The name Colinwud represents Albert and Grace Collingwoode Williams who have been married since June 2005. As recording and performing artistes, they have chosen to wear a modified form of their middle name as their music name.
They are blessed with two kids namely David and Shirley Collingwoode Williams. This wonderful family is based in Worcester, M.A in the U.S. They have been singing together since they met in 1996 as members of Rescue Singers, Church of God - Kumasi.
They see music not only as a means to entertain but a means of ministering to the deepest needs of their listeners through the power of the Holy Spirit like David the psalmist did. ‘...David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him. (1 Samuel 16:23)
Due to their wide range of listeners, their music is diverse, including Hip-Gospel (their blend of contemporary gospel music), traditional African praise and worship, European and American gospel music.
Their music ministration is accompanied by great supernatural manifestations and deliverances of all kinds. Albert and Grace worship with the Church of Pentecost (PIWC-Worcester, MA, USA), where they serve in various ministries including the music ministry.
They also host two radio programs in Worcester, U.S.A captioned, “Victory Hour” through which multitudes all over the U.S. are receiving their deliverance from all oppressions of the devil through the teaching and preaching of God’s word and prayer.
Their vision is to draw believers closer to God and witness to the unsaved through every possible means. Their next C.D album entitled Jehovah is coming out on 21st August 2010.
Albert Collingwoode Williams Albert was born on 6th July to Michael and Shirley Collingwoode Williams, who are currently living in Kumasi, Ghana. Albert received his university education at University of Science & Technology, in Kumasi, Ghana where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. He is currently a deacon serving as the leader of the evangelism and the music ministries of his local church.
Albert’s music journey has its roots in his family. Both his Grandfather Joseph Collingwoode-Williams and his dad were into music. Growing up, Albert’s musical ears started developing as he listened to the rich African tunes his dad played at home and at work (Hotel de Kingsway, Kumasi). By the age of 10years Albert was composing songs with ease without any formal musical training or ability to play any musical instrument.
However, this unique gift was not taken serious until he was born again in 1991 whiles at Prempeh College, his High School. After his conversion, his passion for souls led him into saying this prayer to God, ‘I want to evangelize, but I don’t think I am bold enough.
However, I know that I am gifted in music so please use my music gift to minster to others’. That prayer was that which ushered Albert into serious music ministry. After that prayer he started receiving heavenly songs during his prayer time.
He has written and composed over 150 songs through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He released his first solo album at the age of 16 with a hit track entitled 'I HAVE A GOD IN MY LIFE'. He went on to release 2 more albums with Rescue Singers at Church of God - Kumasi, Ghana. In the U.S.A he was part of Dr. Kinsley Fletcher’s Life Community Church choir in Durham, North Carolina.
Now he is the leader of the Worcester PIWC choir in M.A, USA.
Grace Collingwoode Williams
Grace was born in Danyame, (Kumasi - Ghana), as Grace Akyaa Dwase to Elder B.B. and Dcns Mary Dwase on 23rd May. Growing up, Grace usually saw her father playing the acoustic guitar whiles her mother sung along. This made her develop a good taste for music.
As the forth born of six children, she started singing at the age of 5. She attended St. Louis and Methodist Day Secondary School.
After she gave her life to Christ in 1994 as a teenager, she became the third person in a group called “Shekinah Melodians” at Church of God (Patasi, Kumasi) which consisted of 3 young ladies and was headed by Pastor William Agyei Harrison.
In 1998 she moved to London to further her education. She gained her bachelors’ degree at the University of East London. Grace has a beautiful silky voice and also plays the guitar. Together with her husband they are ministering to many.
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