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Faith

Gospel entertainer to appear in Sycamore

“Anointed,” “ inspiring” and “humorous” are just a few words that have been used to describe Brenda Copeland.

Born in Houston, Texas, it was evident from the start that God had called her with the gift of communication, not only in word but also in song. Copeland will appear at 7 p.m. July 12 at First Baptist Church of Sycamore. The event is free, and a free-will offering will be taken.

Copeland started singing in church when she was age 3. Since that time she has blessed the hearts of people all over the U.S. and around the world, both with singing and with preaching the Word of God. She has appeared on many television and radio programs, including Trinity Broadcasting Network on the “Praise the Lord” program. Until recently Copeland was guest host for “Fully Alive” on KNICT-TV in Monroe, Louisiana. She also has appeared on “Talk from the Heart,” a nationally syndicated radio program. She preaches at more than 100 conferences, conventions and churches each year. She also is a national speaker for Stonecroft Ministries out of Kansas City, Missouri.

Copeland has 12 gospel music albums and a DVD project to her credit. She has been honored with several Gospel Music Awards, including soloist of the year, female vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year. Copeland also was a “Miss America” preliminary contestant, but soon found that she needed a different kind of crown.

Copeland shares with her audience how after straying away from church and living a life of drugs, alcohol and spousal abuse, she found peace in Christ. She was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer at age 29. However she received a miraculous healing without undergoing surgery, radiation or chemotherapy treatments and lives a cancer-free life today.

Copeland has been married to Bishop Kelvin Copeland for 34 years. They have a daughter, Kristen; a son-in-love, Aaron; and two grandsons, Owen and Christian. Kelvin is the pastor East Haven Church of God in Bastrop, Louisiana.

For information, visit www.brendacopelandministry.com.

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