“This anointed woman of God is no stranger to gospel music nor the music industry.” At the young age of 5, Cherry Givens began her journey of ministry following in the footsteps of her father, the late Bishop Tom Johnson of the “The Johnson Singers.” One of eighteen children, her gentle spirit, gift of giving and her undeniable voice propelled her into ministry particularly through song.
Cherry is the lead instrument in her local church choir and groups. She is the first lady and Missionary of Prayer Garden C.O.G.I.C. where her husband Superintendent Jerry L. Givens is the Pastor. She is a dual graduate of Mott Community College in Flint, MI.
In 2000, The Lord gave her a vision to start her own child development center “The Given Tree Daycare”. With much success, her career was missing a main ingredient and that was her passion to give through song. She began to emerge herself in music ministry, singing solos at different church events across the country, it was not long before she was asked to record a Gospel album that would capture and exemplify her true passion in music.
December 2nd, 2005, she release her highly-anticipated debut CD entitled “Simply Cherry” through Brainstorm Entertainment. This CD is compiled of a contemporary, hip-hop, soul, and traditional flavor with a twist of praise and worship. Instantly, Cherry began to receive offers to go mainstream with her CD. Doing interviews with magazines, radio & television stations and performing at venues all over the country began to take precedence in her life. On April 4th, 2006, she signed with Select-O-Hitz and Miamind Music and her CD became available in FYE, Circuit City, Best Buy, and Targets all across the nation.
Since the release of her first CD entitled "Simply Cherry", Cherry Givens has went on to earn a nomination for a Newsome Award, a spot on The Bobby Jones Gospel Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and has been aired nationally on the Word Network.
Her hit single "I Am That I Am" aired in over 20 states across the country in witch was added to the Top 20 Indie playlists of several radio stations and magazines. She climbed the charts as the world began to see the strong ministry of her music unfold.
With follow-up of her highly-anticipated Sophomore CD entitled “So Amazing”, this woman of God showed her growth and maturity as an artist, she has been told that “her music matches her spirit!!” This CD took her career to the next level. With this mixture of contemporary, praise & worship, traditional, and groovy tunes, this CD proved to be truly “So Amazing”. Cherry more recently took a backseat to her music career to go back to school to receive her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and is now a successful entrepreneur by becoming the founder of St. Ruth Montessori Academy.
Now Cherry has signed a brand new record deal with Newsome Records and is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her 3rd CD “Holy” which is gonna prove to be her best work yet. It’s slated for release Fall 2012.
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