Loved By the One Above
Contemporary gospel recording artist, and Caribbean Gospel Marlin Award Nominee Sharlene Smith touches the hearts of many through her music ministry. Sharlene's anointed and angelic voice touched the hearts and lives of many who attended the Marlin Fest and the Marlin Awards on July 23rd and 25th 2004 respectively in Nassau, Bahamas. It was an awesome experience and opportunity for Sharlene, one she will always remember. Sharlene's ministry focuses on the transformation of lives, while bringing healing and deliverance through the anointing of Jesus Christ. With her favourite Scripture in mind, Philippians Chapter 13, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me;' Sharlene has been propelled to share the gospel through her musical talent with others. She is most inspired by the love and support she receives from her husband, Stan Smith. Their daughter, Sabria Sanaa has brought much joy and delight to their lives as they live the life of a Christian family Sharlene sings about in her songs. A part from possessing a rich and powerful voice, Sharlene is a talented songwriter and composer. Sharlene and her husband, Stan are the Executive Producers of her debut album, entitled 'Loved By The One Above.' Sharlene comes from a long line of Gospel singers. Her mother, the late Evangelist, Iva-Mae Miller, who passed away on January 6, 2003, once led a dynamic gospel group called The Moonlight Gospel Singers. Her father, Everette Miller is a premier singer with the famous Bahamian, all male group, The BBC Singers. Over the years, Sharlene has been an active worship team leader and member of her local church in Nassau, Bahamas, Lighthouse Fellowship Church of God where Bishop Carlton J. Stuart serves as Pastor. Sharlene has many outstanding performances and accomplishments including winning and participating in numerous beauty pageants, gospel music competitions and participation in numerous gospel music events in The Bahamas. On June 2, 2004, Sharlene ministered and was interviewed on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Praise The Lord Programme in Memphis, Tennessee. Sharlene was also a member of The Bahamian Choice Choir formed by Bebe Winans in 1998 for the opening celebrations of Sun Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. With this choir, Sharlene shared the stage with such musical greats as Stephanie Mills, Michael Jackson, Donnie McClurkin and Byron Cage. The Choir later appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In addition, on July 23, 2004, Sharlene shared the stage with major Caribbean gospel recording artists such as Judy Mowatt, former back-up singer for Bob Marley; Junior Tucker, Sean Daniel, Sherwin Gardner, Harella Goodwin, veteran singer from the US Virgin Islands, St. Croix and several fellow Bahamian artists. She has also thrilled the hearts of her supporters and audiences in her performances at the following: * Dr. Myles Munroe's Leadership Summit Conference, 2005, Nassau, Bahamas * Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFM), 2005, Nassau, Bahamas * Local Launch of Debut Album, February 2004, Nassau, Bahamas * International Debut Album Launch, April 2004, Columbus, Ohio * Faith Life International Ministries, April 2004, Memphis, TN * No Limits Ministries World Outreach, April 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio * The Post Valentine Concert of Brian McKnight, February 2003, Nassau, Bahamas * The Church of God, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands Winterfest, Nassau, Bahamas, 2003 * Superclub Breezes Gospel Explosion, 2003, Nassau, Bahamas * FAMU Gospel Fest, October 2003, Nassau, Bahamas The versatility of Sharlene's angelic voice as she sings the songs on her album to the honour and glory of God provides a rich variety of Christian music that everyone can appreciate, be encouraged, ministered to and delivered from hurt, pain and disappointments. Apart from promoting her present CD, Sharlene is recording her second CD with a single to be released later this year. Sharlene's ultimate goal is to spread the gospel of Jesus to the world.