Kira Shcherbakova was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family at the age of ten. She learned English within a few months and began dreaming of becoming a famous, professional singer.
She went to different venues, asking to sing, but got rejected every time. One restaurant owner even said, “My worst singers are better than you.”
It was heartbreaking!
One day, she got invited to sing at a Mother’s Day church concert, to which she said, “I’m Jewish. I can’t go into a church.” The women persisted, however, and Kira changed her mind. This was an opportunity to sing, after all.
When she got there, she was surprised to see that the people were happy and accepting, quite unlike what she had seen elsewhere. She talked to the pastor and he answered all the questions she had for years about life and the meaning of it all. She realized that what she had been looking for all this time was God and His direction for her. So she repeated the prayer of repentance and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
Kira realized that God made her and had a special purpose for her, to sing for Him and about Him.
After much consideration, she decided to leave her full-time job and follow God in starting a music ministry.
God showed her that He gave her this voice and He wants her to use it for Him. And that’s what she is doing.
Olivia Leonard, a student at Temple University, will be opening for Kira. She has been singing in choirs at church and school since she was young. She’s been heavily influenced by soul music and grew up listening to r&b greats from the 80’s and 90’s. She also enjoys writing songs along with singing. Music is her passion, and she hopes to continue her growth as an artist.
Check out her music at https://soundcloud.com/lovelylivmuzic/your-friend-i-promise.
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