Martha Munizzi: The Wife, Mother and Recording Artist

Making a difference in Gospel music and inevitably in the lives of many, Martha Munizzi is a dynamic speaker, motivator, singer, performer, wife, mother…the list goes on. We sat down with Martha to get a glimpse into the dream she lives every day through her life and ministry. You can listen to this complete interview on gudang lagu as well.

CHANGE:

You’ve found tremendous success as a singer, songwriter, and pioneer in the music industry. Is this the success you have always wanted? Is this where you thought you would be today?

MARTHA:

I’ve always had big dreams. The last ten years comprise what God put on my heart to do. I always knew I would be involved in ministry in some capacity, whether it be speaking, singing, or writing. There were ministers that prophesied over my life. To see those things happen has confirmed for me what God dropped in my spirit about my future. It’s so much greater than I thought it would ever be.

CHANGE:

You’ve been married for over 18 years; as your manager and ministry partner, describe the experience of sharing your success with your spouse. Have you two always shared the same interests and vision in terms of performing and ministry?

MARTHA:

It’s a blessing. We actually met because of our similar love of music, ministry, and love of the Lord. We met in a band. He was a bass player and I was a singer. The ministry has been our focus. There have been difficult times; working side by side can be challenging. It’s such a blessing to be able to look at my husband and know that everything we’ve accomplished we did together. When I win an award, it is for both of us.

CHANGE:

From performing to touring and making appearances all around the country, what is your method of juggling your career and family?

MARTHA:

We’ve thought everything through so that we put God first. In doing so, everyone benefits and has balance. Early, we learned to turn the challenges we can’t handle over to God and we focus on what’s most important. In regards to our children, we believe it’s important to involve them in what we do. They work with us. It’s not just mommy’s and daddy’s ministry; it’s a family ministry. We try very hard to prioritize and balance. We trust God.

CHANGE:

Regarding your children, Danielle, Nicole, and Nathan would you encourage them to pursue careers in the industry?

MARTHA:

They love it. From piano and drums to guitar, they have a natural love for it. It’s so exciting to see their excitement for something we all can share.

CHANGE:

What do you do to unwind, in your personal time

MARTHA:

I like to be real and keep life simple. I like to go to the beach, read and meditate. Anything I can do with my family makes me feel whole and satisfied.

CHANGE:

You made history as the first non-African-American female to win a Stellar Award in 2005. How significant is this achievement to your career and personal satisfaction as an artist?

MARTHA:

I felt like it was God saying, “This is your season, for you to do something you’ve never done before.” And I believed God called me to break barriers and erase some racial lines. When I won the Stellar Award, I heard God telling me not to take credit, that it was Him moving His hand over the Earth, in the church, and through Gospel music. The wall of division is coming down.

CHANGE:

You are well-known as an exceptional leader of praise and worship and your style has been deemed extraordinary. What are your thoughts in terms of the praise and worship experience?

MARTHA:

The whole idea of praise and worship is part of who we are. We have to understand that praise and worship is not just something we do as preliminary to preaching. I want to take it beyond the music, beyond just the sound. I want to lead people into God’s presence. I want to disappear and allow the Holy Spirit to take over. We have the authority and power to break depression and sickness through our praise. It is so key that we understand it’s a lifestyle.

CHANGE:

What has been the most satisfying or rewarding moment in your career?

MARTHA:

To be able to be in front of and minister to unbelievers and bring those individuals to a greater understanding of God. This is really why I do all of this.

CHANGE:

Who have you most enjoyed working with?

MARTHA:

Donnie McClurkin. He is one of the most gracious and giving people I’ve ever worked with. Every time I’m ministering with him I feel so challenged. He makes me sing better, performs better.

CHANGE:

Are you currently working on a new project? If so, what is the release date?

MARTHA:

Our No Limits CD was recently released. Actually one of the songs on the album is inspired by a sermon delivered by Dr. Dollar. We are also working on a kids’ record and my own children are singing on that project. We are looking forward to more touring and traveling. I also have something in a store that God put on my heart to not share with anyone just yet, but it’s forthcoming.

CHANGE:

What advice would you give aspiring artists wanting to make a career in the Gospel music industry?

MARTHA:

Count the cost and make sure you’re called to do this. It can be lonely and confusing and if you’re not called to do this, it can be difficult. You have to be doing this for people; it’s not just about winning awards. Also, make sure you are involved in your local church. You have to learn how to serve. My husband and I started in our local churches. Remember, there are no limits. My mom says it best, “Wisdom is crying in the streets” and that’s how I want to reach people.

Although a pro in the industry, Martha Munizzi is as enthusiastic about the future of Gospel music and praise and worship now as she was while in the choir of her hometown church. With genuine passion and energy for the Word of God, there’s no stopping her now! From wife and mother to dynamic recording artist, Ms. Munizzi is changing lives through the heart and soul of Gospel music!