Gates Praise Music label was birthed in the heart of visionary, Rev. Cecil Quamina of the First Church of the Open Bible, San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies. In 1983, Rev. Quamina received the prophetic word from God found in Isaiah 60:18, “you shall call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.” First Church knows the power of God to restore and rebuild the broken and hopeless. Its history is one of restoration, from only eight foundational members in 1983, to a dynamic, transforming, community of care. With over 4500 in membership, First Church is one of more than 80 churches of the Open Bible Standard Churches of Trinidad and Tobago Incorporated which is connected with Open Bible Churches internationally.
From humble beginnings was born a new breed of worshippers who sing songs of deliverance, praise and worship to the unfailing and faithful God as the recently forged Gates Praise Music. We believe that the stories of the upward journey have been purposefully written into our DNA, and should be told to the world to bring hope, restoration and deliverance amidst very dark and perilous times.
At Gates Praise, we intend to extend our influence to reach the world by using our praise and worship to tell our unique, Caribbean stories through live concerts, audio and video productions, books, seminars, workshops and any other appropriate medium of communication. In this way, we hope to leave a legacy for future generations, so that they too can put their hope and trust in God (Psalm 78).
Expect a rich combination of products and services, especially our musical genres, with a distinctive flavour of the Caribbean. It is representative of our diverse culture and ethnicity, identifiable in the inimitable sound produced. Some of our indigenous music will be included in our musical product mixes.