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Grammy-nominated gospel singer J. David Bratton returns home to Benedict College in new role

In a sense, J. David Bratton never really left Benedict College after he graduated in 1986.

Even though he spent the intervening years becoming one of the most popular and respected gospel singers, songwriters, and producers in the country — landing a huge #1 hit with “Every Praise” — the Grammy- and Dove-nominated artist always had a strong connection to his alma mater, which is why it makes sense that Bratton recently returned to Benedict College to serve both as an Artist-In-Residence and the Director of Choirs.

“When I was a student at Benedict, I was the choir director from my sophomore year to my senior year,” Bratton said. “And over the years, I have given advice and talked to many of the directors and helped them through different seasons of directing the choir, so I’ve been connected all along.”


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