At Compton’s Greater Zion Church Family, Pastor Michael Fisher uses the power of music to help transform a city plagued by poverty and crime.

“The message is hope, integrity, character, which is an alternative to what is being presented to us in Compton,” said Pastor Fisher.

With a lot of tough love, fisher leads 40 young men and women from the neighborhood. He calls them Voices of Destiny.

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“I would literally be in the streets somewhere”said Danny Harrison, one of the members of the choir, “I wouldn’t be the same person that I am.”

But being a part of this gospel choir requires dedication, and discipline. That work paid off when the choir performed at Verizon’s premiere gospel competition. They wore red and blue, colors of conflicting gangs, symbolizing instead a unified Compton. and they won.