Noah WisemanNoah L. "Ves" Wiseman, III: Guitar and background vocals

Ves is the last remaining founding member of The New Voices of Faith. Ves grew up in Salisbury, NC but now makes his home in Mocksville, N.C. Ves learned from family friend and neighbor Avery Verdell, Sr, to play guitar at around the age of 10 years old. Ves played in a local top 40 band, The Aqualad 5 in the late 1960s along with younger brother Buster. When the 1970s was ushered in, the brothers had left the band to play for a popular gospel group in the area, The Sherrellettes.  Following that up the brothers joined a new gospel group in 1973, the Sensational Ovations (see youtube, Sensational Ovations), formed by the late Joseph Cowan that eventually became a standard in the area. During this time the brothers played back up for The Fantastic Violinaires featuring Robert Blair and Isaiah Jones during two concerts in Salisbury when Blair's musicians were unable to make the trip. Ves also played back up for national recording artists The Swann Silvertones during a couple of concerts in Salisbury. Ves played for numerous groups as the years passed before helping found The New Voices of Faith. He plays guitar at his home church of Henderson Grove Baptist Church in Salisbury where he has been a member since childhood. He also serves on the Trustee Board and serves as manager and booking for The New Voices of Faith. His favorite guitar is his 1962 Fender Strat. Birthday August 3, 1955.

 
  Tj Bridges, Jr Minister Timothy "TJ" Bridges, Jr: Lead & Background Vocals, Guitars, Drums, and Keyboards

TJ joined The New Voices of Faith in 2008. He is an extremely talented and gifted musician and vocalist. TJ grew up in Salisbury, N.C. He sings background vocals and lead vocals. He plays drums, keyboards, guitar and bass. He is NVOF's musical coordinator. He writes and arranges material for NVOF and has several songs ready for the group's upcoming studio session. The New Voices of Faith currently perform songs written by TJ. He began playing drums at a pre teen age and started playing bass, guitar and keyboards as a teen.
He always has ideas for musical, vocal and overall song arrangements. He plays keyboards and serves as Minister of Music at Shady Grove Baptist Church in East Spencer, NC where his father is Pastor. TJ has added another accomplishment to his resume as he has answered the calling and become a duly ordained minister. He preached his initial sermon on May 26, 2013 at Shady Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his duties as Minister of Music, he has been assigned to the duties of Youth Minister and Director of Music. TJ resides in Salisbury. Birthday November 30, 1989.

  Buster 2015 Noel Z. "Buster" Wiseman: Bass Guitar & Background   Vocals

Buster now resides in Greensboro, N.C. He began playing bass guitar at around the age of 10 years old after taking guitar lessons for a couple of years with older brother Ves. Although he continued learning to play guitar, playing bass took center stage. His mix and experience in various genres of music and of all different types of playing styles creates his bass sound. In the early years while playing in a local top hits band in Salisbury, he learned to play drums at around the age of 11 years old. He played bass in two gospel groups during the early 1970s and done some back up work for a national recording artist before going to college. In the 1980s he put live performing aside but kept writing material.  He joined The New Voices of Faith in 1997. His interest is also equipment and sound and recording as well as production. He serves in the role of set up and sound for The New Voices of Faith and coordinates the group's media presence. He has a solo project, "If you believe" produced from his home studio on the August 20 label in 2008 and released in 2009 (youtube "Buster Z- Leavin," the only single release). After working on it for three years he has a new solo project (Gimme Da Bass) scheduled for release in late October 2016. He is also looking forward to going into the studio with The New Voices of Faith later this fall. Buster writes material and has several songs that the group currently performs and a couple that will be on the group's next release. He currently plays bass at Henderson Grove Baptist Church in Salisbury where he has been a member since childhood. He is proud of his bass collection that includes his original 1969 4 string Fender Precision bought by mom Rosetta when brand new. He has a Larry Graham model 4 string white Fender Jazz Bass that is his choice for just that old school thumpin' and pluckin'. His favorite is his 1999 model 5 string Godin. Buster uses exclusively Eden bass amplification and bass gear. He puts together a lot of music playing his Fender Strat and his Roland Juno DS keyboard.  He is a member of the following musical associations: Independent Recording Artists, Gospel Music Association (GMA), and Bass Guitar. Birthday August 20, 1958.

   Jamal RobertsJamaal "Jay" Robertson: Drums


Jay has been the New Voices of Faith's drummer since January 2011 when he began filling in for T.J. who has taken a larger role in lead vocals as well as background vocals and guitar. He was officially named a member of the group on January 8, 2012. Jay is a young man who has worked hard to enhance his natural skills as a drummer. He began playing in church. Jay continues to work hard at his craft and with the help of TJ he has become a fine drummer and the heartbeat of the New Voices of Faith. Jay lives in Salisbury, his hometown and attends Shady Grove Baptist Church in nearby East Spencer where he also plays drums. Jay lends his considerable talents to different projects throughout the local area. Jay is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing pick up basketball with friends. Birthday April 5, 1992.

   GregoryEAllisRGregory Ellis: Vocals

Greg is the newest member of The New Voices of Faith. He is from Cleveland, NC and currently lives there. He joined NVOF in August of 2016. Greg is an extremely talented vocalist. He sings all vocal parts and does primarily lead vocals. Greg came to the group with a wealth of experience singing and performing and showcasing his enormous vocal talents in various gospel quartet groups and choirs. He has sung since he was old enough to remember. He has sung with several groups as a lead singer and as a fill in performer as well and he has the ability to sing at a moment's notice with the sound of someone that has rehearsed the routine many times. Greg is a lifetime member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Cleveland, NC where he still sings with the church gospel choir. Greg is currently working on material to be included in the group's planned recording with a release date of late 2018. He is a sports fan and especially loves football. The New Voices of Faith welcomes Greg Ellis to the group. Birthday February 23, 1969.
   
   

      

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