Alex Holt and Free Worship Interview
Alex Holt from the Christian Contemporary Young Adult Group: Alex Holt and Free Worship, based in the Hampton Roads, is sharing an exclusive interview about their new album SING LOUD and other ministry events.
The group consists of: Alex Holt, Tamarra Wilkes, Lauren Green, Wendy Levie, Tierra Wilkes, Phillp “PJ” Green, Desmond Harrison.
What type of group are you?
We are a Contemporary Christian Young adult Praise and Worship group, one thing that I love about this group though, is that we are very versatile in Christian/gospel music and it allows us to operate in many settings.
Describe the brief history of the group.
The group was actually formed on accident. At the age of 19 I was tasked by the Lord to do a youth conference for youth and young adults in my community, and I asked a couple friends to help me do praise and worship for this two day event. I was a new writer, so nervously I presented my 1st song to them called High and Lifted Up. They all received it and we sung it during the conference and 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.
What is your target audience?
We are really striving for youth (teens) and young adults (18-30) but we have found that this music really transcends age.
What has been the group’s biggest accomplishment?
I believe it would have to be our new 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 and now God has allowed us to see the fruit of our labor
Where do you see the group in five years?
I honestly see us finishing up our third album, and it sounds funny but I already know the name lol. I believe we would have traveled to different countries to minister the gospel, and spread revival. This is my hearts desire to see people set free, and lives changed through the word of God.
What other activities and/or events does the group participate in?
We are very excited about our monthly event called RENEWAL. This event was created by us to give our followers more than just music but also the spoken word of God. We are coming up on our one year anniversary and I can honestly say that God has met us every month with some incredible worship! Come out to the next one if you’re in the VA area. 1906 Campostella rd. Chesapeake Va 23324.
What are your dreams and goals?
My dreams right now are to dig deeper in the Music Industry with my Company Heavens Gateway. It encompasses my personal talent Writing, Production, Media Production, and Graphics. Also I’m gearing up for my 4th annual Christmas production with my group. This year we are gearing up with the Media Production side of my company, and you will see us get into our acting side. My goals in life are really to be in the will of God and continue to Grow Free Worship, My personal Business, and to continue to grow as an Adult.
How long have you been singing?
I started leading worship at the age of 17
If you weren’t singing what would you be doing?
I would be graphic artist for a Marketing firm.
What inspires you to do what you do?
The people….when I look at the world and see so many broken because they truly haven’t heard the word of God that can change their words, which will change their heart and mind, which would change their environment, which will finally change their life that inspires me.
How do you prepare for a performance?
We rehearse a lot and make sure we get it right.
What advice would you give an upcoming artist/group?
I would say to make sure your walking in the call God has given you, and make sure you stay humble and close to God because he is your source.
How do the members maintain their relationship with one another?
We love to laugh, I won’t say everyday is happy go lucky, but we have a genuine love for each other. We laugh together, cry together, fuss at each other sometime, but like any family we are always strong and a unit. I love my members, I’m so proud of each of them.
What message would you give to young people?
I would say to give God your heart at an early age, because he can began to really use you so much more. When you do this you don’t have so 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.
Tell me about your next concert and why should people attend?
The next concert will be in Detroit, MI with Dorinda Clark Coles Musician and Singers conference. You should attend because until you have experience a Free Worship concert live you don’t know what you’re missing. We allow the spirit of God to flow and have his way. We have a set, but normally our agenda is interrupted and God takes full control and that is our prayer.
Who writes the songs, what are they about?
At this moment I write all the songs that we record, on the next record you will definitely hear some of the groups writing ability. The songs are about Gods Love, compassion, grace towards us. Most of our songs are vertical, which is from us straight to him.
Check us out on our brand new website www.alexholtandfreeworship.com also you can get our brand new album SING LOUD find information on our website. 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.