Rose “Flore” Francois
Rose Flore Francois, born and raised in Haiti. She is a singer, songwriter, worship leader, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Flore grew up as the daughter of a Preacher in a family of eleven. The introduction of music came very early in life through the small-town church in the South of Haiti where her father ministered. Whether it was singing in a wedding, a church program, a special community event, or just within her large family, Rose better known as “Flore” became a hometown favorite by the time she was just 10 years old. At the age of 16, Flore had already won her first singing contest at a live broadcast by local radio stations in the surrounding city where she lived.
Growing up in a musical family made music a third language for Flore. Her oldest brother Frantz’s passion for music played a pivotal role for Flore, by allowing her to delve deeper into her own musical expression. In the spring of 1997, the tragic death of Flore’s older brother changed the lives of the Francois forever. It was then that Flore knew that she could never let go of her dream or the passion for music that Frantz had encouraged her to see.
Armed with a warm spirit, an abundant faith, a pure heart and the desire for everyone she comes in contact with to have the same experience, Flore’s abundant gifts also serve as the platform for her purpose beyond the music. Although she found great success and favor over the years Flore has faced some challenges in life, especially after the sudden death of her husband.
Flore’s main interest is to minister in song the message of hope and reach out to the lost, those who have lost their way with the redeeming word of God through her music and words of encouragement. Accordingly, her personal life and ministry truly exemplifies the saying, “Lord, I’m available to you!” Flore is very active in her community. She is a proud member of The Atlanta Worship Choir and serves as a worship singer at First Baptist Atlanta under the teachings of Dr. Charles Stanley and Pastor Rodney Brooks, Minister of Music. She holds a Masters degree in Health Science and Health Sciences from Touro University International (TUI) and is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, A. Heidi-Flore and Chloe Grace, who are her pride and joy.
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