Maurice Myers was born in Durham, NC, and raised in Mt. Gilead, NC. His parents are Talbert Myers and Pastor Gail I. Myers. He has been married to his wife, Takiyah Myers, since 2009. They reside in Cleveland Community area of Johnston County, NC.
Maurice has a passion for the truth of God through the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and he has a passion for music. He has been the Minister of Music at Showers of Blessing since its birth in 2008. He assisted his mother in the same capacity from 2004 to 2008 at both Longview United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC and at Lakewood United Methodist Church in Durham. Maurice is a vocalist, pianist and drummer and is currently working to add guitarist to his resume. Many of the songs offered in the Worship Celebrations at Showers of Blessing are written and arranged by him.
Maurice received his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies in 2014 and his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies with a concentration in Composition and Arranging in 2016, both from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Maurice, however, has been singing, playing and writing music long before his matriculation at the university. Music has always been a part of his family, from family singing at the foot of his parents bed to singing in both the youth and adult choirs in his church at the same time, to having his grandmother be the church pianist. Maurice was involved in the school chorus in middle school under the direction of Manya Dunn. From 1996 to 1998, he was a member of the Mars Hill College Choir under the direction of Dr. Joel Reed, while also being a member of the Harambee Gospel Choir.
While attending NCCU, Maurice was a member of the North Carolina Central University Touring Choir under the direction of the late Richard Banks. Later Maurice became a member of the award winning North Carolina Central University Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the elite vocal jazz group Resolution, both under the direction of world renowned jazz vocalist Lenora Zenzalai Helm (Hammonds). Maurice now serves as an adjunct jazz vocal instructor in the music department at NCCU.
Ever since an evening in 2001, Maurice has known, through a revelation from God, that music is his calling and that he is to use it to point people to Christ and bring glory to His name. Since that evening it has been a journey to turn that vision into a reality. Over time several musical groups have been created, ultimately giving birth to Sold Out, a musical group committed to the truth of Jesus Christ. Sold Out’s sole purpose is to minister through music and act as the vessel through which God speaks and reveals His truths to people. Like Showers of Blessing, Sold Out wants people to know Jesus intimately!
If you would like to know more about the Music Ministry at Showers of Blessing, or about Sold Out, please email us through the contact page.