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Born and raised in Pontiac, Michigan, Rena Hayes has always been known as a “PK” or pastor’s kid. Brought up in the church, she learned to play the piano at the age of 6 which is when her musical inspiration began. Rena attends the Door of Faith Christian Church where she is the Lead Musician, Head Choir Directress, Psalmist, and Minstrel of Worship. A spirited and highly energetic worshipper, Rena began serving actively in the church at the age of 16 and dedicated her life to serving Christ. Under the direction of her father, Pastor Earl Crump, who founded and currently runs one of the largest churches in the city of Pontiac. She is also an ordained Minister. Rena is no stranger into leading people in the presence of God through praise and worship. “I was created to do this,” she explains, “and I can’t even imagine doing anything else.”
Rena has always been able to take traditional songs and make them her own. She found inspiration by changing words to increase the message of faith and adding her own flavor – all while still respecting the original song writer. With the anointing that can only come from spending time with God, Rena has found new and innovative ways to speak and sing the old truth. It is with her contemporary Christian Rock sound, blended with an Urban Gospel Edge, that Rena brings an undeniable message in song to lead the audience before the presence of God into a powerful worship experience.
The title of her first solo release, “Yet Will I Praise Him” is a testimony to the message that, although life brings many obstacles you can get through them with prayer and praise! Rena’s latest release entitled “Awesome God” also tells the story of who God is and her personal testimony “Call on Jesus” that was inspired through her night season of nursing her husband through cancer. Rena’s desire for her CD projects is for listeners’ ears to be drawn to her music, their hearts touched by her lyrics and their spirits lifted by the message while compelling them into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Rena has been featured on the Dr. Bobby Jones show, his reply was “Rena where have you been! Simply Fabulous” she has been featured on a host of other shows including Dorinda Clark-Cole’s tv show “Dorinda”, Pastor Dan’s “I’m Just Saying” as well as performed several times on TCT Live World Wide, CTN Live, Impact Network and has been interviewed by several radio hosts. Rena’s music has been in rotation on several local and national radio stations. She was also featured on Praise 102.7 FM Radio One “Made in the D” Artist of the Season.
Rena has shared the stage with many Gospel Music favorites: Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Lisa Page-Brooks, John P. Kee, Twinkie Clark and many more. Rena has also written 3 hit musical plays “Don’t Take Christ Out Of Your Christmas”,“ Get Back Satan.” , “King of Dreams”, and has written and produced the CD project, entitled “Judah”.
Rena Hayes, a seasoned, skilled, and anointed artist for such a time as this. You will be blessed by her music and encouraged by her message.
Rena Hayes World Wide Music Video “Call on Jesus” from CD entitled Awesome God cd can be downloaded at http://www.renahayesmusic.com or itunes, rhapsody, or amazon.