Men of Grace was formed in 1999 by Pastor Kent W. Clark as an inspirational musical ministry of Grace Gospel Fellowship and its outreach mission, Grace Centers of Hope, both located in Pontiac, Michigan. Led by the living God, Jesus Christ, the Men of Grace spread the Gospel through song and testimony to all who are suffering, especially those caught in the darkness of drug and alcohol addiction. Uniquely, Men of Grace are recovered addicts. They actively use their past and current struggles to show others the hope that is the redeeming power of Jesus Christ.
Men of Grace have recorded nine albums, a collection reflecting their great diversity of musical styles. They effortlessly integrate influences from traditional hymns, gospel, spoken word, spirituals, reggae, jazz and contemporary Christian to bring their unique sound to old favorites and original compositions. The group is continually working and searching for new and creative ways to praise the Lord through song and word. This variety gives the Men of Grace a unique appeal to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Men of Grace have toured internationally. They are currently promoting their ninth project, “Send Me A Sign.” They have witnessed to thousands, preaching the Gospel in venues large and small, to people from all walks of life, singing in professional sports stadiums, hospitals, within the walls of Fortune 500 companies, mega churches, small churches, restaurants and parks. Their a- cappella performance of our national anthem has been heard by many, including on the floor of the Michigan State Senate and by the President of the United States.
Men of Grace have a long-standing, working relationship with world renowned flutist Alexander Zonjic, and have collaborated with many of the industry’s top artists including, Tammi Trent, Dorinda Clark, Reggie Lafay, Matthew West, Pastor Dan Willis and Tenth Avenue North. Men of Grace frequently appear on network and cable television and were featured on the 700 Club. Their music has been heard on popular radio stations across the country. In collaboration with Alexander Zonjic, their arrangement of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” became “God Rest Ye Merry Gent’s” and was one of the most played songs in the country within days of its release. The group has appeared on the Mitch Albom show promoting their annual fundraiser, A Jazzy Christmas. In partnership with Alexander Zonjic, Men of Grace host this elegant evening to raise funds for the programs at Grace Centers of Hope. On December 5, 2013, Take 6 will join this wonderful event. Men of Grace were also regional finalists in Verizon’s 2010 How Sweet the Sound Gospel Choir Competition.
All of the financial proceeds of the Men of Grace ministry support the efforts of Grace Gospel Fellowship and its outreach mission Grace Centers of Hope. Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit Christian organization with a budget of over 5.7 million dollars and accepts no government funding. In addition to overcoming addiction, personal accountability, life skills education and work-related programs are offered at Grace Centers of Hope. These ministries have touched each member of Men of Grace. The foundation of change is the local church, which encourages residents to become strong in faith and independence while it lovingly promotes a sense of belonging within a community that truly can be called “home”. Together, with his staff and countless volunteers, Pastor Clark is positively changing the lives of the homeless, addicted and unwanted through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The church, Grace Gospel Fellowship, proudly states that “Everybody is nobody and Christ is all.”
All of the members of Men of Grace have been changed from the inside out through the love of Christ.
“They overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…”