Praise Him Now
The Sensational McMillan Singers was formed in the Spring of 1981. Rev. Larry A. McMillan, who also serves as Pastor of Today's Family Ministries was inspired to write twelve of the songs and arranged the other three public domain tunes for the project. They were so named because the group consist of biological family members. The Sensational McMillan Singers were recently featured in the magazine 'About Us,' in which Rev. McMillan stated that their CD is a new form of praise music and it appeals to all people in all walks of life. This excellent cast of musicians makes history as no other religious organization has. They have taken monumental steps of expanding it's vision to include family members to create such an outstanding project. The CD represents a whole new frontier for worship, fellowship and praise through music and lyrics. This CD will become a model that other gospel talents emulate in the future. One of the songs written and arranged by Rev. McMillan entitled, 'Camp Meeting in the Air' sung by guest artist Antonio Adams, has already received great reviews in Italy. Rev. McMillan was quoted by Editor-In-Chief, Sonya P. Reynolds in the 'About Us' magazine as saying: 'This CD is a special collection of contemporary and upbeat traditional gospel songs given by inspiration of God while ministering to the people of God in Harford County, Maryland.' This CD celebrates the gifts, talents, and higher trained voices of Evangelist Marilyn McMillan, First Lady and wife of Rev. Larry A. McMillan, Sr., and their son, Michael McMillan, vocalist, keyboardist, producer, and Minister of Music for Today's Family Ministries. This CD features harmonizing vocals, skillful 'Sownds' arrangements, and powerful praise - a masterful mix that are truly indicative of their 'new praise spiritual technological sound.' The Sensational McMillan Singers use their awesome musical talents to minister to the youth, adults, and all masses. The lyrics of the CD 'Praise Him Now' speak volumes of truth in each song and encourage all to try a positive approach to problems that confront them. These talented vocalists and musicians believe that people embrace religion for many reasons. They have provided this music to serve as a catalyst to reach those who do not have a personal relationship with God. Also, they provide this music for those who need everyday encouragement from music that does not spoil like a carton of milk. This music will reach beyond the church walls and cause the listener to make an effort to propel their thoughts to a higher level. Their messages in the songs unveil novel originality and unique personal attraction to matters of the mind that the listener had not envisioned. Songs entitled 'Praise Him Now,' Self behind the Door,' 'Let the Fire Burn,' and 'Bush on Fire,' are just a few of the vocal treasures this CD has to offer. The Sensational McMillan Singers have had enormous formal training and experience in the music industry. The singers have attended and received earned degrees from colleges, universities and various musical workshops. They have been trained by some of the best musicians and vocalists in the industry. Evangelist, Marilyn McMillan and lead vocalist was born in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. She began singing at the early age of seven, starting with church and youth choir and then Girls Glee Club in Junior High School. In High School, she was involved in the Girls Ensemble along with the High School Choir. She was the featured star in the renouned Grainger's Jazz Band which landed her a recording contract at the age of fourteen. She refused at the urging of her parents and resumed her singing career only as a gospel artist and since then she successfully recorded various songs and dedicated them all to the Lord. She has been quoted as saying: 'I will continue to be a source of inspiration to all and to touch millions of people through songs given to me by Almighty God.' She gives vocal instruction, exhortation and edification at Today's Family Ministries every chance she gets. She loves evangelism because she recognizes that God has anointed her to 'build' His body through song. Her talents allow us to experience Christian music through the variety of music from everything from jazz flavor, to good old fashioned gospel, to a rhythm & blues, to contemporary gospel, Jamican praise, and one on one worship with God. Michael McMillan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He also began singing at the early age of four in church. He began to express his love for music through songwriting and poetry. Michael also sang in Baltimore's Greatest Soloists at the age of seven and won first place. He has appeared on television and sung on radio at an early age. Michael has been on a divine assignment enlightening and inspiring God's people since the age of four. He began formal lessons on the piano at the age of five and has continued to this present moment in history. Before the age of 20, he served as minister of music, choir director, managed groups, recorded and produced over 98 compositions, appeared in music videos, and owned a musical production company called 'S.O.W.N.D.' Productions, Inc. He is certainly on his way to becoming a national recording producer that every artist will be proud to secure his talents for their projects. He is often heard saying: 'Make no mistake about it, should you see us live, it will leave you asking the question, when can we see them again?' Redeemed from the many perils of life, this group was reared in strong, spiritual family homes. Many have tasted the fast living that the world has to offer, but their testimony and music moves to higher levels that heals the heart, touches the soul, and guides individuals step by step toward salvation.