........the Evolution of a Worship Leader
Selma, Alabama native, Benita Jones, burst onto the Gospel Music scene in 2004 with her debut release “Hold On” (Light Records), which hit multiple slots on the Billboard charts in its first week; including number six on Top Gospel Albums; received a Soul Train “Lady of Soul” nomination for Best Gospel Album, and the lead single, “Thank You” reached number three on the Gospel radio charts; remaining there three consecutive weeks. Benita’s popularity gained momentum as a background vocalist for CeCe Winans, breaking through as a featured artist on Winans’ Throne Room Tour in 2005.
Fall of 2005, Benita accepted a position as Overseer of Worship at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Nashville. She would later become the General Overseer of Music and Worship Arts in April of 2011 and served there faithfully for over 10 years; as a result her following grew as she has evolved into one of the world’s most recognized Internet worship leaders. After being ordained a Pastor in the Lord’s church, Pastor Benita most recently served as Pastor of Worship at All Nations Worship Assembly of Atlanta where she now serves as an associate pastor.
Benita followed her debut with three more projects, “Renaissance: Live in Nashville” (ReddApple Seed Entertainment, 2007), “The Word Remains” (Shenachie Records, 2010), and “The Evolution” (Bsides Music 2018) which garnered her a Grammy Award consideration and Stellar Award nomination.
Pastor Benita founded evolveU Worship in 2014 and has served as consultant and clinician to many music ministries across the nation. In November of 2017, she hosted her first evolveU Worship Gathering, where music ministry leaders, musicians, and pastors gather to refuel, refresh and realign themselves for ministry in their local churches.
With the turn of the new year, new opportunities and partnerships have afforded Pastor Benita to record and release new music. Her latest single, “Good God” a venture with both Integrity Music and Tyscot Records, is the first offering from her highly anticipated live project The Entreating expected Spring 2020.
"Every once in a while there is a voice which emerges on the scene, destined to open portals into the supernatural in the realm of worship. Benita IS that voice! Her voice has been called to shift atmospheres, annihilate the darkness and to declare God's glory in the Earth, as it is in heaven."
- Dr. Judith Christie McAllister