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.
Jerry Cummings, who was raised around music as a child in Augusta, GA, knew at age 4 that he wanted to record music in a studio one day. His musical inclination and drive not only came from external forces but it was also ingrained in him. In 1955, Jerry's grandmother, Florence, recorded "CC Rider" as young Jerry watched.
Ten years later, Jerry's mother took him to the Howard Theater to see the James Brown Review, Otis Redding, The Temptations, and the Motown Revue. While Jerry already knew he was destined for musical greatness these visits to the Howard Theater shaped his future in ways he may not have recognized at the time.
In the early 1970s while Jerry was only in his early 20s he met Harold Melvin. Harold Melvin owned Harold Melvin Enterprises in Philadelphia and this meeting would set Jerry on his path to not only gold records but to glory. In 1972, Jerry joined Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, along with Teddy Pendergrass, as a tenor. Jerry would enjoy years of success with the group and performed in many venues throughout the United States.
At one show at the Apollo Theater, Jerry met Kool and The Gang. Faith in Islam played a very important role in the lives of the band members. Jerry, aka Jeremiah, for many years practiced Muslim convictions and continued on his musical journey.
It wasn’t until 1997, at the age of 45, that Jerry went from Gold Records to the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through his ministry and co-ministry with his wife Dr. Gloria Maria Cummings, together they spread His message, “Wake Up Everybody, the King is Here”.
From Gold To Glory will take you on not only a historical musical journey but also one of faith, spiritual awakening, and empowerment.