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PHSC Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and Black History Month: Helena Barrington

Dr. Helena Barrington

Dr. Helena Barrington

Dr. Barrington was a pastor, singer, and beloved community leader, helping to found FAMU's Gospel Choir and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth. She was also a prolific songwriter and gospel music pioneer.

  • Barrington graduated from Blake High School and Tampa, going on to study at Florida A&M University, where she helped found their gospel choir.
  • She wrote and recorded thousands of gospel songs, in addition to musicals and television scores.
  • With her husband Kennith Barrington, Helena toured the country sharing their ministry through gospel music, eventually founding the Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth in 1984. 


"Dr. Helena Barrington Obituary," Tallahassee Democrat, October 19, 2022,