Kelontae Gavin's Music Video "No Ordinary Worship"

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Gavin was born in Charleston, SC but raised in Summerville, SC where he began to sing at Favor Ministries, a non-denominational church in Ridgeville, SC, at the age of four. He was a member of Bold Ministries International in Moncks Corner, SC He attended Summerville High School Upon graduation, Gavin stated he planned to serve as a minister at the Ark of Salvation Church in Atlanta, GA and pursued a degree in divinity and theology.

He developed notoriety when a 2014 YouTube video of him singing the hymn, “I Won’t Complain,” to a cafeteria worker at his former high school, went viral with over one million YouTube views. In 2016, Gavin signed to Tyscot Records, which issued the radio single “Higher” in the fall of that year. It was produced by Myron Butler, a Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter. The song reached the Top 20 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Indicator chart in the spring of 2017. The song also earned the singer a Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination in the category of Youth Project of the year in January 2018.

Gavin's radio single, "No Ordinary Worship," reached No. 12 on the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart in August 2018 while his debut album, "The Higher Experience," made its debut at No. 2 on the Top Gospel Albums chart. ”The project was given 4/5 stars by Bob Marovich in a Journal of Gospel Music review that spotlighted the radio single. “`No Ordinary Worship' is no ordinary worship song and is likely to become Gavin’s signature song," Marovich wrote. "The most robust piece on the album, it’s a deep southern soul-style ballad that benefits greatly from impassioned singing, sassy responses from the BGVs, and an over-the-top sax solo." 


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