Uptown Praise Band - website

Mission Statement

The Uptown Praise Band is a worship band dedicated to leading their church congregation in praise and worship every Sunday and Wedensday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "His Name is Jesus" and "Will You Chase Me" are brand new orginal songs written by Chris Nunez with lead vocals performed by Joyce Humphrey. Our goals are souls. Our desire is to reach the lost with our music and lead them to the Church for healing, restoration and revival.


Joyce Humphrey - Worship Leader and lead vocalist. Joyce has over 15 years of experience leading worship services for full gospel high energy church services in Michigan.

Chris Nunez - Songwriter/Guitarist/Producer, entrepreneur and computer programmer. Has over 20 years of experience playing and recording all types of music in Hollywood, Las Vegas and now serves faithfully in his hometown church in Grand Rapids Michigan. Chris also owns and operates SpiritFilled Productions and SpiritFilledRadio.com and works full time as Director of Digital Printing for Grandville Printing Company.

The Uptown Praise Band consists of several dedicated musicians and singers including, Joyce Humphrey, Robert Williamdyke on Drums, Rebecca Start on Keyboards, Angel Berrios on Congas and Chris Nunez on bass, electric and acoustic guitar. A full vocal choir singing three and four part harmonies include Ileisha Berrios, Molly Perez, Jontel Miller, Isabel Galarza, Mary Hughes, Courtney Burrows, Matt Strickland and a host of other talented singers rotating in and out every week.