“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…”
It was the spring of 1998 when destiny finally met with purpose to form a powerful life-changing ministry for a present-day generation. This ministry had a triumphant sound to be heralded throughout the earth, not simply for worldly acclaim or applause from man, but that the glory of the Lord might further be revealed through the gift and ministry of song. Blending together an aggregation of anointed psalmists and minstrels, A. Terence Brownlee & Approved made its public debut, LIVE in Concert, June 1999.
With a call to minister to the masses - beyond the walls of the church - the ultimate passion of Approved is to elevate a standard of true worship and praise within believers, as well as reaching the unchurched, backsliders, and unbelievers.
The first album, FLY AWAY, released with regional acclaim in 2000. The sophomore project, READY WHEN HE COMES, is being distributed throughout the nation and receiving glaring reviews from other artists, producers, radio personalities, and gospel music lovers alike.
A. Terence Brownlee has been blessed to share the stage with various gospel artists inclusive of, but not limited to: Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship, LaShun Pace, Byron Cage, BeBe Winans, John P. Kee & New Life, Rodney Bryant & Yet Unseen, B. Chase Williams & Shabach, Bishop Murphy Pace & The Voices of Power, The Indiana State Mass Choir, Witness, and Keith Brooks & New Creation.
Jesus said “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” This scripture embodies the essence of A. Terence Brownlee & Approved. It is on this premise that the ministry stands firm, as living epistles read and known of men, offering themselves as vessels of sacrifice to be used for the Master’s work and glory.
"Be diligent to present yourself approved before God, a workman which needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." II Timothy 2:15