Bahamian singer, producer and motivational speaker Vincent “V-Mac” McDonald will take a spin through the Cayman Islands through early October, with his first stop at the First Assembly of God Youth Conference.
V-Mac, who has been nominated as male vocalist of the year and for song of the year (Elevations) in the 2011 South Florida Gospel Music Awards, says it’s a blessing to be able to combine his passion for media and music with his purpose for ministry with a two week tour in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
“I am ecstatic to be performing and doing motivational speaking in the Cayman Islands,” V-Mac says in a press release. “It’s my second time in the Islands and I enjoy it. The atmosphere is relaxing and the people treat visitors as if they are family members. I really hold the Caymans in my heart because it reminds me so much of home.”
Motivation and inspiration
V-Mac is known in his native Bahamas as the CEO of a record, concert sound engineering and TV production company. He is also described as the youngest Bahamian producer to have top-rated shows on radio, the Internet and TV, simultaneously, nationally.
Born with a defect that resulted in the loss of one eye and severe sight deficiency in the other, he has taken his story of inspiration and motivation across the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.
“I live my life with the quote ‘I once was blind but now I see,’” V-Mac says. “That’s not just physically but spiritually as well.
“I want other people to understand the importance of having the scales removed from their eyes and to know how important it is, especially as a young person in these crazy tempting times, to know what it means to walk by faith not by sight.”
The 23-year-old singer has worked closely with the Foundation for Blind and Visually Impaired Children, among other groups.
In 2010 he launched his sophomore album, The Way We Praise, and started his Internet radio station.
His latest album, Elevation, is scoring him major success and recognition internationally.
Despite that success, he remains quite modest:
“I want Caymanians to remember me as someone who came to their territory and blessed their hearts with the great news of Christ,” says V-Mac.
“I want them to remember me as someone that came and ministered to them in all, in the effort for change and to help them embrace their purpose.”
30 September: First Assembly of God Youth Conference, 7.30pm
3-4 October: School visits
7 October to Sunday, 9 October: Awakening Cayman Brac Tour