Roy Francis is an award-winning former BBC' Songs of Praise' Producer who, in the 1980s, 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 2011 he teamed up with 'Soul Marketing' to produce an award-winning series of celebrity events for BET (Black Entertainment Television), featuring, Wendy Williams, Tray Songz and Tracee Ellis Ross. In 2000 he staged the 'Donnie McClurkin live in London' CD recording at Fairfield Halls, and filmed and produced the DVD which accompanied it. 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.
Apart from working in television, 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 gospel artists are no less impressive: Muyiwa, Graham Kendrick, Tim Hughes, Noel Robinson, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Croydon Adventist Choir and many more.
Today 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 book is a personal account of the early years of the Black Caribbean Christian community in Britain, showing how they lived, how they started their churches and their contribution to British society. The second book is a 'road map' primarily written for gospel artists struggling to make their music successful in today's digital and social media age.
Roy now spends most of his time writing, researching, providing consultancy to churches, businesses, and the wider community, as well as helping to develop the next crop of British gospel artists.