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Byron Cage

Gospel Singer, Minister of Music at Ebenezer African Methodist Epsicopal (AME) Church

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Byron Cage Biography

Known as the "Prince of Praise," celebrated gospel singer Byron Cage has been performing and recording songs since the 1980s and has become known for a self-described "cross-cultural, mass-appeal praise and worship" style that has kept his albums in the Billboard Gospel Top Ten almost continuously since it began in 2003. Cage is the minister of music at the mega-church, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. Since releasing his debut album, Dwell Among Us, in 1995 he has helped "praise and worship" music to become a major force among gospel musicians. Cage has served in two mega-churches, helping them to grow and sustain large congregations with his charismatic style. In his ten years at Atlanta's New Birth Cathedral, Cage helped expand the church from a small congregation of 700 worshippers into a mega-church of over 16,000 members.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Byron Cage grew up in a Christian family and attended church as a child, being influenced in particular by Bishop Abney. He spent his early years in Grand Rapids before moving to Detroit, Michigan, with his family at the age of 12. He recalled for Christianity Today that it was in the Pentecostal church there that he first experienced the form of worship that would become known in the 1990s as "Praise and Worship." He attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and at age 23 won a scholarship to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. There he also began attending Bishop Eddie Long's church, the New Birth Cathedral, then known as the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Long later presided over Cage's marriage to Sonya Windham Cage, a pediatric dentist, in 2004.

Cage's career as a gospel singer began when he was still in his teens and he held the role of choir director at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. He was invited to join the group "Commission," then known as the "Disciples of Christ," but his studies at the University of Oakland stood in the way. After moving to Atlanta, Cage joined the New Birth Cathedral and persuaded Bishop Eddie Long to make changes to the traditional form of service. As well as touring with the late Thomas Whitfield, a gospel star ten years his senior, whom he lists as his musical mentor, Cage spent a decade at the New Birth Cathedral and became musical director. During his time there he gradually transformed the traditional old-style Baptist church into a gospel-oriented, charismatic style. While he acknowledges that the process was difficult and painful for some, in the same period the membership increased from a modest 700 to over 16,000.

In the late 1990s Cage accepted the position of minister of music at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, where the pastor is Rev Browning. Ebenezer is one of the largest AME churches in the area with over 12,000 members. Cage admitted to Christianity Today that it was difficult bringing his contemporary style of music and worship to a conservative AME church. He also noted that the cultural divide between black and white congregations that he experienced early in his career is being broken down by music. Cage has since become senior minister of church worship and music administration at Ebenezer.

By 2003 Cage was a senior member of the Ebenezer ministry team, with a growing reputation as a charismatic musician and worship leader, and performing regularly at large venues. But it was the 2003 album Byron Cage that brought him to the attention of the wider public and to the mainstream music industry. Recorded at New Birth Cathedral the album won four Stellar Awards at the gospel music industry's 19th annual awards ceremony in 2004, including "Best Male Vocalist," "Best Song," with Kurt Carr, "Best CD," and "Best Contemporary CD." Carr, his longtime collaborator and producer, picked up an award for "Producer of the Year." The album also won a Soul Train Award for "Best Gospel Album, 2004."

Since the late 1980s Cage has been at the forefront of developments in praise and worship music, which represents a break with more traditional gospel music in that it brings contemporary styles and new songs to the old format. Along with performers like Ron Kenoly and others he has helped to broaden gospel's appeal; he has also been part of a movement within the American Baptist churches that is changing the traditional style of services. Cage claims credit for inspiring the Full Gospel Baptist denomination churches to adopt "praise and worship" more widely. But Cage is also aware that his music has spread beyond traditional gospel congregations. As one of the best-known exponents of "praise and worship, " Cage is an influential figure: his music is used by worshippers in a wide range of different churches and settings.

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Gospel Singer, Minister of Music at Ebenezer African Methodist Epsicopal (AME) Church

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Byron Cage Biography

Known as the "Prince of Praise," celebrated gospel singer Byron Cage has been performing and recording songs since the 1980s and has become known for a self-described "cross-cultural, mass-appeal praise and worship" style that has kept his albums in the Billboard Gospel Top Ten almost continuously since it began in 2003. Cage is the minister of music at the mega-church, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. Since releasing his debut album, Dwell Among Us, in 1995 he has helped "praise and worship" music to become a major force among gospel musicians. Cage has served in two mega-churches, helping them to grow and sustain large congregations with his charismatic style. In his ten years at Atlanta's New Birth Cathedral, Cage helped expand the church from a small congregation of 700 worshippers into a mega-church of over 16,000 members.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Byron Cage grew up in a Christian family and attended church as a child, being influenced in particular by Bishop Abney. He spent his early years in Grand Rapids before moving to Detroit, Michigan, with his family at the age of 12. He recalled for Christianity Today that it was in the Pentecostal church there that he first experienced the form of worship that would become known in the 1990s as "Praise and Worship." He attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and at age 23 won a scholarship to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. There he also began attending Bishop Eddie Long's church, the New Birth Cathedral, then known as the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Long later presided over Cage's marriage to Sonya Windham Cage, a pediatric dentist, in 2004.

