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Pastor Mike, Jr. Hits #1 on Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart


Breakout Star Among Top Nominees for

35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards


fbc029a1-de6e-48c3-bf18-fe6ee259dee7.jpgBirmingham, AL (February 18, 2020) – Pastor Mike, Jr. is a jewel in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, but now he is shining around the country as his rousing single “Big” hits #1 at Gospel radio this week. “Big,” the lead single from his debut album Live Free, also earned Pastor Mike, Jr. five Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations.

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Live Free hit #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart when it was released in September. “Big” is a powerful anthem that reassures listeners that God has something big planned for their life. With soaring harmonies punctuated by Pastor Mike’s Jr’s commanding vocals, the song draws you into a worship experience that forces you to erase any worry and doubt.


Pastor Mike Jr. is nominated for New Artist of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year. Additionally, “Big” is nominated for Song of the Year, an award that goes to the songwriters.


Born Mike McClure, Jr., Pastor Mike Jr. is called to minister to people from all walks of life and especially to those who have never met Christ. He is Senior Pastor of The Rock Church in Birmingham, which started as a college ministry and has grown to over 2,000 members. Pastor Mike Jr. is paving the way for others to break the boundaries of convention through his bold delivery of the Word of God and willingness to talk about the tough subjects that are often left unaddressed. His debut album, Live Free, features inspirational anthems that speak to the desire to win, recover, and survive through Christ. 


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