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About the Choir

Inspirational Gospel Choir


Mr. Vertellis Kendrick- Musical Director


Live Recordings 

Played Organ on Absynnia M.B. Church (Glory To His Name) In Jacksonville Florida 1989

Played Organ on St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Orlando, Florida 1990

Arranged, and Organ on all Music on Southeastern Festival Choir (Lift Jesus Higher) Recorded Live in Orlando, Florida  1991

Arranged, Produced, and Musical Director For Vernon “Pappa” Jones & The Sanford Community Workshop Choir recorded Live In Sanford Florida. (It Will Be Alright)  1993

Arranged, Produced, and Musical Director For Vernon “Pappa” Jones & The Sanford Community Workshop Choir recorded Live In Daytona Beach, Florida. (Waymaker) 1997

Arranged, Produced, Played Keyboards and Musical Director For

Lawrence J Ingram Of Houston Texas. (God Will Take Care Of You) Recorded Live In Plant City, Florida 1994

Arranged, played Organ, and Musical Director For Carlton Burgess and The Tampa Bay Workshop Choir 1996

Arranged, Produced, and Musical Director For Vernon “Pappa” Jones & Friends. Recorded Live In Daytona Beach, Florida. (Waymaker) 1997

Arranged, Played Keyboard, and Musical Director For Tambra Sims. Recorded Live In Orlando, Florida 1999

Arranged and Musical Director For Cocoa Mass Choir. Recorded Live in Cocoa Beach, Florida. 1999

Arranged, played Keyboards, and Musical Director For The Lamars Of Melbourne, Florida. (Mountain Mover) 2000

Artist Played For

Twinkie Clark – Gerald Thompson – James Johnson – James Moore – Karen Clark – Timothy Wright – Beverly Crawford – Florida Mass Choir – Lawrence Ingram – Daryl Coley – Carlton Burgees - Vernon “Pappa” Jones - Tramaine Hawkins

Plays Participated

Keyboard  “Soulful Noel": Orlando, Florida  

Produced By Walter Ruttledge January 2006

Musical Director  “Go And Sin No More”

Produced by Sharon Keys Productions August 2005

Church Affiliation

Livingston Street Church Of God

Organist 1984 - Present

Minister of Music 1990 – 1993 And 2002 - 2004


Musical Director

Bethune Cookman College Inspirational Gospel Choir

1996 - Present

Producer for World Of Gospel Records of New Haven Ct.

1993 - 2000

Consultant for FAMU Gospel Choir CD featuring Twinkie Clark in 1996

University Of Central Florida  Adjunct Instructor 

Gospel And Cultural Choir 1988 - 1992


Inspirational Gospel Choir (Student Director) 1982

Inspirational Gospel Choir (Percussion and Piano 1979 – 1981

Bethune Cookman College

Marching Wildcats (Percussion) 1978 - 1982

High School – Miami Edison Sr. High

Marching, Symphonic (Percussion) and Jazz Band (Piano.

College 1975 - 1978

**Mr. Kendrick can be reached at (386) 481-2148**


Shannon Hoskins- "Miss Gospel Choir"

Shannon Hoskins is a 20-year old junior majoring in Hospitality Managemet. This is her third year in the choir and sings alto. Miss Gospel Choir is the Queen of the choir and exemplifies what a gospel choir member should be. Students vote each year on a young lady to represent them.

Mrs. Ballarie Ingram- Chaperone

Mrs. Ingram is a librarian at Bethune-Cookman College. She accompanies the choir at rehearsals, concerts, and engagements to assist in the needs of the choir. She provides motherly assistance to each of the choir members. She also assists the Mr. Kendrick, the director, in caring for the choir. She can be reached at (386) 481-2183.