Karla is an accomplished worship leader, independent artist, entrepreneur, radio show host, and worship consultant, helping churches to develop vibrant contemporary music departments. Karla, along with her husband Roosevelt Nivens, formed NaRo Records in 2013 and released Karla’s first single and music video in September of 2013. The single is a worship song entitled “Falling in Love”. Karla, a former Texas public school elementary music teacher, is the full-time, staff worship leader for Cornerstone, the contemporary worship service at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Karla has regularly lead worship in Cornerstone for the past 15 years. Karla was featured in The Dallas Observer, Dallas Voyage, and How She Got Here. Karla is widely known for being full of passion for the Lord, as well as compassion for those she leads in worship. She is determined to glorify God in all she does. Karla began a radio show, Every Heart Every Woman, which airs on 100.7 FM The WORD every Sunday at 6 PM CST. The show provides positive entertainment that inspires women to live happy, successful lives.
Karla has toured and recorded background vocals for gospel artist Kirk Franklin. While on tour with him, she made television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Soul Train, and The Stellar Awards to support the album “The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin”. Mr. Franklin praised Karla as “such an anointed and talented voice coming from a sweet and Holy Spirit-filled lady”. Karla sang on the soundtrack for the movie “Breaking the Press” as well as made an appearance in the movie. She has also performed back-up vocals for a wide range of artists such as Yolanda Adams, Michael Buble, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Richard Smallwood, Alvin Slaughter, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, and Crystal Lewis.
Karla is the founder and director of a professional organization called Every Heart Every Woman. Every Heart Every Woman partners with non-profit organizations to educate disadvantaged women on the subjects of employment, finances, and health. The organization seeks to inspire, elevate, and connect women to their desired future by offering classes and conferences at a reduced rate. Karla is a board member for Love Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Love Ministries exists to build young leaders with integrity who will become productive citizens equipped to reach back and help others. Through Love Ministries, Karla participates in weekly programming geared toward mentoring children. Of course, Karla takes the opportunity to write music for the children and to teach them to write.
Nov 4 - Holt Lunsford Luncheon
Nov 10 - Cornerstone - Highland Park UMC
Nov 10 - Worship Service Commerce Assembly of God 6 PM
Nov 15 - Night Owls
Nov 17 - Cornerstone - Highland Park UMC
Nov 24 - Lake Highlands UMC
Dec 1 - Cornerstone - Highland Park UMC
Dec 1 - Every Heart Every Woman Radio 6 PM CST 100.7 FM The WORD
Dec 8 Cornerstone - Highland Park UMC
Dec 8 - First UMC Coppell
Dec 14 & 15 - UT Southwestern Holiday Parties
Dec 20 - Cornerstone Christmas Eve Traveler's Service
Dec 22 - Cornerstone Lessons in Carols - Highland Park UMC
Dec 24 - Cornerstone Christmas Eve Services
Dec 29 - Cornerstone
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