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MEET
CAROL

Author, Singer, Speaker
 
Allow me to take you on my journey...
 

My Beginning - I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Rev. Dr. Eric A. Mayes, Jr. and Bernice Mayes.The youngest of six children, I began singing at the age of four. Singing was everything to me so much so that I joined the church at age five so I could sing in the choir not really understanding anything about what or why I was singing. I just wanted to sing. 

 

 

My Encounter - Once I was married, I moved to Germany and lived there for six years.This is where my spiritual journey began. I had my own personal life-changing encounter with the Lord, then I understood the “what” and the “why” I sing. “Amazing Grace” was no longer just a hymn, but it became real to me. I was blind but now I see. Jesus was no longer just a lovely song. I had had an UNDENIABLE encounter with His Spirit and my ministry began.

 

 

My Purpose - My struggle with alopecia started 35 years ago. I was devastated and humiliated losing my hair and being confined to wigs and weaves. In 2019, God compelled me to come out of the shadows and reveal my true self. I thank God for His strength to help me reveal my bald. I call it my "reborn again" day. The day I uncovered my shame and trusted God to use me to bless others who suffer from self-hatred, fear, and shame. I have alopecia, but it DOESN'T have me!    

My Desire - Isaiah 43:19 says, "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" God has certainly done a new thing in my life. When I once identified only as a singer, He has also entrusted me as an author and speaker, two things that I never imagined I'd do. God has given me a passion to see people go free from fearn, shame, and self-hatred, embrace their true identity, and live in the light of God's glory. 

 

This phase of my life is still under construction. Join me on my journey.
 

 

Carol Chisolm is a singer, songwriter, speaker, and author. She was named Songwriter of the Month (July 2020) by Nashville Christian Songwriters, International. She was one of the top five finalists in the 2021 You God’s Music Talent Showcase, named the 2022 Traditional Artist of the Year for the Tampa Bay Gospel Music Awards, named among the Top 25 Artist of 2023 by the I Support Florida Gospel Music Movement, and recently nominated for the 2024 Female Artist of the Year for the Florida Gospel Music Awards. 

 

Carol is a contributing author in the award-winning anthology, “She Writes for Him: Black Voices of Wisdom” and “My Bald Is Beautiful: I Am Not My Hair”. Her Selah Award winning book, “Breaking the Shadows: How to Embrace Your True Self and Live in the Light of God’s Glory”, was published in 2023 and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Redemption Press Publishing.

 

Carol has been able to share her testimony on many occasions through podcast and radio interviews as well as virtual and in-person conferences. She loves helping others to embrace their true identity in Christ and find their God-purpose.

 

 

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