A product of Chicago’s Southside/Englewood neighborhood, portrayed to be one of the roughest neighborhoods in the country, Multi-Independent
award-Winning, Billboard Charting Gospel Artist, BJ McKenzie is proof that there is always a silver lining in a dark cloud.
Singer, songwriter, and “PK” amongst all things, BJ has a true and deep passion for the Word and worship through song. Being recently ordained and installed as a Minister of the Gospel has helped BJ McKenzie dig deeper in God to be able to motivate and encourage others. He is well-known for making a song his own by adding his signature scatting and jazz riffing; completely taking the songs and sounds of traditional gospel music, infusing those songs with reminiscent tones of Bilal and Luther Vandross, and birthing something contemporary that all generations can relate to.
His discography spans over almost a decade, including his most recent works: “You Answered My Calls” (2016-TomK Music), “Encouraging God’s Nation” (2016-BJ
Muzic), as well as his features on “Kingdom Sound: Volume 1” (2018-KingsCourt Music Group). BJ has also created a YouTube channel, making him a YouTube Vlogger entitled “Motivating the Nation” which features videos to motivate the downcast leaving his viewers with the saying “your past has passed, now pick up your bags and keep it movin’”.
After being diagnosed with diabetes in the summer of 2016, BJ had no other option but to take control of his life. Dieting and exercising daily not only began to make BJ feel good
, but sound even better. After almost a year of eating more consciously and exercising regularly, not only was BJ able to lose close to 100 pounds, he received word in early 2018 that he was no longer a diabetic.
He serves one mission, to encourage this nation, God’s nation, through ministry so they may know that there is more to life than
where they are now.