One of the most unique and gifted up and coming songwriters, Elder Terrence J. Dooley leads small choir, "Testimony." Testimony is making waves, and the Gospel Music Industry is taking notice. Founded in 2007 in Columbus, Ohio, TJD & Testimony has now grown into Billboard Charting national gospel artists.
An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, recording artist and producer, Dooley is a highly sought-after organist, keyboardist, clinician, director. and ordained elder. Terrence trained his musical ear early in life singing in the Junior Choir at his church. From there, he went on to learn the piano by ear, by playing for the Sunday School. After graduating from high school, Terrence went to college where he was the musical director for the Wright State University "In His Presence Gospel Choir." A few years later, Terrence took over as director.
Upon transitioning from Wright State, Terrence founded Testimony. An aggregation of singers known for their versatility in execution. Testimony is fully capable of high energy praise songs, and well versed in worship. Under the founders leadership, the group released their freshman project "Freedom" in 2010, their sophomore effort "Turning Point" in 2015, and junior project in 2018, "Testimony."
Recently, Testimony released their new single "Thank You" which was a Top 4 Hit on Billboard and debuted at #3 on iTunes. "Thank You" won an Eddy Award for "Song of The Year." Their 3rd album titled "Testimony" received rave reviews and debuted #2 on the Current Gospel Albums Chart, #10 on Top Gospel Albums and #35 on Top Christian/Gospel Albums.
Terrence is an ordained as an Elder in the United Holy Church and has served in many capacities including: Minister of Music of Gospel Tabernacle Church, District Minister of Music, National Musician, District Youth President, and various other roles.
Elder Dooley and Testimony has shared the stage with celebrated artists such as Ricky Dillard & New G, James Hall and Worship and Praise, John P. Kee, JJ Hairston, Kierra Sheard, Byron Cage, Earnest Pugh, and Beverly Crawford. In 2011, Testimony was honored to be named one of the Top 25 New Artist of the Year by award winning Internet radio station Bonnerfide Radio. Terrence and Testimony has been nominated and received many awards by nationally recognized organizations.
Currently, Testimony is completing a new album which was recorded Live in July 2021. Terrence is a newlywed, and enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Kayla and his boys.
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