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Singer, Songwriter Tells Her Story

Warren Peper // University Relations // 11.02.2016

Laura Story 

A self-admitted college chapel-skipper, Laura Story told CSU students she felt unworthy to stand on the Lightsey Chapel stage.  Story, a Grammy and Dove award winner, connected with these students immediately, though, as she confessed when life’s detours come along to wondering “how does God’s plan fit into all this?”

A part-time worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Story shares her songs and scriptures in nearly 100 appearances each year throughout the country.  All along the way, Laura continues to “ask God to explain how His goodness intersects with my daily life.”

When speaking with college students, Story knows that they are constantly facing depression, anxiety, addiction, even suicide. Her message was that “His grace is always enough.”

Story’s husband, Martin, continues to recover from brain tumor surgery 10 years ago.  More than once, as they battle with his health issues while raising their three children, she has tried to trust His plan. As Story told the students, “faith is stepping forward without all the answers.”

In closing, Story sat at the piano and shared a song that asked “what if the trials of this life are your mercies in disguise?”

The ministry model of Jesus was in the telling of stories.  Laura Story gets to tell the greatest story ever told.


Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.