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Hi I'm Kaci Whitby

I'm a sister, daughter, advocate, teacher, musician, and friend. I'm also a Mormon!

About Me

She’s a little bit COUNTRY, a little bit Rock ‘N’ Roll, and All That Jazz! Only once in a lifetime does a young black female singer come along who can cover all of the bases in the music world. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome KACI WHITBY! Kaci was born in Arkansas, the third of four children. According to her grandmother, Kaci was singing before she started talking. In addition to singing all of her life, Kaci studied classical saxophone for seven years. The summer of her senior year in high school, Kaci and her family moved to Garland, TX. She went away to college in Columbia, MO where she studied voice. English education was her major until she attended a fine arts camp during the summer and decided to focus on her musical career. There she started studying voice and became classically trained. Kaci graduated from TWU as a Liberal Arts major in Denton, TX. Right now she's serving a mission for her church in Alaska. When she gets home she'll continue auditioning for different professional entities, which is where she was discovered this past summer at Gilley’s in Dallas, TX. The world is ready for a “beyond belief” black female country singer and Kaci is that person. She’s young, dynamic, well educated, and has the voice God usually only gives to angels. Kaci’s favorite female entertainers are Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell and Tina Turner. Kaci would make any of these ladies proud as an opening act. Bright lights, big city…Kaci is coming your way soon. Enjoy!

Why I am a Mormon

I was first baptized when I was only 8 years old. Then I didn't really have a choice. Now, I'm active in my faith because I love the peace and the joy that comes into my life, only through the gospel of Jesus Christ! When I was in high school I started to rebel and I did not go to church as much as I should have. Then one day we moved to Texas and I wasn’t allowed to go to church anymore. It was in that time that I was truly taught what it was to have a true, sincere desire to have the gospel in my life. It was the roughest time in my life and I know it is because I never got to take the sacrament and I never got to go to church. I was forced to deal with life all on my own and I knew what was missing in my life. I knew what I had taken for granted. That taught me all that I needed to know. That year taught me how valuable the gospel is to me. The gospel keeps me grounded in the midst of this crazy world we live in each and every day. It gives me strength when I feel like I can’t go on. There are days when I feel alone and I know that I’m never alone. I have such a strong testimony that my Savior has a deep unending love for me. I know that He has that intense love for each and every one of His children. I have a testimony that the gospel has been restored on this earth and that a prophet chosen by God leads and guides this church. I know that he receives revelation for us and that he loves me as well. I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is true and that the words therein are for us, given to us by a loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I find that the best way to live my faith is by giving it all that I have. To me, it's much easier to live it full time than it is to try to be part in the gospel, part in the world. When I was in high school I attended the early morning scripture study classes offered by the church. The first thing I did when I got to school was find a program for college adults where I could take classes that taught me more about the gospel. I still take those classes now. I also serve in my ward as the head of the fireside committee. Once a month we have a speaker come and deliver a spiritual message to all the members of our ward. We also serve a meal that night as well. I support the other leaders and members of my ward by attending the other educational classes taught on Sunday. I'm a singer and I make it my mission to serve the Lord with my voice. Many leaders in my area often ask me to come with them on their speaking assignments. I have the opportunity to sing in several wards and share my testimony through music. I am so blessed and I know that Heavenly Father uses me as an instrument in His hands. I'm blessed to live close to the temple. I go to the temple as often as possible. The temple helps renew my faith and I always feel the spirit while I'm there. For this purpose, I attend as often as possible. Scripture study and personal prayer are other things that I have found to be simple yet profound. Sometimes it seems that it is the hardest thing to do but I have found that they bring such comfort and peace. So many prayers have been answered because I was obedient and opened my scriptures. He has given us everything we need to return to live with Him. He loves us that much! In our ward we've upgraded from the gold standard to the platinum standard. Instead of treating other the way that we would want to be treated or the way you would treat someone, we strive to treat them as Heavenly Father would.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kaci Whitby
Absolutely not! I once had a professor tell the class, "Mormons are great. I had a flat and I just waited on the side of the road because I knew a Mormon would stop and help me! They are so helpful!" While I'm sure it wasn't a Mormon who helped her that day, it was great that she had so many experiences with Mormons that left such a good impression. Mormons often participate in community service activities, most of which help those that are non members! Show more Show less