Worship Leader Christian Anderson is a rising star in the world of Gospel music. A singer, songwriter and composer as well, in the past three years alone, she’s shared the stage with Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kim Burrell, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Jonathan Nelson, Zacardi Cortez and John P. Kee.
She’s appeared in Kurt Carr’s live recording “Bless This House” and has served as one of the lead vocalists for the Alabama Gospel Choir’s European Tour. Now, this Greensboro, North Carolina-based artist is carving out her own niche with her sweet vocals and beautiful spirit to match. As a follow-up to her 2018 release, “Lift Your Name”, Christian delivers another powerful track with the release of “Yeshua”.
“Yeshua”, a Hebrew derivative of the name of Jesus Christ, means “deliver”, “rescuer” or “Savior”. A heart-melting, string-filled ballad, “Yeshua”, is a captivating worship anthem directed to the Lord. Soon to be a favorite with worship teams everywhere, the song, penned by Glen Usry, showcases Christian’s uncanny ability to usher listeners into the presence of God. Worshippers will also be inspired by calling on the name of Jesus. “I believe we need to call on the name of Jesus more than we do,” the vocalist says. “There is so much in the name of Jesus. During this very difficult season, we need the power that only comes from calling on the precious name of Jesus.”
In addition to the release of the new single, Christian has also released a concept music video for “Yeshua”. Directed by Tomeka Allen of I Inspire Productions with Videographer/Cinematographer Jermaine Studwell of Jaysnaps Media behind the camera, “Yeshua” was brought to life with a unique and inspiring creativity. An actress who has appeared in a number of church plays as well as Langston Hughes’ famed musical, “Black Nativity”, Christian is excited about the dramatic element in the new music video and believes the presentation will touch believers.
Since singing at the age of four, Christian’s goal has always been to touch others with the gift of music. Her start in music began as a toddler when she would encourage the other toddlers to sing along with her. As she grew, musical opportunities continued to open up for her. She began to see how people were affected by her music; miraculous healings followed her music ministry and in 2014, she hit the studio. Her first single, “So Good” was released that same year. Her first full release, “I’m an Overcomer”, was recorded live at Triad Christian Center in High Point, NC in 2017. “Lift Your Name”, another single, dropped the following year.
Christian has been recognized for her music with a Featured Highlight Award and nominations for a Kingdom Image Award for New Artist and a Dunamis Award for Gospel Female Artist. She’s made several television appearances including on Greensboro’s FOX 8 and performances on WATC-TV’s Atlanta Live and Babbie’s House as well as on WGGS-TV’s Nite Line. She is a member of Evangel Fellowship Church in Greensboro, under the leadership of Pastor Otis Lockett Jr. With the release of “Yeshua”, the songstress, who hails from Humbolt, Tennessee, is putting the finishing touches on an upcoming project scheduled to drop in 2021.
In the meantime, she and her daughter Yael, are inspiring people – especially kids – during this pandemic with a new weekly YouTube series called “Melody Bedtime Stories with Chris & Yael” where Chris and her daughter sing children’s books. Whether it’s music ministry or uplifting kids, Christian has one mission in mind: to share the love of Christ. “I never do what I do for recognition,” says Christian. “I am not trying to get my name out there. I just love God’s people. I truly want people set free.”