Smokie Norful Biography
Smokie Norful is an American gospel singer and pianist best known for his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which received a Grammy at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
How old is Smokie Norful? – Age
Norful is 48 years old as of 2023. He was born on October 31, 1975, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, where he also grew up.
How tall is Smokie Norful? – Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.63 m) tall.
Smokie Norful’s Mother, Father – Family
Smokie was born and raised by his loving parents, Reverend W.R. Norful and Teresa Norful. He grew up as the first of three boys born to his parents. However, infromation regarding his siblings’ identities is still unclear.
Smokie Norful’s Education
Norful attended and completed his high school studies before enrolling at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Trinity International Seminary. He later launched his church, Victory Cathedral Worship Centre, in Bolingbrook, IL, in 2005.
Is Smokie Norful Married? – Wife
Smokie has been married to his beautiful wife, Carla, and they both serve on the Trinity International University Board of Regents. They, too, are business owners with interests in real estate, publishing, and entertainment. He is also the father of two sons and an adopted daughter.
Smokie Norful’s Career
Norful was ordained as an elder and licenced as a preacher in 1997. Afterward, he began working as a youth pastor, music minister, and associate minister at St. John AME Church in Pine Bluff. Likewise, he also worked as a worship leader for the AME church’s connectional youth department on a global scale.
Additionally, he is currently the pastor of the Victory Cathedral Worship Centre in Bolingbrook. He officially opened Victory Cathedral Worship Centre in Bolingbrook in September 2005. In addition, the church has seen tremendous growth in the community since its inception.
Moreover, on September 28, 2008, he opened a second school on Chicago’s south side, which has grown in a similar manner. Currently, he is an internationally renowned musician, recording artist, and composer. Furthermore, his initial albums, I Need You Now and Smokie Norful Limited Edition, earned him worldwide acclaim.
Smokie Norful’s Net Worth
Smokie has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.
- Forever Yours
- Once in a Lifetime
- How I Got Over…Songs That Carried Us
- Smokie Norful Live
- Nothing Without You Special Edition CD+DVD
- Nothing Without You
- I Need You Now: Limited Edition
- I Need You Now
- Grammy Awards
- GMA Dove Award
You can find and follow Norful on Facebook using the account name: @Smokie Norful