The winning streak kicks into high gear for Blacksmoke Music Worldwide/Rock City recording artist Mike McClure, Jr. known professionally as Pastor Mike, Jr. at the 36th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pastor Mike, Jr. brought the audience to its feet with his awe inspiring medley that encapsulated first his Gospel radio ten consecutive weeks chart topping hit BIG and the debut of a soulfully stirring song, Amazing which is a remix based on Gnarls Barkley’s hit single, Crazy. Nominated in seven categories for this year’s Stellars, McClure captured three Stellar Awards during the star studded evening, for Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year and the coveted Artist of the Year, rounding his total Stellar Award count to five In just two years. He is the first Alabamian to win 5 Stellars and the first Alabamian to receive the Artist of the Year Award.
Pastor Mike, Jr. was filled with joy when expressing his gratitude. “I am so humbled by these awards, especially the prestigious Artist of the Year award. It’s my prayer that I can continue the rich legacy of Gospel Music and impact lives all across the world. Thank you, Don Jackson (Stellar Awards Family), Kerry Douglas (Blacksmoke Music Family), Rock City Church and all those who prayed and supported me. Last but not least, to my wife and family, I love you.”
Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO and 2021 Stellar Hall of Fame inductee Kerry Douglas offered praise for Pastor Mike, Jr. “I have said so many times before, we all knew that we had something special in Pastor Mike, its just refreshing to know that the Gospel music community continues to validate what we have known for some time. Pastor Mike, Jr. is an effective agent of change. Yes, he is a pastor and life catalyst. Yes, he is a community activist and social scientist. But most importantly, he is wise enough to use the universal power of music to touch the lives of people from all backgrounds and all ages, all around the world, and we are proud to call him one of ours.”
Pastor Mike continues his impact on the radio with his current single, I Got It taking the top spot at Gospel radio for 3 weeks before crossing over to the urban charts where it is in the top 20. His latest single, Grateful is fast becoming another fan favorite and his new disc, I Got It Singles Ministry Volume one hits digital retail outlets and streaming platforms in August.
About Pastor Mike, Jr.
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 meteorically 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. A community minded leader with a heart for the people in the community he lives in, Pastor Mike, Jr. is once again stepping up to the plate and clearing another $1 Million in medical debt for the Birmingham community!