GQ Family is Japan’s biggest Gospel group with more than 2000 members. Jenna, the founder, is a Japanese Christian choir director & songwriter who believes that the Gospel music is for all people. She joined a choir at an international church on an American base in Tokyo at the age of 19, was inspired by the power of the Gospel music and started her own Gospel studio for the local people in 2008, at the age of 26.
Countless other Gospel singers have joined the project to support her vision: “Sing in Unity, Live in Peace.” Our vision is of a world where all people, regardless of race, nationality or faith, can join hands and sing together as one big family.
In Japan, a non-Christian nation where less than 1% of the population are Christians, the group grew remarkably involving both Christians and non-Christians, and expanded its operation to more than 26 regions in 7 prefectures of Japan, serving as a place to experience the true spirit of Gospel: Love.
GQ family is comprised of three distinct but equal Gospel groups.-Gospel Square, Sunnyside Gospel Club and Neverland
i) Gospel Square is located in the central Tokyo area, Shibuya. At Gospel Square, Jenna and various Gospel singers teach classes. Members are mainly business workers in Tokyo.
ii) Sunnyside Gospel Club was launched in Yokohama and Mie as branches of Gospel Square in 2009. The club now has 23 locations led by trained local leaders.
iii) Neverland is specialized for families with children aged 0-12.
All of the groups serve as a social community as well. In an environment of long work hours, many businesspeople find it difficult to make friends outside of their workplace, and can easily fall into depression or anxiety when overwhelmed by various stresses that they are forced to bear alone. In GQ Family we are family. Young and old, from every walk of life.
Furthermore, GQ Family is also committed to various charity works for Asian and African communities. The total donations given by GQ by the year of 2022 was in excess of $270,000. This includes scholarship to more than 300 children in the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, donations of water well pumps to Kenya, support for vocational training sewing center in Sri Lanka, donations to support refugees, and many more projects.
The Japan Mass Choir was produced by Jenna and an American producer Jett Edwards in 2015 with the aim of unifying Japanese Gospel groups and releasing original songs in the worldwide market. Its first recording was an unprecedented project with 1,000 participants from more than 50 choirs all over Japan. The album “POWERFUL” was released in June 2015, and hit No.3 in the Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart in the same month. 5 successful USA tours followed. The choir was also nominated in the GMA Dove Awards in 2016 for the first time from Japan.- Psoo-Khay’
Psoo-Khay’ is a collaboration project between Jenna and an incredible Gospel singer-songwriter from Florida, Ruth Williams. Ruth has been teaching at Gospel Square since she moved in Tokyo in 2015. With Jenna as a chief producer, they birthed their first project “MUSIC FOR THE SOUL” in June 2017, which is now available on Spotify, iTunes and other online media. The unique blend of an American singer and a Japanese choir gives new sound to Gospel Music like it’s never been heard before.
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"Praise You Jesus" -Psoo-Khay'
As the COVID-19 pandemic put pause to all the in-person activities in 2020, we created an online platform called "GQ FAMILY at home," and started an online membership in addition to the existing form of memberships.Within a year, more than 100 people from different parts of Japan, including rural areas and small islands, joined GQ FAMILY online. We did many online productions during the pandemic, which led us to launch a global virtual choir "SING IN UNITY" in 2022.
"Because You and I Are Family" - GQ FAMILY online
"Ooh-La-La" - GQ FAMILY online
SING IN UNITY started in January 2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a Global Virtual Choir project to bring unity and peace to the world.The songs are written by Jenna and produced by Marcus Singleton, an American producer who works for Todd Dulaney and many mainstream Gospel artists. Our second signle "The Symphony" has 265 voices from 11 ethnic groups, and the song has been played on many radio stations in different countries including the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Russa.
"The Symphony" - SING IN UNITY
"Brazilian Gospel Christmas Medley" -SING IN UNITY