We introduce to you a man of God, a worshipper, one born to usher mankind into the presence of God. His debut album entitled “Close To You” released in 2008, was a major success and is still is being used by God to impact thousands around the world. “Close To You” has won numerous Awards including Marlin Awards Praise and Worship Song of the Year (2010), Atlanta Gospel Music Praise and Worship Song of the Year ( 2011), etc… In 2011, he was awarded the Best Male Vocalist By the Paramount Gospel Music Awards and nominated by the E.M.E Awards for Artiste of the Year.
In 2012, he released his Second album entitled “The Search Continues”- This took place in Kingston Jamaica and was followed by a 6- Parish Tour, then a 7 week Tour of the U.S and Canada, and a Tour of Europe. Some of the most successful songs from his this Album are ” You Make Me Stronger”, ” If it’s not You (then Lord it’s nothing), That’s Enough, Already Done, God is Moving, More, Forgiven, Chosen and most of these songs have also won awards thus far. These songs have become like Anthems for the young and the old alike, used as a source of strength and inspiration, and a tool to draw many into God’s presence. He has shared the stage with some of Gospel’s greatest including Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage, Tye Tribbett, Michael W. Smith amongst others… His songs are now being heard in places including The U.S, Canada, the Caribbean, parts of Europe, UK, Japan and certain parts of Africa.
On February 1 of this Year, this man of God won the Favorite Gospel Artiste Award for 2013 by The Youth View Awards, a secular and youth based Award show. God – focused. Amidst all these achievements, Kevin remains humble, approachable and focused on the path God has set before Him. He constantly reminds himself and his colleagues that the spotlight does not belong to us, it belongs only to God, so use with great responsibility.
Kevin Downswell is happily married to Marsha, whom he loves dearly and agrees that she is his biggest fan. He always gives the Glory to God, Who is his ultimate source.