Psalmist Ruth Andrea Featherstone is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, where she is known as being this generation’s “Mahalia Jackson.” Ruth started singing at the age of two at Green’s Temple Church of God in Christ in Pittsburgh, PA, where her father was the associate pastor and her mother a Sunday School teacher. Ruth received vocal training from world-renowned Josephine Harris of Fillion’s Studios in Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh’s Center for the Musically Talented, Bella Burger's Studios in Culver City, CA, and one of Seth Riggs’ Level Five Instructors. She now resides in Los Angeles, CA, and is a member of West Angeles Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Psalmist Ruth has appeared on the Dr. Bobby Jones Show, Chicago's Singsation hosted by Vicki Winans, Sheraton Broadcast Inspiration Across America, Aaron Spelling's TV show Seventh Heaven, Pittsburgh Gospel Showcase, Los Angeles 2000 Democratic Convention, Almavision Christian Telethon, and the Gospel Music Channel's Gospel Dreams. Her stage credits include: "I Have a Dream, Precious Lord, Freedom Fighters, Crossing the Line, Mustard Seed, Ragtime where she was nominated for the Marcom Masques Award as "Best Supporting Actress” for her role as Sarah's Friend,” and she portrayed Mrs. Johnson in A Raisin in The Sun.” Also, Ruth hosted her own cable TV program entitled, "Praises Incorporated," where she interviewed gospel singers Vermettya Royster and the late Minister Daryl Coley. She has also ministered in songs with Soldiers for the Second Coming under the direction of Billy Davis, Jr., and Marilyn McCoo.
Psalmist Ruth is not only an anointed vocalist, but she is also an anointed preacher, speaker, and teacher as well, who “rightly dividing the word of truth.” She brought her first message entitled “Stay on the Wall” during Women’s Can Be Healed Conference. She also ministered in songs at Country Villa Convalescent Home. For eight years, Psalmist Ruth delivered the Word of God at Los Angeles County Twin Tower Correctional Facility and the Los Angeles County Women’s Central Regional Detention Facility. On numerous occasions, she ministered in songs at Union Rescue Mission and Los Angeles Mission.
Psalmist Ruth received an Honorary Doctor of Sacred Music Degree from Elbon Solution College of Ministry in Apple Valley, CA. Dr. Ruth A. Featherstone is the recipient of the “Amazing Star Award” and the “Five-fold Ministry Award.” Dr. Featherstone knows that God has truly blessed her with many talents to use for His glory, honor, and praise. God has anointed, appointed, and approved her for such a time as this. Her purpose in life is to give God the highest praise; uplift the name of Jesus; encourage the Redeemed Ones; tell of God’s love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and goodness; compel sinners to come to Christ, and evangelize the world through songs.