For Nigerian gospel singer, Gloria Doyle, it is one thing to perform and entertain, but it is another to minister.
According to her, being a minister is the niche she has carved for
herself, insisting that she rejects invitations once she is called to
entertain instead of ministering.
a chat with Galaxy TV, she said, “A gospel artiste is supposed to
minister and not to thrill anybody. A secular artiste can thrill, but if
you claim to be a gospel artiste, you are to minister for the renewal
of souls. You can’t see me just anywhere. I get invites, but once it is
for entertainment, I count myself out.
” I am not looking for acceptance. Rate me as a minster and somebody
interested in winning souls, which is the reason I am moving very slowly
“Some people call me and say gospel artistes are the ones reigning
now. People tell me to change my style, but I say no to them. Even if I
sing, I do that to get people’s attention. But a gospel artiste’s job is
to minister and bring down the presence of God for salvation and
redemption so as to impact many lives around the world.”