Angela L. Bryant-Brown
Angela Bryant-Brown, a soprano and prolific songwriter, is a praise and worship singer known for her ability to inspire listeners with both her music and motivational talks. She has sung in the world famous Aeolians of Oakwood College, now University, and in Dynamic Praise, a group that started at OC in the fall of 1989.
Bryant-Brown has opened for a concert by Witness, performed in concerts with Byron Cage and John Stoddart, and sung in the 2002 Black Family Reunion Concert in Washington, D.C. She has also performed for the Department of Agriculture and been on the Today talk show on 3ABN.
Angela was born in Syracuse, New York, to Henry and Dorrie Bryant and started singing in church at age seven. In 1986 she won a competition sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority by singing Through the Blood, the only religious song performed in the contest. Since those early years of singing she has not deviated from her commitment to use her talents to witness for her faith and praise God.
She completed a B.S. degree in business administration at Oakwood College and has enjoyed a career in business that has included working for Freddie Mac, WorldCom/MCI, and Mantech International. Beginning in 2000, she began a decade-long term of service as co-director of Youth of the Way, a teen ministry that stressed spiritual development and personal growth through a number of activities.
Bryant-Brown recorded her first CD, From You, in 2001, the year she also founded Sounds4thesoul, a ministry that uses inspirational music and spoken word to inspire and motivate audiences all over the world. The CD, which is a collection of musical testimonies, features her own songs and has been played on Christian radio networks. She has maintained the status of an independent artist since 2004, preferring to have total control over what she does musically, where she sings, and what she records. Subsequent CDs include Angela Bryant-Brown, A Song in the Air (2007), and In Hymn I Trust (2012).
In 2006 she started By Your Side Ministries, a non-profit organization that assists single parents and youth who are at risk. In her ministry for women and young people Angela talks about dating, self-discovery, and becoming a virtuous woman. She speaks and sings in churches as well as at retreats, conferences, and other similar settings.
Bryant-Brown earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resource Management in 2009 at Strayer University and in the following year co-founded the company Sofa Serenade, which provides in-home, inspirational concerts, as part of an effort to musically inspire and influence the world.
She and her husband, Earl A. Brown, reside in Leesburg, Virginia.
Sources; Reger Smith, Jr., "In All Directions," Adventist Review, May 2005; Multiple online sources.