with Edsel Davis
Emmanuel Temple of Praise Church
2002 Avenue E
Ensley, AL 35218
(On the corner of Ave. E and 20th St.)
Sunday School: 9:30-10:30 am
Praise and Worship:10:30- 11:00 am
Preaching: 11:00 am
Described by many both domestically and abroad as the man with the "velvet voice". Edsel Manuel Davis, Jr. is considered to be one of gospel music's upcoming giants and premier superstars of the new millennium. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Edsel's smooth voice and lofty tenor range has been compared to the likes of Daryl Coley, Glenn Jones, & Victor Trent Cook.
Edsel is a graduate of Morehouse College and Union Theological Seminary of New York, NY. While as a student at Morehouse, Edsel was a member and of the premier soloists in the world-renown Morehouse College Men's Glee Club & Quartet. Edsel has shared the stage with many performers such as jazz pianist Billy Taylor, Robert Shaw of the Atlanta Symphony, Noel Pointer, Babbie Mason, Michael & Regina Winans, Thomas Whitfield, and Eli Wilson, Jr., to name a few. He also was selected as a special musical guest to sing for the 2004 freedom award recipient's, Bono and Congressman John Lewis.
Edsel has garnered great attention as a vocalist abroad. He has performed frequently in Italy & England, appearing as a musical guest for the Bologna Jazz Festival, Castle Brando International Gospel Music Seminar, San Stefano Musical Festival, the 13-city Buono Natale Italian Christmas Tour with Cheryl Porter, In The Spirit, & Amii Stewart. He was honored to sing for the wedding of Luciano Pavarotti & was selected as a special musical guest for the Queen's Jubilee Gospel Concert in honor of the 50-year reign of Queen Elizabeth.
As a recording artist, Edsel's debut album release on Vision Records & Entertainment "Give It To Me", is currently receiving airplay in over 50 radio markets across the United States. He has also received critical acclaim as the featured soloist on Rev. Timothy Wright & the Westchester Interdenominational Fellowship Choir's title track, "I Can Make It."
Edsel is a third-generation ordained minister. He is an apostle and prophet of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Currently, he serves as the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Temple of Praise in Birmingham, Alabama