Rev. William Ormond - Manager-lead singer - keys & Guitarist


Cema Robinson - BassPlayer

Praise the Lord!  My name is Cema Robinson. Born in Brooklyn New York. I'm a twin and my sister is also a member of "The New Twilights" group which we are currently in.  I love music.  growing up my sister and I would always get together collaborate on getting something musical for family and friends, She was on keyboards and I was on Guitar. Later I picked up the Bass and never put it down. This was the new sound in my life, especially playing for the Lord.  Had the pleasure of playing with Stanley Clark, Pastor Shirley Caesar, on  same programs  of Sensational Nightingales, John P Keys, Norman Hutchins and other great artist. I have been with The New Twilights since 93 I love the messages that comes thru our singing. This Ministry is one that I will never let go.. Amen!

Sherilda Bethea - Keytar & Keyboards

Hi!..My name is Sherilda Bethea- keyboard Player of The New Twilights. I was born in Brooklyn New York.  I am a Single mom of one daughter, I have a Twin Sister. We grew up Playing and listening to all type of music . I went to Queens College and my minor was Music. I play Piano but I love the Synthesizer  keyboards.  I played for churches, Street Team Ministries and now with The New Twilights!!!   we Have traveled from North to South Ministering in Song and Praise!  I played with The Twilights for over Nineteen Years now and enjoyed every minute.  I Truly Love the Lord and Give Honor and thanks to have join such a powerful Gospel group. I don't say much but I try to Play  I hope you enjoy The New Twilights!! Thank You!

Charlie Smith - Drums

Charlie is a big baller who grew up in LaGrange North Carolina where he began playing the drums at Miracle Temple Church at an early age.  He continue to hone his musical skills at E.B.Frink Middle and North Lenoir High schools bands respectfully.   Upon graduating from high school, Charlie received a scholarship to continue his musical studies at Elon University.  At Elon, Charlie earn a History/Pre-Law Degree with a minor in music.  After college Charlie has held a professional career as a retail manager, while continuing to play the drums on a  semiprofessional level with recording groups such as "The Front Page R&B Band" of Winston Salem, N.C. and the "Old Pros Big Band" of Southwest Virginia.  Charlie joined the "New Twilight's in 2003 and currently lives with his wife Lauren in Greensboro were he is seeking a masters degree in education from NC A&T.

Barry Nichols - Lead Singer


Born in Philadelphia, PA. Barry grew up in both "Philly" and Durham, North Carolina. After graduation from high school I entered the Armed Forces Of The United States (Army). While touring the world I had the opportunity of performing in various singing groups while in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. I started singing at a very early age like(Seven) and never looked back. God has been good to me and the voice he gave me. I've been fortunate to record in various studios. Singing is my passion its like my second job. I'm currently in school pursuing my Degree in Business Management and still sing with two groups and in the year 2000 I finished school and obtained a Diploma in Private Investigation. May God bless you and keep you in his care.

Ann Clarke - Lead Singer


People call me; " Ann Anointed Psalmist".  I'm Founder of Melody Ministries, Inc.  Licensed and Ordained Minister.  Former night club singer.   Previously on stage with BB & CC Winans, Twinkie Clark and Gary Oliver.  Ministry is my joy!  I have been singing sense Elementary School.  Lenoir Co Pageant winner and Talent Show winner .  Former Social Worker- love people of all kind.  Daughters is the strength of my joy.  God has blessed me with a Marriage of Twenty-Eight years, Two children and one Grandchild.  In 2005 Joined the group "The New Twilights".   I have been singing and ministering to many as well as  travel the East coast with the Twilights. 

Penda Miller-Jones - Singer



Hi everyone…….My name is Penda Kuykendall-Miller. “Amazing Grace Shall Always Be My Song of Praise…….He Looked Beyond All My Faults and He Saw My Need.” I was born and raised in Evergreen, NC; a small community located in the southeastern region of the Tar Heel State. I am a graduate of West Columbus High School in Cerro Gordo, NC and proud Alumnus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where I received a B.S. in Medical Technology with a concentration in Immunohematology. I am also a United States Army veteran, having served on active duty in Missouri, South Carolina, District of Columbia, Texas, Germany, and Kuwait. God has blessed me with four children: Anthony, Mark, Matthew, and Joshua. I can’t ever recall music being absent in my life. My mother, brother, and I would sit some evenings after supper, just singing hymns and spirituals. Home, school, church, work, cook-outs, family reunions……no matter the occasion, music was present. I have had the privilege of singing with many groups and choirs over the years, and moreover, blessed to have been afforded such opportunities to learn and grow in an art that I truly love. In 2007, I became a member of the New Twilights family. For five years, God has allowed me to be a part of this magnificent tool of music ministry and I look forward to many, many more.

Nathan A Wall III

Colora Cruz



Praise the Lord!

My name is
Maria Elena Santiago Cruz  and I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

I attended "La Cosecha Church of God" with my mother Maritza D. Cruz at an very young age.

After a dark few days of my life, my son Juan asked me to attend Church and it was then that God tugged at my heart and because of His love and conviction, I decided to rededicate my life to serving Christ.

Now I am blessed with two granddaughters Celianys and Yadrielys by my son Juan M. Caban.

I was a servant at the Church, and was a Worship Group Member until I came into Durham, North Carolina in 2009.

At this Present time I am a member of "First Assembly of God" in Durham, and serve as a Worship Group Member.

So happy to say I Am also a member of the "The New Twilights"  gospel group as of 2015.  

This is one of my heartfelt ministries to sing praises to the Lord!