Dr. Charles G. Hayes and The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir BACK AGAIN In stores and online
It’s Here! The long awaited CD from one of Gospel music’s best-loved choirs – Dr. Charles G. Hayes and Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (The Warriors) BACK AGAIN. After fifty years of contributing a rich legacy to the history of Gospel music, BACK AGAIN marks the first release on Dr. Hayes’ own label Cosmo Sounds. “I am excited about our new release.
After more than 30 records, you would think this would be an easy task, but we treated this recording like it was our first,” states Dr. Hayes. “We’re back again and being used as God’s vessel. We pray that listeners will experience the presence of God.”
In April 1959, Dr. Charles G. Hayes founded the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer in the basement of Morris Jackson’s home at 634 Woodland Park in Chicago. In those days, Hayes placed the folding chairs weekly and served as church pianist before he gave his sermon. Eventually, the church moved to a storefront on Cottage Grove Avenue. Hayes then began a Sunday night radio program. Although he was still in his twenties, people started calling him Father Hayes because his advice and counsel seemed so fatherly. In 1961 the church converted an old post office on South Langley Avenue into their sanctuary. It was at that venue the Father Hayes and the Voices of Cosmopolitan began to make records. Nicknamed The Warriors because of their driving and energetic vocal presence, they produced gospel hits such as “The Bridegroom Cometh”, “Step Back and Let God Do It”, and their signature tune, “Jesus Can Work It Out”.