SOUL CHOIR is a high-energy, elite music-ministry group of 12-16 professional-level singers & musicians dedicated to bringing the Good News of God’s unconditional love, and our hope of salvation, through the powerful catalyst of excellent music. With their unique blend of gospel, soul and R&B music, the SOUL CHOIR aims to create an atmosphere that will break down cultural and denominational boundaries and allow God to move in powerful ways.
Soul Choir’s core ministry is to prison/jail inmates, the homeless, military bases, charitable organizations and churches in the United States and around the world, as well as studio and live vocals for various artists and corporations such as Disney. Since its debut at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in October 2007, Soul Choir has shared the bill with, or sung behind artists like: Allison Krauss, Wynonna, Ricky Skaggs, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jordan Pruitt, CeCe Winans, Bill Gaither, Jordin Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, and many more! Recognized for their charitable work, Soul Choir has become a champion for spreading a message of LOVE and RESTORATION to the incarcerated, the homeless, the poverty stricken, and those who are hurting and feel they have no hope.
Originating in Los Angeles, California, the Heart & Soul Gospel Choir (Soul Choir) was hugely successful at staying true to its mission of bringing the love of Christ to those who desperately need it. “It is truly indescribable seeing lives being changed right before our eyes,” says Julie Branham, the group’s Founder and Director. “For me, music is not just art…it’s a responsibility (Acts 20:24). From the time I was young, I’ve known that I had a call on my life to be an ambassador for Christ. God gave me a genuine love for people. He has especially given me an unquenchable burden for those in prison, the homeless, the poverty stricken, and those who are hurting and feel they have no hope (Isaiah 61:1).”
Soul Choir is a legal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through Artists in Christian Testimony Intl (ACT). This provides the Soul Choir with financial accountability, as well as ministerial credibility. They also provide (for a fee) bookkeeping and payroll services, donor receipting and tracking services, and government reporting.
The Soul Choir also has an advisory board that provides knowledge, experience and expertise to help the ministry reach its goals and to continue to be as effective and focused as possible.
Chaplain Wayne Fleming (DCSO) — Chap. Fleming has been with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Correctional Complex for over 30 years. He has become a huge fan of the ministry of the Soul Choir as they have ministered in the Correctional Development Center and Offender Re-Entry Centers MANY times. Chap. Fleming provides spiritual accountability as well as counseling for individual Soul Choir members, and ALWAYS has a word of encouragement for everyone. We are truly grateful to have this mighty man of God as part of the Soul Choir team!