Kimberly Palmer was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Harold and Rosanna Palmer, Sr. She is the youngest of eight children. She is Mother of one, Lois Jessica C. Chappell of Seattle, Washington.
Kimberly began a singing career in church at the young age of eight. Kimberly attended Pine Forge Academy and became a recording artist with the Pine Forge Academy Choir under the direction of Gwen Foster of the Allegheny East Conference of the S.D.A. Church. Kimberly is well known for her performance of the song “Lift up the Trumpet”, which she sang at the General Conference Session in 1985 at the Superdome, New Orleans, LA.
Kimberly became a singing Evangelist in 1990. In 1991 Kimberly appeared on the “It Is Written” television show with George Vanderman. In 1994 Kimberly made the decision to go into ministry full time and now celebrates 20 years in ministry.
As an international singing evangelist, Kimberly has performed at over 101 Bible Crusades and tent meetings around the U.S., UK, Alaska, Canada and North Caribbean. In 1998, Kimberly’s ministry expanded to preaching and public speaking workshops in the UK, under the direction of Dr. Pastor Steve Thomas and Pastor Egland Brooks. In 1994, she became a Bible Worker and Literature Evangelist, which is an extension to her Music Ministry.
In 1999, Kimberly became the founder and publisher of ACOF News Ministry - “A Circle of Friends” a monthly newsletter to bring people closer to Jesus and their families and friends. Kimberly is also the speaker and facilitator of “MORe” Ministry of Renewal helping people find restoration. She is also the speaker for the 12 step Christ centered program entitled 'The Safety Zone'.
Kimberly has been featured on 15 CD’s; With Pine Forge Academy Choir she recorded 2 CD's and with Sister Faye Palmer-Reid She recorded 3 CD's. In 1998 Kimberly released her first solo CD entitled “Heaven” and she followed that project up in 2001 with “Wings of a Dove”. On “Wings of a Dove” she was blessed to have written the title song and 4 others. Both recordings were produced by Bo Wolfand and Grammy award winner Aaron Lindsey of Cleveland, Ohio. Three of Kimberly's projects were recorded with England’s Righteous Corner Production with Producer Howard Buckley and Sting Ray Records featuring hit songs such as ”Wonderful Peace” and “Serve Lord”. Kimberly also released a DVD entitled “Kimberly Live in London” where she performed at the famous Wembley Stadium in London England. Kimberly's third and latest solo project is titled “Somebody Prayed For Me”. This CD is accompanied with a book written by herself and her sister Beverly Palmer Hill of Columbus, Ohio. In the book, which has the same title as the CD, “Somebody Prayed For Me”, Kimberly shares her testimony of restoration and deliverance from a life threatening illness that almost claimed her life.
Singing has always been a part of Kimberly's very existence. It has been said that she was born singing. Some 20 years ago, Kimberly gave her life to Jesus and ever since that day she has given back to God the voice He has given her, so that He may use it in His service as He sees fit. Kimberly says with a joyful heart, “Now my soul does magnify the Lord, and with this voice I will bless God as long as there is breath in my body. I thank Him for the anointing He has placed on my life, enabling me to sing praises to Him and to bless His Holy Name. With the Psalmist I declare, "I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Thank You, Jesus.”
Who is Kimberly Palmer? Well… She is a child of the King. She loves the Lord with her whole heart. Kimberly is a lover of people and more than that, she loves to be used by God to bring souls to Him, in a song, or by the spoken word. However, God wants to use her.