Charles Lee Lewis Horne is the son of Latonia Horne (soprano), Grandson of Dr. Barretta Horne (Tenor). Charles is a member of Craig Memorial Tabernacle under the leadership of Dr. James L. Craig II where he’s a member of the Music Ministry.
Charles is a student at Henry Ford Community College and is the engineer at WVTC Radio Detroit.
Charles has been with the Detroit Chapter since he was a baby. He is now one of the younger members of the Detroit Chapter where he sings in the alto section.
EMELINE KING: Native Detroiter
MEMBER: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (father) Rev. Earnest O King Sr, Pastor
POSITION: Choir Director / Musician: Mt Calvary, Calvary District Association
EDUCATION: Cass Tech High ‘76 BFA, Industrial Design, Wayne State University, Detroit, MIBS, Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Certificate, Graphic Design, Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Southfield MI
EMPLOYER: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI (25 years)
HISTORIC MILESTONE: First African-American Female Transportation Designer
AUTHOR: “WHAT DO YOU MEAN A BLACK GIRL CAN’T DESIGN CARS?” EMELINE KING, SHE DID IT!”
FORD DESIGN CONTRIBUTIONS•1994 Ford Mustang Interior, 1989, 1990, 2000 Thunderbird/SC Exterior Components •1st patent 15 inch Base Wheel Cover featured on the 1989 thunderbird• 1990 Ford Corporate Steering Wheel • Media Print Representation Various Magazines: Ebony, Essence etc.
FOREIGN SERVICE: Ford of Europe,Turin Italy, London England, Koln Germany
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. Detroit Public Schools, CEO, DETROIT HULA FITNESS.LLC, GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR. ZUMBA, POUND
AWARDS AND HONORS •Hidden Pioneers •Recipient: First Annual Fast Trak Award- Dollars and Sense Magazine •Spirit of Detroit Award, • Comerica Bank 2010 Detroit All Stars Singing Competition Winner
ACTIVITIES AND HOBBIES •Musician: Songtress, Vocals, Saxophone ”Ms Priscilla” Alto, Tenor, Soprano, Organ, Piano•FreelanceArtist: Designing, Acrylic Paintings, Caricatures, Sculpture•Member: GMWA (Soprano) •Quality Time spent with family and friends :
MODEL SERVICE :Trailblazing Goods Things for Others to Follow and Mentor Them Along The Way. “For Only What You Do For Christ Will Last”
The gospel song, “I Love to Praise Him,” epitomizes who and what I am today. I have been singing gospel music since I was five years old. My mother told me about the time she entered me into a Soupy Sales contest and I won. I was to sing the song “How Much Is that Doggy in The Window,” on his show. Well, I did sing the song, but as soon as I finished, I started belting out the hymnal, “Jesus Loves Me Yes I Know.” My mom says, she just smiled and shook her head.
Many years later, I performed in theater, with the late playwright and director, Ron Milner for three years. As years progressed, I performed with the Mandela Choir, under the direction of Bishop Edgar Vann. I later joined GMWA Detroit Chapter, in which I am still a member. I performed with the Detroit 300 Centennial Choir, performed with the Jimmy “JD” Dowell Faith Choir, performed in the Peace Choir, directed by Jimmy Dowell, for the Call to Arms of all nationalities and faiths, prayer vigil. This event was organized by Metropolitan Detroit area ministers, after the Twin Towers bombing in New York.
I also performed with the Fellowship Music and Arts Choir, under Bishop Andre Woods, and currently perform with The Second Chance Singers with Brotha Mike.
My educational background is that I worked in the field of education for thirty years and am now retired. In August, 2019, I was asked and accepted the position of Superintendent of the Vacation Bible School, for West Side Unity Church, where Dr. JoAnn Watson is the Pastor.
My wish is to one day, sing a duet with my GMWA Minister of Music, Michael Fletcher.