2016 Judges

Stacy Rose-Warburton (Jamaica)
Radio Announcer, Producer &
Host of the Internationally syndicated
Caribbean Gospel Music Program “Island Praise

Stacy Rose has been working professionally in the arts since the tender age of 9. Having received classical training at Miami Dade Community College and Florida State University, she is accomplished in theater, film, TV, commercials, production as well as voiceover/radio and print work. She has had film and TV roles in Dolphin Tale W/ Morgan Freeman, Hoot, The Glades and Burn Notice; and is featured in commercials and print ads for The Home Depot, Honey Bunches Of Oats, Sears, Office Depot and Walt Disney World to name a few. She has served diligently in Radio ministry for over a decade and currently balances her time between producing various film and new media projects and serving as the Host of Island Praise; an Internationally, syndicated Caribbean Gospel Music Radio Show.

Keith Rolle (Bahamas)
Songwriter, Radio Personality,
Media Executive & CEO of KLR Management

Keith L. Rolle was born and raised in Nassau, the capital city of New Providence, in the sub-tropical archipelago of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in 1975. Music was a natural part of his life as he grew up in the church choir, the school choir and the Bahamas National Youth Choir. Keith joined the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards in 1998 and for 15 years, has served on the organizational and executive committee.

He has gained extensive experience in music retail over 10 years, radio broadcasting as host of Inspiration with Keith on Island 102.9 FM for 11 years, and 4 years as founder of KLR Management Group Ltd, a boutique music career management firm designed to develop, manage & distribute brands. 2014 marks Keith’s third as a Marlin award judge.

Teddy D.Frederick (Grenada)
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Film Maker &

Teddy Frederick is multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, photographer and artist from the Island of Grenada. He is a self-taught contemporary artist whose artistic mediums of choice lie primarily with acrylics and mixed media. His formal education is in visual arts and he is currently pursuing a career in cinematography.

Teddy successfully hosted a successful national exhibit called “Floatography” at the National Grenada Museum in December 2013. The show earned great reviews and according to the website nowgrenada.com “Teddy represents a decidedly new voice among Grenadian artists.

As a producer and member of the Grenadian contemporary gospel group “White Flag”, Teddy was nominated for a 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Award for “Music Video of the Year Duo/Group” for the single “Rescue Me”.

Teddy who is the founder of MUEFX , lately moved to Canada and has recently completed a film called “The Opposite of Orange”.

Marissa Boyce (Barbados)
Radio Broadcaster & Host of “Powered Up”radio show
on CITA Radio 90.1FM.

Marissa Boyce is one of the most popular radio personalities in Barbados. She is the host of “Powered Up”, considered one of the most listened to radio shows on CITA RADIO 90.1FM. On a daily basis she motivates and encourages her audience with sound biblical direction sprinkled with humor through her popular “Power Praise” segment. Her dream and her passion have truly merged to become her life’s calling. Many would often hear her say “I was born to be a broadcaster, born to encourage and born to share”. Her love and passion for people has overflowed to assisting women and families through her work with women’s organizations such as Women of Purpose, Jabez House, Women of Excellence and several others. In addition to producing and hosting a successful radio show, Marissa is a well sought after host of many events on the Christian calendar in Barbados.

DJ Proclaima (United Kingdom)
Founder and CEO of Soulcure &
DJ & Host of www.soulcureradio.com

DJ Proclaima is an evangelist who has been broadcasting Gospel Reggae for over 15 years getting the message out to a worldwide audience. As well as being featured on over 30 stations globally he also owns his own station www.soulcureradio.com.

He also plays live shows with his sound ‘Soulcure’ and has worked with Papa San, Junior Tucker, DJ Nicholas, Jason Mighty, Kirk Franklin and many more.

Dion L.Gumbs (St. Maarten)

Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer &
Managing Director of DLG Enterprises

Dion L. Gumbs was born on the island of St. Martin. At a very young age he developed a passion for music and started attending The Methodist Sunday School Choir, his first musical group. Dion was also a member of other musical groups including The Harmonics band, C-united, Purpose Band, the Do Wops, Anastacia’s vocal assemble, and many combined choirs.

In 2005 Dion produced a St. Martin song entitled “St. Maarten Rise” and from then to this date he has produced over forty-five (45) commercial jingles for major companies and organizations in St. Martin. He has also written, produced and recorded over twenty-five (25) songs. Dion released his debut album in 2010; a gospel project entitled “Because of His Love” and in 2012 he released his “Born to Win” DVD compiling three (3) music videos and interviews.

In 2014, his “Learn to Love” single and music video was nominated for two (2) Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards in the categories “Music Video of the Year Duo/Group” and “Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year Duo/Group”.

Dion is not only musically inclined as a songwriter, producer, and singer, but he produces art in the form of collages and photography. He is the founder and managing director of DLG Enterprises, a mother company of companies that focus on music production, event planning, party rentals and management, and Interior Design.

Rebekah Fuentes (Trinidad & Tobago)
Promoter, Stage Manager, Booking Agent, Event Planner &
CEO of Heartbeat Events

Rebekah Fuentes is a Gospel Promoter, Event Coordinator, Booking Agent and Stage Manager. Born on the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, she grew up in a Christian home with 3 sisters and parents who pushed their children to reverence God above all. Her love for music began at the young age of 4 when she started dancing and singing. She would showcase her talent in school competitions and at evangelistic outreaches nationwide with her first home church of Living Word Christian Centre. Under the leadership of Pastor Nelson Sammy Guilarte, also CEO of ACTN Tv Station, it was here that God built her foundation in understanding event logistics that entailed live broadcasting, video production, sound reinforcement, the arts of dance and drama, and what it takes to work hard, all effective tools that fueled her love and passion for gospel music. At Faith Assembly International Church under the leadership of the late Pastor KK Bachew, and now Pastor Jason Bachew, Rebekah joined various ministries that produced infamous Live Album recordings, and soon enough, a wide spectrum of T&T’s Gospel Artistes, Ministers and Pastors began requesting her skills to coordinate their Church events, conferences and music album launches that took her beyond the walls of a church. With the blessing of her home church, Rebekah and co-partner Rodney Sammy formed “Real Love Events” in 2009 and trained volunteers nationwide who became professionals in creating that sweet atmosphere needed for each event, allowing the Holy Spirit to dwell and bring the true reward of seeing youths receive God’s Salvation with hands raised. With more than 100 concerts in a short 5 years, Rebekah then branched out on her own in 2013 and rebranded with “Heartbeat Events”.

Much more like family, this team can be seen backstage in the shadows, working hard side by side wearing a smile and believing in the same vision, and that is, to showcase the anointed power that gospel music carries and its ability to change lives and encourage people to live with a kingdom driven purpose. With over 18 Years of experience in the Gospel Music Industry, she has worked with various International Artistes such as Flame, Da’T.R.U.T.H., Canon, Monty G, Capital Kings, Mr. Lynx, Vrose, TJ Pompeo and Young Noah. As a member of the Open House Committee, Faith Assembly church and CEO of Heartbeat Events, humble, hard working, passionate and witty are words to describe Rebekah Fuentes, but when you see her dancing at the side of every concert stage in Trinidad, ask her why she does it all for T&T’s Gospel Artistes and churches, free of charge, expecting nothing in return, and she will tell you it’s simply because she sees herself as the biggest fan of gospel music, because it saved her life!