Grammy Award-winning gospel singer and pastor known as the First Lady of Gospel Music. She started her career in the 1950s, earning a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 from The Recording Academy.
She made her first gospel recording in 1951 at age 12.
She has released seventeen albums, winning eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards.
She was married to Bishop Harold I. Williams from 1983 up until his death in 2014.