Evangelistic Singers sing with a desire to worship in “spirit and in truth.”
EVS is a diverse group of students who have been called to Lee University to study a variety of academic disciplines. Emerging from an evangelistic preaching ministry in 1967, EVS has used the vehicle of song to maintain the emphasis of allowing God’s power to break every yoke with His anointing.
EVS has a strong heritage of traditional and contemporary black gospel music as well as African-American spirituals.
EVS is under the direction of Mrs. Gloria Scott-Richmond.
She was student director of the Evangelistic Singers along with James White in 1987 while pursuing her second bachelor’s degree in music education.
As the club became an accredited ensemble, Scott-Richmond was asked to return as the first director of EVS in 1990 until 1993. After a 21-year hiatus, Scott-Richmond returned in January 2011 once more to become Evangelistic Singers’ director.
For 25 years, Mrs. Scott-Richmond has served as a music educator in the Cleveland City School system. She currently teaches the students of Blythe-Bower Elementary School.
Born and raised in England, Mrs. Scott-Richmond now lives in Cleveland with her husband, the Rev. Tyrone Richmond and daughter, April.