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This is a very readable book in which Roy tells a personal story of growing up in a Black Pentecostal home and how as part of the ‘Windrush’ generation, his parents, like many others from the Caribbean, came to Britain for a chance of a better life. He paints a vivid picture of the country they came to, explains how they lived, the problems they faced, the religious climate they found, the music they came with, and how as  Christians, they started the churches that laid the foundation of the Black Pentecostal Church experience in Britain.

In this timely and topical book, Roy also tells another equally important migration that took place in Britain when  Africans started coming into Britain. He explains why they came, highlight the success they’ve had in growing their churches, list some of their key features, contrast this with the earlier Caribbean experiences and consider what is likely to happen with this church community in the future. This is a timely book which shines a light on an area of British religious life rarely written about, but one that’s been a great success story, -the Caribbean and African Christian migration to Britain.





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  1. Roy Francis

    “There are few people better qualified to write on this subject than Roy Francis.
    I know this not just as a reader of this book but from personal experience as a UK gospel music artist and broadcaster. Roy personally guided me through nearly two decades of my career and the knowledge and history captured in this book is invaluable… ”Muyiwa Olarewaju– Gospel Artists & Station Director, ‘Premier Gospel’,

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In ‘How to Make Gospel Music Work for You’, let Roy guide you as he shares his vast inside knowledge and experience of gospel music. Let him show you in a few easy steps how to make an album, market and promote it, write the songs for it, get them heard on radio, get your music into churches, use social media to grow your music and how as an independent artist you can avoid the pitfalls and disappointments of the music business.
‘How to Make Gospel Music Work for You’ is for you if:

  • You want to know how to succeed with your music.
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  • You are already a Gospel music artist but is struggling with your music.
  • You are interested in the history of Gospel music and want to know more about it.

‘How to Make Gospel Music Work for You’ is the definitive guide to the Gospel music scene in the UK.