Roy Francis is an award-winning former BBC ‘Songs of Praise’ Producer.
During the 1980s he was responsible for the ground-breaking gospel music series, ‘People Get Ready,’ which was shown on Channel 4 television in Britain. Today Roy's production company provides media services for artists, churches, Christian agencies, and corporate businesses. He staged the ‘Donnie McClurkin live in London,’ CD recording for Verity Records in the United States and produced the hugely successful, DVD recording of the event. Roy was also part of the team that brought the ‘Amazing Grace,’ film to Britain which starred, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Romola Garai, and Michael Gabon.
Roy is also a gospel music promoter and over the years has staged in concert many of the biggest names in American and British gospel music. Some of the American artists Roy has staged in concert include Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklyn, Donni McClurkin, Michelle Williams, Helen Baylor, Alvin Slaughter, Virtue, Karen Clark and Trini-Tee 5:7. The British artists are no less impressive, Muyiwa, Graham Kendrick, Tim Hughes, Noel Robinson, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Croydon Adventist Choir and many more.
Teaming up with ‘Soul Marketing’ in 2011, Roy produced the hugely successful, ‘Getting to Know’ series of celebrity events for BET television. Among the guests featured on the shows were, 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 of events.
Roy has now 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 Caribbean Christian settlement in Britain and the second book is a 'road map' to gospel music success, specially written for gospel artists who want to make a success of their music ministry.
Roy today now spends most of his time developing the next crop of gospel artists as well as providing high levels of consultancy to the church and the wider community.