The Autobiography of Jerry Cummings
This profound autobiography of Jerry Cummings is the true story of a child who was called at birth, a Child of Destiny.
From Gold to Glory is an enthralling autobiography that chronicles the remarkable life of Jerry Cummings, a musical prodigy hailing from Augusta, GA. Even as a young child, Jerry knew he had a deep calling to record music in a studio, a passion that was nurtured both externally and ingrained within him. Witnessing his grandmother, Florence, record the iconic "CC Rider" in 1955 left an indelible mark on his soul.
A pivotal moment arrived ten years later when Jerry's mother took him to the iconic Howard Theater. It was there that he witnessed electrifying performances by legendary artists such as James Brown, Otis Redding, The Temptations, and the Motown Revue. Little did he realize at the time, these experiences would shape his future in profound ways, solidifying his destiny as a musical force to be reckoned with.
In the early 1970s, during his early twenties, Jerry crossed paths with Harold Melvin, the owner of Harold Melvin Enterprises in Philadelphia. This encounter proved fateful, propelling Jerry towards a journey that would lead not only to gold records but also to glory. Joining Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes in 1972 as a tenor, alongside the iconic Teddy Pendergrass, Jerry basked in the glory of success, gracing stages across the United States.
A chance meeting with Kool and The Gang at the Apollo Theater opened Jerry's eyes to the profound influence of faith in Islam on the band members' lives. Adopting the name Jeremiah, Jerry embraced Muslim convictions, integrating spirituality with his ongoing musical odyssey.
However, it was in 1997, at the age of 45, that Jerry underwent a transformative journey from gold records to the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. With his wife, Dr. Gloria Maria Cummings, by his side, Jerry embarked on a ministry that reverberated with the powerful message, "Wake Up Everybody, the King is Here."
From Gold to Glory transcends the boundaries of a mere musical memoir, taking readers on an immersive voyage through history, faith, spiritual awakening, and personal empowerment. Jerry Cummings' autobiography serves as a testament to the extraordinary power of music and the resiliency of the human spirit. Prepare to be inspired as you embark on this extraordinary journey of a lifetime.