DR. DORINDA CLARK COLE
Dorinda Clark Cole is known as the “Rose of Gospel” armed with a superlative legacy and anointed musical gift. She is a world renowned gospel singer celebrated for her distinctive mid-range, high end pointed vocal character which she credits to her late mother the highly celebrated, legendary, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark.
As one of the members of the highest-selling female gospel group in history, The Clark Sisters, she has amassed three Grammy Awards, two Dove Awards and has been awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Grammy Recording Academy. In 2020, the Lifetime Biopic about The Clark Sisters was released entitled “The First Ladies of Gospel”, garnering over 20 million viewers. Additionally, she has performed with the group nationally on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ABC's The View, Bobby Jones Gospel, Lift Every Voice, Gospel Superfest, TBN's Praise the Lord, The Stellar Awards, The Queen Latifah Show, The Lady of Soul and The Kennedy Center Honors. As a Solo- Artist, Dr. Cole has amassed six Stellar Gospel Music Awards, and A Lady of Soul award.
Dr. Cole has mastered the balance between music and evangelism, as she is internationally celebrated for her exceptional delivery of the gospel. She is recorded in history as the first African American woman to preach to a congregation of over 5,000 individuals in South Africa. Currently she serves as the International Elect Lady of the International Department of Evangelism (IDOE) to the Church of God in Christ. Additionally, she serves as the church administrator for Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle, J. Drew Sheard and Evangelist Dr. Karen Clark-Sheard.
Dr. Cole’s dedication to Evangelism and music has not limited her success in other arenas. God has favored her to be successful across broad platforms such as:
- In September 2004, she received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Mt. Carmel Theological Seminary in Fresno, CA.
- In the Spring of 2009, Dr. Cole received the honor of performing “Nothing but the Truth” for the Bust Sojourner Truth unveiling on Capitol Hill for First Lady Michelle Obama and other officials.
- Founder/CEO of Cole Enterprises, Harvestime Ministries, and Lifeline Productions and Singers, Musicians and Arts Conference (SMAC).
- A gospel radio host (the nationally syndicated Dorinda Clark Cole Radio Show),
- A television host on TCT Networks (The Dorinda Show) and the Word Network (Gospel According to Dorinda),
- Stellar Awards host
- Solo-Performed on BET's Celebration of Gospel show.
- A proprietor of the clothing line “The DCC Rose Collection” sold in the Especially Yours Fashion Catalog
- A proprietor of the beauty line “Dorrín Beauty”
- In 2023, she earned a Bachelors of Theology in Biblical Studies
- Currently pursing Masters of Theology in Biblical Studies
- Wife to Elder Gregory Cole, Sr.
- Mother to Nikkia Cole-Beach and Gregory Cole, Jr.
- Mother-in-law to Dion Beach, Sr.
- Grandmother to Dion Beach, Jr, and Kashmir Beach
- And a devout Woman of God.
Dr. Cole desires to live a God-pleasing life while using her music and evangelism to advance His kingdom.