Baptized in The Holy Spirit at the age of 12, Carmen has been singing since she "was old enough to talk."
She learned much of her musical talent from her musical father and then went to Harden Simmons University where she was a Voice Major.
After college she put her musical gifts to good use as lead singer in the Christian band, Soteria, which means Salvation.
Since 1996 she has been one of the lead singers in the music worship group of the Odessa Christian Faith Center where they regularly sing in the spirit.
"When I sing in the spirit the cries of my heart and the love for my God are being vocalized," says Carmen.
"Since 1996 I've been singing for Jesus and these have been the best years of my life. "