Junior Tucker is not turning back


junior_tucker_edit.jpgHe admits; Only God can get the credit for all that has taken place in the extraordinary life of Junior Tucker.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he began singing at the age of 5. At age 7 he became a household name in his country performing his first #1 song "Happy" and also began traveling internationally. Without a shadow of doubt everyone knew being on stage was what he was born to do.

With tremendous success, he navigated his way through three international recording contracts which have literally taken him across the world. He has toured throughout the United States, UK, Japan, Mexico and the Caribbean. At 12 years old he was signed to Island Records and at 14 he had a recording contract with Geffen Records, USA. At 23 he signed to Virgin Records, UK. In 1991 Junior was released from Virgin and returned to his roots to pursue a career in Jamaican Dancehall Music.

Dancehall brought its accolades, number one songs, Singer of the Year titles and a high profile lifestyle. As time progressed his life became far from 'Happy'. Despite so called fortune and fame, behind the scenes his life was in pieces, spent chasing the next hit song to stay on top and fill the void.

The death of his father and the birth of his first child, led to a period of searching for answers to a deeper meaning to life. He investigated various religions but still found no answers. He penned songs like, "I Pray" and "Praise His Name", whilst having no true knowledge of the God he was singing about. Bombarded by religion, a distorted childhood and being plagued by nightmares, he cried out one night "God if you are real, allow me to sleep!" God answered: he slept as never before. He woke up completely delivered, knowing that he was a Christian. He publicly confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior that week at a gospel concert in Kingston and soon after was baptized.

It has been 9 years and he has never returned to his secular career. He states, "There is nothing to go back to." Coming into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ has brought clarity to his once hazed purpose and destiny. To his life, God has given direction, and to his gift, God has given purpose.

Junior, his wife Trudy and their 3 girls, Chyna, Zoe and Paige now reside in Clewiston.

Through Junior Tucker Ministries, Junior not only sings but preaches the Gospel and conducts praise and worship workshops. God has taken him back to many of the nations where he performed as a secular artiste to now wins souls for the Kingdom. God has even given him new territories to take the gospel and to set the captives free.

His fourth Reggae Gospel Album titled "Victory Worship from the Islands" is definitely a reflection of his growth and maturity in Christ. Not only are there great foot stomping beats but also powerful praise and worship songs designed to usher in the presence of the Lord.