Jermane C. Milton is a man of integrity and richly admonished as a pillar in the community of Wichita, Kansas for his positive impact in the lives of young people facing some of the same challenges that he has overcome. Since the age of fourteen, Milton has been blessed with the opportunity of directing. He began as one of the head soloists of the William T. Dwyer High School Divisions Concert Choir named Visions and The Show Choir known as Elan. He then furthered his musical calling at Florida Atlantic University (1999) where he was recognized with “Superior” ratings by the Florida Vocal Association on the national level participating in the Show Choir, the Men's Choir, and as a Vocal soloist.
Having moved from his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida when he was only eighteen years old, Milton set out to fulfill one of his lifelong dreams of singing gospel music. Once moving to Wichita, Kansas he attended Wichita State University where he majored in Vocal Performance and minored in child psychology. He furthered his education by attending Ohio Christian University for seminary school. From there with a vision came a simple yet sincere name for his first group, Voices of Christ. Although going through hard times in life and becoming homeless, the Lord continued to bless Milton and helped him to found a young adult women's ministry called Alpha & Omega. Milton has been gifted with the ability to praise the name of the Lord through song despite the test, health issues, and challenges life has presented him with.
One of his most valued accomplishments that allow him the ability to interact with the youth and young adults of Wichita is through Exalt. This gospel ensemble was comprised of young adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. The former ensemble known as Exalt was founded by Milton only one year after moving to the city. The Vision of the group was to minister to all, saved, unsaved, young and old, that they may all get to know and develop a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. Jermane C. Milton is also well known for hosting many events within the city of Wichita. These events include; hosting for psalmist Cecile Hines, seven solo concerts, many concerts featuring Exalt, hosting five Midwest Young Worshipper Conferences (Featuring Travis Greene, Isaac Cates & Ordained, Kyla Jade, Nick Reynolds and Family Affair, Kefia Rollerson, Ronnie Henderson and Great Praise, Pastors, Choirs, and Worshippers from around the Midwest Region), Fifteen EXALTfests which included Tonya Baker of Dayton, Ohio and Joshua Bracy & Power Anointed of Memphis, Tennessee. Milton has also traveled to Greenville, Mississippi to sing with gospel singer and songwriter Richard Smallwood, sang with R&B turned gospel artist Michael Speaks, sang back up for Céline Dion, gospel artist Stephen Hurd, Michael McDonald, and participated with gospel greats from across the nation during the Gospel Heritage Foundation’s Praise & Worship Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. In May of 2011, Pastor Milton & EXALT was invited to minister on The Word Network, The Bobby Jones Show. In June of 2011, Milton & EXALT also opened up for Earnest Pugh, in which Pugh had Pastor Milton lead “Hosanna” with him. During 2017 Milton linked up with gospel artist Natalie Rolfe and featured on a track entitled Sovereign God. In the year 2016 Jermane Milton was Ordained as an Elder by one of his Spiritual Fathers, Pastor Jeremiah Jones of Oklahoma City, OK and alongside Pastor Jones, Bishop George Dawson. Elder Jermane C. Milton currently serves at St. Mark United Methodist Church located in Wichita, KS under the direction of Pastor Robert Johnson.
As a result of his hard work and dedication, Elder Milton has been nominated and given various awards. These nominations and awards include the Wichita Hall of Fame in which he was inducted in 2015, and the Kingdom Image Awards nominations in which he was nominated for five awards, the South Florida Gospel Music Awards, the Rhythm of Gospel Awards 2018 in which he was nominated in four categories, and various others. In the year 2018 Elder Milton has been awarded the 2018 Contemporary Male Vocalist of the year in the Rhythm of Gospel Awards, the Contemporary Male Artist of the year in The Gospel Image Awards 2018, and The Contemporary Single of the Year at the Voices of Gospel awards for his single “This Joy”. Milton was nominated for 8 Awards in the 2019 Rhythm of Gospel Awards in which he was awarded the 2019 Contemporary Artist of the Year and the 2019 Contemporary Male Vocalist of the year. He was also nominated for 2 awards in the 2019 Voices of Gospel Awards which he received the recognition of 2019 Male Artist of the Year!
It is evident that the blessings are continuing to flow. Milton has had many visions for his solo project which is projected to be released in November of this year. Elder Milton’s Ministry has continued to grow. He has a host of wonderful singers that accompany him by the name of Breaking Ground. All in all, Milton is thankful for his wife Tamra, his two boys: Caleb (20), Xavier (16), his little baby girl Jermae’ (13), his Godson Jeremiah (7), and Daughter Caitlin (21) who Milton and his wife has taken in as theirs. He is also thankful for the community of Wichita. Wichita is where he has truly grown from a boy to a man and through this transformation God has blessed Milton to work, teach, and share with those that have made him the man he is today – a man of value, a man of wisdom, and most importantly a man of integrity.