Ruth Naomi Floyd has been at the forefront of creating vocal jazz settings that express Christian theology for 20 years. A Vocalist and Composer on the international music scene, Ruth has dedicated a discography of five compact discs explicitly dedicated to a jazz expression of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Critics have praised Ruth’s discography for its distinctive sound of progressive ensemble jazz that is seamlessly blended with explicit Biblical messages of unwavering faith in God. Ruth leads her own multi-faceted ensemble and her music consists primarily of original compositions. Ruth conducts several vocal clinics as well as lectures on the history and celebration of the African American Spirituals. Ruth is Adjunct Professor of Vocals in the Church Music Program at Cairn University. For almost two decades, Ruth has been devoted and active in providing compassionate care and spiritual support to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in United States and Africa. Ruth is also a noted fine art photographer ( She is married to Kenyatta, an ordained minister, and they have two children, Isaiah and Grace.