Artist Charles Ellington
NAACP SOUL FOOD DINNER/ BANQUET
Theme: “The Time is Now”
October 13, 2006
Hutchinson Community College
Social Science Department
Stringer Fine Arts Center
600 East 11TH
97 YEARS OF THE CONTINUING FIGHT FOR FREEDOM 1909-2006
Charles Ellington is serving as Minister of Music at Living Word
Ministries Church of God in Christ in Lawton, Ok., for 14 years.
He is also serving as District Minister of Music of Lawton of District
and StateMinister of Music of the Oklahoma Northwest Jurisdiction
under the leadership of Bishop L.V. Broom. Mr. Ellington has committed
himself to the art of gospel music and has been singing for 37 years.
He has traveled the Gospel of Jesus Christ through songs. Importantly,
he's an anointed man of God who has ordained him as a psalmist and
Ellington has sung at many churches, weddings, special occasions,
and with many local choirs. He has conducted several musical
workshops in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois and Kansas.
Ellignton has been in company with gospel's powerful Kim Burrel, Donald
Lawrence, Dietrick Hadden, George Huff, Brent Jones, Darwin Hobbs,
The Wiliams Brothers, Dawkins and Dawkins, Richard "Mr. Clean"
White, The Clack Sisters, Rance Allen, Timothy Wright, Kierra Sheard,
Karen Clark Sheard and the late Rev. James Moore.
Ellington had the opportunity to fellowship in ministry by opening
in concerts with many nationally known gospel recording artist
which includes: The Winans, Vickie Winans, Shirley Ceasars,
Ruby Terr, John P Kee, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Mighty Clouds
of Joy, The Gospel Keynotes, The Bolten Brothers, Dr. Venard
Johnson, The Truthettes, Darrel Yancey & Shekinah,
and the Eternal Life Singers.
One of Ellington highlight moments was appearing on the Bobby
Jones Gospel show in year 2000 with an ensemble called "Voices
of Hope", of Wichita Kansas. He, along with his manager, attended
the Stellar Awards show in Nashville, TN, in January, 2006. Also,
he sung as a background vocalist in a gospel play entitled "IF YOU
ONLY KNEW" with LaShun Pace and Dalon Collins (former singer
of Kirk Franklin and God's Property) in 2005.
Ellington's first project is a gospel CD entitled "Just Me." This
project has touched many lives and God has opened many doors
to minister the good news of Jesus Christ through songs!