and anointed psalmist who causes praise to flow from the lips of those who are
blessed to experience her ministry.
She is a native of Toledo, OH, who now resides in The Detroit area. Not only
she an accomplished gospel singer, she is also a devoted wife, a mother of
children, and the Co-Pastor of Back2Life Deliverance Center located in
Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH.
Stacye has been singing in and directing choirs since the age of three. “I
remember they used to make me stand on two choir boxes so that I could direct
the convention choir” she says. The greatest musical influence on Stacye
was her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Clark. She trained Stacye to sing in the old
gospel quartet style and carried her all over the country with her group: The
Glory Land Singers. Her dream was for her, and her daughter, to one day record
an album together. However, Mrs. Clark passed away before her dream could be
Stacye was only 14 years old when her mother died. Although she was devastated
by her loss, Stacye determined in her heart to cause her mother’s vision to
come to pass:
*At age 16 she won the local NAACP ACT-SO competition in the vocal solo
*She placed 4th out of 400 in the national finals of the same competition.
*She performed lead vocals on the Toledo Mass Choir’s album. Song entitled
on Him. Written by Bishop Andre Woods.
*She served as a lead singer for Keith Dobbins and the Resurrection Mass
In 1999, Stacye formed her own group, which was later named Glorious Praise.
Their name comes from Stacye’s motto, found in Psalms 66:2. It says “Sing
forth the honor of his name…Make his PRAISE GLORIOUS”. Stacye Cranford
& Glorious Praise have shared the stage with great gospel artists such as:
Kim Burrell, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson,
Smokie Norful, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Marcus Cole
Crystal Rucker, Tye Tribbett, Lexi, David Ivey, and many more.
Stacye is also an anointed actress. She has appeared in several gospel music
plays such as: “Things That Make Men Pray,” and “Exposed.”
She was producer of the hit drama productions “Hell House” and “Somebody’s
On September 7, 2002, Stacye was blessed and highly favored of the Lord to
release her first solo CD entitled:
“Be Lord Of My Life.” Stacye’s vision is “to go into the
highways and hedges, ushering all people and all nations into the presence of
the Lord Jesus.”