Worship Leader, Kathy Duckett, Discusses Her Upcoming CD Release – The Power of Love
DC Gospel Online caught up with the praise & worship leader and Ft. Washington, MD resident, Mrs. Kathy Duckett, as she prepares to release her long awaited CD, The Power of Love.
DCGO: Congratulations on your upcoming album, The Power of Love. For those that aren’t familiar with you, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Who is Kathy Duckett?
KD: First and foremost, I am a devout Christian. I love Jesus. He has changed my life forever! And I am a wife and a mother. And my marriage and my family are everything to me. I wage war for them. I’ve served in ministry as a worship leader for a number of years. And as a throwback, I was known for my hit single called, Don’t Beat Around the Bush. That made it to the Top Ten charts for Billboard Magazine. But I gave it all up for a better career – to work in the Kingdom of God. And boy am I glad I did! It is so many more benefits working in the Kingdom of God.
DCGO: So, tell us a little bit about the project. What was the inspiration behind it and what listeners can expect from it?
KD: I started working on The Power of Love CD back in 2006, but couldn’t just seem to get it off the ground. I was very focused on serving in ministry as a praise and worship leader as I mentioned earlier. However, when my daughter Ashley died, that experience broke my heart and just changed my life forever. But it was during that time that God started talking to me about His love and how big, and great, and powerful it was, and that there was so many more facets to experiencing His love, even in the death of a loved one – especially in death. So, I started hearing lyrics about the power of God’s love and about having a brave heart to go through opposition, and then living in God’s love and feeling wonderful living in it. So to me, it’s all summed up in John 15 of the Bible where it says that God is love, and you are to live in His love and abide in Him, and allow Him to live in you. And so, I believe that the songs are truly, truly God inspired and I hope that the listener will get that experience as well.
I’m hoping that the listener will be encouraged to value relationships with family and friends, and with one another…loving each other is a once in a lifetime experience and…we should do everything that we can to make the most out of our experience because once that relationship is over, you can never get it back to where it was.
DCGO: I see that the death of your daughter had a profound effect on you. In addition to your CD, you have a ministry that has been birthed out of that experience. Can you tell us about Life Line Ministries in Care of Jesus?
KD: Absolutely yes! The Power of Love CD is a platform that I believe God has given to me to use as a springboard to introduce Life Line Ministries in Care of Jesus. Life Line Ministries is a ministry to help people deal with various forms of grief. I’ve learned that most of the time when people think about grief, the first thing that comes to their mind is death. And, whereas death really is a form of grief, …there are all kinds of ways that people grieve. People grieve when they lose a job [or] a promotion, when they lose a friendship, or let’s say a divorce happens, or just life itself – when life happens and you find yourself at a crossroad and you don’t know which way to go. Well, a lot of time[s] people will grieve over that situation and their feelings get buried deep down inside of them and get locked up in experiences of great turmoil…but that’s a way that people grieve in life. And what God has given to me is, that there is a way that you do grieve but you grieve through Him. He brings you to a place of peace in the middle of the storm, or you’re able to deal with the situation; you know that this thing has happened to you however, your trust in God is an empowerment to allow you to be able to stand in the midst of that adversity. And so, God has given me the ability to write a book. I am in the midway period of finishing it. I hope to have it finished within about six months or more. The name of my book is called, Grief Redefined by the Power of Love. And as you see that the power of love is weaved into everything God has given to me, and I truly, truly hope that individuals that hear my CD, that read my book, that come to my gatherings will be able to embrace or experience [the] true power of God’s love through every facet of life that they can imagine, and that’s it all in a nutshell!
DCGO: So, tell everyone how they can purchase “The Power of Love” and how they can get in touch with you for events or follow you online.
The Power of Love CD can be purchased on all of the online music stores such as, CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon. They can also purchase my CD when they come to my new CD Release Event which will be held on November 21st at 6 o’clock at the Oxon Hill High School – and that’s in P.G. County. More information about my CD release can be found on my website and my Facebook page. My website is kathyduckettministries.com. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.