KWA, which stands for Kingdom Word Abide, is a gospel recording group comprised of a husband and wife, Willie and Karleen Russ, a daughter, Ayana Russ-Hart, and two family friends, Mickey and Margaret Barber. Willie, Karleen, Mickey, and Margaret all live in Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Ayana lives in Greenacres, Florida. Together they are answering the call of God to record, produce and minister songs of praise, worship, and inspiration to the body of Christ. The mission of KWA is to offer their praise to God, to edify the believer, and to evangelize to the lost. KWA ministers to the lost as well as to the believer through the Word, with their music, and exaltations - singing praise and worshipping their God, their Savior, and their Lord. K W A is an outgrowth of PureFire Ministries, Inc. They were previously known locally as the Higher Praise singers and prior to that Deputies of Praise. This ministry is well known locally for participating in civic organizational groups and community churches. The songs are all original compositions written and arranged by Pastor Willie Russ, except for 'Greater Is He', which was written and arranged by Ayana and composed by her father, Pastor Russ. They have recorded one full album, a demo, and this recently released maxi-single entitled 'A New Heart'. There are currently two songs in rotation on gospelpower. Fm - 'He Was There' and 'A New Heart'. Gospelpower. Fm is a Live365 online radio station. K W A is also receiving radio air play in New York, Florida, Illinois, Texas, and New Mexico to name a few. K W A has been featured in two online magazines, Gospel Synergy May 2006 and INYAEAR Magazine. The purpose of KWA's ministry is to bring people of all backgrounds into a closer relationship with Jesus. Their ministry brings healing, restoration, and praise. They truly enjoy what they do and thank God for every opportunity. "We praise God for what He is doing and we honor Him with all our efforts in working out the mission that He has called us to".