Perri Reid talks about her Christian conversion

SINGER Perri Reid, who in the '80s and '90s had a string of major R&B hits under the name Pebbles, spoke at length about her Christian ministry in the March 2004 Charisma magazine. She told the magazine how after her marriage to the former president of Arista Records Antonio "LA" Reid ended in divorce and she was embroiled in a contractual dispute with TLC, the popular girl group she founded, she found the Lord. "God rescued me and now I have a responsibility to bring others out. . . I remember lying on my bed breathing my last breath. I tried to reach for the phone to ask for help but couldn't. That was the day the Enemy tried to take my life, but that was also the night grace stepped in."

In 1998 Perri started the healing and deliverance ministry Women Of God Changing Lives Through Christ (WOGCL) based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002 Ms Reid opened the doors of her home in Houston to Whitney Houston, Whitney's husband Bobby Brown and the couple's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. During an interview with Essence magazine, Houston discussed her friendship with her preacher friend. "She took me under her wing. I stayed in one room and she took me through a transition of deliverance and prayer, constant in my case." CR

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