Born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan, Rena Hayes has always been known as a “PK” or pastor’s kid. Raised in the church, she learned to play the piano at the tender age of 6 which is where her musical inspiration began. Rena attends the Door of Faith Christian Church where she is the Lead Musician, Head Choir Directress, and Chief Minstrel of Worship. A spirited and highly energetic worshipper, Rena began serving actively for the church at the age of 16 and dedicated her life to serving Christ. She was always ready and willing to participate in any way she could. Under the direction of her father, Reverend Earl Crump, who Pastors one of the largest Churches in the city of Pontiac, Rena has been in leadership as the Minstrel of Music for over the past 22 years. She is also an ordained Minister. Rena is no stranger into leading people in the presence of God. “I was created to do this,” she explains, “and I can’t even imagine doing anything else.”
Rena has always been able to take traditional songs and make them her own. She found inspiration by changing words to increase the message of faith and adding her own flavor - all while still respecting the original song writer. With the anointing that can only come from spending time with God, Rena has found new and innovative ways to speak and sing the old truth. It is with her Contemporary Christian Rock sound, blended with an Urban Gospel Edge, that Rena brings an undeniable message to provoke the presence of God while compelling others to praise Him.
The title of her first release “Yet Will I Praise Him” is a testimony to the message that, although life brings many obstacles, you can get through them with prayer and praise! Knowing that even if nothing physically changes, that he still deserves the praise as He is God no matter what comes our way. It is in this state where you give him the praise, without regards for your natural fulfillment, where God will step in and open doors unexpectedly.
Rena’s goal for this C.D. project is for people ears to be drawn to her music, hearts to be touched by her lyrics and spirits will be lifted by the message, while compelling them to want a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Rena has pulled together some great, young talents to reach the nations with her message. Ron Jackson from Smash Hits Productions, one of the most talented Minstrel and producers in the business, along with her younger brother Joshua Crump from JCRUMP Sounds, who together create a sound that is to be desired. Both are young and edgy understanding traditional and contemporary Gospel as well as many other Genres. In touch with the younger generation, while generating a sound that can be appreciated by all age groups, they have the sound of tomorrow!
Still serving in Ministry, Rena has been allocated opportunities to open up Musical Events for Gospel Music Favorites, John Pee Kee and Dottie Peoples. Rena has written 2 hit musical plays “Don’t Take Christ Out Of Your Christmas” and “Get Back Satan.” In 2004, Rena Wrote, Arranged, and Produced the CD project, entitled “Judah”.
Rena Hayes, a seasoned, skilled, and anointed artist for such a time as this. You will be Blessed by her music and encouraged by her message.
Join Her On Her Journey of Praise!