David Hardesty Motley’s singing career spans over 30 years and counting and now a grammy award nominess . On the professional level he has sung background and opens for such artists including: DJ Rogers, Jennifer Holiday, and the late great Dannibelle Hall also Patti LaBelle, the late great Phyllis Hyman.
During the 70’s he founded his own music group which performed concerts all over Michigan. After high school he became a member of Up with People traveling world wide. During this time he also had the chance to perform with some of gospel music famous musicians.
While Attending Great Lakes Bible College in Lansing, Michigan he traveled for the school and open for well known artist such as: The 2nd Chapter Of Acts, Andres Blackwood &Company, Tony Comer and Crosswinds also The Imperials, and Amy Grant. Also a member of Up with People.
Organized several groups in his early years, writing and arranging all of the music himself. In 1984 The group “POWER” recorded a song honoring his mother. The NAACP Oakland California branch voted him “Best Male Vocalist” in 1987.
During the late 80’s relocating back home to Detroit and re-joining “The Donald Vail's Voices Of Deliverance and going back to his roots. He was a member of “The Great Lakes Jurisdictional Choir", under the direction of Mrs. Jean Jones Anderson.
He also sang in “The International Churches Of God In Christ Choir, under the direction Of the Late great Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. Under the leadership of these two great women of music and “The Holy Spirit's” guidance and protection he truly learned the meaning of bringing the word in song
Later He joined Indiana Avenue Chorale, under the direction of gospel recording artist Linda Evans Fraser. He left the group to continue to pursue his ministry in music. He has also performed several concerts for HIV, and Cancer. He has been a great asset to the community.
His purpose is to spread the word in song that someone might be helped, healed and accept Jesus in their hearts because "thy word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against thee"......thus says the word of God. He has been a minister for the Lord for a long time and finally in January 2004 was ordained in the midst of his greatest challenge to date! He has completed two new releases: "No Greater Faith" and "More Than Just A Gift". "Love, Passion and Heartbreak to be release in 07 " a compilation of original and classic jazz, and love songs .Tour of the USA and Europe for 2005-2008 he will bring music and the word to all whom will hear. His ministry is one of great promise and spirituality and blessed by God. In the year 2013-2015 he will release an assortment of new music videos some will be live locations will be here in the USA and Sicily his favorite place.