The finale for season seven of BET’s “Sunday Best” aired on Sunday and the show crowned its second male winner, Geoffrey Golden. The 20-year-old praise and worship leader beat out Candace Benson on the Gospel music competition series.
The Cleveland native, who auditioned for the show the year prior and was cut after one round, currently attends Morehouse College.
Golden has earned a cash prize and recording contract with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul/RCA Records, which also makes him the first male solo artist singed to Franklin’s label. He’ll be label mates with season six winner Tasha Page Lockhart and YouTube sensations, The Walls Group.
“I know God told me that there was a thing that he would do in my life and he was going to use me…some of those things that He’s placed in me would go out into the world,” Golden said in an interview with The Christian Post. “Now I’m really walking in the promise of the thing that He said He would do. So moving from promise to performance is what I think it (means) to me more than anything.”
Golden comes from a music and ministry-oriented family.
His father is a pastor and his mother is a minister of music at his church where she took over the role from his grandfather.
Congratulations to Golden on his “Sunday Best” win.