Robert Carver Washington was born March 19, 1969 in Clearwater, Florida to Mr. Elzie and the late Mrs. Betty M. Washington. As a child growing up in the south, he was reared in a loving Christian environment. He eventually joined a gospel group, "The Gospel Company", as a guitarist. Without any prior lessons he became the group's lead guitarist. This was the first brick laid in the building of a blessed career in music ministry. Because of his love for music and desire to play for the Lord, God anointed his hands at the age of 14. God further blessed him with an oft-desired musical inclination, the ability to play by ear. At the age of 19 Robert's life began to change. He realized he needed to make a total commitment to Christ. He accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior and never looked back. Robert graduated from Seminole High School (The Warhawks) on June 9, 1988 and embarked on a career in the U. S. Army. After Basic and Advance Individual Training at Ft. Jackson, S. C., he was assigned to Ft. Hood, Texas. While in Texas, a prophetic word proclaimed God had anointed him to play the guitar and through his playing evil spirits would be cast out. That prophetic voice has followed his ministry. After accepting a higher calling from God to the ministry, Robert served in several positions in the 1990s and continues to serve in the Church Of God in Christ, Inc. During this spiritual uplifting God allowed him to serve and play with Gospel great, Pastor Carlis L. Moody Jr. He diligently sought God for the ability to write songs such as the ones Carlis wrote. Immediately his prayers were answered and since then he has written more than thirty original gospel songs. His choirs have been the opening attractions for such famous gospel-recording artists as The Winans, Evangelist Shirley Caesar and Hezekiah Walker/LFCC. His latest project is the founding of the gospel choir, "The Excited Voices Of Christ." Robert along with the EVOC recorded and released "Confession" in 2001. The album was third in balloting in the Gospel Album of the year category during the 2002 Just Plain Folk Music Awards. Two songs from "Confession" were also nominated for song of the year for the 2002 Just Plain Folk Music Awards. In 2004 Robert won the Tiffany Gospel Award for CD Collection Written by an Artist. In December 1998, during the annual Germany Auxiliaries in Ministries (GAIM) convention, Bishop Carlis L. Moody, Sr. appointed Min. Washington as the Germany Jurisdiction Minister of Music where he served for over three years. In April 2001, during the annual Germany Jurisdiction Women's Convention, Bishop Carlis L. Moody Appointed Min. Washington as the Pastor of Frankfurt COGIC, located in Frankfurt Germany. Also in August 2001, in the Germany Jurisdiction's 24th Annual Holy Convocation, Bishop Carlis L. Moody ordained Min. Washington as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ, Inc. Elder Washington now resides in Stafford, VA where he serves as the Minister of Music and a associate minister at Holiness Tabernacle, COGIC under the pastorate of, Pastor Eddie B. Pruitte, Jr. in Woodbridge, VA. Elder Washington yet aspires to be an effective songwriter, musical workshop clinician and to be an anointed preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Robert C. Washington's Motto is "Pursuing Excellence in Music Ministry".
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