Staten said about his return “This album has been in the making for over the course of 10 years and is a result of what God has been establishing in me through those years. I believe that this is not only great timing for the release of the album, but also God’s timing.”
With his soaring tenor vocals and an unerring ability to fuse contemporary gospel, traditional hymns and soulful urban R&B sensibilities, combined with ministering the word of God; Staten’s divine purpose is ‘to stir passion for the presence of God!’ Staten believes that his main calling is to encourage believers.
This album will be Staten’s first studio recording in over 15 years and will be released 2013 4th quarter. The yet untitled project will feature new music that will fuse his well-known vocal style with contemporary gospel and R&B sounds.
Although away from the music scene, Staten has remained in full time ministry singing and traveling the country. He has also lent his talents to various projects with Israel Houghton and Donald Lawrence.