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Courtland Pickens is a distinguished vocalist, acclaimed music educator, and visionary director based in Minneapolis, MN. He began his musical journey in 2005 and has since shared stages with renowned artists like Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, and Shane & Shane.


As an artist, Courtland released his EP, "The Manifested Promise," in 2017, inspired by Hebrews 6:15. His single, "Trust In You," released in 2020, showcases his dedication to delivering spiritually uplifting music.


Professionally, Courtland serves as the Worship Director at Epiphany Covenant Church and leads the youth choir at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. He also teaches at Patrick Henry High School, Minnehaha Academy, and the University of Minnesota - Mankato.


As the Creative Director of Known MPLS, a community gospel youth choir, Courtland empowers youths aged 12-25 through Voicez, Inc. Under his leadership, Known MPLS has performed at prestigious venues and alongside notable artists, shaping a transformative music education program.


Courtland's mission is to train the next generation of singers and songwriters, using music to heal and unite communities. His passion lies in empowering youth to follow their dreams through the power of music.


As an artist, Courtland endeavors to bring healing through his music, believing that it transcends barriers and reaches the core of individuals. With his sultry and soulful vocal technique, he aims to uplift spirits and leave a lasting impact on his audience.

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"Well done, very anointed, beautiful soothing worship!"

-Roosevelt George

"I have so much respect for you as a person and for what God is doing in and through you. Your life's story is filled with God's grace and joy! Thank you so much for sharing!"

-Kawan Powers

"Thank you for keeping the faith and being such an inspiration, I feel truly blessed by your music project."

-Skye Moore

Man of God using his talent

"I first heard my brother worship the Lord at UYWI conference. He is an anointed worshiper giving God the glory. You won't regret worshiping the Lord through the songs that God has given my brother in Christ Jesus."


"You know we attend the same church and I always loved your voice, it just sounds so anointed. You just feel the spirit when you sing."

-MsChar Too You

Amazing vocals, amazing voice. You can truly hear the God speak through him. This album is anointed and I can't wait tho hear more from this artist. 






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