Roy Francis is an award-winning television producer/director who in the 1980s produced the ground-breaking gospel music series, People Get Ready for Channel 4 television. He is also a former Songs of Praise, producer and during his time at the BBC, won the coveted CBC Gold Award, for a programme on the international American Evangelist, ‘Billy Graham.’ Roy also staged the highly acclaimed and multi-selling ‘Donnie McClurkin Live in London recording and produced the video for it. In 2007 Roy and his company were chosen by Walden Media to market and promote the film which commemorated the 200th anniversary of the slave trade, Amazing Grace, to the UK church community,
As a concert promoter also, Roy has staged many of the biggest names in American and British gospel music. These have included: 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 and The London Community Gospel Choir and many more.
In recent years, Roy has teamed up with ‘Soul Marketing’ and Black Entertainment Television (BET), to produce, ‘Getting to Know,’ a series of celebrity events, which featured among others, Wendy Williams, Trey Songz and American actress, Tracee Ellis Ross. Roy also produced the Award-winning promotional DVD, ‘Wendy Williams in London’ as part of this series of events
Today Roy has now added another string to his bow and is the proud author of, How to make gospel music work for you, a book packed with tips, ideas and suggestions on how gospel and independent artists can make a success of their music. He also has another book, due to be published soon, ‘Windrush, Faith & Music-The Black Pentecostal Church in Britain, 1948 to the present day. In this book, Roy charts the development of the Black Pentecostal Church and their music in Britain, from the time of the Windrush arrival to the coming of Africans to Britain in the 1980s and show how this development is the great success story of our age.