- Faith & Family
To some, she’s Pastor Shirley Caesar, who co-pastors Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church and leads the church’s outreach ministry in Raleigh, North Carolina without ever missing more than three worship services a year.
But to millions of others, she is the “Queen of Gospel Music,” who has blessed the Christian community with her musical gifts for more than 40 years. The 11-time Grammy and 13-time Stellar Award winner is seen as a Gospel legend, who has successfully balanced many titles for decades, including songwriter and actress.
With the releasing of 40 albums, she has made a major contribution to Gospel all while spreading the Word of God.
On Dec. 8, Caesar will be performing in South Florida at the Miramar Cultural Center | Artspark at 8p.m.
“I am wonderfully blessed of the Lord that He has allowed me to continue to carry this good news of Jesus Christ,” she said.
Those in attendance can expect to experience a “spiritual explosion” and “an evening of great worship,” according to Caesar.
She will be singing many classic songs that she has sung over the years, including “Jesus, How I Love Calling Your Name” and “Sweeping Through the City.”
“I hope that they like good old-fashioned Gospel singing,” she said.
Caesar expects for the show to be a blessing and would like for everyone to come, including the youth, she said.
“I want to take the time to invite all of my young people, all of my teenagers,” Caesar said. “I’ve got a word for them too, so I want them to come and be blessed from the Lord.”
She said she is truly grateful that she was invited by the Cultural Center to perform in Miramar. Tickets are $35, $40 and $45; there are also ticket subscription package options for other upcoming shows.
“It feels good to me to know that I am still able to do it, and I thank God because my peers honor me,” she said. “I want to thank God that they’re honoring me and that they recognize that God is not through yet.”
By Malika A. Wright