With his soulful sound and inspiring lyrics, Rodney Talley is a force to be reckoned with in today’s gospel music industry. Those who know him best describe him as “anointed,” “gifted,” “passionate,” and “sincere.” Opening for Karen Clark Sheard and sharing the stage with gospel artists Smokie Norful, Donald Lawrence, and Darryl Coley, Rodney Talley’s smooth vocals are reminiscent of John Legend, and his melodic vibe is comparable to Music Soul Child and Stevie Wonder. His talent has been featured on the Bobby Jones Gospel show produced by BET and Apollo Live, In New York City, coming in first place.
Rodney’s first EP “Revelation” reflects a soulful yearning for God. He reminds us through his original lyrics that stepping out of God’s will is not an option; we must wait for God’s Word to come to fruition.
Singer, dancer, choreographer, play-wright, minister, mentor, lyricist- Rodney Talley’s life and ministry reflects excellence in every domain. He is driven by his personal motto, “I don’t serve a raggedy God, and I won’t give him raggedy worship.” Whether worshipping through song, dance, or preaching, he does all to the glory of God with striking execution and technical skill.
Not only is Reverend Talley a first-class vocalist, he is also founder and executive director of Renewing the Ministries. He previously served as the International Dance Director for the United Covenant Churches of Christ under Bishop Larry D. Trotter. During his tenure in this position, he built and provided training for over 300 worship arts ministries. He continues to travel throughout the country ministering, mentoring, teaching, and choreographing for ministries nationwide.
Reverend Talley recently opened The Art of Worship Academy, a 501c3 non-profit local performing arts school with a global vision, and he presently serves as Dance Director at the Baptist Worship Center under pastor Bishop Millicent Hunter.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Reverend Talley began singing at the age of eleven. He is the youngest of four siblings, the proud son of two God-fearing parents, and a university graduate with degrees in both business administration and Bible.
Reverend Talley’s hope and prayer is that recipients of his ministry will meet God through his heartfelt ministry.
Rev. Talley was ordained in December 2021.