Lyle Henderson began singing when he was 5 years old, on a chair, in front of a national church convention audience at a General Assembly of THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD.
He began his interest in the media as a small child, admiring the anchormen and newscasters.
His pursuit of both only made his music ministry stronger and more committed. He has performed with such Gospel greats as the late O'Landa Draper, Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar recording choir, Trin-i-tee-5-7, Earnest Pugh, The Mississippi Mass Choir, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children, to name a few...
He has also performed with such Jazz greats as Terence Blanchard, Jubilant Sykes, Davell Crawford, Marva Wright, to name a few...
Lyle began a career briefly as an R&B DJ on New Orleans' based FM98 and simultaneously 5 years as a Gospel radio announcer in 1988 on WYLD Radio. He has been a member of the GMWA Gospel Announcers' Guild.
In 1991, he was ordained to the ministry and currently serves as a worship leader, deacon, and an evangelist. He enjoys the life-long membership in New Orleans at The Church of the Living God In Unity, Bishop Warren Parker, Pastor.
He began producing Gospel Brunch shows for the House of Blues in 1994...
Lyle co-produced and recorded his first CD on the Rampart Street Music/Pinnacle Entertainment project called, & "I Cannot Go Back" in 1997. The CD sold upwards of 12,000 units and, while it is currently out of print, is still in demand. As a result, several CDs have emerged for sale and resale on the internet through various sites (including Amazon.com, AOL Music, etc).
Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL (the BAND) have toured 4 times in ITALY and Lyle has also performed in Switzerland & Canada and countless cities throughout the U.S.A.
In 2001, members of the Louisiana and New Orleans media began to dub him as the NEW ORLEANS PRINCE OF GOSPEL.
Having submitted to the disciplines of Journalism, Mass Communications and Music performance at XAVIER UNIVERSITY of LOUISIANA, Mr. Henderson is a VOCALIST / Praise & Worship Leader AUTHOR / EDITOR / GHOSTWRITER SONGWRITER and ORDAINED MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
That's the history.
The rest is the future!