Today we’d like to introduce you to Terrance Wilson.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Terrance. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Well, I am from Cleveland, Ohio! Born and raised. I grew up in a very rural area but I loved it. Had a very fun childhood. My Grandmother kept me in church and summer camp so I enjoyed my childhood. It was full of adventure and I’m the only child so I enjoyed all of my imaginary friends and toys by myself haha. I have been singing since I was 4yrs old! I got my first solo in church singing “Jesus loves me”. I went to an arts High School where I concentrated on Jazz and Classical music! Devastation hit me my freshman year of High School as I lost my mother to suicide. I bottled up my emotions for a long time and didn’t really deal with the pain and trauma until later in life. After High School I went off to Wright State University where I studied Vocal Performance after leaving school I moved to Los Angeles with 2 suitcases and $500 with a dream of becoming a successful Christian artist. I found my voice even more and started auditioning and singing everywhere I could and got some yes’s and a lot of NO’s until I found my church home C3 Los Angeles and allowed me to grow as a Songwriter and a Worship Leader. I am now one of the Worship Directors of our church and I am apart of a phenomenal community of singers and songwriters and our music has reached over 2 million streams on Spotify and other music platforms. I now get to do what I love and do it with people I love.
I recently released my first project in January 2019 called “Hope Alive”. Where I was able to express my love for music and Jesus and the crazy journey life has taken me on!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road at all. I have dealt with a lot of opposition here in LA from losing apartments, cars and having no money to still having to go to counseling to deal with the pain of my mother’s death. Through it all, it has built my faith up to trust in God even more. I think my self-confidence has been affected the most. When you’re pursuing a career that requires people to validate you in a sense it takes a toll on how much you believe in yourself if people say no or don’t like your music. It’s forced me to lean into who God says that I am. His perspective of me is The one that matters the most at the end of the day!
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Terrance Wilson – what should we know?
I lead Worship at my Local Church and I write music as well! I love all kinds of music. My roots are pure Soul and Gospel but I also love Jazz, Classical and Contemporary Christian music. So I’m a big bowl of musical mush haha. My dream is to fill an arena doing inspirational music inspiring the world with songs that point them to a man named Jesus who loves us all and can meet us where we are and change our lives through love!
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I have been blessed to have some amazing people in my life. My family is the foundation of my faith and my grandmother Dorothy Mae Wilson raised me to be the man I am today. She is 91 yrs old. My father Terrance Wilson Sr and aunts Vicki Wilson and Vernice Halbert have played a huge role in my life as well. They have supported my dreams from the start and helped me in my darkest times out here in LA. My family has been the foundation I have stood on in the toughest times. I also have really great friendships. We were not meant to do life alone at all.
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