IT IS SETTLED, the new album from the First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock (FPCNLR), is a sonically diverse and spiritually rich project that will bring Sunday morning worship directly to your listening device.
The 100 voices of the First Pentecostal Church Mass Choir resplendently bring the 16 tracks to life with vocal harmonies that will please the ear and soothe the soul. Produced by Kurt Kanhai (Darius Paulk), IT IS SETTLED is an album for such a time as this, to remind listeners of the overall provenance of God – regardless of trial or test.
The lead single “This Place” was written by Laura Nesterenko and co-written by Ryan Johns and Kurt Kanhai. The song came to life during a worship service one night and has been making its way around the globe. “This Place” has over 100,000 streams worldwide. The lush ballad that reminds listeners that a “miracle can happen in this place” was also recorded in Spanish, and both versions are available on the album. “This Place,” along with the blues-infused, rollicking “Garment of Praise,” are available immediately if the album is pre-ordered before April 19th.
The rousing title track offers another album standout and is a definite staple that choirs will sing throughout the generations, while the foot-tapping “Celebration Medley” pays masterful tribute to songs of old that are beloved reminders of such Pentecostal patriarchs as GT Haywood and Bishop AO Holmes.
IT IS SETTLED was recorded to commemorate the 70th Arkansas International Camp meeting that FPCNLR hosts every year. In 1946, Bishop AO Holmes and family moved to North Little Rock to assume the pastorate of First Pentecostal Church.
Located on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock, FPCNLR is known for energetic services that honor the high-spirited tradition of the Oneness Pentecostal movement. It is comprised of a multicultural congregation and holds services in both English and Spanish, while offering multiple language translations and providing assisted listening options for the hearing impaired.
Pastor Joel Holmes and his son, Pastor Nathan Holmes, who together lead the church, are both featured on IT IS SETTLED.