Minister Godartiste: At your service
Born on the 26th day of April 1991 in the cool hills of Mavis Bank, St. Andrew Jamaica, Godartiste is one who has been hand-picked by God for ministry. He has had a passion for music from a tender age, hence he was always associated in one way or another with the Art. His first major exposure came in 2008 when he played a major role in his alma mater, Mona High School’s 3rd place finish in the 2008 edition of TVJ’s All Together Sing high school choir competition in Jamaica, West Indies.
Growing as a youth in church, he struggled to walk on the straight and narrow as he had other influences around him. However, he never doubted the fact that each person has a specific purpose in this life and so, he sought God for his. Godartiste wanted to become a Journalist as he also loves writing so when God said Music Ministry, he was not prepared to listen. He did everything else and failed miserably so he went back to God, asking this time for his calling to be revealed to other persons. God began to show up everywhere he went and spoke in no uncertain terms. He reluctantly began his music ministry but there was no success as he was not fully immersed and was living a double life. In 2015 while he was at church, God showed up and spoke directly to him through Rev Glendon McNish telling him to launch out into the deep and from that day his life has never been the same.
Godartiste serves in the African Methodist Episcopal Church as the Conference Music Director and at his local church, Gaines Memorial Chapel A.M.E. Church (2017-2019). At Gaines, he is a musician, Praise and Worship team leader and 1st Vice President on the Youth Board (2017-2018). He is very visible in his local church and was recently awarded for being the most outstanding youth (2016-2017). In 2015-2016 he also served on the Youth Executive of the same church.
He began his musical journey professionally after launching an EP on October 2nd, 2015 which is now ministering to souls across Jamaica and the world. Since then, he has been nominated in the GXMMA Awards in the UK, International male artiste of the year 2016 alongside gospel icons like Donnie McClurkin, Travis Greene, Jermaine Edwards, and others.
Godartiste is not only a minister but a volunteer at Jamaica Youth for Christ, where he uses his many gifts to serve the young people of Jamaica. When he is not performing at major events, he is most times there working with the sound crew of JYFC.
In 2017 Godartiste started his year by becoming the host of a program called Authentic Jamaican Gospel, which was aired on Caribbean Gospel Radio FM. The program was heard in Jamaica, the Caribbean, the United States of America and The United Kingdom
Godartiste has also been one of the artistes invited to perform on the entertainment package on Television Jamaica's morning time program, Smile Jamaica. His performance was on January 31st, 2017 and turned heads both locally and internationally.
Recently he did a short promotional tour of the Bahamas which was successful. His tour also included churches, radio interviews and he was the main act on Helping Hands production charity concert dubbed "Gosplosion 2017" where he ministered to hundreds of patrons. During his time there, he was also invited to minister in the presence of the Former Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He has also had the opportunity to minister in Guyana where he made a solid name for himself through song and testimony. Minister Godartiste is now in the process of preparing for ministry in various caribbean territories in the years 2019/2020.
Godartiste has been a regular Staple on major gospel events, sharing stages with the likes of Uche Age, Christafari, Kelontae Gavin, Noel Robinson (from the UK), Sherwin Gardner (Antigua and Barbuda), Positive (Trinidad and Tobago) and Jamaican greats like: DJ Nicholas, Jermaine Edwards, Kevin Downswell, Rondell Positive and others. On October 14th 2017, Godartiste was part of the dynamic cast of Kingston Gospel Music Festival which featured International Gospel Psalmist Sinach (Nigeria), Sandra Brooks, Chozenn, Jermaine Gordon and many others.
For more information, you can check him out on Facebook at Godartiste Music, on Twitter @Godartiste Music, on Instagram @minister_godartiste, on Skype @Ihtzgodartiste and reverbnation @Godartiste
For bookings send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, www.godartistemusic.com or call Dexter Johnson Jr. +1(876)396-1808.