Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, May 15, 1967 to Harold and Rosanna Palmer, Sr., the youngest of eight children. They say she was born singing. She is married to Vert L. Washington, Sr. of Thomasville, Georgia. They are blessed with 5 children. Kimberly began a singing career in church at the young age of eight, moving on to The Allegheny West Camp Meeting, Youth Congresses and more. She graduated from The Pine Forge Academy in 1985 (Pottstown, PA.) and became a recording artist with the P.F.A. Choir under the direction of Gwen Foster of the Allegheny East Conference of the S.D.A. Church. She is well known for her performance of the song “Lift Up The Trumpet”, which she sang at the General Conference Session in 1985 at the Superdome, New Orleans, LA. She appeared on the “It Is Written” television show in 1991 with George Vanderman.
Kimberly became a singing Evangelist in 1990 and continues in this Music Ministry.
She has performed at over 37 Bible Crusades in churches and tent meetings around the U.S., UK, Alaska, Canada and North Caribbean Conference of SDA with Pastor Wilmoth James, Youth Director. In 1998, Kimberly began preaching and doing public speaking workshops in the UK under the direction of Pastor Steve Thomas and Pastor Egland Brooks. In 1994, she became a Bible Worker and Literature Evangelist, which is an extension to her Music Ministry. In 1999, Kimberly became founder and publisher of ACOF News Ministry - “A Circle Of Friends” a monthly newsletter for women and now for everyone. The newsletter is now on the world wide web at Kimberlywashington.com being made available to all. It was being distributed to more than 18 states, including Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the UK. She rejoices in Praising the Lord!
She has recorded 13 CD’s, 2 with Pine Forge Academy Choir, 3 with sister Faye Palmer-Ried, as “Always Joy”. In 1998 she released her first solo LP entitled “Heaven” and the newest release in 2001 “Wings of a Dove”. On her newest release “Wings of a Dove” she was blessed to have written the title song and 4 others. Both recording produced by Bo Wolfand and Aaron Lindsey of Cleveland, Ohio. 3 project with England’s Righteous Corner Production with Producer Howard Buckley and Sting Ray Records, hit songs “Wonderful Peace,” “The Savior is Waiting,” It takes Everything.” Her aim is to be a “Witness for Jesus.” Her goal is to “make it to Heaven.”