WSVN Channel 7’s Diana Diaz loves being a part of the #1 rated morning newscast in South Florida. The co-anchor of Today in Florida was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami. She started her career at WUFT-TV in Gainesville and while anchoring at WWCI-TV in Vero Beach, received the “Best Newscast Award” from the Community Broadcasters Association. She was thrilled when she became part of the 7 News team as a reporter where she covered breaking local news and travelled the country and abroad for big national and international stories. She got exclusive interviews with news-makers, politicians, and interviewed presidents and celebrities along the way.
Diana feels blessed to live in her hometown and be able to give back. She donates her time to several local charities. She has also gone on several mission and medical mission trips to Central America and was 1 of 5 Nicaraguans recognized as “Nicaraguans Who Shine Outside the Country”.
Miami Worship Choir
The Miami Worship Choir is a collaboration of worship leaders, singers, and instrumentalists from all over Miami and the surrounding areas. Our worship concerts are audience-participation events, featuring a program of popular modern worship songs, ancient hymns, performance pieces and original material from our own writers and arrangers.
Vocalist Ava Bethel brings a certain heartfelt sensibility to gospel music through an eclectic background in jazz, soul, rhythm, funk and classical genres. She counts it a privilege to have shared the stage with numerous well renowned local and national recording artists such as Janice Robinson, Ashaala Jenkins, Danny Smart, DeMarcus Williams, Pastor Melvin C. Dawson Jr., Lauryn Hill, Mary Mary, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Marvin Sapp and Martha Munizzi amongst a plethora of others. In 2006, Ava accepted the call to ministry and she currently serves at Second Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Alphonso Jackson, Sr. Ava’s ultimate goal is to please God and utilize the gift that He has given her every chance she gets to help others.
Known for his ability to create relevant and diverse worship experiences, Ricky’s passion is to engage people where they are, taking people on a journey through his music and pastor’s heart, equipping leaders, and empowering people to impact this world. Raised in South Florida, Ricky began leading worship at the age 14, finding what would be his destiny and purpose. Offstage Ricky has utilized his speaking ability to train and develop today’s leaders into tomorrow’s world-changers; while championing the next generation of worship leaders behind him.
Allen Paul performs frequently in South Florida with several artists in many genres, including jazz, blues, and R&B, and owns a private teaching studio. He is a graduate of University of Miami, where he studied Music Education, and then taught music in Miami-Dade schools for 8 years. Having moved on from public education to become a full time musician and worship director, he now helps to coordinate the worship band at Metro Life Church in Doral, FL under Pastors Steve and Mary Alessi. He has recently performed on recordings by artists such as Mary Alessi, Leon Foster Thomas, and Johnny Holliday, and is currently preparing to release his own project with his fusion trio, called Unclazzified. However, his greatest accomplishment is being married to his lovely wife of 16 years, Lia, and being the dad of three great kids.