Josilyn Drake was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. Josilyn is the oldest of four children. Josilyn’s mother is a musician and her first Minister of Music, so Josilyn and her sibling lived in a house filled with music.
Josilyn is now debuting the first single off of her upcoming sophomore album, “IN THIS PLACE”. The self-title track, “In This Place”, is a melodious worship ballad that showcases Josilyn’s comforting, beautiful vocals.
As an adult, Josilyn functioned as Worship Leader of the Guiding Light Church, pastored by one of her spiritual fathers, Bishop James Lowe. Josilyn faithfully served at her local assembly in many capacities, including a Minister of the Gospel, before she married and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. There she and her husband served at New Birth of Lithonia, under the leadership of their late spiritual father, Bishop Eddie L. Long. Josilyn and her family relocated back to Birmingham, Alabama in 2007.
Josilyn Drake is an amazingly gifted vocalist who is a dedicated worshipper and passionate lover of God. Josilyn’s gift for writing profound worship ballads was demonstrated on her debut album “I WILL WORSHIP YOU”. Her quiet but God-filled authority, equipped with a collection of powerful songs and life changing music has impacted the hearts and minds of those who have encountered her music.
Josilyn’s first single “Keep Us Lord” was chosen as a selection taught at the prestigious Gospel Music Workshop of America and garnered nominations for the 2014 Rhythm of Gospel Awards for Praise & Worship Song of the Year, Worship/Praise Artist of the Year, and Best Performance Praise and Worship Artist of the year.
Josilyn also recorded her chart-topping radio sing “Worship You” that was produced by Birmingham’s Clinton Green. As the sole-writer, in 2015 Josilyn released her freshman project titled “I WILL WORSHIP YOU”, produced by an arsenal of elite producers at the helm of her project, including her friend and Grammyã and Stellar Award-Winning hit maker Kevin Bond to put the immaculate touches on the album. Josilyn’s sole desire was “to create and offer music that will elevate the consciousness of people to connect with and adore Christ, and in response to their lifted consciousness, it will yield an act of worship that creates continuous moments of GOD ENCOUNTERS”.
Josilyn has had many opportunities to share her music via radio as well as on television. She has appeared on TBN Atlanta, TBN Chicago, TBN Gadsden, Word Network, Atlanta Live, Babbie’s House, and Talk of Alabama.
In addition to being anointed for music ministry, Josilyn and her husband Terry are the Pastors of Kingdom Equippers Church in Birmingham, AL. Josilyn serves as the Co-Pastor. Josilyn is also the mother of two adult children, Kennethia and Joshua.