Gospel recording artist Roland Gresham is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. At the age of 3, he received his first guitar from his father, who also plays guitar. Although it was only a toy, Roland "played" it constantly. Other than being shown a few basic chords, at the age of 6, by his father, Roland has received no formal training, nor can he read music. During his school age years, Roland began playing the local club circuit throughout Tennessee and surrounding southern states. His talent gained him entrance to many places his tender age could not. At the age of 15, he dedicated his gift to Christ and entered the full service of ministering with his musical talent.
Roland went on to become a licensed electrician. Even though he worked his profession for ten years, music continued to play an important part in his life. He found himself playing at local churches on weekends. As his popularity increased, so did his engagements. He began traveling across the United States. In 1985, he devoted his full time to music. He has since traveled throughout North America, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. He performs in small, storefront churches and before large overflowing crowds. Roland has performed as a special musical guest and in concert at such churches as St. Luke Community United Methodist in Dallas, Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston, New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, the Devonshire SDA Church in Bermuda, among many others. He has also performed on recordings and in concert with such artists as Take 6, Darryl Coley, Helen Baylor, Little Richard, Bobby Jones, Edwin Hawkins, and others.
Roland plays music that "touches the soul." His musical style is fluid and engaging. His most recent recordings demonstrate his versatility and range. Melodies From Heaven, merges some of today's gospel favorites with a smooth jazz sound. Special Music has a strong gospel flavor that blends jazz and blues. The Best of Roland not only illustrates his special blend of contemporary and inspirational, it also demonstrates his writing ability. Four of the tunes are originals. Songs in Nature offers soothing meditation and inspiration.
Roland's music appeals to a broad audience. This is evidenced by the response of listeners of WYCA in Chicago, Illinois, KHVN in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and WLLV in Louisville, Kentucky. These are just a few of the growing numbers of Christian Radio stations who are sharing Roland's music with their listeners. Roland's music can also be heard on such syndicated programs as Inspirations Across America, Joy for the World, Inspirational Showcase, and New Sounds of Inspiration. Roland Gresham and his music ministry are assets to today's Christian music industry. To date, more than 150,000 copies of his recordings have been sold.
Roland travels almost every weekend seeking opportunities to share his musical ministry. Roland asks for your prayers as he continues to praise God and minister throughout the world with God's gift of music.