Dana Hemphill Makes Several High-Profile Appearances This Weekend

Dana Hemphill will have a whirlwind weekend as she makes high-profile appearances in Texas.

The singer will open up for Marvin Sapp at “An Evening of Thanksgiving Benefit Concert, this Friday, November 22. The event will be  held at Friendship West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Rd, Dallas, TX

On Sunday, November 23, Dana will fellowship with and minister through song at The Potter’s House in Forth Worth, TX during their 10am worship service.

Those in attendance this weekend, can look forward to hearing music from Hemphill’s debut project I Will Declare, released October 19.  Purchase the album on iTunes, and other digital retailerS.

Dana recently opened up about her transition from being an immature preacher’s kid to a woman after God’s heart:

“Being a preacher’s kid while growing up in the church definitely gave me the foundation I would soon need in hopes of grace. The fact of losing my father by death at the age of 10 affected me more than what I expected. I found myself searching for love and acceptance in all the wrong places. At the age of 15, I would say was the turning point for what some would call the “rebellious stage”. I hit rock bottom, I knew right from wrong, I was a preacher’s kid for God’s sake and I was expected to live at a higher standard. By this time I was associated with a local gang, dabbling with selling drugs and living a lifestyle that was contrary to what my upbringing was. I found myself pregnant at the age of 16 yrs old and later miscarried the baby. This was a very difficult time for me and I felt there was nothing worth living for anymore. Yes, I was taught better than this and suicide became my only option, so I thought. The enemy had my mind all mixed up. Major depression took the forefront in my life. During this time, I also dropped out of high school for a year and returned my senior year and graduated by attending night school. My experiences pressed me to call on God. I had no choice but to call on God! I had to seek God’s face and ask for his forgiveness. It was from this that I accepted Christ as my savior.

I’m thankful that God brought me through that Transition. After all the hurt and shame I can stand flat footed and say that “I Still Believe”! It was God that brought me through it all. In order to produce the anointing in our lives we must go through the storms of life to be able to declare who God really is. I know him much better now.”

To read more of Dana Hemphill’s testimony and for more info on upcoming dates visit

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