Born December 3rd, a native of Detroit, educated in the Detroit Public School System and Wayne County College. Rudolph Stanfield, Jr. began his career in music at the age of four, with the teaching, guidance and prayers of his Grandmother, the late Macie Lee Stanfield. Rudy is son of the preaching and musical team of Rev. Rudolph Stanfield, Sr. and the late Rev. Lady Marva Lee Stanfield. A legacy of love, gifts, talents and inspiration passed down from generations to generation.
Rudolph Stanfield, Jr., affectionately known as "Rudy" is the founder and pastor of Pentecostal Life And Praise, Church Of God In Christ, Royal Oak, Michigan, also the founder and president of the renown singing group and new Malaco Recording Artist "Rudolph Stanfield and New Revelation" of Detroit, Michigan.
Rudy is an accomplished musician, writer, composer, arranger and one of the most sought after producers in the industry of gospel music. Rudy has been involved in the industry of music for more than 25 years. He has produced well over 18 recordings, 15 of which have topped the charts of Billboard Gospel Music's Best Selling Records in the country. Two of the Top 10 were among his personal recordings, Rudolph Stanfield and New Revelation on the Sound of Gospel Record label; "Live and In Praise I" and "Live and In Praise II", which became the 5th Best Selling Gospel Recording in the country for the year 1994, rounding off a list of Top Tens' which included: Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Mississippi Mass Choir, Rev. James Moore, Evangelist Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor, LaShun Pace Rhodes, Canton Spirituals, and Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers.
Rudy has played for, written, produced, and/or co-produced over 30 recordings. He has written and/or arranged such songs as "Perfect Peace" Keith Pringle; "Never Alone", "Hold On", "If Jesus Goes With Me" Thomas Whitfield & Company; "Spirit Of The Lord", "Higher Call To Worship", "Bread Of Heaven" Rev. James Moore; "Stir Up The Gift", "Still Have Joy", "At The Cross" Colorado Mass Choir; "Waiting", "He's Real", "I'm Going Through" Vanessa Bell Armstrong; "Tell It" Tarralyn Ramsey; "Highest Praise", "When He Calls Me" Michael Fletcher Chorale; "Perfect Praise", "Medley of Praise", "God Will" Charlene Bell; "He Lifted Me", "No Greater Love" Rickey Dillard and New Generation; "See What God Has Done", Victory Shall Be Mine", "Whisper A Prayer", "Stay With The Lord", "Come On Go With Me", "I'm Grateful", "Yes I Will", "The Lord Is My Light", "Stand", "Jesus", "Glorify The Lord", "He Will Remember When Men Forget", Pastor Rudolph Stanfield and New Revelation. These are just a few of well over 500 songs throughout the life of this psalmist.
Rudy has produced and co-produced such artists as the late Rev. James Cleveland, Minister Thomas A. Whitfield and Rev. James Leslie Moore. The list also includes Charlene Bell, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, The Michael Fletcher Chorale, Kenneth Martin and Voices In Praise, Joe Pace & Colorado Mass, The Craig Brothers, Rev. Richard "Mr. Clean" White, The Voices of Tabernacle, Bishop Phillip A. Brooks & The New St. Paul Tabernacle Choirs, Pastor Marvin L. Winans, Bishop Walter E. Bogan, Sr. & The Harris Memorial Sanctuary Choir, Rev. James Marks & The Voices of Heaven, Pastor Rayford T. Iglehart & The Gloryland Baptist Church of God In Christ Mass, Rev. Edgar L. Vann, Jr. & The Second Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir (Detroit, MI) and the list goes on.
Rudy has recently signed a multi-recording contract with Malaco Records as a recording artist, as well as one of the first individuals in the history of Malaco Records gospel division to receive a producer's production deal. Rudy's contribution to the industry of gospel music has been a long and blessed labor of love, receiving numerous nominations and awards such as: The Stellars, People's Choice, Gospel Excellence, Grammy and Visionary all honoring his works in production and/or as a recording artist in his own right. Rudy also had the pleasure of working on the soundtrack for the Spike Lee film Malcom X, where he served as composer, arranger and co-producer for a song performed by the legendary Ms. Aretha Franklin, of whom he also served as one of Ms. Franklin's accompanist for several years.
Rudy has proven to be a kind, gentle, faithful, saved, Holy Ghost filled servant of who loves the Lord. Rudy shares a wonderful life of love and marriage with Bridigette Michelle Stanfield, a devoted husband of 20 years, father, friend, brother and pastor, a man of God who loves people and ministry!
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