Laurie Marks Vincent is a Christian speaker, inspirational author, songwriter, recording artist and an award winning vocalist. She is a Christian Music artist who uses all of her gifts from the platform to powerfully communicate a message that challenges the strong and lifts the weary. Women's ministries and general audiences alike are moved by her ministry through her ability to effectively reach people where ever they are in life. Her own personal testimony of emotional and physical healing when The Lord healed her of Fibromyalgia, depression and chronic fatigue, after suffering 13 years, is a powerful tool that has stirred hearts in faith to receive from God.
Laurie is sought after to minister at womens' events among other ministry opportunities at churches, concerts and Christian events. Also appearing on local and national television several times, including Canada’s well known “100 Huntley Street”, TCT in the United States, her music has been played on Inspirational Christian radio, predominantly in Canada, as well as parts of Europe and the United States. Most recently, she is the Visionary Director of "Oil of Joy" Womens Conferences.
She has won the title of "Best Female Vocalist" in three Talent Searches which included one duet category with her sister. Laurie also won a Talent Search by audience appeal (largest number of votes) with no supporting fans in the audience. She had released 2 recordings "Sharing His Love" and "When You Reached In My Heart" and her third Cd was released in 2004 entitled "Love So Amazing". The title track "Love So Amazing" has been in the top 50 of the American Idol Underground Faith Charts, 7 times and reached as far as #6 on the chart among over 600 songs in the running. In 2010, Laurie released a new CD entitled "Tell The Story", a mix of Inspirational and contemporary hymns. Over the years, she has also had the privilege of sharing her testimony and music on national television several times, done radio interviews and her her music has been played on Christian radio, predominantly in Canada, as well as Europe and United States
Married to Scott Vincent in 1987, with two boys, Brandon and Kyle, Laurie struggled with the onset of a chronic condition. She suffered for 13 years, and then The Lord completely healed her from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatique and Depression in 2001. God turned what the enemy meant for evil, into good. Since then, she has made several Christian television appearances including 100 Huntley Street and began speaking at Women's Ministries, sharing her testimony and from the Word. She has seen many ladies commit their lives to the Lord and receive healing, all for God's glory. Laurie finds that God's presence is gentle, sweet, very tender and peaceful during opportunities to minister and pray with the women. But Laurie always claims, "God can do whatever He desires through me and He will show himself however He deems fit."
Musically she has shared the stage with many prominent Canadian Christian Music Artists and a few American ones too. Since 1988, she has shared the stage with prominent Canadian Christian artists such as His Season, Mark Masri, The Toronto Mass Choir, Dan Macaulay, Marlene O'Neill, Lost Coin, the Torchmen Quartet, The Hilton Family, Lianna Klassen and Cheryl Dunn. Many years ago she has also opened for Mike Failla, worship leader of Kindgom Bound Festivals. Laurie has also opened a concert for Bob Kilpatrick, who is known as the writer of many classic worship songs of the church including the song "In My Life, Lord Be Glorified". She opened a concert for Anadara, the newest artist signed to the Spring Hill Music and recently in 2011 opened a concert for Gaither Artist, Lynda Randle.
Her music has been played on Christian radio, largely in Canada as well as some in Europe and United States.
Laurie has shared her testimony and music ministry on National and Regional Christian Television. She has been invited to return to these programs several times to minister.
100 Huntley Street on CTS, Global Network
Spirit Alive on Vision, CTS
Celebrate, TCT Alive on WNYB Buffalo
Life & Faith on The New PL
ETM Television, Blue Water Cable
Lifeline, The Miracle Channel
wav.file, The Miracle Channel
TCT Alive, TCT Network, U.S.A
Encounter on Grace Television Network, Canada
Living Truth Program, Global Television, People's Church Toronto
Through the Lord's leading, in 2008 Laurie was invited by Rev. Allen Cuffey to sign with Great Spirit Records, a collective indie based label, in New York, as a recording artist.