Ps William McDowell


A gifted teacher and world renowned worship leader who has travelled to nearly 40+ nations around the world, Pastor William believes the greatest privilege in ministry, apart from ministering to family, is serving in the local church.

Ps William McDowell is the Pastor of Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida.


Lamont O'Neil

and the nubian gents

Lamont O'Neil Worship Leader, Minister, Leader and Founder of Brooklyn, New Yorks Nubian Gents. Lamont returns to inspire, encourage and challenge all those seeking a greater purpose in life. He is passionate about empowering those he meets to in turn empower others to impact the world around them.

Lamont brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area's of Praise and Worship, Leadership and Discipleship.



Featuring with urban praise

WongTune$, born Kayden Wong, is a Queens, New York native of Chinese-Jamaican decent. Raised in a family deeply rooted in music and the arts, TuNe$ has been able to hone many of his creative talents. His skills are displayed every time he takes the stage; putting forth high energy, keeping a fluid show, and showing off his dance moves, all while clearly delivering every single syllable.

WongTune$ believes that words have power, so his musical style communicates that while still being progressive. Awarded the Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best Producer for the Dean's List Tour in 2015, WongTune$ is a must-see artist performing in the states and overseas.

Urban Praise

melbourne urban gospel choir

Urban Praise is a celebration of faith and diversity; this multi-cultural gospel choir presents the unique sound of modern urban gospel music.  The choir brings together a talented group of anointed singers and musicians from all over Melbourne and provides a hand clapping, joy filled experience to those who hear them.

Over the last 12 years under the leadership of Jerome and Jenny Phillips, the Urban Praise Ministry has grown and now consists of a committed God fearing Pastoral Care team, Choir, dancers, AV Team and 8+ Piece Band made up of many different churches and different cultures. Urban Praise exists to transform lives by connecting people from all backgrounds to the heart of Jesus Christ through urban music. We desire to nurture a generation of Christ-centered people to live a bold and courageous life in the freedom of God’s love.

Simba Mak

featuring with urban praise

Slick like Harvey Specter but raps with the best of them, lawyer turned rapper, Simba Mak, traded his suit and tie for a life of beats and rhymes earlier this year. Based in Melbourne where he’s practised as a lawyer for over five years, Simba Mak is constantly show-bound and is fast becoming one of Australian hip hop’s finest emerging talents.

From suits to hoodies, dress shoes to Timberland boots, court rooms to main stages, clients to fans, Simba Mak is the embodiment of versatility. It’s our pleasure to invite Simba as one of our special guests to Urban Praise’s Positioning Conference 2017.


Partnering with urban praise

Anointed Carriers 4 Jesus Christ (AKA, AC4JC) is made up of a small group of young people who are on fire for God. They come together to reach out to other young people and minister through song and dance. They are on a mission to inspire other young people to use their gifts and dream big.

He Planned Us

featuring with urban praise

Born and raised in New Zealand, 'He Planned Us' is a family trio who sing pop and gospel music, much like the early days of Destiny's Child. Sisters Crystal, 23 and Celina, 20 are joined by their 21-year-old cousin, Shari-Yannis. The three ladies are youth leaders in the Church - GEN12, aiming at changing young people's lives through support, confidence and music.