Dr. Kemp’s music ministry began over fifty years ago as pianist for the Junior Choir of the Morning Star Baptist Church in Chicago. Her full time music ministry ended in 2009 after 40 years of music ministry at Memorial M.B. Church in Chicago. Dr. Kemp, now an ordained minister of the gospel, is active in the teaching ministry at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church where she is an associate pastor, the Chicago Baptist Institute International, the academic faculty of The Gospel Music Workshop of America, and the Pastors Alliance Department of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. She also participates nationally in music ministry.
The author works as a volunteer with civic and social groups with an emphasis on the youth and the elderly, who are her passion and as a member of educational and financial advisory boards. One of her favorite scriptures, which guides her daily is Psalm 121.