Willene Luper
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Willene Luper


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2004 It's All Gonna Work Out"
Tracks with streaming and radio airplay include:
1. Power in Your Name
2. Since I Decided to Change
3. Wishywashiness
4. What's the Deal
5. It's All Gonna Work Out
6. Woman, Thou Art Loosed


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"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 has been the foundational verse that Willene Luper has stood on for the past 28 years. Her debut album, "It's All Gonna Work Out," reinforces the impact of this scripture in her life.

Willene began writing song lyrics and singing at age 7. Some of Willene's early gospel influences were Yolanda Adams, Aretha Franklin, the Winans, Take 6, Beverly Crawford, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, and Tremaine Hawkins. While completing coursework, and juggling the ministries of a wife and mother, Willene began to compile lyrics about the issues of life.

Although Willene was saved at the early age of 11, throughout the late '90's, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Lady Serita Jakes were a huge inspiration in Willene's life, leaving Willene with a hunger to learn more about Scripture and being a loosed woman. Thus, Willene recorded "Woman, Thou Art Loosed," which reinforces Bishop T.D. Jake's stage play and movie.

After Willene moved to the Dallas area from Iowa in 1999, she joined the Potters House Church soon after where she sang with the Mass Choir, volunteered as a mentor for the Debutante Alumni Program, and served as a member of the Prison Ministry's Praise Team.

Willene completed her bachelor's degree in 1997 after student teaching in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with highest distinction and highest honors, double majoring in Journalism Education and Speech & Drama from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City. Two years later, Willene completed her master's degree in Educational Administration at the University of Iowa.

Prior to receiving certification to be a principal, she was selected to be a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and conduct research on the educational system in Ghana, West Africa. Willene has completed her Educational Administration doctoral degree coursework at University of North Texas, and plans to be a superintendent and a college professor in the future.

Willene grew up at Third Missionary Baptist Church in Davenport, Iowa, where she directed the Angelic Choir, and later was a director and soloist in the Mass Choir. Willene began formally studying music, playing the piano and clarinet at age 10. She has appeared in numerous programs, plays, and musicals. She also sang and directed in the University of Iowa's Gospel Choir, Voices of Soul. She has showcased her vocal talent in front of a wide range of audiences, from Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis to Maya Angelou. Willene has opened for gospel legend Vickie Winans and "The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi."

Willene's talents are not limited to music. She is a teacher in the Dallas Independent School District, a Speech and Debate coach, the owner of "Ethnic Hairwear," and most importantly, the wife of James Luper and mother of Nettesha, 17, Jaelene, 5, and Nia Luper, 3.

Willene's debut album, "It's All Gonna Work Out" is sure to encourage the souls of people from all walks of life.

National campaign launches August 2005. Media interviews or inquiries, please contact

Luper Records
PO Box 171126
Dallas, TX 75217
(214) 808-5086
(866) 3038962