Here I Am
Karen Meeks Johnson is gifted with an incredible singing voice and outstanding songwriting skills. At first glance, you wouldn't guess that this tall and slender woman could raise the hair on your skin and blow you away as she belts out first soprano octaves of high Cs and Ds. Her anointed voice has sent many worshipers shouting down the church aisles praising God. YESTERDAY The granddaughter of two founding pastors and the daughter of a pastor, Karen was born and raised in Northern California. The Church of God In Christ is where her religious and singing roots began. As young as three years old, Karen was singing in a children's choir. At the age of five, Karen knew that she was gifted with a voice to sing for the Lord. In addition to her own youth choir rehearsals, her choir director/pianist mother and organist/minister father would take her to weekly adult choir rehearsals. Karen found herself enthralled by the beautiful spirit filled voices of the soloists. It is after these anointed vocalists that she began to pattern herself. Since her teenage years, Karen has sung in weddings, special events, and talent competitions. Karen has also graced the Sacramento Kings basketball players and their fans with her special rendition of the Star Spangled Banner for 11 consecutive NBA seasons. TODAY Karen is currently a teacher in Northern California. Karen is married and the mother of two children. With a full life and a full schedule, she has made the time to use her life experiences to write songs in hopes of reaching and encouraging souls of all ages, races, and beliefs. Her current 2002 release entitled Here I Am is achieving that goal, as many hearts are being blessed as they listen to her music. Karen created, owns, and manages a music publishing business, Pure In Heart Productions. It has served as a vehicle to help make her music ministry dream become a reality. TOMORROW The future is bright for Karen. As her stirring messages combined with contemporary beats and soothing melodies reach the souls of people, the record industry is taking notice. Her debut project merely scratches the surface of her vocal abilities and song writing skills. She is deeply inspired and promises to come forth with even greater productions. The world is ready for her music. It is the music people want, need, and are searching for today. It is the music and the lovely voice that they will listen to and appreciate tomorrow.