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Raise News...

Coming soon!!

Be on the look out for these new CD projects

The Raise Kids in Praise II

Raise Mass Choir – Still Raising Gospel Music Higher

There are also several products that are not on the store. I will try to send graphics and product info soon so that we can update and include those as well. We keep getting emails that certain products are not available. So we will try to update as soon as possible.

Thanks so much,


Announcements News!!

Dr. Wise accepts faculty position as the Director of the African American Choral Ensemble at the African American Arts Institute of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Coming this fall!! Raise will partner with various universities to offer an Online Gospel Arts Certificate program to train musicians for service within African American churches. More details to come!!



ATTENTION CHORAL DIRECTOR!!  Searching for inspirational songs of freedom, hope, love, service and commitment appropriate music for Martin Luther King, Black History Month and July 4th  Celebrations? Check out the new Raise Songbook Collection: LET FREEDOM RING!! and Choral Work: AFRO AMERICAN SUITE: A SONG OF FREEDOM!! Also consider our fully orchestrated gospel arrangements for your special holiday celebrations!!

For more information click here.



ATTENTION CHORAL, BAND AND ORCHESTRAL DIRECTORS!!  Looking for an exciting work that can be performed by chorus and orchestra/band Then check out our fully orchestrated gospel music arrangements.  Many of the compositionsof Dr. Raymond Wise, Rev. Frank Lane and other have been scored for full symphonic orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, english horn, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, piano, bass, and drums) 

For more information click here.




October 2011 represents the 26th year that Raise has offered its music ministry and services to the community.  We would like to thank all of you who have faithfully supported and prayed for our ministry over the years.  We also applaud all of our students who have gone on to develop successful music ministries and career.  We are proud of you and Praise God for your success... read more


Raise Ministries Announces Its’ Latest Release!

Click HERE for our Kids Page of uplifting new Music.



Do you need Easter music for your choir?
Do you just want to enjoy some uplifting music for the Easter season?
Then we’ve got some anointed music for you.

Experience the music of Dr. Raymond Wise and Rev. Frank Lane
On Raise’s Easter Recordings and Songbooks

Click HERE for our Easter Music and recordings for children and Adults, featuring the Raise Kids, Raise Mass Choir and Family.


Check out Raise Ministries Online Store. It's has been updated! All items can now be purchased right here!

Click here and check out our Christmas Music and Recordings for Children and Adults featuring the Raise Kids, Raise Mass Choir and Family!

Raise Productions began serving the Columbus, Ohio community in 1985, when Founder and President, Raymond Wise shared his ideas and vision to establish a Gospel music production company and educational facility with his two friends, Frank Lane and Shuryl Sutherland, the former and later served as Vice President and Assistant Vice President respectively .Though Wise had produced events under the name of Raise Productions in other areas of the country, the three friends joined together to establish a permanent home and branch of Raise Productions in Columbus, Ohio.

  Raise’s ongoing mission is to preserve, perpetuate, and promote ongoing professionalism within the field of gospel music in both sacred and secular, academic and non-academic settings.aise achieves this mission by its participation in five focus areas: Gospel Music and Arts Education, Performance, Production & Publishing, Ministry, & Support Services.  

Rev. Raymond Wise, Ph. D.
Rev. Frank F. Lane
Vice President
Raise Ministries
197 Monarch Dr.
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(614) 268-5056
Mailing Address
Raise Production’s
Center for the Gospel Arts
197 Monarch Dr.
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(614) 268-5056 Office Phone
(614) 367-9808 Fax

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Though Raise Productions and The Center for the Gospel Arts is not a church, it is a ministry.  As such Raise aims to conduct its classes and services based upon Christian principles and is wholly devoted to drawing out the unique gifts and talents of its students.In fact, Raise specializes in assisting gospel artists in discovering and developing their talents for use in ministry within their local churches and throughout the world.  Though committed to the preservation and perpetuation of Gospel Music as a African American cultural art form in scholarly and secular forums, Raise’s primary goal is to offer instruction in the Gospel Arts as a means of preparing musicians and artist for service within African-American churches or other Christian ministries.

Since its inception, Raise Productions has always had the vision to open a facility solely devoted to the instruction of Gospel Music, Ministry, and the Gospel Arts.  In 1992 Raise established the Center for the Gospel Arts.  Raise’s ultimate goal however, is to build a performing arts complex devoted to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of Gospel music and the Gospel Arts, at which an accredited degree granting program can be implemented.

Therefore, Raise has continually worked toward the development of pedagogy, scholarly research, and academic texts to be used for the instruction of the Gospel Arts in both academic and non-academic settings throughout the world.By offering classes in Gospel piano, voice, conducting, drums and percussion, composition, music ministry, praise and worship, church music administration, etc., Raise has helped to equip more than 5000 gospel artists and has not only served their local community, but the nation and the world through the various educational programs, teaching materials, support services, performing ensembles and ministries they have offered.