For Angela Bryant-Brown, praise and worship is more than a style of music. It is what she does in response to God's presence in her life. Her desire is that the music she shares will move others to recognize the awesomeness of God and praise Him in their own lives. Her passion for worship has led her to become a vibrant praise leader and prolific songwriter. Her original songs, such as 'Give God the Praise' and 'If We Obey,' have ushered many congregations into the presence of God and will do the same for listeners of her debut CD, From You. From You is a collection of musical testimonies from Angela's heart, which is a heart that longs to please God through worship. When ministering, her dynamic energy in song and word invites every person in the audience to join her in praise. The release of From You is a response to her audiences' wish to experience her ministry whenever they need to be uplifted through song. A native of Syracuse, New York, Angela recognized her calling early. When she was just 7 years old, she began singing in church, school and anywhere the Lord presented an opportunity. As she grew, she never compromised that call. In 1986, she won her first competition, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, by singing a familiar Christian song, 'Through the Blood.' 'While others sang songs of secular flavor, I chose to sing a Christian tune,' she said. 'I was really surprised that I won, but it was then that I realized I had something special...not just a talent but a God-given gift.' Since that time, she has become active in ministry for various kinds of worship services, retreats, weddings and solo concerts. She has performed for the Department of Agriculture and with recording groups such as the internationally known choirs The Aeolians and Dynamic Praise. She has opened for the gospel group Witness, shared the stage with Christian recording artists Byron Cage and John Stoddart and also sang at the 2002 Black Family Reunion held in the heart of Washington, D.C. Recently, God has expanded Angela's ministry to include inspirational-motivational speaking for women and youth. She develops and facilitates teen workshops for young ladies on subjects such as Dating, Discovering You, and Becoming a Virtuous Woman. Angela considers herself a living testimony of what God can do for those who love and trust Him with their whole heart. Because of His abundant grace and unconditional love, it is her mission to share the goodness of God with everyone He places in her path. When asked what her message is, Angela says, 'You will not experience a genuine sense of spiritual fulfillment until you realize and live within God's will for your life.' As she says in one of her songs: 'For you were born with a purpose, perfectly designed, When God breathed life into you, He had a purpose in mind!'