Kristen Baker is an influential leader who produces music, conferences, and community service events for professional as well as spiritual development. Known to go the extra mile to execute the will of the Lord excellency, Kristen says, “Excellence is always in order.” As a teenager, she directed the award-winning Ridge View High Gospel Choir. In 2008, Kristen earned Bachelor’s of Science in Music with a concentration in vocal performance from Columbia College in Columbia, S.C.
After college, Kristen established two companies. Kristen Baker Ministries, founded in 2008, provides new and innovative ideas to the body of Christ and Perfect’d Praize is a vibrant youth performance arts nonprofit. Comprised of musicians, singers and dancers ages 16 to 26, the youth-led group hosts events to connect Christian, business, and civilian communities with similar social values for fellowship and community building. In 2010, Kristen went on to release iHunger: Strengthen Your Connection with God in 21 Days on Amazon. Still, she felt led to do more.
Thus, after serving 15 years in various denominations and churches throughout South Carolina, Kristen Baker understood her divine ambition: To impact her generation for Christ through the worship arts, to blaze trails and to build bridges toward greater intimacy with God. For this reason, in January 2016 Baker hosted the first RECHARGE Worship and Arts Conference, a two-day experience of empowerment, technical instruction and reconnecting for a deeper level of worship. She released her latest single Have Your Way at the RECHARGE concert.
At present, Kristen is the worship and art director of Kingdom Life Ministries under Pastor James L. Rowson, Jr. Furthermore, she is pursuing a Master of Divinity in bible exposition at Columbia International University. Guided by Luke 4:18, Kristen proclaims, “The spirit of The Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recover the sight of the blind, and set the oppressed free.”