So They Can 'Dream'
While working with Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin and Donald Lawrence, Lloyd Jones also teamed up with Elder Kenny Yates Sr. to present The Covenant Project's first release, "so they can... Dream". The 'Covenant Project' was birthed in 2006, with Kenny Yates and Lloyd Jones, but was actually conceived in 1991 with a visionary ministry group of singers and musicians they formed. It seemed not long after Lloyd and Kenny started conceptualizing and laying musical tracks, that the trials of life led them into different directions. God designed their separation to work a process that would build their testimony to support the material they had yet to record and perform. Over the years, Kenny became The Elder of Worship and Minister of Music at Kingdom Covenant Church in Clinton MD and Lloyd became an Associate Pastor and Minister of Music at Victory Church International in Fort Washington MD. In 2005, God brought them back together to re-establish the original covenant they made to produce and record their original material. When they contemplated a name for the project, Lloyd suggested the name 'The Covenant Project' to Kenny, because it seemed so natural and appropriate to their relationship. It was also the namesake of the church that agreed to host them. Kenny agreed, and it stuck, birthing 'The Covenant Project'. 'Dream', the title track, is the concept's motivational piece that targets the current societal cries for the young people of this generation, with a slight throwback to more carefree sounds of the 'baby boom' generation. It is their prayer that this project will motivate listeners to stand up for the youth and lead them to live their lives according to God's plan, so they can dream big and fulfill their God-given destinies.