MARVIA PROVIDENCE

Gospel vocalist Marvia Providence has done something very few Gospel artists have been able to do; she has pierced the mainstream by bringing her island rhythms and fresh sounds to the music scene.

This blessed and outstanding lady was eight years old when she discovered her talent as a gospel artist. However, it was in 1985 when she fully committed her life to Christ Jesus that her spirit was caught up with her mission for the international community and the universal body of Christ. It was music that led her to find her own voice in the vast arena of Gospel, thus thrusting her into what is now a growing and successful ministry.

Marvia earned her ministerial license as a gospel minister and found her office in the five-fold ministry as an Evangelist after pursuing a Bachelor's degree course at the Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario. She graduated in the year 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies which better equipped and assisted her in delivering the oracles of God that she wholeheartedly believes God has given her for our generation.

As an anointed Evangelist, she has ministered the gospel and shared the stage in several conferences with other great ministers such as TV Evangelist Paula White, Eddy Long, John Francis, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Sheryl Brady, Beverly Crawford, Bishop Neil C. Ellis and many other great men and women of God.

Marvia’s musical style is heavily influenced by the warm sounds of the Caribbean to the traditional sounds of Southern Gospel. Her soulful and sometimes raspy voice has woven its way through the tapestry of gospel music, weaving a picture of hope and passion for her listeners.

After many years of hard work in the music industry, her enterprising spirit and resilience were rewarded when as a solo artist her first recording with The Toronto Mass Choir on their album “Great is thy Glory” surfaced in 1992. But it was in 1994 that Providence received recognition and released her first album “Too Much to Gain to Lose” which raised her gospel music career into a higher crescendo. Her talent and ability to capture an audience and lead them into worship has taken her to several countries around the globe such as the United States, the UK, the Cayman Islands, Antigua, Trinidad, Turks &

Caicos, Tortola, the Bahamas, Guyana, St Vincent, St. Kitts and Anguilla. She has shared the stage with ministers and artists such, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, The Grace Thrillers, Papa San, Chevelle Franklin, and various other renowned artists in the gospel world.

Marvia is a very kind and compassionate woman of God. As a gospel minister and humanitarian her beneficence is summoned into action when she sees people in need materially or spiritually. It is upon this threshold that she gains the opportunity to serve and give back to the community the blessings the favor of God has bestowed upon her life. She, therefore, volunteers her time and services to several local churches and charitable organizations as the need arises through religious Conferences, Crusades, Praise and Worship Seminars empowering and impacting lives with God’s word. She was part of a group of caring artists known as the "Explorer Company," who spent a day with troubled students in a Toronto inner-city school. That event touched the hearts of many and for appreciation, the group was presented with a plaque from the Toronto School Board for their contribution.

       Awards and Achievements

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Calypso-Soca Vocal Recording of the Year

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Calypso-Soca Vocal Performance of the Year – Female

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Adapted Recording of the Year

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Praise & Worship Recording of the Year Nominee

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Song of the Year - Nominee

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Traditional Recording of the Year Nominee

  • 2004 Marlin Awards Traditional Vocal Performance of the Year Nominee

  • 2004 EME Excellence in Music Entertainment Awards“Hotmix” 102 FM (Jamaica)

  • 2004 Top Gospel Recording in 93.5 FM (New York)

  • 2005 Reggae & World Music Award Best Gospel Oriented Song

  • 2005 Maja Awards Artist of the Year Nominee

  • 2006 Maja Awards Female Artist of the Year Nominee

  • 2006 Maja Awards Best Reggae Album of the Year Nominee

  • 2006 Maja Awards Producer of the Year Nominee

  • 2006 Maja Awards Favorite Music Video - Here My Cry Oh Lord – Nominee

  • 2006 Palm Rock Viewers Choice Awards for best Gospel song of the Year (Bermuda)

  • 2007 Top Caribbean Gospel Artist of the Year

  • 2008 Hopeton Lewis Caribbean Gospel Music Award

  • 2013 CCGMA Canadian Caribbean Female Gospel Artist who has showcased Canadian GospelMusic, nationally and internationally

  • 2013 Caribbean Music  Awards

  • 2014 Canadian Achievement Glass Awards: Caribbean Artist of the year & Artist of the Year

  • 2015 Canadian Achievement Glass Award awarded her the lifetime achievement award.

Marvia knew her future was bright at her prime age and would always be at the forefront. But little did she know that it would be from her own ministry. Her determined aspiration to take the Word of God to all nations plus the inclination of not to fail but fulfill the divine commission upon her life has given her a singular hope which is to continue to impact and touch lives through her music industry.

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