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Kierra Sheard: Making Moves in Thriving Career

Kierra Sheard is shining this year with amazing opportunities. This gospel recording artist has her hands on many business endeavors and I had the opportunity to interview Ms. Sheard. We discussed her new Detroit radio show that can be heard via the iHeartRadio app for listeners throughout the country, being a judge on BET’s Sunday’s Best, her new album, the importance of an education, and much more. Here’s a few of Sheard’s responses, and the full interview is above to hear!

SLBWunder: Alongside the radio show, a few weeks ago you announced your new cd, Graceland, will be out this July. What can we expect from your sound and direction of the album?

Kierra: My goal for this record was to give Christian listeners and people who are already in church an outlet to hear Jesus in a different way, and not in a traditional way. And then not just catering to them, but I also want to cater to the people who aren’t believers. I was taught that the wins to get to catch a fish you have to send in some bait, and so I think that the tool that The Lord has allowed me to use is to kind of have a different sound of music so they won’t immediately identify it as Gospel…

SLBWunder: I will never forget a quote you said which was, "being a Christian is not boring, it just keeps you out of trouble.” What tips can you give to women and men who want to keep their faith in tact, but also don't want to miss out on having a life outside of church?

Kierra: Get around people who want to be about Jesus as well. If you are around people who don’t want to be saved then that’s gonna make it harder for you to try to be saved because you’re being in a tug-of-war…understand the difference between religion and relationship…

Also, below is the flyer for Kierra Sheard’s BRL conference scheduled for August 7-9th in Detroit, Michigan. Visit BRL for more info.