Becoming Emily Benford

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I’m so excited to introduce you to my warrior friend, Emily Benford (aka “Emily B”)! Emily B is a singer, worship leader, songwriter, vocal director, and speaker. She moved to Southern California over 10 years ago to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. Since that move, Emily has been blessed with a successful career as a highly sought-after Session Singer in Los Angeles and has had the honor of singing on projects such as: Glee, Disney’s Tinkerbell, American Idol, X Factor, and The Muppets and Pitch Perfect movies, to name a few. Not only has Emily had success behind the scenes in TV and film but she also had her first television appearance on Season 1 of BET’s Gospel-music competition “Sunday Best” where she ended up as a finalist. Most recently she was cheered on as a contestant on Season 6 of NBC’s Emmy-winning reality show “The Voice”, where she was a on Team Shakira! Emily has not only persevered through the trials of “making it” in the music business but she is also a survivor of a very rare form of cancer: VHL (or Von-Hippel Lindau Syndrome), a type of cancer where tumors continuously form in the blood vessels throughout the body. She has successfully come through two brain and four eye surgeries over the past seven years and will have to monitor this disease through various scans, tests and treatments for the rest of her life. For the past 3 years Emily has taken on the role as a Vocal Director/Arranger at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, where she also leads worship from time to time. Emily lives in Orange County, CA and enjoys living life with her husband of 7 years, Roderick, and being a stay- at-mom to her three, young sons. Tytan (5), Atlas (2) and Apollo (9mos). Emily is passionate about sharing her story through singing and speaking and using these gifts to inspire and encouraging others. Grab your coffee and join us as Emily B shares her Becoming Story…

Author: Emily B. Cummins

Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.

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