SERVING UP SOUL is a music and lifestyle syndicated gospel radio show that “serves up” a weekly dose of non-stop inspiration, health tips, and showcases some of the best music ever! Featuring a mix of contemporary, classic, and traditional gospel music, SERVING UP SOUL touches your heart and fills your spirit. And today’s hottest entertainers, personalities, and recording artists share special moments with the host of SERVING UP SOUL, three time GRAMMY® award winner, Dorinda Clark Cole (of the world renowned Clark Sisters).
She’s been called the “Rose of Gospel,” the “church girl,” and an “evangelist,” but those names don’t begin to describe this multifaceted woman of God. She is a wife, mother, administrator, composer, entrepreneur, television host and musician who has ministered internationally in England, Japan, Germany, France, Korea and South Africa. National she has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Bobby Jones Gospel, Lift Every Voice, Gospel Superfest, TBN’s Praise The Lord, The Stellar Awards and The Lady of Soul Awards.
No stranger to great accolades, Dorinda is a three time GRAMMY® award winner, three time Stellar award winner, winner of the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award, the BMI Christian Music Award, along with many other awards and plaques
Dorinda attributes her fiery, convicting singing style to her mother, the late Mattie Moss Clark. Along with her sisters, the winning contemporary gospel pioneering Clark Sisters, who have influenced a generation of singers, Mattie Moss saw the gift of singing and preaching in Dorinda at an early age. Back in the 1960s and 70s when the other children of their age were playing outside, Dorinda and her sisters would have to work on their now famous familial harmonies. She says, “We mad a lot of sacrifices. My mom was a stickler for making sure we rehearsed before we went out to perform. If we had an engagement on a Saturday or a Sunday, during the week she would call us in and say, ‘Hey y’all, I need you to come in here and rehearse.’ That’s when mom started really putting the discipline in us. She would say, ‘Karen, I want you to take that microphone and sing this note… and now Dorinda, I want you to talk a little bit.’ When Karen, the youngest, turned five, we started recording. She saw the gifts and talents within us and started shaping and molding us. She taught us discipline along with how to use our gifts. It was all in preparation for what we do today as recording artists, writers and producers.”
The gift of talking that Dorinda’s mother saw in her as a little girl has evolved into a phenomenal preaching ministry that goes hand in hand with her singing ministry. “I can’t get around the both of them; I can’t leave the stage without saying something and even when I preach, I can’t leave without singing a line of something, ” she laughs.
Dorinda has been evangelizing and juggling hundreds of speaking engagements and performances annually for over twenty years. Along with her own women’s clothing line, The Rose Collection, she is charming listening audiences nationwide with her new syndicated gospel lifestyle show Serving Up Soul!