|Birth name Judith F. Christie|
Spouse Darin Lee McAllister
|Name Judith McAllister|
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
|Also known as Dr. Judith Christie McAllister|
Born September 29, 1963 (age 59) New York City, New York (1963-09-29)
Genres gospel, traditional black gospel, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, pianist
Instruments vocals, singer-songwriter, piano
Albums In His Presence Live!, Send Judah First, In his presence, Raise the Praise
Movies Judith Christie McAllister: In His Presence
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Judith Christie McAllister (born September 29, 1963 as Judith F. Christie) is an American Pentecostal gospel musician, the leader of Never Ending Worship, and she is the President of the International Music Department for the Church of God in Christ. Her first album, Send Judah First, was released by Judah Music Records in 2001. She released, Raise the Praise, with Judah Music Records in 2003. The third album, In His Presence: Live!, was released in 2006, and this was a Billboard magazine breakthrough release upon the Gospel Albums and two others. Her fourth album, Sound the Trumpet, was released in 2011 with Shanachie Records, and this charted upon the aforementioned chart.
She was born in Harlem, on September 29, 1963, as Judith F. Christie, as the daughter of a minister from Jamaica and her mother, who is from Barbados. Her mother being a pianist at her fathers church growing up gave her the impetus to learn how to play the piano and become a pianist in her own right. She went to Oral Roberts University in the mid-1980s.
In 1992, she became the Music Director at West Angeles Church of God in Christ (COGIC). In 2004, she became a vice-president for the International Music Department (COGIC) under the leadership of Iris Stevenson. Finally in 2009, she was appointed the President of the International Music Department (COGIC) by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. Her music recording career commenced in 2001, with her album, Send Judah First, and it was released by her label Judah Records on January 30, 2001. She released, Raise the Praise, on January 27, 2003 again by her label Judah Records. The third album, In His Presence: Live!, was released on May 30, 2006 by Artemis Records, and this was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart at No. 10, while placing on two more charts. The subsequent album, Sound the Trumpet, released by Shanachie Records in 2011, and this charted at No. 13 on the aforementioned chart.
She is married to Darin McAllister, and together they reside in Los Angeles, California with their children. She serves as the Minister of Music under the presiding bishop's of the Church of God in Christ, Charles E. Blake, church West Angeles.