Sing Loud! The latest command and debut album from Alex Holt and Free Worship, a Contemporary Christian young adult praise and worship group in the Hampton Roads. The group consists of: Alex Holt, Tamarra Wilkes, Lauren Green, Wendy Levie, Tierra Wilkes, Phillip “PJ” Green, and Desmond Harrison.
Free Worship has opened for many Gospel showstoppers: Tye Tribbett, Jonathan Nelson, The Clark Sisters, Kierra Sheard, Canton Jones, and many more. This dynamic, youthful group is on fire for God and loves spreading the word through their unique sound.
“The group was formed on accident,” said Alex Holt, the founder of Free Worship. “At the age of 19, I was tasked by the Lord to do a youth conference for youth and young adults in my community, I asked a few friends to help me do praise and worship. I presented my first song, High and Lifted Up. The presence of God flowed so strong that night that people began to ask me could they purchase the song anywhere. After hearing so many people wanting more, I felt God moving me to keep this group of people together, and the rest is history.”
Recently, the group completed their debut album, Sing Loud. “We really worked hard on this album and through it all we stayed focused, and that hard work was manifested. I am so proud of my team, because, they really followed the vision of God. Now God has allowed us the fruit of our labor,” states Alex Holt.
The album, Sing Loud, is about spreading the message of Jesus. “I want this album to cause Christians to build a deeper relationship with God, and sinners to get a relationship. Sing Loud is filled with anthems that make you want do what the title of the cd is called, Sing Loud! The cd is an eclectic mix of songs that make you worship, dance, and free yourself in the presence of God. I wanted to give people something that they could listen to the whole day that would be a smooth transition into God’s glory,” shares Alex.
The group has great aspirations for the future. Within the next five years, the group hopes to have their third album completed. “I believe we would have traveled to different countries to minister the gospel and spread revival. This is my heart’s desire: to see people set free and lives changed through the word of God. “
Alex Holt and Free Worship are already making their goals come true in spreading the Gospel through their monthly event, Renewal. This event was created for their followers; in addition to music, they are sharing the spoken word of God. “We are coming up on our one year anniversary. I can honestly say that God has met us every month with some incredible worship.”
In addition to writing and creating music, Alex Holt enjoys speaking to the youth and young adults. His message is about submitting to Christ at an early age. “When you do this, you do not have as much baggage and issues as an adult. The Lord wants you to live a free and uncomplicated life, and when you give Him your heart early He can ensure that. My last words would simple come out of Dan 11:32, “But the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.”
Check out their next Renewal, located at 1906 Campostella Rd. Chesapeake, Virginia 23324. For more information about their new album SING LOUD, group details, and events, check out their website: www.alexholtandfreeworship.com.
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