Gerard is no stranger to Gospel Music. He has been singing Gospel music since the age of seven. His first time singing was with the Junior Choir at his home church Second Timothy Missionary Baptist Church and the song was called “Jesus Christ is the Way.” Horrified, terrified, and petrified he sang the song because his mother threatened him during choir rehearsal. She saw something in him that he didn’t see in himself.
As a child, Gerard was exposed to all different Genres of music mainly influenced by his mother who was also a singer and was very instrumental in leading Gerard to the Lord and being an example before him. However, it wasn’t until the age of 14 that he discovered his love for Gospel music.
Gerard sung about God since he was a child but did not have a relationship with him. One day as he was singing the power of God came in and changed his life and his song. He now knew first hand what it was like to have an encounter with Christ by not just singing about him, but accepting Christ as Lord and Savior and now having a real relationship with Christ.
Gerard was very involved in High School activities especially if it involved singing. He performed with the Mumford High School choir, school plays and became class speaker of the Graduating Class of 1993. While in high school, Gerard and three other young men formed a gospel group called “Inner-mission.” They sang all over the metro Detroit Area and gain exposure from many named artist in the industry.
After graduation Gerard received a scholarship from Wayne State University majoring in Theatre. In his pursuit of one day becoming an actor Gerard attended college for a year and in 1995 began traveling with the play “Perilous Times.” During his travels, God began dealing with Gerard in regards to preaching the Gospel. Shortly thereafter Gerard left the play and began to seek direction from God for his life.
In 1997 Gerard answered the call to begin preaching the Gospel. That same year he married his wife of 16 years, Angelee Brooks, whom he’s known most of his life and to this God ordained union have five beautiful children.
In 2003 Gerard was ordained as a Gospel Minister at his home church Second Timothy Baptist Church. He also served as the Worship Leader, Youth Pastor, and Minister of Music under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Wilbert Humphries.
Gerard has a passion for worship and edifying the people of God through preaching and singing. He is an anointed psalmist and songwriter. He has a difficult time saying no to anyone who ask him to sing, preach or MC. His Pastor, Rev. Dr. Wilbert Humphries says this: “Gerard loves to sing, in fact I think sometimes he would rather sing than eat!”
In 2008 Gerard entered and won the Detroit Singing Star Competition; won $1000.00 and an opportunity to sing the Star Spangled Banner at a Major League Tigers Game before tens of thousands of fans at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The song he chose to sing in the competition was 'Never Would Have made It!' Since winning the competition, He has sang at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers in 2009 and 2011.
Over the years, Gerard has sung with many groups, choirs, and has shared the stage with renowned gospel artist such as:
• Joe Smith Blessing and Praise
• Detroit Sings Mass Choir
• Psalms One
• Reginald Williams and Worshippers United
• Fred Hammond
• Vicki Winans
• Darryl Coley
• Men of Standard
• Marvin Winans
• Marcus Cole
• Jonathan Dunn
• Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole
• Rance Allen
• Shirley Murdoc
• Aretha Franklin
• Micah Stampley
• Emanuel Johnson and GIWU
• Jay & Jay Soul
Not only is he a singer and a preacher; but he also has been called upon to “MC” concerts, programs, shows, etc. He was the MC at the Upper Room Entertainment Complex for many years.
On March 6, 2009 Gerard stepped out on faith and released his 1st solo project, a Maxi single entitled "It's Me." After that He was called upon to sing at several conferences and revivals around the country. He has also appeared on numerous Gospel television programs such as Bishop Greg Davis (The Word Network's 'Rejoice in the Word') from, Dorinda Clark' Cole(TCT'S The Dorinda Show), Dan Willis(TCT'S I'm Just Saying), A Regular Guest Psalmist on 'TCT Celebrate' Broadcast, Just to name a few. In April 2011, Gerard released another Maxi single entitled, “Made For Your Glory” which is being requested by many listeners every day. Gerard has been the featured Artist of the month with WEXL Pat Butler’s show on 1340AM and 103.5FM.
In February 2012 Gerard, after serving faithfully at his home Church and through much prayer was asked to lead worship a couple of Sundays out of the month and with permission and blessings from his Pastor, became the Worship Leader at Ambassadors for Christ Church in Redford, Michigan where Dr. Glenn R. Plummer is Senior Pastor.
Currently, Gerard is the Worship Leader and Minister of Music at Shield of Faith Church in Detroit, Michigan where Bishop James Jennings, Sr. serves as Senior Pastor.
In March of 2013 Gerard released his first full Independent album entitled "Praise..Worship..Warfare..Freedom!!" This project is to encourage believers to stand for Jesus in these last days. With Same sex marriages and the homosexual lifestyle becoming the norm, The breaking down of the family, People using Abortion as a means of birth control, and a society who is slowly drifting away from God, Gerard's mission is to inspire believers to not back down from the enemy and to live a lifestyle of worship and praise. This Album is encourage, challenge, and cause believers to Praise the Lord, Worship the King, Wage a good Warfare against the enemy, and to Walk in their freedom. Gerard’s prayer is that you would be blessed, inspired and empowered by his ministry.