Katy Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge who was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California.
Her influence on the pop sound and style of the 2010s is well-known. At the age of 16, Perry decided to pursue a career in evangelical music and published her commercially unsuccessful debut album, Katy Hudson (2001), on Red Hill Records.
Perry rose to prominence with her second album and major-label debut, One of the Boys (2008), a pop-rock album that featured her first hit “I Kissed a Girl” and follow-up single “Hot n Cold,” which charted at number one and three on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.
Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson, both Pentecostal pastors, gave birth to Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson.
Meet Keith Hudson and Mary Perry
Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson, both Pentecostal preachers, gave birth to Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson. After a “wild youth,” both of her parents converted to the religion.
According to their website, they are Pentecostal preachers who formed a church in Santa Barbara, California, in 1980 before becoming “travelling ministers” in 1987.
Keith and Mary’s prophetic ministry has always been powerful. During a marriage conference on their honeymoon in 1979, the Lord told them that they would flow together in gifts for the rest of their lives.
The Hudsons travel throughout the United States and the world, urging people to seek a closer connection with God via preaching and prophecy.