Who Linda Ross Brown from Pittsburgh?
Linda Ross Brown’s love for God, and her diverse gifts as a singer, songwriter, choir director and missionary have opened doors for many opportunities to combine music and missions. Music and helping others have always been an integral part of Linda’s life. Having grown up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, she received degrees in music from UNC Charlotte and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In 2013, Linda released her first Contemporary Gospel CD entitled Bread of Heaven. This CD consists of ten original Gospel songs that are based on the word of God. The songs vary in style from Praise and Worship, to urban and traditional, to a blend of African and Haitian music. The CD was produced by the talented multiple Grammy Nominee, Marque “Keybeeetsss” Walker in Memphis, Tennessee. Proceeds from CD sales go to missions in Haiti, Liberia and Zimbabwe. Linda’s CD, Bread of Heaven, can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.
Known for her angelic voice and anointed singing, Linda was invited to sing at the 2012 Church of God In Christ Installation Service for the Bishop of Haiti. She has sung on numerous occasions at churches and events in Haiti and Liberia, and she ministers in song in the eastern United States. In 2013 she sang at the National Lott Carey Mission Convention in Washington, D.C. She is founder and former singer with the Contemporary Gospel Ensemble Recording Artist, Voices For Christ.
Linda frequently travels to the countries of Haiti, Liberia and most recently Zimbabwe where she sings and teaches music. Having taught music in Pittsburgh’s top High Schools, Linda teaches music in Creole and English on the mission field in the mountainous area of Boutilliers, Haiti, Thomassin, Haiti, and in Brewersville, Liberia. In Zimbabwe, children travel to a centrally located church to sing and make music with Linda in their native Shona language and in English.
While teaching at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Linda’s Choral Ensemble performed one of her original songs for First Lady, Michelle Obama and for the 2009 G20 Summit. World-renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, was so moved by the song that he accompanied the Ensemble during the performance. While teaching at Westinghouse High School Linda was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as having one of the most successful music assessment programs in the country.
Linda and her husband, Rev. James E. Brown, are co-founders of the non-profit organization called Mercy Acts International (MAI). MAI has raised funds to purchase a new tractor for the Lott Carey Mission School in Liberia, and MAI is currently raising funds to dig a well in Zimbabwe. Linda has great faith in God, and she is passionate about serving Go.
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