Deidra Hughes joins Eklectricity with Adam and Belinda

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What makes Deidra’s story so incredible is that her mom, Joleen, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given only months to live, all the while pregnant with Deidra. We are very excited to report that not only did Joleen live long enough to give birth to Deidra, but also two other children who are alive and well today! Deidra’s life is truly a miracle that she does not take for granted! Deidra was raised in a Christian home by parents who both shared the Gospel through music, so it is not surprising that Deidra started singing when she was only four years old. However, it wasn’t until she was 15 that Deidra knew God had called her to dedicate her life to ministry through music. Deidra began her full-time music ministry preparation at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, where she led worship for the school choir, chapel and sang for the school’s top vocal group, Joy. Then, in January 2000, Deidra joined the well-known vocal group TRUTH, under the direction of Roger Breland. For the next two years, touring with TRUTH gave Deidra the opportunity not only to grow in her talent, but also see the impact their ministry had on people worldwide. Performing over 300 concerts each year, from coast to coast across the United States, overseas to the Philippines, Africa, and Hong Kong, Deidra matured exponentially. Since her experience in TRUTH, Deidra has had the opportunity to share the stage in ministry with Natalie Grant, Melissa Greene, Anthony Evans (son of Dr. Tony Evans), Switchfoot, ZoeGirl, Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Priscilla Shirer, Thelma Wells, Women of Faith, Kevin White, Perry Stone, Apostle Fred Price and Dwight Thompson. I think Deidra’s thoughts regarding her calling resonate with most of us when she says, “I feel privileged and honored that He would choose me. I also feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to honor Him the best I can through the gifts with which He has entrusted me.”

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