The Porter Brothers are the multi-talented sibling team of Dr. Tecoy Porter Sr. and Dr. Ellington Porter. They have served as Senior Pastors of the Genesis Church since August 1999 and leaders of the Genesis Youth Explosion Conference and Choir since its inception in 1992.
The Genesis Youth Explosion Choir is the citywide youth choir of the Genesis Youth Explosion Conference (GYEC) founded by Dr. Robert Porter, founder of the Genesis Missionary Baptist Church in Sacramento CA. The choir is made up of an average of 100 youth and young adults between the ages of 5 to 25 years old from the Sacramento, CA region. The GYEC is a summer weeklong conference that provides instruction in the development and practice of Gospel Music, Church Media, and Fine Arts. In August of 2017, GYEC celebrated 25 years with a Live Recording featuring songs written and developed by The Porter Brothers, instructors and past participants from the conference. This is the second live recording from the GYEC with their first released in 2001.
The MLK Celebration Choir is a citywide multicultural choir made up of over 100 voices representing churches of various denominations, cultures, and color throughout the Sacramento region. The choir is under the direction of gospel recording artists and Pastors, Dr. Tecoy Porter Sr. and Dr. Ellington Porter Sr. aka The Porter Brothers. Regularly featured at the annual MLK Worship Celebration, the MLK Celebration Choir has become a very popular group in the city performing at such events as the MLK March for the Dream Sacramento, NBA Sacramento Kings’ Faith & Family Nights, Sacramento River Cats' Faith & Family Nights, former Mayor Kevin Johnson’s State of the City Address, Sacramento's Hometown Heroes Parade, and at the inaugurations of Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Police Chief Daniel Hahn.