Biography Naomi Kimberly Thomas Brilliant, innovative, radiant and novel "Naomi" is the name of "delight". With such a divinely anointed voice, the Lord has appointed Naomi to be an instrument for the nations. The rich soulful sounds of this new gospel artist have become a constant means of expression from which the presence of God continues to flow. The scope of Naomi's alto produces an array of melodies that are bright, clean, and piercing to the spirit. Moreover, Naomi consistently delivers a fresh, intense and true worship experience each time she mounts the stage for ministry. In a variety of capacities Naomi has been afforded opportunities to share the stage with such legendary talents as Kim Burrell, Kirk Franklin, Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, The Canton Spirituals, Douglass Miller, Duranice Pace and a host of others. While Naomi may not come from a long line of singers, songwriters and musicians; God is continually making room for her gift and elevating her to come before great men. Birthed in the Church Of God In Christ, the message of God's Word and teachings of the church were instilled in Naomi from birth through her parents, Deacon Leon Fitzgerald and Missionary Delores Fitzgerald. As a child Naomi's practices were held sitting in front of the television, singing along with TV commercials at home (ha-ha-ha). Influences during Naomi's formative years as a vocalist were; The Clark Sisters, The Pace Sisters, Kim Burrell, Shirley Caesar, Beverly Crawford, Yolanda Adams and many more. Currently, Naomi has been singing for more than 20 years, making her gift available to numerous churches, ministries, choirs, groups and soloists throughout the country. Naomi also faithfully serves in various positions at her local church; New Community Temple Church Of God In Christ under the pastorate of Bishop Ted Thomas, Sr. There Naomi is the Vice President of the music department, President of the Youth Choir as well as a director/facilitator for the Sanctuary Choir. Naomi is also the First Vice President of the Historic Virginia First Jurisdiction COGIC State Choir. Now Naomi brings her gift and God-given assignment to the world in her greatly anticipated debut solo project entitled "Best Offering." "Best Offering" is a Live CD/DVD worship experience infused with the thrust of both traditional and contemporary gospel music. With a circle of notable musicians and the production assistance of her husband, Pastor Marc A. Thomas, Stan Jones, Evan Brice and Charles Thomas, Naomi displays unparalleled versatility and range in creating an atmosphere for worship. This project, "Best Offering" is more than entertainment; it is exaltation in it's purest form. Lifting up the heavy-burdened, building faith in the believer and causing the sick and diseased to walk in healing. "Best Offering" is sure to energize and revitalize every listener. The "Best Offering" CD is set to be released in the summer of 2008 with the DVD encore in the winter.
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