Kelly McGlenn was born and raised in North Carolina. The youngest of 4 children reared by her mother, Johnnie Mae Robinson and grandmother, Vivian Hall, Kelly was always strong willed, studious, outgoing and loved to sing. Her mother began the first youth choir at their home church and taught the children to sing in 3 part harmony at a very young age. Kelly and her sister Melanie sang “God Is” as leads in the youth choir and from that point, became very comfortable with leading songs in church.
Ironically, Kelly never sang in chorus during middle and high school but chose to play in the band and play sports. Her senior year in high school, she sang the National Anthem and shocked all of her teachers! Her gifting increased when she joined the Charlotte District Mass Choir under the direction of Henrico White and she was soon directing under his leadership. Through this relationship, she met and sang locally with John Kee, Patrick Love , Bishop Brian Moore and eventually sang with Daryl Coley and the ensemble, ‘Beloved’, where she was featured on the opening song “Because He’s God” (Oh The Lamb). Kelly has also shared the stage with Kenny Carr and the Tigers, Mary Alessi, Ron Kenoly, Stacey Joseph, Leon Timbo, Canton Jones, Tim Mole, Eric and Dena Brice and many other local and national artists.
In recent years, Kelly has been mentored in worship by Minister Corey Bradley (New Birth Charlotte) and was recently featured on INSP where the song “Big” was ministered to over 150 nations! Her debut cd “Finally” was released November 2012 and Kelly has been moving forward ever since and has seen many deliverances, reconciliations and healings through the power of sound and anointing flowing through her.
Kelly was recently appointed Worship minister at City Dive Outreach Center in Charlotte NC (Pastor Hamani Fisher) and serves with her husband (William McGlenn) of 24 years, and their 3 children (Charity, William and Ama’riah).
Kelly has been compared to : India Aire, Lisa McClendon and Lauren Hill. She is thankful for the unique soulful sound God has given her and plans to utilize it to draw people back to Jesus!