Pop Star turned Evangelist VANITY dead at 57…

(Originally posted April 17, 2016)

CBN News: Denise K Matthews was lead singer of the group Vanity 6, which had a major hit in the 80s and toured with megastar Prince.    The 1980’s pop singer who gave her life to Christ, passed away on Feb 15, 2016  from kidney failure and an intestinal illness. She was 57…

In the 1990’s, Matthews made her way to Hollywood, appearing in the films including “Action Jackson.”   On the dark side, She also battled drug addiction, suffering an overdose in 1994 that destroyed her kidneys and left her on dialysis.

But in the mid-1990s she gave her life to Christ, kicked drugs, and left the entertainment industry.

“Eternal life is what we reach for, no more tears, pain or sorrow and everlasting joy in God,” Matthews told The Fix, a sober living magazine. “Hell is equivalent to pain, and who digs pain forever? I had to wake up and be smarter than that.”

She became an evangelist and eventually was ordained as a minister, preaching in churches around the country.

TMZ reports she was in church last Sunday and told the congregation she was ready to go home.

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm