23 March 2021 | Voices of Fire, a Netflix docuseries about gospel music, featured Zina Johnson, choir director at Allegheny East Conference’s Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C.
“The series, produced by recording artist Pharrell Williams, follows his uncle, Ezekiel Williams, and a team of gospel leaders as they travel to Hampton Roads, Virginia, searching for talented singers to build a world-class gospel choir,” explained the Columbia Union Visitor.
Johnson was one of 75 people chosen out of thousands who auditioned.
According to the Visitor, the person who auditioned right before Johnson selected the same song she had prepared to sing. She then felt impressed to sing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” The performance got Johnson into the second round of the competition.
“I knew that was God, because I had not practiced that song at all before singing it that day,” she said to the Visitor.
Johnson released her first single, “O, Holy Night,” in 2020. It is available on Apple Music and Amazon Music.