Sheila Davis Harris is the owner of Gospelodeum, LLC with over 40 years’ experience as an administrator for nonprofit organizations and health care administration. She has consulting experience in setting up various church and synagogue offices. As a community leader, she is a notary public since 1991 and was appointed from 2000 to 2004 as chair and commissioner of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Hartford Women in the city of Hartford, Connecticut.
Gospelodeum means Gospel (good news) and Odeum (a theater or concert hall). Lois Blackwell in her book The Wings of a Dove: The Story of Gospel Music in America says, “The Gospel is the good news that Father God has restored our broken lives through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Therefore the word “odeum” of gospelodeum says we should proclaim good news in a wide place—perhaps a concert hall.
Mrs. Harris has over 40 years of music and vocal professional development within the Connecticut and Massachusetts area. She has been a worship leader and psalmist for a number of years and has organized and trained many praise and worship teams while serving with several local church choirs, touring, and recording for nationwide ministries. Music theater has always been a part of the Davis family legacy. In 1959 Sheila performed as a child singer – role of an angel with a key solo in “The Wayward Child” and then assistant director of the production in 1996 which included releasing the video. Directed a 2015 version of “The Wayward Child” for Mt. Bethel Church, Hartford, Connecticut. She has performed with Western Massachusetts District Choir in the “Middle Passage” at Springfield College in 1997 led by David Marshall Jackson and the 75th anniversary of the Gospel Pearls in 1998. Also worked with Earl Mundle, as an associate in Victori Records and a BMI songwriter. Performed and recorded with Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer. Sheila has worked on several Christian authors' publications including "Do You Know Who You Are" and the soon-to-be-published book, "Experience the Power of a Transformed Life" by the Reverend David Fothergill.
As a licensed minister and a worship team member at Full Gospel Foundation Building Ministries International, Sheila serves as an assistant team leader on the Missionary Care Committee. She is a graduate holding degrees from Rhema Bible Training College, Hartford International University (Hartford Seminary), and the Perfecting School of Ministry.