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Biography Of Smokie Norful (Gospel Artist)

    Numerous gospel artists are mainly focused on preaching the word of God through their songs. They have ensured that the gospel of our lord Jesus is well heard and reached several people.

    Biography Of Smokie Norful

    Smokie Norful
    Smokie Norful
    Background Information
    Full Name: Rev. W.R. “Smokie” Norful, Jr
    Gender Male
    Born: 31 October 1975 (age 47 years),
    Place of Birth: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
    Nationality: American
    Spouse Carla Norful
    Children Ashley Norful, Tré Norful, Ashton Norful
    Net Worth $3 Million
    Occupation: American gospel singer and pianist

    Smokie Norful is a renowned American gospel musician and pianist famously known for his 2002 album “I Need You Now.” He gained massive recognition in 2004 when he released “Nothing Without You,” which won a grammy at the 47th edition for the best contemporary soul gospel album


    Smokie Norful is 47 years old.

    Early Life And Education

    Smokie Norful was born on the 31st of October 1975 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, to Reverend W.R. Norful and Teresa Norful. He grew up in Oklahoma and went to Jack Robey Junior High and Pine Blutt High School.

    Smokie Norful gained immense knowledge of music while growing up and equally picked different melodies on the piano. Despite his interest in music, he decided to study history at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

    After that, he worked as a history instructor before going to Chicago to study for a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary.

    Personal Life

    Smokie Norful is married to Carta Norful, and they have 3 lovely children. They have two sons, Ashton Norful and Tré Norful, and a daughter named Ashley Norful.


    After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Smokie Norful worked as a history teacher for 7 years at Pine Bluff High School, Jack Robey Junior High School, and Evanson Township High School.

    Furthermore, he has served as an educational director for the Pine Bluff Housing Authority after-school program. Smokie Norful was once a board member of Regents for Trinity International University.

    Ministerial Work

    Smokie Norful started his ministerial works in 1977 when he was ordained as an elder and licensed as a preacher. He served as a youth pastor and music minister at St. John AME Church in Pine Bluff.

    Currently, Smokie Norful serves as the pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship Center in Bolingbrook. He further combined as a musician, recording artist, and music composer who won a grammy in its 47th edition.

    Net Worth Of Smokie Norful

    Smokie Norful has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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