Sara Jordan Powell, a fourth generation member of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., serves as the International Executive Director of Fine Arts. She was appointed by the Reverend James Cleveland, founder of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, as the first Youth Director and served in this position for five years.
Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Powell served on the committee for “Year of the Bible.” She also served as Academic Advisor at Oral Roberts University.
Powell has sung for world leaders and dignitaries, including Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Mother Teresa. She has ministered in song and testimony to those in hospitals, convalescent homes, penal institutions, religious organizations, churches and schools worldwide.
Educated in Houston, Texas, where she was a public high school teacher for ten years, Powell earned her Master’s Degree in Christian Education at the University of St. Thomas.