The Gospel Soul Brunch Series continues with The Men of God’s Heart, who will be performing at Natalie’s for the first time. This series is hosted by Debra James Tucker at 2:30 pm on the first Sunday of each month.
The Men of God’s Heart are a phenomenal group comprised of seven tremendously anointed men of God. Elder Oscar J. Stone, III and Minister Ronald W. Lyles, Jr. are the remarkable cofounders, lead and background vocalists, producers and composers of the Men of God’s Heart. However, there are a total of six equally talented members of the group, Ronal Lyles, Oscar Stone, Marvin Miller Jr., Jonathan Lyles (vocalists), Jerold Lyles (percussionist), and Walter Burger (keyboard).
Their unparalleled passion for ministry and music is presented through the genres of traditional and contemporary music coined as contemporary. The group holds the elite distinction of winning the 2011 All State Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands contest, made a stellar appearance on The Bobby Jones Presents on The Word Network, performed at The Urban Soul Cafe during the 2012 Stellar Award Weekend in Nashville, TN, and are also the 2014 winners of the Kingdom Image Awards “Artist of the Year” and the 2016 Kingdom Image Awards “Small Group of the Year”.
Each member of Men of God’s Heart serves as ministers, worship leaders and businessmen in their own rights. Over half of the group serves in the capacity of a minster or Elder in their perspective churches. The other members of the group serve as musicians and or Praise & Worship Leaders. All members have successfully written, produced or assisted with writing and producing on their latest up and coming project.
The unique sound of vocalist Debra James Tucker is a product of extensive training in jazz, classical and gospel music. The style flowing the wild timbre of her big range is entirely her own thing. She is the writer/performer of the one woman show Survival of the Boulevard Singer—winner of an Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence, has been visiting instructor at Denison University in the history of African American Gospel Music, and an artist in residence with a number of youth arts organizations