced such high-profile acts as Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Christina Milian, 98 Degrees, Sisqo’, and Dru Hill. In addition to all that, he appeared in such films as The Fighting Temptations, The Nutty Professor, and Standing In The Shadows Of Motown. He was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Pepperdine University.
Victory World Church is known for its multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation that currently numbers around 9,500 in weekend attendance from over 105 nations.