Favor, an Urban Contemporary Gospel Duo Group willing to deliver the word through ministry of music, came into existence by way of a vision shared between Keith Johnson and Frederick Reed. Frederick and Keith met and befriended one another one Sunday in the winter of 2000, as a result of their respective churches coming together for a fellowship service. For several months, as they communicated over the phone, both discovered they shared the same calling over their lives. They had mutual desires and goals. Keith and Fredrick envisioned being able to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ to masses of people by way of music. From this commonality, the contemporary urban duo group Favor (a name chosen by their wives) came into existence.
Over the next few years Favor would go through many trials and changes. Some were sent by GOD in order to restructure and strengthen them into what he (GOD) desired it to be. Because of their enthusiasm to fulfill their calling, Favor began to work on their first album. After many closed doors, Favor was blessed to build their own home studio in the year 2003, F O T L Production (Favor Of The Lord). Favor received much criticism and laughter while producing their album.
A fully self sufficient (all be it with GODs help) partnership, the two controls full production, writing lyrics, tracks and performing, their first album titled I Could Never Repay You, was released September of 2004. Favors ministry has taken them from coast to coast. Some of the most prominent events they have been privileged to partake in were, The Bobby Jones Artist Retreat in Las Vegas, NV, the Olympic Of The Arts in Burbank, CA and The Gospel Heritage New Artist Showcase in College Park, GA just to name a few.
Favor believes that this is truly the will of GOD, and while they wait for GOD to open the door that will lead them into victory, they continue to work.
Plagued by hard times, ridiculed of their vision, but most of all their continued perseverance, Keith Johnson and Frederick Reed (“FAVOR”) released their second album ‘Your Love’ in the Summer of 2007. Johnsons and Reeds early paralleled vision was the glue for this accomplished bond.
Favor believes they are artist that have been blessed to have a unique message and excellent artistry. Their chief aim is to know GOD and make him known through songs that are spiritually significant, artistically excellent and culturally relevant.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.