08 GOSPEL MUSIC
ANTHONY FAULKNER Sharing the Gospel all over the World BY B E N J A M I N H A R R E L L
nthony Faulkner is an award-winning international urban inspirational artist. A resident of Houston, Texas, this singer-songwriter, actor, director and producer is a steadfast international philanthropist and no stranger to success. Faulkner studied voice and musical theatre at the Alexander Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, CA, and has impressive credits to his artistry, as well as on projects by Yolanda Adams, James Fortune, Kambua, Juliani and Clifton Davis.
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He attributes a large part of this success to his experiences in London. “London has been an epicentre of success for me over the years. My first visit to London was due to a 24-hour stopover, en route to Johannesburg, South Africa. I was travelling to be the special guest for five sold-out shows with Joyous Celebration. During the stopover, I had the opportunity to record several TV segments with Revelation TV to promote my Number 1 Yahoo LAUNCHcast hit, ‘Stop Searching’.”
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Anthony also recalls: “During my next visit, I had an opportunity to be interviewed by both TV4LIFE magazine and Premier Gospel Radio with Selene Jordan, as my song ‘You Are Amazing’ was the track of the week. As more doors began to open, I had the pleasure to meet and interview with Shoggy Tosh of Salt FM, where my songs had reached Number 1 on the radio countdowns. I then welcomed the opportunity to interview with ABN Radio.” In October 2018, Anthony returned to London to attend the Praisetek Gospel Music Awards, where he was presented with the coveted International Legacy Award. God’s favour continued to shine, as he later had the opportunity to appear on CBN’s hit international programme, Turning Point, featuring TV and radio host, Muyiwa Olarewaju. Anthony’s ministry is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This passion and calling have opened doors for him to minister in London an astonishing six times. Anthony has used this platform to shine a light in every church, stage and venue that has welcomed him to minister. “God has really blessed me,” says Anthony. “When travelling abroad, I feel energised to share the Good News through song and ministry. I never take for granted that I am an example, and my mission is to inspire and bring about positive change. It’s exciting to know that what God has put in me creatively, is making its way on to sound recordings for the world to hear.” The message in Anthony’s music simply glorifies God with melodies that draw you into