Mitchell was born on January 1, in Columbus, Georgiaas one of Ten siblings, whose father was a preacher. She began her career at the young age of 16, after being discovered by Berry Gordy of Motown Records. The title cut on the project garnered Grammy and Dove Award nominations. The follow-up album, "Higher Ground" became the impetus for nonprofit ministry, Higher Ground Ministries.
That title single became her signature song as it gained nationwide airplay by Gospel disc jockeys. The project also featured hits such as "Rise and Shine" and "Trust in the Lord".
An ordained evangelist, Vernessa established Higher Ground Ministries inand traveled both nationally and internationally sharing the good news with thousands of pastors and congregations through word and song.
She has had opportunity to minister on national platforms with renowned. Mitchell began her career at the young age of 15, after being discovered by Berry Gordy of Motown Records. She and three other young ladies became a teen girl group called High Inergy and were signed by the label during the late s.
Billed as the next-generation Supremesthey worked with noted artists, such as Stevie WonderSmokey Robinsonand Michael Jackson. The follow-up album, On A Missionwhich included the hits "Stand Up and Be Counted" and "Someone Loves You" was much anticipated The Sin I Regret - Archagathus / Agathocles - Sad Monkey / Bastard Breed built upon the success of Higher Ground and her critically acclaimed live performances that included presidential inaugurations and Salvation Army youth crusades.
However, it was her release, Destinywhich won the hearts of urban audiences throughout America and gained the attention Junior Vasquez Presents Vernessa Mitchell - Reap (What You Sow) Dick Clark Productions and The Christian Athletic Association.
Destiny acquired crossover success as its driving urban tone aggressively crossed religious barriers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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