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The beautifully gifted Dorinda Clark Cole, who is also known as “the rose of Gospel,” has been ministering to the masses since she was a little girl under the tutelage of her legendary mother, Dr. Mattie Moss Clark.

Nowadays, singing is just a fraction of all the things Cole has going on. Not only has she just released her brand new solo album Living It, she is also a sought-after preacher, clothing designer, radio and TV host and now a reality TV star.

ESSENCE.COM recently sat down with Cole to talk about the meaning behind her new album, the legendary Clark Sisters and joining the cast of The Preachers of Detroit.

Living It is your fifth solo album. What makes this particular album so special for you?

I know every artist say this when they put a new album out, but I really feel this is my best masterpiece. Each album just continues to get better and better. This project means so much to me at this stage in my life because it has truly been a faith journey. We have to go through things for God to bring us out, so we’ll have a testimony to share with the world. I went through a lot during the recording of this CD. I almost lost my house twice! When my house was going into foreclosure, I didn’t know how God was going to fix the situation, but I had to believe he had a plan. Even when the appraisers were taking pictures of my house, I told God we can’t both be embarrassed, so you have to come through! And that’s exactly what he did! I have a whole new definition of faith and the power of God. So this album means the world to me. I would be doing a disservice to the world if I perpetrated like I never go through any problems.

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