I was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with my family at the age of ten. I learned English within a few months and began dreaming of becoming a famous, professional singer. I went to different venues, asking to sing, but got rejected every time. One restaurant owner even said, "My worst singers are better than you." It was heartbreaking!
One day, I got invited to sing at a Mother's Day church concert, to which I said, "I'm Jewish. I can't go into a church." The women persisted, however, and I changed my mind. This was an opportunity to sing, after all. When I got there, I was surprised to see that the people were happy and accepting, quite unlike what I've seen elsewhere. I talked to the pastor and he answered all the questions I’d had for years about life and the meaning of it all. I realized that what I've been looking for all this time was God and His direction for me. So I repeated the prayer of repentance and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
I realized that God made me and has a special purpose for me, to sing for Him and about Him. After much consideration, I decided to leave my full-time job and follow God in starting a music ministry. Four years later, I've sung in over 350 churches and 24 states, plus Canada and Ukraine. God showed me that He gave me this voice and He wants me to use it for Him. And that's what I'm doing.