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Interview: Singer/Songwriter Kathy Lincoln

Kathy Lincoln is a worship leader and singer/songwriter out of Nevada. Recently, Kathy talked to Worship Links about gospel music in the church, planning a set, and getting carried away.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions for us. It’s truly appreciated! The first question is an easy one. Tell us a little bit about yourself in five sentences.

I am a child of God who have been blessed with four beautiful children and a wonderful husband. I was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and came to the United States at a young age. I love to play sports and cook. I love helping others that need help. If I’m doing the Lords work I’m good!

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How did you get started in worship ministry?

I’ve always been close to God but I wasn’t always singing for him. I sang Neo-Soul/Jazz for years. A year and few months ago God redirected me on this beautiful journey of singing for him. I have not looked back since.

What’s your basic process for planning a service or worship set?

Planning a worship service is an intimate time with the Lord for me. I like to pray about what songs I should sing and let the Holy Spirit choose.

Desert Island Worship Mix: You’re trapped on a desert island, and for reasons too ridiculous to explain, you can only have one CD with five worship songs on it. What are they?

  • Holy Spirit
  • I Am Not Alone
  • He Turn It
  • Break Every Chain
  • What Can I Do

What have you found are some of your greatest challenges in managing a worship team? How do you handle the balance between being a musician and being a manager?

Having everyone working together and understanding this is for the glory of God. Also allowing God to intervene cause sometimes it’s hard to balance.

What scriptures speak to you the most about worship?

Psalm 92:1-15

If you could give one piece of advice to up and coming worship leaders, what would it be? Conversely, what’s some advice you wish you’d received earlier on?

I would advise that this is more than just singing. It’s about being obedient to the Holy Spirit and allowing the Lord to use you. I wish I was told to be patient and understanding to his voice.

What do you think worship in the church will look like in ten years?

Hopefully gospel and contemporary Christian music will be played at all churches and not one or the other. God is God and we should accept him in all forms of music. Music will be a big part of winning souls for Christ.

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Any new worship artists on your radar at the moment?

Kari Jobe – oh, my goodness!! Talk about anointing. She is amazing. Love how she is so in tune withe the Holy Spirit.

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done while leading worship (that you’re willing to share)?

Got so carried away one time that I forgot the rest of the song. I just started singing and shouting Jesus!! LOL!

Thanks again for answering our questions. If people want to find you online, what’s the best way?

Facebook, Twitter, and ReverbNation.

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