Evangelist Myrna Summers is the Minister of Music at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glendale, Maryland. Myrna is the leader of the church's five choirs, orchestra and is the Director of Reid Temple's Mass Choir. Prior to joining and assuming her duties at Reid Temple A.M.E Church in 1999, Myrna was Minister of Music at Refreshing Spring COGIC in Riverdale, Maryland. Myrna, a Washington, D.C. native, has been performing professionally for over four decades in the United States and Europe. Her strong and energy filled alto voice has earned her numerous honors and awards. She was nominated for Grammy Awards for her original compositions "God Gave Me a Song" and "Give Me Something to Hold on To".
In 1970, Myrna was the recipient of the Mahalia Jackson Award. She received a Stellar Award in 1989 for Best Traditional Gospel Artist (Female).She said her goal is "to raise the spiritual consciousness of men, women, boys, and girls through the presentation of evangelistic gospel music, hopefully bringing about spiritual conviction that would lead to the acceptance of Jesus Christ".
The evangelist is the founder of Myrna Summers' G.U.T.S.A.Y. (Gospel United to Save All Youth). Her interests include reading and writing. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School in the District of Columbia and attended the University of Maryland & the Toutorsky Academy of Music in Washington, D.C.