• 2015: Chosen "Best Arts Organization" in Oakland Magazine: Best of Oakland and the East Bay
  • 2013: Terrance Kelly awarded the Dr. Edwin Hawkins Excellence Award
  • 2009: “Best Church Music” from East Bay Express: Best of the East Bay
  • 2006: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented by Congresswoman Barbara Lee for outstanding and invaluable community service
  • 2006: “Best Gospel Choir” from East Bay Express: Best of the East Bay
  • 2005: KQED Local Heroes Award presented to Terrance Kelly for his work with the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir
  • 2005: Bread & Roses Certificate of Appreciation to Terrance Kelly and the Choir for over fifteen years of music service to institutionalized audiences
  • 2005: Excellence in Sacred Choral Music award to Terrancy Kelly from the Academy of Gospel Music
  • 2003: First Annual Sweet’s Historic Ballroom Musical Soul of Oakland Award
  • 2003: California Music Awards Special Recognition for Excellence in the Performance of Gospel Music and the Preservation of its Heritage
  • 2003, 1997: Outstanding Director of the Year award to Terrance Kelly from the Academy of Gospel Music
  • 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997: Best Community Choir of the Year award from the Academy of Gospel Music
  • 2001: Bay Area Religious Announcers’ Guild Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1998: Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Arts Organization of the Year Award
  • 1997: Gold Award for promotion of cultural understanding through music from the International Music Festival
  • 1995: Terrance Kelly awarded an Emmy for his choral arrangement of the Choir’s KGO-TV public service announcement
  • 1990, 1989:  Best Performance of the Evening award from the Academy of Gospel Music

 

The Choir has also received awards and recognition from city, state and federal agencies, the J.C. Penney Awards Program, and the Clorox Foundation Community Commitment Awards Program.