First Creation is a contemporary-gospel recording group that was originated 19 years ago in the city of Toledo, Ohio. When it’s founder, Jerry Boose, realized a void in the gospel music scene in Toledo for the contemporary music sound, he called upon three friends to help establish First Creation.
From the beginning, in 1988, Jerry has maintained that there is a need for ministry among the men of our day that calls for us to remedy with an option of being a messenger for today. First Creation has made the decision to be a group that ministers to the destitution of the hearts and souls everywhere.
First Creation has performed throughout the country at various Gospel and Jazz concert venues, Gospel Television Programs, Cable TV specials, Church musicals, annual City Festivals and Community Interest Showcases.
Some featured accomplishments:
• Currently releasing their fourth CD “ Nobody Like Jesus”
• Three appearances on Bobby Jones Gospel national TV show
• Featured on the 2003 Word Network’s Bobby Jones Gospel Retreat / Las Vegas
• Three time Lake Erie West People’s Choice Award Winner’s for gospel music group
• 2005-06 1st round nominees for Stellar Awards
• 2006 SoulTracks Readers Choice Awards nominee best gospel group of the year
• 2006 Ensound awards nominee for best gospel group of the year
First Creation members are Jerry Boose, Jesse Coleman, Ron Hogue, and William (Redd) Crooks
Jerry Boose is the founder and has demonstrated consistency for the 19 years of its existence as the group has evolved into a premier vocal quartet. Jerry is a career firefighter in the city of Toledo, Ohio and is an ordained associated minister at Indiana Ave. Missionary Baptist Church.
Jesse Coleman first appeared in 1993 with First Creation as a saxophonist and has now become the “preaching” voice heard on the gospel-style tracks. He is an ordained Pentecostal elder at Friendship Full Gospel Baptist Church.
Ron Hogue brings an excellent energy to the group of four and is an experienced choir vocalist that showcases a range that is unbelievable. Ron is a very diverse talent and is very much welcomed in the group as he brings a smooth sound to the vocals and the overall blend of First Creation’s sound.
William (Redd)Crooks is the newest member of the group a very talented singer and songwriter . A awesome talent from Chicago that we truly thank God for.
Each member brings a delightful diversity in vocal sound and musical flexibility that allows for the group to take the listener to a new level of worship, celebration and musical joy..