EXCLUSIVE: Gospel Group ‘Commissioned’ Reunites For Album, Prepping Biopic
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, the gospel group Commissioned has allegedly reunited! Sources tell us that urban contemporary gospel group are allegedly working on an album and doing a movie with Grammy Award winning producer Jovan Dawkins. The group members are Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Michael Williams, Michael Brooks, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Marvin Sapp and Marcus Cole. We’re told that the movie will allegedly focus on
how the group started, when they disbanded and their individual careers (Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp) and how they reunited.
Sources tell us that the project is currently being shopped to Netflix.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, the six original members were Fred Hammond, Mitchell Jones, Keith Staten, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, and Michael Williams formed a group in 1982, two years after Hammond played bass for The Winans.
In 1991 Staten and Brooks left the group and were replaced with Marvin Sapp, Maxx Frank, and Eddie Howard, Jr.. By 1994 Howard had left the group, and Williams left a year later.
Hammond also left to pursue a career with the choir Radical For Christ. He was replaced by Montrell Darrett. By 1999, Marcus Cole and Chris Poole had taken the place of Sapp, Frank and Darrett on the
group’s last studio album.In 2002 Commissioned released a reunion album recorded live at the Straightgate Church in Detroit, Michigan on October 26, 2001 which brought back most of the group’s former members and featured most of its greatest hits. In 2011, they were honored at the BMI Awards after the Stellar Awards.