GXMMA UK AWARD WINNERS...
2016 saw Gospel Central pick up their first awards, 'Event of the Year' and a special award was presented to Beresford Dawkins for his contribution to the gospel music scene.
Beresford works endlessly in the background for Gospel Central, keeping the wheels turning and the connections happening. Under his guidance Gospel Central has gone from strength to strength.
Beresford Dawkins was born in Birmingham England in 1960.
Growing up in the Lozells Handsworth and Aston districts presented many challenges, but his parents Eustace and Iciline Dawkins who travelled to England from Jamaica in 1955 encouraged him to commit his life to faith in God. Beresford soon found refuge at his local Pentecostal Church in Erdington and Nechells (Church of God of Prophecy) where he developed a passion and love for music.
He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and after years of hard work became an accomplished musician and music director in his local church.
In 1992 Beresford and associates founded ‘The Well’ which was a live monthly gospel event which included music production, promotion, and marketing, artist development and artist management.
After 24 years in gospel music promotions Beresford’s vision is to develop an infrastructure that will see Birmingham become the Capital of Gospel music for the UK.
Beresford gives credit, to his parents’ generation who have laid the foundation and legacy for us to build on this rich heritage, gifted to Birmingham.
Now partnering with Colin Peters and the Gospel Central family Beresford is seen here accepting an award from GXMMA UK for his contribution and services to Gospel Music over 24 years.