E. Javon Jenkins (Musician,Singer/Songwriter) is a study of vocal versatility. Javon's soulful voice, extraordinary showmanship and ability to communicate through song add fulfilling meaning to the word anointed. In a typical performance you may hear him belt out traditional hymns, contemporary gospel R&B or Soul favorites with powerful vocal strength unheard of in the industry to date. Javon was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 11, 1982. He attended James Benson Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina where he was a member of the award winning Honors Vocal Ensemble performing opera, Negro Spirituals, as well as sacred hymns. However, he graduated from Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, North Carolina in 2001 where he was recipient of the National Collegiate Mass Choir John P. Kee Award. Javon was selected as the very first student director of the Richmond Senior High School Gospel Choir. He is vocally trained in opera, jazz, and gospel. Most recently he received the Noah's Ark Full Gospel Baptist Church 2003 Music Ministry Service Award. Previous awards include the Joseph C. David, III Musician of the Year Award, Richmond Senior High School Gospel Choir Male Vocalist of the Year.Javon also was a member of the Richmond Senior High Honors ensemble, where he received superior rating in opera performance from the North Carolina Music Educators Association in Vocal Solo Selections.While a student James B. Dudley Sr. High School he was a member of the award winning Honors Vocal ensemble, which performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2005 , after performing on the local Jazz circuit with bands( such as Chris Robinson and 100% , The Charles Green Group , B. Young , and The Mike Bennett Band), Javon was compelled to form The Band Artistic Theory. Javon accepted Christ at an early age. He has played drums since age five (5). He began his music career at Bright Light Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, New York. He has also been a drummer for Greater St. Luke Pentecostal Holiness Church, Noahs Ark Full Gospel Baptist Church in Reidsville, North Carolina. And is currently a member of Calvary Christian Center in Greensboro, NC, where he currently serves in the Music Ministry as a Praise and Worship leader and Choir Director. On April 30th 2006, Javon married the woman that makes all his love songs com true Crystal L. Gilmore . They currently live in Greensboro, NC . Written By Ruthie R. Robinson - 2004
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me"
11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
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