Over the last two decades, the dynamic Dove and Stellar Award nominee Vicki Yohe has been at the forefront of the praise and worship music movement on the church circuit where she turned songs such as “The Mercy Seat,” “Under The Blood” and “Something About My Praise,” into international anthems via her soul-stirring performances of the songs at mass evangelistic crusades all over the globe. Billboard Magazine says of Yohe’s ministry, “For believers looking to lose themselves in a wonderful worship experience, this is the next best thing to being in a pew.” Yohe’s ministry has even afforded her the opportunity to appear as a Keynote speaker at a Pentagon Prayer Breakfast. She has also ministered in song alongside some of today’s well-known pastors and evangelists including Bill Winston, Juanita Bynum, TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Darlene Bishop and Paula White. A lot of artists sing about saving souls but Vicki Yohe is actually doing it. Not only is she raising two adopted sons but she’s also the spiritual mama to three dozen African children at an orphanage she founded in 2005 in Uganda, New Destiny for Children. “I’ve been nominated for several awards and ministered to 2.8 million people at a Benny Hinn crusade in India but none of this feels as good as taking care of my children in Uganda.
Where does Yohe get the burst of energy to juggle her busy career, the demands of motherhood and raising money for the children’s home? God’s Peace. Tuesday, April 9t, 2013, Vicki Yohe will hold one of the most anticipated and riveting praise experiences of 2013, when she appears at the FaithWorld Center in Orlando. During this special evening, Yohe will be recording her new CD and DVD Free Worshipper, anticipated for release on Shanachie Entertainment in August 2013. Vicki Yohe will reunite with celebrated recording artist and producer Kendall Duffie who produced her last two recordings Reveal Your Glory and I’m At Peace. Duffie has also produced, recorded and executive produced Stellar Award-winning artists such as Marvin Winans, Bishop Paul Morton, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, as well as Maysa Leak and Mitchell Jones of Commissioned.
Born into a minister’s family, Vicki wrote and sang her first song at the age of five and by 17 she entered bible school, and after two years, she accepted a Music Director’s position near Baton Rouge, LA. Vicki and her sister, Terri, were a teenage singing duo who traveled with their evangelizing father. Her musical influences included Tramaine Hawkins and Aretha Franklin. In 1992, she recorded her first project Everlasting Love which was followed by I Give You Love in 1995 and He Knows My Heart in 1997. Christmas Presence was released in 2000 followed by Beyond This Song the following year. Upon meeting CeCe Winans at a television taping, the two artists discovered they were fans of each other’s music. Not long after, Winans signed Yohe as her first artist on her newly created PureSprings Gospel label. The first project I Just Want You was a huge success off of the strength of the radio single, “Because of Who You Are,” it garnered nominations for both Dove and Stellar awards. Her second release from PureSprings, He’s Been Faithful. In 2009 Vickie Yohe made her critically acclaimed Shanachie Entertainment debut, Reveal Your Glory: Live from the Cathedral, her first live recording, and the following year released her DVD of the same title (both recorded at the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Atlanta, GA). 2011 followed with her acclaimed live recording I’m At Peace which was recorded at Bethel World Outreach in Brentwood, TN.
Vicki Yohe extends an invitation to all and concludes, “I love when I’m on the road and people come up to me and sometimes I really have to strain my brain to think if I’ve met them before because they approach me like they know me and say things like, `How have you been?’ They never met me before but they feel like they know me because they’ve seen me on TBN or maybe they saw me at a concert 15 years ago. I love that. I don’t want to be a stranger and I want them to feel comfortable enough to come up to me because I am a praise and worship leader. I want to lead people into the presence of God. I’m in a really good place. I just feel I’m at peace.”