Jermaine Shakespeare is a Worship Pastor, Songwriter and Professor from Toronto, Canada. He has been singing, writing and leading people into powerful praise and worship services since the age of nine.
Shakespeare’s Life Mission is to tap into the POWER that is found in PRAISE & WORSHIP and motivate others to do the same. He states that, “You just need to discover your place in God; once you do, anything is possible!”
Over the past 20 years, Shakespeare has played key roles in prominent music ministries within Toronto. A business owner and entrepreneur, he served on staff at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto’s Christian University and Canada’s leading Seminary. He served faithfully as Worship Arts Ministry Director and Worship Leader for 10 years at Word of Truth Christian Centre, where he was ordained a Minister. He has written and released 3 albums and has shared the stage with gospel greats like Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Steve Green, Edwin Hawkins, Bob Fitts, Tye Tribett, Richard Brown, Anthony Brown and Toronto Mass Choir. He has worked diligently building others and assisting the vision of his mentors and teachers.
In 2008, Shakespeare founded WORSHIPOWER. A ministry that enhances, equips and educates on the calling, discipline and power of Praise & Worship.
Today he travels internationally teaching passionately and practically on the subject. He is the President and Founder of WORSHIPOWER University - Toronto's School of Worship, Music & Arts. He is also the Worship & Creative Arts Pastor at Toronto International Celebration Church under the vision of Founding Pastor, Peter Youngren as well as a Professor at Canada Christian College.
Much like William during his era, Shakespeare is a fresh voice! Offering hope and clarity for this generation, proclaiming an urgent call back to their first love. As he taps in through singing, songwriting and teaching, you cannot help but go with him.