About Roy

Roy Francis

For many years Roy worked for the BBC producing its flagship religious programme, ‘Songs of Praise’ and during that time won the coveted Christian Broadcasting Council’s  Gold Award for a programme on American Evangelist, ‘Billy Graham’. Roy has produced several programmes for both the BBC and ITV, including the hit gospel series, ‘People Get Ready,’ shown on Channel 4 in the 1980s. In 1999 Roy left the BBC to start his own production company and his first project was the ‘Donnie McClurkin Live in London’ recording and DVD for Verity Records in the United State. Since then the company has staged many successful events, concerts, launches, conferences, gala dinners and exhibitions both for churches, artists, Christian agencies and corporate businesses.
Over the years Roy has both with and staged many of the biggest names in American and British gospel music. They have include: Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Michelle Williams, Helen Baylor, Alvin Slaughter, Virtue, Karen Clark, Trini-Tee 5:7, Muyiwa/Riversongz, Graham Kendrick, Tim Hughes, The Croydon SDA Choir, Noel Robinson, The London Community Gospel Choir and many others. The company was also responsible for marketing and promoting the film ‘Amazing Grace’ to the British church community and in recent years Roy has teamed up with ‘Soul Marketing’ and BET television, to produce, ‘Getting to Know,’ a series of celebrity television events with appearances including, Wendy Williams, Hip hop artist-Trey Songz and American actress Tracee Ellis Ross. Roy also produced, the ‘Wendy Williams in London’ Award-winning promotional DVD as part of this series.

Today with the changing nature of the music business and Roy’s extensive knowlege and experience in the muisc busines, Roy has written, ‘How to Make Gospel Music Work for You’ which is a book packed with tips and useful suggestions on how gospel and independent artists can succeed with their music.

Tioday Roy spend most of his time working with and mentoring gospel artists.