Video: Danny Gokey Talks About Sophia’s Heart

Danny Gokey Talks with Nicole C. Mullins

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard Danny Gokey talk about his charitable organization, Sophia’s Heart.  In this interview at the GMA Dove Awards with CCM Magazine‘s Nicole Mullen, we learn that SHF is in the midst of a refocusing and developing a strategic new direction.  The operations are closed in Nashville (and in Milwaukee?  We don’t know.) but they have been supporting other organizations that are building wells, churches, etc.

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Not “Just” an Artist, Danny Gokey is the Founder of Sophia’s Heart

Sophia's Heart HOPE cropped (450x253)You may know Danny Gokey as that big voiced singer with an equally big heart, but do you know about his foundation, Sophia’s Heart?

“One Heart…Touching Many,”

This four word phrase conveys the vision and passion of Sophia’s Heart President and Founder, Danny Gokey.  Through its unique transitional housing program, Sophia’s Heart is finding success to break the cycle of homelessness and keeping families together in Nashville.

Compassion NashvilleIn Danny’s hometown of Milwaukee, he has created a culturally relevant Music and Arts program that is both educational and a supportive service to under-served youth. The program is performed and led by Sophia’s Heart’s students.  It creates opportunities for the following key outcomes: Leadership, improved self-esteem, team building, cultural diversity, educational focus, and as a positive alternative to gangs, drugs &  violence.

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Danny Gokey’s Sophia’s Heart Plans Transitional Housing & Equestrian Therapy & Community Garden

SHF Danny Gokey 2015 (430x249)“The Tennessean” Reported Today:

“A Nashville-based nonprofit foundation founded by “American Idol” alumni and contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Danny Gokey has paid $1.4 million for 59.3 acres in Antioch with plans to eventually build a transitional housing complex.

Sophia’s Heart Foundation plans to use an existing building on the property at 4157 Moss Road for an information and referral program for homeless families. An equestrian therapy program and a community garden also are planned for adjacent land.

Construction plans are being drawn up for the transitional housing facility, which would house up to 30 families …..  That complex is expected to be completed in late 2017.

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“Live the Promise” With Susie Larson Showcases Danny Gokey’s “Christmas Is Here”!

Susie Larson in Studio (425x310)Danny Gokey joined host Susie Larson of the radio program “Live the Promise” to share MANY of his new Christmas songs, tell how they were written or selected to be on “Christmas is Here” and also his back story on meeting Sophia and the loss that led up to establishing his charity, Sophia’s Heart.

I am sure you are going to LOVE this interview as much as I did!  It was a thrill to hear “Mary Did You Know”, “O Holy Night”, “Lift Up Your Hearts” and “Give Me Jesus” on my local radio for the first time as well as clips from many of the other songs!

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Danny Gokey Reveals the New Home of Sophia’s Heart in Nashville!

New SHF N (415x168)The Second Annual Sophia’s Heart Gala in Nashville had all of the things you’d expect of a great night; it had good food, great entertainment and lots of people gathered to support Danny Gokey’s charity. But the big news of the night was the unveiling of the new home for the charity in the greater Nashville area! Continue reading “Danny Gokey Reveals the New Home of Sophia’s Heart in Nashville!”