About Us

Louisiana Gospel Psalmists (LGP) is a female ensemble united in their love for worship, and their passion for gospel music with its message of hope and grace. The mission of Louisiana Gospel Psalmists is to, through a delicious gumbo of black contemporary gospel, high praise, and spiritual music traditions spread joy and inspire faith among people of all races and cultures. The group’s performances embrace a variety of musical styles. From the colorful rendition of Amazing Grace, to the gospel jazz arrangement of Wade In The Water, and from the smooth and rhythmic contemporary gospel tunes,  classic hymn ballads, this vocally artistic group simply brings it. LGP is under the management of the New Orleans-based Jamalar Agency.    For international booking, contact (504) 943-0353 or Jamalar@Jamalaragency.com.  For booking in the U.S., call (225) 262-9521.

Alice DixonAlice Dixon
Birthday: October 26
Occupation: Cosmetologist
Hobbies: Singing, baking, and playing Spades
Artist Influences: Yolanda Adams, Kim McFarland, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong
Fav Gospel Artist: Kim Burrell
Fav Scripture: Philippians 4:13
Fav Louisiana Cuisine: Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo
Fav Flower: Rose
Fav Quote: “Anything worth having, is worth working for.”


angela-dunnAngela Dunn
Birthday: August 7 
Occupation: Musician
Hobbies: Thread arts and gardening
Artist Influences: Alex Bugnon, Doreen Ketchens 
Fav Gospel Artist: Oliver Scott
Fav Scripture: Colossians 3:19
Fav Louisiana Cuisine: Sweet Potato Pie
Fav Flower: Lycoris Aurea
Fav Quote: “Work your garden; you’ll end up with plenty of food. Play and party;  you’ll end up with an empty plate.” Prov. 28:19 MSG


carolyn-shieldCarolyn Shield
Birthday: January 21
Occupation: Music Director/Keyboardist
Hobbies: Traveling, watching movies, playing piano
Artist Influences: Twinkie Clark, Chris Byrd, Kim Burrell, Maurette Brown-Clark, Ben Tankard, and Patrice Rushen
Fav Gospel Artist: CeCe Winans, Anita Wilson, Kathy Horry
Fav Scripture: Psalms 27:4
Fav Louisiana Cuisine: Red Beans & Rice w/Smoke Sausage 
Fav Flower: Magnolia 
Fav Quote:
“God is a Spirit; and they that  worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”  John 4:24


celeste-payneCeleste Payne
Birthday: May 14 
Occupation: Art Teacher 
Hobbies: Graphic design, traveling, spending time with family 
Artist Influences: Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Maurette Brown-Clark, William McDowell 
Fav Gospel Artist: Daryl Coley
Fav Scripture: Romans 8:28 
Fav Louisiana Cuisine: Crawfish Etouffee 
Fav Flower: Lilac
Fav Quote: “The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only a page.”  St. Augustine


melodyMelodie Landry
Birthday: June 8
Occupation: Librarian Technician 
Hobbies: Salsa, singing, traveling, community service with youth & homeless
Artist Influences: Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Caesar, J Moss, and Kim Burrell
Fav Gospel Artist: Karen Clark-Sheard 
Fav Scripture: Psalms 139
Fav Louisiana Cuisine: Catfish Acadiana
Fav Flower: Orchid
Fav Quote: “Look at Jesus when something works out for me unexpectedly.”


Stephanie Roan

Birthday:November 3
Occupation: Librarian Technician
Hobbies:Singing,  traveling, reading, and working with youth 
Artist Influences: William McDowell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Misty Edwards 
Fav Gospel Artist: CeCe Winans 
Fav Scripture: Psalms 27:4
Fav Louisiana Cuisine: Crawfish Etoufee
Fav Flower: Rose
Fav Quote: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”   2 Timothy 1:7