"When life’s vicissitudes leave us feeling
alone and forsaken, as was the plight of Jacob in the valley
of despair, how comforting it is to suddenly find yourself
accompanied by angels ascending and descending your ladder
of hope, which is the case when Sara sings, "said the
late Bishop J.O. Patterson,Sr.,
former Presiding Bishop of the Church
Of God In Christ, Inc.
"Thank You, Sara, for blessing my heart
and cheering my spirit with your song." Theses words
Bill Clinton significantly embrace
the mission of Sara Jordan Powell.
Whether she is ministering to a gathering of
500,000 or a group of five, her inspirational message has
raised the hopes, goals and aspirations of those striving
for a better life. Throughout the world, her ministry in song
and testimony has been a beacon of light to those in hospitals,
convalescent homes, penal institutions, religious organizations,
churches and schools.
Sara was formally educated in Houston, Texas.
She was a public school high school teacher for ten years.
She acquired a Master's Degree in Christian Education from
of Saint Thomas. Subsequently she served as Academic
Advisor at Oral
Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Her appearance at the White House promoted praise
Jimmy Carter. “Best wishes to you, Sara, and thank you
for your beautiful rendition of “Amazing
Grace” at our concert for the Black Music
Ronald Reagan called upon her as one of the few to serve
on the committee for the Year of the Bible. Her leadership
role was gratefully acknowledged by the President in one of
their personal meetings.
At her mission in Calcutta,
India, Mother Teresa offered a personal prayer
and these words. “God’s blessing on you, Sara as you continue
to radiate Christ."
While Sara has sung for world leaders and foreign
dignitaries, it is with that same strong voice and indomitable
spirit that she continues to bring solace and comfort to the
homeless, hopeless, impoverished and imprisoned.
She served for five years as the First Youth
Director of the Gospel
Music Workshop of America. She was appointed by the Founder,
Rev. James Cleveland, who also produced three of Sara’s recording
Sara is a fourth generation member of the Church
Of God In Christ, Inc. where she served faithfully as the
International Fine Arts Director. She continues to fulfill
the purpose for which she has been ordained and divinely called.