Richmond, VA — The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia announced today that Byron Cage will join the organization as the new Minister of Music. Mr. Cage will oversee and lead the implementation of a dynamic, multigenerational worship ministry as well as provide high achievement leadership at all three campuses.
“We are excited to welcome such an anointed leader and worshipper to our team” said Dr. Lance D. Watson, Senior Pastor of the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church. “Byron is an artist, musician, producer, and composer and for years has provided outstanding leadership to the music and fine arts ministry of Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. Saint Paul’s is a progressive, forward thinking multi-site congregation of more than 12,000 “people on the grow.” We are certain that he’s going to be a tremendous asset to our Fine Arts team as we position ourselves to go to the next level musically and spiritually. We consider ourselves truly blessed and fortunate to have such tremendous talent, join our team!” says Dr. Watson.
Born in Grand Rapids, MI, and raised in nearby Detroit, Cage was brought up in an environment where music and ministry were paramount. When he was merely 4 years of age, he performed his first church solo; come his teenage years, he was an accomplished saxophonist and choir director at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan; and by the time he reached his late teens, he was a bona fide, self-taught keyboardist. Cage’s innate talents were developed further through a season of learning at the feet of gospel legend Thomas Whitfield, with whom he toured and performed. Cage then obtained a full scholarship to Atlanta’s historic Morehouse College, where he absorbed the theory and the mechanics of the music he loved. In 2003, Cage was catapulted to the big leagues of gospel music with his award-winning self-titled debut. He is a six time Stellar Award winner, two time NAACP Image Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee.
Mr. Cage will assume his new responsibilities at SPBC immediately.