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Wess Morgan

Gospel

Nashville TN

3363

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You Gave Me Hope

Wess Morgan began traveling and singing at a young age along side his parents, Pastors Joseph & Yolanda Morgan, and siblings Joey and Delana. By the time Wess was a teen, his life took a turn for the worse when Wess began using drugs and drinking alcohol, which quickly turned to him abusing both substances. The abuse took several turns including repeated jail sentences along with time spent in recovery centers away from home, family and friends. Although many had given up on Wess, his family and close friends held on to their faith in God that Wess would be delivered from a grim life filled with so many uncertainties. Wess would eventually recover and thereby embrace the mission to become an agent of change in the lives of people in need of transformation before and after drug and alcohol abuse. Today, Wess Morgan is the founder and director of the Wess Morgan Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has a focus on drug and alcohol prevention and recovery. The foundation is working with churches, government programs, civic and community centers stateside and abroad in an effort to steer youth away from drugs and alcohol use, and guiding them towards participating in humanitarian based initiatives poised to enrich their personal lives, neighborhoods and communities. The foundation serves youth in urban communities within Hendersonville and Gallitan Tennessee on an ongoing basis through faith-based and educational programs. Wess Morgan is also the founder and CEO of Bowtie World Music, a music production company that produces music recordings bearing Wess Morgan's brand. The company is expanding its intellectual property offerings beyond music to include books, films, documentaries and programming for television.

Time

Thursday March 17

9:15PM

Venue

Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater

All Ages

1165 Angelina St

Online

www.wessmorgan.com

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