Roy Francis is an award-winning former BBC' Songs of Praise' Producer. In the 1980s, he was responsible for the ground-breaking gospel music series 'People Get Ready,' shown in Britain on Channel 4 television. Today he provides media services for artists, churches, Christian agencies, and corporate businesses. In 2000 he staged the 'Donnie McClurkin live in London' CD recording for Verity Records and filmed and produced the hugely DVD recording of the same event. Roy was also part of the team that brought the 'Amazing Grace' film to Britain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Romola Garai, and Michael Gabon.
Roy is also a gospel music promoter and, over the years, have staged many of the biggest names in American and British gospel music. They've included, Fred
Hammond, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklyn, Donni McClurkin, Michelle Williams, Helen Baylor, Alvin Slaughter, Virtue, Karen Clark and Trini-Tee 5:7. The British ones are no less impressive: Muyiwa, Graham Kendrick, Tim Hughes, Noel Robinson, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Croydon Adventist Choir and many more.
In 2011 Roy teamed up with 'Soul Marketing' to produce for Black Entertainment Television (BET) in the United States, a series of celebrity events titled, 'Getting to Know,' which featured, Wendy Williams, Tray Songz and Tracee Ellis Ross. Roy went on to produce the Award-winning' Wendy Williams Live in London' DVD as part of this series.
Roy has added another string to his bow. He is the proud author of two books, 'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal church in Britain' and 'How to Make Gospel Music Work for You.' The first is a personal account of the early years of Black Caribbean Christians in Britain, and how they started their churches. The second is a 'road map' primarily written for gospel artists, showing how they can succeed in today's digital, internet, and social media age.
Today, Roy spends most of his time writing and researching, and providing a high level of consultancy to churches, businesses, and the wider community. He is also part of a group, helping to develop the next crop of British artists.