Zak Williams & 1Akord Remake Gospel Classic ‘Jehovah Jireh’

Zak Williams & 1 AKORD have been ministering in song together for almost two decades. Founder and choirmaster Zak Williams has developed the ensemble into an internationally recognized, 2020 Stellar Award-nominated choir who has also won two 2012 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards for Contemporary Choir of The Year and Community Choir Of The Year. Zak Williams & 1 AKORD (Zak & 1A) embodies the dynamism of a vibrant and anointed Gospel choir while keeping the legendary ‘Philly choir’ sound prevalent throughout the Northeast and the country.

As torchbearers of the classic ‘Philly choir’ sound, Zak & 1A are now releasing an all-new single written by and made popular by iconic Philadelphia songwriter and musician Kevin Pringle (Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, Russell Delegation, GMWA Mass Choir). Zak & 1A have remade the classic choir song “Jehovah Jireh”.

“I wanted to record Jehovah Jireh because I felt it is a great song that is also an easy song that others could teach to their choir,” says Williams. “This song is a tribute to Philadelphia Gospel, and Kevin Pringle is a Philly icon. Jehovah Jireh became a flagship song years ago for my group Hype Prayze. I have ministered this song for years and now am honored and thrilled to have recorded it.”

“Jehovah Jireh” is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon Music. The single will release on all digital platforms on September 17 via Enon Music Group. “Jehovah Jireh” is a precursor to Zak & 1A’s new and forthcoming 2022 album. The dynamic choir will hold a live recording this fall.

With this new single and new music on the horizon, Zak & 1A continues to elevate choir music in ministry and the Christian music marketplace. Zak’s statement on sustaining choir music, “Choirs will always be relevant. I will keep recording and releasing music to keep choirs in a vain of music so others can always sing great choir music at church or musicals.”


Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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