First Lady Jennifer Wilson, endearingly referred to as Lady J, is the First Lady of Real Gospel Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Tracy L. Wilson presiding. At Real Gospel, Officially LadyJ, 'freely' serves as First Lady & Minister of Music. She accepted Christ and received God's precious Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues at age six. As a child, she sang in Second Mount Carmel's Children's Choir under the tutelage of Sister Queener and musician Elaine Glass. Then as a teen and young adult, she continued to uplift the name of Jesus through song as a member of Second Mount Carmel's Celestial Choir. Her cousin, Tony Phelps was its director. At that time, Second Mount Carmel Celestial Choir was one of the greatest choirs in the City of Cleveland and its Mass Choir had been professionally recorded.
Officially LadyJ, formerly, Jennifer Bell, is the daughter of Gospel Psalmist and Recording Artist, Reverend Jimmie Bell of Montgomery, Alabama. She sang background vocals and toured with her dad, as a teen and young adult.
In the early nineties, she was a contributing columnist for the Call & Post Newspaper (oldest black owned publication). Her column entitled, Real Gospel, allowed her the opportunity to interview local and national record artists, Commissioned (Marvin Sapp & Fred Hammond), BeBe & CeCe Winans, Dawkins & Dawkins, A1Swift and The Winans Brothers. The column then grew into an opportunity for a Gospel video show. Real Gospel gave Officially LadyJ the platform to advocate and promote contemporary gospel music.
As a background singer & video host, she has shared moments with a number of gospel's greats, Jimmie Bell, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Mississippi Mass, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin & the Family & Jackie of The Clark Sisters.
In this new season, LadyJ is stepping forward with the release of her latest recording project entitled, "Tales of a Congregation".