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Golda Mcfarlane

Golda is on a mission to share the strength and joy that can be found in being a child of God. Born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 24, 1985. Golda Reid migrated to the United States at the age of twelve to reside with her step-mother, who was later diagnosed and passed away from cancer. The death of Golda’s step-mom rocked her world, throwing her into a downward spiral. It was during this most difficult time, she  “found comfort, peace and joy in the name of Jesus” . The death of Golda’s step-mom was instrumental in her embracing the call on her life.

When she reflected on how gospel music chased away the pain that tormented her, it makes her even more convinced of the power of music and resolves to use her talents to bless others. “It was God’s way of giving me an escape from the hurt and pain I felt,” said Golda. During high school, singing with the Gospel choir confirmed her musical gifts, motivating her to seriously explore possibilities as a Gospel artist. She knew she was called to ministry, so she started taking vocal lessons and committed to honing her talents for greater excellence. And, in addition to her professional training, Golda extended the reach of her ministry as a member of the group Warrior 2 For Christ, before later moving on to pursue a solo career.

Losing a loved one led Golda to her passion and a deeper intimacy with God. But Golda takes no credit in her musical abilities, which has earned her opportunities to share the stage with some of Gospel’s seminal voices including Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, J. J. Hairston, and Tasha Cobbs. Her stewardship has her “always chasing after God’s heart”, the central theme and life-affirming attitude that is not only the focal point of her single  “In His Name”,  but the foundation on which she lives life. Her soothing yet distinct style is influenced by a variety of musical genres and artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Travis Greene, Tye Tribett, Jermaine Edwards, Kevin Downswell, and Papa San.

Golda and Clayton her husband reside in Delaware, U.S., are happily married, and together they have three children: Clayvaugh, Nathaniel, and Kylee. Her family is her greatest achievement. She is an active member of her church — Hope Deliverance Apostolic Church, serving as thhe praise and worship Leader and Youth president. Golda’s passion for ministry results in her occasionally preaching from the pulpit, and as a nurse the singer continually touches people with her indomitable spirit. Golda has been blessed with a life filled with faith, family and a sprouting musical career.

 

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