Playing in the Mountain of the Lord
- Artist: Dr. Ellen
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/8/2008
I was born on May 1958 in Greensboro, North Carolina. I was the only child. I grew up with a loving grandmother who very lovingly marked me for the kingdom of God. She told me that I would be the preacher in the family. Little did I know that the word spoken to me would germinate and grow years later. I went to a Methodist church the majority of my life. There were some foundations laid there that would carry me through the turbulent years ahead. I went to church faithfully with my parents every week. I would hear about Jesus and gave my life to Him at the age of 12 but did not realize truly what had happened. At the age of 8 years my mother put a flute in my hand. I would begin on a journey of having musical exposure that to this day never left me. I had the privilege to also sing in church choirs as well. I realize now that the Lord was setting the stage for my life to give the talents that He had placed in my life to Him and let him use them for His glory. As time moved on in my life, I began to be more serious about pursuing music. When it came time for me to go to college, I attended Winston Salem State University (WSSU). I first became involved in Elementary Education but that would soon change to Music Education. At WSSU, I was blessed to sing in choirs and play in the world famous Ram Marching Band. I graduated from WSSU in 1980. Married my high school sweetheart in 1982. Then we moved to Jacksonville. We have 2 children. We attend New Covenant Ministries. My husband has helped me develop my music playing and writing skills. Before moving to Jacksonville, I had never been outside the southern states. However, with my husband and church I have traveled to Colorado, Puerto Rico, London England, and Africa to play my flute. God's word states 'your gift shall make a way for your'. The gift of music in me has made a way for my to travel the world.