In 2004, Augusta based, southern gospel group RESTORATION PRAISE was formed.
This versatile group not only performs a powerful, “progressive” southern gospel program, they are also committed to leading those in attendance into the presence of God. Look for them at concerts, homecomings, revivals, outdoor festivals, and everywhere that they have good gospel singing. Restoration Praise continues to promote their message of encouragement… “We serve a restoring God!”
At center stage is a strong mixed group with a combined 50+ years of gospel singing experience:
REV. KELLY MCKNIGHT, PhD has ministered around the world, performing for thousands of people, throughout his career. Dr. McKnight serves as the senior pastor of Bible Deliverance Temple and the CEO of Another Chance Ministries Network - Church Beyond Walls. “Pastor Kelly,” as he is affectionately known by his parishioners and concert goers, is the group’s resident song writer and also plays the guitar and keyboards. He and his wife Chastity manage restoration Praise. Pastor Kelly is living proof of the message he has boldly shared throughout the US and around the world… “It is always too early to quit… it is never too late to start over!”
CHASTITY HULSEY-MCKNIGHT, Kelly’s wife, started her singing career in a family of singers. With her great voice, she sings the lead and thrills audiences everywhere. She is an anointed worship leader, song writer and serves alongside of her husband in pastoring at the Temple.
REV. CHARLOTTE MCGEE-GINN, Associate Pastor, as well as Pastor Kelly’s executive assistant, grew up at Bible Deliverance Temple. She also serves as Outreach Pastor and Vice President of Another Chance Ministry Network-Church Beyond Walls.
MONROE “BUBBA” GINN, Charlotte’s husband is the newest member of the group. He came from a family of singers who performed with Pastor Kelly’s father and later with him at Bible Deliverance Temple. His sister headlines the well-known Southern Gospel group, Christian Harmony, along with his niece and brother-in-law.
RICHARD STEPHENS has sung for over 20 years with various Southern Gospel male quartets. His vocal range brings an anointed song that both soothes and inspires! When not singing with the group, Richard is the manager for the "Master's Table," an outreach of the Golden Harvest Food Bank which serves over 250 meals per day to the needy in the CSRA.
JOHNATHAN STEPHENS, the son of the RP's tenor, plays bass and assists in sound production for Restoration Praise. He, along with Burt, coordinate the setting up and breaking down of equipment at concerts. He also helps in running the AV-Media ministry of Bible Deliverance Temple. and
As a group of believers, we welcome you to become a part of our ministry. We are active members of Bible Deliverance Temple, an inner-city church that is committed to both the Harrisburg community in Augusta, GA, and to a larger mission worldwide. We are contending to reach those who are looking for real meaning in their life that can only come through a real relationship with Jesus Christ! Restoration Praise can be found each Sunday morning at Bible Deliverance Temple during the 11:00am service and on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm ("Tuesday Night at the Temple Cafe Fellowship"). More information can be found on our "Upcoming Event's" Page.
Please visit our Restoration Praise Recordings Page and enjoy some of our live music taken during Concert Venues and Worship services.