Eli Wilson, Jr. is an ordained church music minister with more then 25 years of full-time service. He is and independent recording artist with four solo Cds to his credit. He is a composer, choir director, organist, and soloist. He has more then 100 compositions for SATB, TTBB, Children, and solo voices. His compositions are published in the African American Heritage Hymnal, Zion Still Sings Supplemental Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal, and the New Wine In Old Wineskins Supplemental Hymnal. His composition, “God’s Word Shall Stand Forevermore” has been recorded by Babbie Mason with the Zion Choir of Rhode Island and Keith Pringle. “Acceptable To You” has been recorded by the Ben Hill United Methodist Church and the Trinity United Church of Christ.
Eli is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he did his undergraduate work at Dillard University in Vocal Music Education. His postgraduate work at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and The Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, New York was a combined Masters Program in Christian Education and Sacred Music.
Eli is Married to the former Brenda Marie Simmons and together they have two sons – Eli III (Tre’) and LeVar (Tone).
Currently, Eli travels the country as a church music consultant and advisor.