One Sunday in April, Aquilla Butler’s sharp soprano soared about the quintet Voices of Praise at a Baptist church in Marshall. When Butler sang solo, the glass of the minimalist yellow, orange and white windows seemed to shake, barely able to contain her notes. The congregation clapped, swayed and praised God, tapping their feet against the pine floors. When the group finished the set, “amens” followed the members back to their pew.
Aquilla Butler has a big voice — and a mission
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