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Lecresia Campbell


Actress, Singer, Worshipper are words that best describe Lecresia Campbell.  As a child, Lecresia wanted to be a school teacher.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Voice from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi, Ms. Campbell taught elementary school for 8 years. 

Ms. Campbell took a leave of absence to pursue her passion.  After recording her rendition of “Perfect Praise (How Excellent),” which took the nation by storm, Lecresia became a background vocalist for Vanessa Bell Armstrong and later shared the stage as a solo artist with singers such as Larnelle Harris, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Gerald Levert, Stephanie Mills, and a host of others.

Lecresia began captivating audiences in musical plays such as Dreamgirls, in which she starred as Effie. She performed in two of David Talbert's hit shows Mr. Right Now and His Woman, His Wife.  Both productions toured the country performing to sold out audience for 3 years.  She recently played TV Judge Mathis’ mother in Tell it to the Judge.

In between theatrical performances, Ms. Campbell returns to her singing.  Lecresia recorded her first solo project entitled, Even Me, became another national sensation and earned her a Stellar Award nomination for Best Female Vocalist (traditional).

Lecresia has been a regular on Trinity BroaD.C.asting Network (TBN) with Tommy Tenney, author of The God Chasers, and Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ms. Campbell had the number five spot on the chart with the hit Magnify from the Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship project and currently is working on the DVD of Lecresia Campbell’s Greatest Hits.

When Ms Campbell is not on the road, she attends the FORT (Fellowship of Redeeming Truth) under the leadership of Pastor John B. Hollman.

Lecresia Campbell