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 and Tyler Copeland 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, N.C. when Blair's musicians were unable to make the trip. Ves also played guitar for gospel national recording artists The Swann Silvertones during a couple of concerts in Salisbury. Ves played for numerous local 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 in which is featured on the new studio recording by NVOF on the CD entitled "Thank You" expected to be released in late December 2019 or the first week of January 2020.  The New Voices of Faith currently perform some of those songs written by TJ. He is also featured on a duet on the new CD single by vocalist Selenea Barker scheduled for release on November 16,2019. NVOF will perform on her CD release Program at 6pm in Concord, N.C. TJ 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.  TJ has added another accomplishment to his resume as he has answered the calling and become a duly ordained minister. He preached his initial (trial) sermon on May 26, 2013 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in East Spencer, N.C. He is currently the musical director at New Life Community Church in East Spencer. He also is available as a musician, arranger and vocalist for wedding events, call (704) 298-2949 for information. TJ resides in Cooleemee, N.C. 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 style. 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 and recorded at August 20 Recording & Entertainment in Greensboro and released in 2009 (youtube "Buster Z- Leavin," the only single release). After working on it for three years he released a new solo project (Gimme Da Bass) in November 2018 and is available at your favorite online stores including CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and busterzaug20.hearnow.com. Buster has written several songs that NVOF currently performs and a select number of songs that the group features on the new studio NVOF CD entitled "Thank You".  He will also do lead vocal on two of his songs on the CD. 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 is also proud of his original 1965 model Fender Jazz Bass that is his choice for just that old school thumpin' and pluckin' which you can see him performing bass covers on YouTube.  He is a member Independent Recording Artists, Gospel Music Association (GMA), and Bass Guitar. Birthday August 20, 1958.

 

 Jamal RobertsDuwan Jamal "Jay" Robertson: Drums and   Percussion


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. He is also the drummer at Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Grove, N.C. Jay lives in Salisbury, N.C., his hometown. He 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.

 

 TimothyBridgesPastor Timothy Bridges, Sr, Lead & Background Vocals

Pastor Timothy W. Bridges, Sr comes to the New Voices Of Faith with a wealth of singing experience. He has sung with different quartet groups over the years but says becoming a part of NVOF is special because he gets to sing with his son TJ. Tim, Sr is married and is TJ's father and has seven more children. Those eight children have blessed him with nine grandchildren. Tim, Sr is a supremely gifted vocalist. He is the main lead singer along with TJ for NVOF but he also does background vocals and writes and arranges as well.

 
Pastor Bridges joined NVOF in time enough to lead two of the tracks on the soon to be released studio recording by NVOF including the title track, "Thank You". He is an avid sports fan and loves to play golf. He enjoys meeting people and very much loves spreading the word of God through song and preaching. Pastor Bridges says he would like to learn to play guitar.