Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GB Gospel Fest - About the Artist: Simeon Outten and Nadene Moss

Early Childhood: Simeon Outten was born on November 24th, 1965, on Grand Bahama Island, to Pastor Hilton and Cecilia Outten. He is the fifth child in a family of ten children, which include, seven boys and three girls. Growing up the son of a pastor, Simeon’s life revolved greatly around going to church. While still young, he developed a love for music, and was actively involved in the music ministry of his father’s church and even learned to play several instruments. His first love, however was singing gospel music, more specifically, the good old fashioned Bahamian Gospel songs.

Early Adult Life: In 1990, at the age of 25 while residing briefly in the United States, Simeon released his first debut album, entitled “Say O”. He then returned to the Bahamas, where he joined a Gospel Group named DECISION, in 1991, as one of the group’s lead singers. The group went on to have great success. Their debut album , “No Turning Back”, went on to win a Marlin Award for Album of the year. They released a second album “On Our Way”, which also experienced moderate success.

Solo Career: After ten years with DECISION, Simeon, again pursued a solo career. In 2003, he released his second solo effort, “Freedom”, which earned him a Marlin Award for Gospel Rake and Scrape song of the year, for his single from the album entitled ‘Praise Medley’.

In 2006, after a devastating hurricane on Grand Bahama destroyed his home along with all his and his families’ possessions , Simeon persevered, and released his third solo album, “Reflections”. A song on the album entitled ‘Thank You’, tells his personal story of the loss of his home during the storm, and how he continues to give thanks and praise to God, despite the devastation.

Simeon still continues to take the Gospel in song throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and North America. He served as Assistant Pastor at the Solid Rock Church of the Nazarene for fifteen years. He is married to the beautiful Nicole Outten, and they have three children, Adam , Rashida , and Admiral.

Called To Serve: On November 1st, 2009, the doors of New Life Worship Center were opened, which marked the beginning of the ministry in the city of Freeport, Bahamas. Some one hundred and twenty-seven persons were there to worship God and give Him praise for the new work that had begun.

God has truly been faithful and has given the ministry a wonderful harvest of souls. To date the ministry has taken in as members, close to one hundred persons who are excited about what God is doing in their lives and in the life of the ministry. “EACH ONE REACH ONE”.

Recording Artist, Song Writer, Vocal Coach, Praise & Worship Director, Mentor, are just some of the words that describes who Nadene Moss is. Known for her powerful and electrifying singing, Nadene’s rich voice not only compels an audience to Praise and Celebrate, it also soothes and elevates to a place of Worship that is life changing.

In April of this year she released her single “Arise & Shine” and will release her album in the fall. She has recorded with Bishop Neil Ellis & The Mt. Tabor Praise and Worship Team, Bishop Paul S. Morton & The Full Gospel Baptist Church Mass Choir and The Tabernacle Concert Choir of The Church of God of Prophecy.

Nadene has ministered throughout the United States, South Africa, the West Indies and the Caribbean. She has made various appearances on (TBN) Trinity Broadcasting Network and The Word Network. Her voice has graced the (NAACP) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in New York City and was one of the lead voices in an off Broadway religious play called CHOSEN in New York.

She has touched lives in numerous conferences, Governmental Officials and Award Ceremonies. This dynamic voice has shared platforms and sang background for many renowned gospel artists, including, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage, Be Be Winans, Judith Christie McAllister, Donnie McClurkin, Judy Jacobs, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Richard Smallwood, Kurt Carr, Beverly Crawford, Dottie Peoples, William Murphy III, Vashawn Mitchell, Rizen, and Sha’ Simpson to name a few.

She serves in full time ministry as the Director of Praise & Worship at Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church, under the leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis.


Raquel Beneby-Hart, IIMP, IACMP
Business Development Strategist
International Marketing Consultant
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Tel: 225-7250
Skype: raquelhartfpo
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