Cheryl "Ping" Leonard

Cheryl "Ping" Leonard

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Cheryl is an anointed voice for gospel music in this millennium. Her style of delivery of Traditional, Contemporary & Praise and Worship music is phenomenal. Cheryl is a songwriter whose songs will motivate, move and inspire any listener.

Biography

Biography

Cheryl "Ping" Leonard is an anointed minister and psalmist. Her style of delivery of traditional, contemporary and praise and worship music is phenomenal. Cheryl is a songwriter whose songs will motivate, encourage and exhort the body of Christ. At the same time, with an emphasis on deliverance and repentance, Cheryl’s focus is on soul-winning. She was born in the home of as pastor, the Late Reverend Harry J. Wilson, where she learned early what dedication and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and His service was all about. Singing with her sisters, cousins and aunts in their family group, The Wilson Sisters, was the beginning.

Cheryl is committed to spreading the gospel in word and in song. This dual ministry puts her in great demand for her speaking and teaching as well as her music ministry. Touching lives, speaking hope, bringing deliverance and encouraging souls to be saved is the focus on her ministry. This minister has the ability to worship God and bring others along with her in that experience. Cheryl has ministered cross denominationally, cross culturally across the United Sates as well as internationally.

§ After singing for many years in church choirs and other local groups, even recording with the TS Chorale, Cheryl still felt the need to respond to the call to record a solo project. In December of 1999 Cheryl released the CD entitled, "Middle Zone." The release of Middle Zone shared with the rest of the world what was evident to those who had experienced and enjoyed this ministry for so many years. The "Middle Zone" CD included a variety of music styles that demonstrated the depth of Cheryl's ministry. Cheryl is able to minister to several aspects of the body of Christ from many different perspectives. Most importantly, this anointed woman of God has a passion for what God has called her to do. The song “Hide Me” has been heralded as a signature song from Cheryl’s freshman project. The “Grandma’s Medley” served as an example of good old-fashioned church.

With the success of Middle Zone, The Lake County Black Achievers Society honored Cheryl for Advancement in Music and Entertainment in 2002. Cheryl was nominated and received the honor of being voted Contemporary Gospel Artist of the Year of the Orlando Source Awards in 2002. Cheryl "Ping" Leonard, as regular guest performer at Walt Disney World's "The House of Blues", ministered to people from all over the world. This artist has the ability to entertain you and minister to you all at the same time.

§ “Real Praise” released in December 2005 has already received much attention and great acclaim. The songs—many of which were co-written or written by Cheryl on the Real Praise project were inspired by personal relationship with God, struggles and trials, victories and triumphs and above all the Word of God. This project is a true reflection of growth both spiritually and vocally. Thanks and praise are resounding themes of many of the songs on this project. “Over There” was written over a span of time when Cheryl lost her father, older brother, two older sisters and several close family members, friends and ministry partners. It speaks of the hope of Christians that we will see each other again. “Mount Up” with a catchy upbeat flavor makes foot-stomping a must. Ballads like “Zion”, “Everything You Need” and “Praise Waiteth” quickly bring you into the spirit of worship. Once again Cheryl includes the “Church Medley” songs about thanks with a modern yet familiar sound that brings you right into a Friday night old fashioned service. This project has something for everyone. The title cut “Real Praise” has a bold contemporary sound and ends with a churchy stunning praise.

Cheryl now serves as Co-Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Enlightened Church of God, Mt. Dora, Florida where her husband D.L Leonard is the Senior Pastor. Cheryl also serves as the District Supervisor of Women's Work for the Tabernacle of the Enlightened Churches of god, Incorporated. Cheryl is the founder of First Ladies in Praise (FLIP), a platform that brings first ladies together for a time of encouragement and sharing and ends with a concert featuring first ladies.

Lyrics

Over There

Written By: Cheryl "Ping" Leonard

Verse One
As she lay there asleep
I knew that it was time
My heart could not receive it
But it was clear in my mind
That she was crossing over
To the other side
Goodbye I’ll see you over there

Chorus
Over there, over there
So many saints, friends and loved ones
Over there
Over there, over there
Goodbye I’ll see you over there

Verse Two
Your ways are not our ways, Lord
And your thoughts are not our thoughts
It’s you, Oh, Lord that giveth
And you that taketh away
To be absent in the body
Is to be present with the Lord
He has a place prepared for us
Over there.

(Repeat Chorus from above)

Vamp
Goodbye my friend I’ll see you
Goodbye my love Ill see you
Somebody’s got a Mother
Somebody’s got a Father
Somebody’s got a Brother
I’ve got Sisters
But most of all Jesus
With arms wide open He’s waiting for me
Nothing but Peace (Peace like a river)
Nothing but Joy, yeah
No more sorrow
Nothing but love (love, love, love)

Good bye, I’ll see you
Goodbye my friend I’ll see you
Goodbye my love, I’ll see you (See you over there )

Praise & Thanks

Written By: Cheryl "Ping" Leonard

Chorus (Lead)
Thank you for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for being my provider
You’re the Lord of the harvest
You’re my good shepherd
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs

Chorus
Thank you for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for being my provider
You’re the Lord of the harvest
You’re my good shepherd
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs

Verse One
What a friend we have in Jesus
All of our sins and grief’s to bear
What a privilege it is to carry
Everything to God in prayer
When I was down and could not see my way
You came and you showed me a brighter day
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs

Chorus Two
Thank you for being my friend
Thank you Lord for sticking closer than a brother
You stay true when I don’t
You stay when others won’t
Thank you Lord for being my friend
Thank you Lord for being my friend

Repeat 1x

Bridge
You’re my strong tower
You have all power
(There is none like you Lord in all the earth, Lord you are)

You are my hiding place
I live to seek your face
(You’re the one I can run to I can trust in you, Lord you are)

You are my shelter
You’re my protector
You are my sunny day
You chase dark clouds away

Vamp
Thank you for being my friend (2)
Thank you for meeting my needs (2)

Repeat 1x

Thank you Lord for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for meeting my needs
Thank you Lord for being my friend
Thank you Lord for being my friend

Repeat 1x

Real Praise

Written By: Cheryl "Ping" Leonard

Verse One
When I lift my hands
And I do my dance
When I come into His house and open up my mouth
I, I’ve got a Real Praise
(Repeat)

Verse Two
When I leap for joy
And I make some noise
I come in with expectation and sing in adoration
I, I’ve got a real Praise
(Repeat)

Dialogue
Here’s what real praise is
First your praise should be for the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the Cross
Your praise ought to be abundant. David said, “I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth
Your praise ought to be abundant. That means you ought to have more than one thing to say about God
How good He is, how awesome He is
Last but not least, your praise ought to be lively
So let everything that hath breath praise the Lord!

Bridge
I’ve got a real hallelujah
Real, thank you Jesus
Real, glory glory
Real, Amen
(Repeat 3x)

Vamp
Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, continually be in my mouth
Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, The devil can’t take away

Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, continually be in my mouth
Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, continually be in my mouth

Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, continually be in my mouth
Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, The devil can’t take away

Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, continually be in my mouth
Real Praise, Yes I’ve got it
Real Praise, The devil can’t take a…..

Yes I’ve got it, Yes I’ve got it
Yes I’ve got it, Yes I’ve got it
Yes I’ve got it, Yes I’ve got it
Yes I’ve got it

I don’t want no rocks crying out for me!

Real Praise!
(Repeat)

Discography

1999- "Middle Zone"
2005- "Over There" (Single)
2006- "Real Praise"

Set List

Set One
1. Mount Up
2. Praise & Thanks
3. Everything You Need
4. Deliver Me
5. Church Medley

Set Two
1. Praise Waiteth
2. Over There
3. Zion
4. Hide Me
5. Real Praise
6. Hallelujah