Redeemed is the 2nd of 3 CDs from this powerful end time psalmist ministry. From it's inception behind prison walls at California State Prison at Calipatria, to now, Gospel One has continued in it's ongoing commitment to spread the Good News of Jesus to those who are lost or in need of encouragement. This CD marks a period in the growth of the ministry in which the challenges of "pressing forward toward the mark for the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus" was become more defined, strengthened and focused. To the glory of God, it is evident in the music.
It is no wonder that since 1998, people have come to rely upon Gospel One for music that "Lifts Up the Name of Jesus" and inspires those in need of encouragement while elevating the listeners to a higher calling in the Lord. The music is contemporary and at the same time embraces the traditions of gospel music without compromising scripture and is easy to listen to.
Themselves having been set free from lifestyles of drug addiction, incarceration and backward living, Art and Zylphia McAllister's future plans include ongoing jail and prison ministry through psalmistry as well as teaching and preaching. The ministry consisting of Art, Zylphia, Colton Bryant and Tony Choyce want to be a blessing to the Body of Christ in general while specifically ministering a word of encouragement to recovering addicts, ex-convicts, and their families.
Their goal is simple, to deliver "a message to set the captives free" Isa.61:1, to inspire and challenge men and women from all walks of life to take their rightful places in their homes, communities and places of worship
It is this type of commitment to the spreading of the gospel that has led them to be recipients of the "1999 Glory Award" an honor bestowed upon them by "The Restoration Foundation" for their faithful commitment to the ministry work of Jesus Christ and their contributions to positive change in the community. Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca, Prison Fellowship Ministries and Victory Outreach International are among the many counted as supporters of Gospel One.
Like any recording artist they desire commercial success however they believe and know that their true success lies in taking their ministry wherever it is most needed.
Coming from a background of 20 years as a professional keyboardist, bandleader and songwriter, Art's then apparent success had led him to a lifestyle of drugs, homelessness and incarceration. Over a period of 6 years he had been incarcerated up to 10 times or more.
On his last trip he landed at Calipatria State Prison in California. Art gave his life to Jesus and there behind those prison walls is where Gospel One had it's initial beginnings. Since having been "Born Again" in February 1996, miraculously delivered and set free from a lifestyle of drugs and incarceration by the same power that raised Jesus from the grave, he has committed his musical skills and ability to the spreading of the Gospel Of Jesus Christ through psalmistry, speaking and preaching.
" If God did it for me", he says, "God can do it for anyone". God desires that none should perish and that all people would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus.
Art's wife Zylphia, has been serving Jesus since 1984 after overcoming an abusive childhood, broken home, a life of reckless living and later on, an abusive marriage. Not only does she operate in gifts of the spirit, she is also a gifted vocalist and psalmist as evidenced by the songs she's co-penned and performed with Art on their latest CD release, "Make A Change" and the upcoming "Higher In Jesus".
They now invite you to take this opportunity to join the many people that have come to appreciate Art McAllister and Gospel One as their favorite for contemporary gospel music that truly makes a difference.