AFTER years in hibernation, inspirational gospel singer Pastor Joe Beecham has signaled a comeback by unveiling three new singles during the launch of his Joe Beecham Ministries (JBM) on Wednesday at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The JBM, which underscores a new phase in the singer’s career, aims to “carry the message of hope and righteousness to humanity, and to affect our generation positively through anointed music and worship.”
Elaborating, Ps. Beecham and his wife, Rita, explained that the JBM would organize young people to reach out to villages, towns and cities with sound biblical teachings and music.
The project, with specific sub-projects, will target the mentally-challenged (i.e. sound mind), prisoners (Joseph), orphans (Mephibosheth) and the youth in schools (Daniel).
Pastor Joe Beecham entreated gospel music fans to expect his sixth album in May, this year.
The event, interspersed with music performances, was graced by a host of gospel musicians, including Mrs. Diana Hopeson, Uncle Ato, Rev. Mary Ghansah, NiiOkai, Danny Nettey, Helen Yawson, Denzel, Nobel Nketiah and Akosua Agyepong.
An inspirational singer by every standard, Ps. Beecham debuted on the music scene 17 years ago with the album M’asem Bi and hit stardom instantly.
In 2000, the Takoradi-based pastor-cum-musician released his second, Egya FaKye hen, incorporating the hit song Se Me Kae a.
His third album, Mber Yi, having such songs as Ao Yesu and Aseda Nyinaa Ye Wo Dze, was quickly followed in 2006 with a hymnal album, Alone with God, which was distributed solely in US.
Ps. Beecham, however, insists his fifth album, Preachers Voice, which featured the song Wo Ye Me Nyame, was borne out of “my personal experience with God.”