Cage's career as a gospel singer began when he was still in his teens and he held the role of choir director at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. He was invited to join the group "Commission," then known as the "Disciples of Christ," but his studies at the University of Oakland stood in the way. After moving to Atlanta, Cage joined the New Birth Cathedral and persuaded Bishop Eddie Long to make changes to the traditional form of service. As well as touring with the late Thomas Whitfield, a gospel star ten years his senior, whom he lists as his musical mentor, Cage spent a decade at the New Birth Cathedral and became musical director. During his time there he gradually transformed the traditional old-style Baptist church into a gospel-oriented, charismatic style. While he acknowledges that the process was difficult and painful for some, in the same period the membership increased from a modest 700 to over 16,000.

In the late 1990s Cage accepted the position of minister of music at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, where the pastor is Rev Browning. Ebenezer is one of the largest AME churches in the area with over 12,000 members. Cage admitted to Christianity Today that it was difficult bringing his contemporary style of music and worship to a conservative AME church. He also noted that the cultural divide between black and white congregations that he experienced early in his career is being broken down by music. Cage has since become senior minister of church worship and music administration at Ebenezer.

By 2003 Cage was a senior member of the Ebenezer ministry team, with a growing reputation as a charismatic musician and worship leader, and performing regularly at large venues. But it was the 2003 album Byron Cage that brought him to the attention of the wider public and to the mainstream music industry. Recorded at New Birth Cathedral the album won four Stellar Awards at the gospel music industry's 19th annual awards ceremony in 2004, including "Best Male Vocalist," "Best Song," with Kurt Carr, "Best CD," and "Best Contemporary CD." Carr, his longtime collaborator and producer, picked up an award for "Producer of the Year." The album also won a Soul Train Award for "Best Gospel Album, 2004."

Since the late 1980s Cage has been at the forefront of developments in praise and worship music, which represents a break with more traditional gospel music in that it brings contemporary styles and new songs to the old format. Along with performers like Ron Kenoly and others he has helped to broaden gospel's appeal; he has also been part of a movement within the American Baptist churches that is changing the traditional style of services. Cage claims credit for inspiring the Full Gospel Baptist denomination churches to adopt "praise and worship" more widely. But Cage is also aware that his music has spread beyond traditional gospel congregations. As one of the best-known exponents of "praise and worship, " Cage is an influential figure: his music is used by worshippers in a wide range of different churches and settings.

Byron Cage Videos

  • Gospel Artist Byron Cage Talks New Music, Book...
    Grammy-nominated and 7 time Stellar Award winning gospel artist Byron Cage stopped by the #RolandMartinUnfiltered studios on Wednesday to talk about...
  • Byron Cage - Oh How Good It Is (Official Video)
    Byron Cage - Oh How Good It Is (Official Video) Listen to album: https://malaco.lnk.to/MjXjIID #byroncage #ohhowgooditis #isolation
  • The Presence Of The Lord Is Here - Byron Cage
    This is from his 2003 self-titled album. DISCLAIMER: NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. I OWN ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THESE VIDEOS (UNLESS OTHERWISE...

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  • How do I book Byron Cage to speak at my event?

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  • What are the speaker fees for Byron Cage

    Speaking fees for Byron Cage, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Byron Cage are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Byron Cage, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Byron Cage speak about?

    Byron Cage is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Christian Speakers, Faith & Religion, Music, Speakers by Industry.
  • Where does Byron Cage travel from?

    Byron Cage generally travels from Fort Washington, MD, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Byron Cage’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Byron Cage for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Byron Cage for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Byron Cage or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Byron Cage is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Byron Cage for your event is available upon request. Byron Cage generally travels from Fort Washington, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mack Brock, Jonathan Traylor, Leanna Crawford, Lauren Daigle and Erica Campbell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Byron Cage for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Byron Cage Speaker Videos

  • Gospel Artist Byron Cage Talks New Music, Book...
    Grammy-nominated and 7 time Stellar Award winning gospel artist Byron Cage stopped by the #RolandMartinUnfiltered studios on Wednesday to talk about his new album, "Isolation" and new book, "I Do:...
    Byron Cage - Oh How Good It Is (Official Video)
    Byron Cage - Oh How Good It Is (Official Video) Listen to album: https://malaco.lnk.to/MjXjIID #byroncage #ohhowgooditis #isolation
  • The Presence Of The Lord Is Here - Byron Cage
    This is from his 2003 self-titled album. DISCLAIMER: NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. I OWN ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THESE VIDEOS (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED). COPYRIGHTS BELONG TO THEIR ORIGINAL...
    Byron Cage - Broken But I'm Healed
    Byron Cage Invitation To Worship

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