Deborah Barnes

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Deborah Barnes is a Gosepl recording artist and member of The Barnes Family along with her uncle the late Rev. FC Barnes, cousin Luther Barnes, and sister Wanda Barnes.


Deborah Barnes is the daughter of the late Geraldine Barnes (1994) and William "Mann" Barnes (2007). Deborah was brought up in the Red Budd Holy Church (Rocky Mount, NC) under the leadership of the late Rev. FC Barnes. She later joined her cousin Luther's group The Red Budd Gospel Choir as lead female vocalist. With Luther and the choir she recorded "I'm Still Holding On", giving her much success. Deborah is known worldwide for the hit song. Deborah & mother Geraldine started singing with Rev. FC Barnes forming the group "FC Barnes & Company". The group was later joined by Melvin Barnes' wife Martha Barnes. The group recorded 3 albums together. After the death of Geraldine Barnes, the group was revamped with Deborah and her sisters Wanda & Lisa Barnes. The new FC Barnes & Company recorded 5 albums together, until the death of the group's lead Rev. FC Barnes in 2011. Deborah,Wanda,Lisa & Debbie "Happy" Barnes (Deborah's daughter) continues performing as the Barnes Sisters. Deborah is currently a member of the Restoration Worship Center under leadership of her cousin Luther Barnes. Deborah continues performing with Luther & members of the Red Budd Gospel Choir as well as performing with The Sunset Jubilaires. In 2005, Deborah released her first solo album "The Truth" featuring the hit song "You Are Somebody" on her label Ma Gerald Records. The album featured background vocals from RBGC members (Wanda Barnes, Lisa Barnes, Bonita Barnes-Greene, Tevis Harris & Debbie "Happy" Barnes). Deborah's most recent project is "Colors Of Spring:Volume 1" (2014) featuring students of the Dunbar Gospel Choir in Texas.