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"Team Partner"

“Lorie Smith is a vital piece of the Christian music puzzle. Whether in the CCM arena with the likes of Out Of Eden & Crystal Lewis or the Gospel arena with Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin or Fred Hammond, Lorie is the perfect tag team partner!!!” - Quincey "DJ Q" Cecil WKKC 89.3 FM - Chicago Gospel Announcer


"The World Should Know"

“Lorie Smith's ministry has been such an inspirational tool of encouragement and empowerment. Not only does she have an awesome unforgettable melodic voice, it's laced with wisdom attained by the reality of life. "Cover Me" spoke to me through God in the most specific and sweetest way.” Lorie will touch the lives and hearts of many, and encourage and motivate souls with grace and divine purpose with passion and relentless dedication. She is someone the world should know.” - Jonathan W. Cosby - Lyfe Analysis Ministries


"Reaching The Nations"

“...You've worked hard and have been such a blessing.. I pray that God will do an awesome thing in your life.. You've been a tremendous blessing to me and I love you for that... Let's make this nation and the world take notice that God is in the land... It time to go to the nations... Let's do it... Love ya...” - Minister Walt Whitman - Founder/Director of The Soul Children of Chicago


"End-Time Voice To The Nations"

“Lorie S. Smith is an end time voice to the nation and the nations! I have had the pleasure of ministering along side this woman of God on many occasions. Love for her craft, her ministry to the people and her love for Jesus Christ, has propelled her into a place of ministry like no other. She has ministered to a local congregation that I pastured there in Chicago and they have with one voice shared their heart felt love and appreciation for her life and service in the Gospel/Christian music industry. I anticipate the release of her new CD project will be nothing less than another out pouring of her life through spirit filled intimate worship with the Father.” - Pastor Elliott K. Sommerville - For His Glory Ministries, Atlanta, GA


"The Next Level"


“Lorie Smith is one of the most anointed and talented singers I've ever met. The people here is asking me when are we bringing her back. Her music moves the very core of your being. She's definitely next level!!!” - Excalibar - Burn Unit, Inc.


"Endorsement"

“Evangelist Lorie Smith has submitted herself under my leadership for the past seventeen yearts. I have the opportunity to examine first hand the gifts, and talents developed over the years. I can honestly say, as my spiritual daughter, her willingness to obey and trust God to me is without a doubt exceptional. Her diligence in ministry in-house (teaching, ministering in song as Praise and Worship Leader and Youth Ministry Director) as well as outreach, (traveling nation-wide to different regions, denominations and backgrounds) have also given me this opportunity to witness how much God has invested in her for His Glory. Evangelist Smith has been given my endorsement to minister because she has proven her loyalty, diligence, and submission to God and myself as her covering.” - Dr. Lauretta Pickett - Founder/Pastor, God Is Real International Ministries


Discography

Cover Me, CD Single (2005)-Produced by Vincent Wiley of GTG Productions. All songs written by Lorie Smith.

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Cover Me - This project features everything from up tempo songs such as “In Your Presence,” to the slower but extremely powerful title track “Cover Me,” as well as songs of worship and adoration.

Lorie’s personality, inviting warmth and genuine love for God transcends her music. Her songs touch everyone. Her lyrics reflect the real needs, desires, and struggles that every person experiences. She let’s her listeners know that God still loves us and is there by our side through all of life’s tests and trials. Lorie crystallizes her purpose in music and in life with this forthcoming album. It is a bright and beautiful reflection of the artist, created with a very clear end in mind; to touch hearts and let every generation know the love of God.”

Chicago Speaks - Lorie has the loyalty of the gospel community in Chicago, the respect of her peers for her talents, gifts, and commitment to ministry. With her powerful songwriting skills, flowing anointed voice, and diverse blend of music, Lorie is often compared to award winning gospel artists CeCe Winans and Crystal Lewis and has already independently sold thousands of copies of her EP locally. Her music is presently in rotation on Radio stations and in Christian clubs in Chicago, Texas, Indiana and Ohio.

Her Ministry - Sound For Me Worship Ministries, under the covering of her home church God Is Real International Ministries is a teaching ministry designed to teach and build the gospel music ministry through workshops and seminars with special ministry to those who are active in ushering in the presence of God. Lorie sets out to extend the reach of her music and message to the nations. Her message for 2005 year is accountability and responsibility in regards to gospel music ministry.

Q&A - What do you feel your genre of music is? I feel it’s multi-faceted; that it appeals to all people.

LS - There is something on this project for everyone; traditional, urban, contemporary christian music, etc.

Q&A - What would you say to artists launching into the gospel music industry in regards to there relation ship with God?

LS - The effectiveness of your ministry should flow from the intensity of your personal relationship with God. Your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men, but only the anointing will destroy the yoke and people can tell the difference.

Performances - Lorie has traveled throughout the country and abroad to Sweden and Denmark where she performed at the Chicago live Gospel Choir Fest with Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago. Lorie has opened up for renowned artists such as gospel pioneer John P. Kee and Holy Hip Hop artists, The Cross Movement. She also joined Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago as they opened up for Paula White’s Crusade “Date with Destiny” at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago, 2004. She currently travels alongside her pastor, Dr. Lauretta Pickett as her psalmist.