Summary

I was born and raised in Albany, NY in a Christian home to Benjamin Odom and  Delila Jacobs and began singing the gospel of Christ at a young age in the family singing group.  I served as Minister of Music at several local churches in the Capitol District and was Founder and Director of the Odell Wesley Surgick Ensemble from 1981 - 1994.  During that time, the group recorded our first single, "God Is Not Through With Me Yet." 

Since that first song, I have written many songs and give all the glory and honor to God.

One of my proudest moments in life occured in 1991 as one of my songs, "Blessed Be The Name" was sung by a 1,400 voice choir at the Hampton University Ministers Conference/Choir Directors Guild in Hampton, VA.  That same song was introduced at the James Cleveland Gospel Music Workshop of America in a music seminar.

On September 17, 1995, I was licensed and ordained into the Gospel Ministry by my Pastors, Donald and Rose Stuart at the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church.

I am a wife and proud mom of four - Three sons, one daughter, four grand daughters and one grandson.

My passion at this time is my involvement with the drama ministry at church and my music. I've written and produced monthy skits (God's Conference Room) and plays ("Born to Die" and "The Gift"). "The Gift", was performed on December 12, 2008 and was a great success. The house was packed out and several people were so touched by the message that they came forward to accept Christ as Lord of their lives. I am excited about being used in this capacity. I feel like I have finally stepped into my real purpose.My goal is to continue writing skits and plays and writing music that will touch the hearts of people. I know that lives can be changed through this venue.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2007 - Present

Director, Line-N-Cue Drama Team

New Covenant Christian Fellowship

I am Writer, Director and Producer of Skits and Plays (Drama and Musicals). I write a monthly dramatic skit called "God's Conference Room" which is peformed on the fourth Sunday of each month. It is used as a means of speaking to issues that people face each day.  It challenges people to face their issues and to break the bondage of those issues through prayer.  I also write plays for special occasions.  Our goal is to take these presentations out to the general public through evangelism and minister to their needs.

Jan 2006 - Present

Songwriter

Family Affair Music/Beatween Brothers Productions

Songs written: Am I Worth it, Blessed Be the Name, Do You Care, Anoint Me Lord, King Jesus Saved My Soul (Spiritual), One in the Spirit, Praise Psalm, Psalm 91, For He Is Good, Hold On, Hallelujah Praise, Mother/Daughter Song, Your Majesty, I Will Extol You (Gospel Anthem), Awake and Arise, Pastors Appreciation Song, Holy Spirit Rain on Me and Magnify the Lord With Me.....

Dec 1995 - Present

Outreach Worker

New Covenant Christian Fellowship

Assisted with the feeding of the homeless and distressed.  Traveled to Jonestown, MS to assist in distribution of food, clothing, toiletries and school supplies. 

Visited Atria Nursing Home on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month to minister to the elderly.

Oct 1978 - Dec 1995

Founder/Director

Odell Wesley Surgick Ensemble

Founder and Director of a Small group of singers. We travelled and gave concerts at different churches and organzations within and outside of NY state. We also sponsored programs and concerts. We also did studio work and recorded our own music.

Jan 1980 - Jun 1985

Minister of Music

Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church

Directed and taught music to choirs. Performed annual concerts. Wrote special music as needed

Education

Education

Secretarial Science

NYS Adult Learning Center
1973 - 1974

Education

Received Credits in Childhood Education

1968 - 1972

High School

Colonie Central High School

Skills

Skills

Songwriter

I am a singer/songwriter and have written many songs that have been copywritten.  My goal is to market the songs to be used in many venues, particularly Christian.  I am looking for publisher to help market the material I have written.  Right now, the songs can be heard and purchased on itunes.  I am able to write songs for any ocassion and am ready to help you create any song that is needed for your special ocassion. Just call or email me!