GOSPEL INDIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DWilks and Friends

The EP, “The Call” is Available Now on iTunes

"DWILKS & Friends"“Anyone that does any kind of worship leading or singing knows that you have to be in the right spirit to lead God’s people into worshiping,” says Damon Wilkerson of DWilks and Friends, a minister and budding gospel artist based in Philly. The North Philly native spoke about his debut EP release “The Call” and how his father’s battle with Parkinson’s disease led him to creating “Now Unto Him” a song on the EP.

“One Sunday I was having difficulty getting my thoughts together. All I could think of was my father is sick and here I am a minister, a worship leader…I believe in the Word of God, but I can’t pray my father’s healing into place…and then I heard the words “Now unto Him who is able to do all things, exceedingly, abundantly…He can heal. He can deliver,” says DWilks who ministers at Vision of Missions Tabernacle.

Drumming since age 4, preaching since 18 in a family of pastors, and leading praise and worship for several years, Wilkerson is now taking his ministry to a wider audience through gospel recordings. “Jesus is calling all of us to Him and there’s one thing that’s certain, you will respond…either with a yes or a no,” says DWilks about being called.

The EP, “The Call” is available now on iTunes and features three singles including “Now Unto Him,” “The Call,” and “I’m Your’s Lord”. The songs primarily express healing, surrender, praise and the call to the salvation of Christ. “Each song is bible based, coming right from the scriptures…and I added music to it” says DWilks, who recently featured at Gospel Triple Play hosted by Praise Philly’s Lonnie Hunter.

By Traycee Lynn
Gospel Truth Magazine
Submitted October 31, 2013