“Aw-w-w-w He can do it! If you let Him. Turn loose. I’m Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson and I prove this message.” That’s the familiar catch-phrase of the new church lady Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson. Through her Praise Alerts, the colorful, funny lady invites sinners to get saved and reminds radio listeners and email blasts recipients that, God can take care of anything.

Celebrated as an anointed, versatile performer and speaker, Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson is just one of the many fictional characters that live inside Sherre Miller Bishop. But don’t blink yet. The telling-it-straight-before-its-too-late, church lady, is just the tip of the iceberg—there are others. Natives of the small, fictional town of Ibedarn , Alabama , Sistah Willie Ruth’s siblings total seven born to the late, Wilhemina Annie Mai and Willie Earl Sr., Johnson. The siblings total five girls and two brothers: Willie Pearl, Willie Esther Josephine, Willie AdaLou, Willie Ruth, and Willie Lucille; brothers, Willie Earl Jr., and Willie Ray. The oldest sister’s name and the first letter in each of the girls’ names represent the name of the matriarch of Sherre Bishop’s family, her late aunt, Pearl Davis.

Sherre’s Christian drama ministry takes her across the United States sharing her gifts. She has written numerous Christian dramatic works to name a few, How I Got Over, Just Like Me, Certainly Lord, and Hands, a multi-media Easter production at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville . In March, 2005, Bishop traveled to Hollywood to perform, “From the Motherland to the Promised Land,” as a winner in the dramatic arts category for the 12th Annual Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, a national multicultural festival of women solo artists. She was interviewed by Black AmericaWeb.com for her work in the sharing the history of the African American worship experience. She has appeared in various stage productions from “Rooster’s Crow,” to “The River Niger,” to “Purlie.” While Sherre’s versatile style has landed her roles in varied roles in stage plays and films, most of her strengths have been revealed when cast as a mature adult, colorful characters and in comedic roles. At one theater critic remarked that Sherre has impeccable comedic timing. In 2007, Sherre appeared in "God's Trombones," with former NFL star, Eddie George and Second Chance, actor, Jeff Carr. She has also appeared in four independent local films to include: "The $6 Dollar man," as Marvel, a homeless woman, and "Ought" as a folklorish radio DJ. Both of those films were written and directed by Jonathon Cring. She was also the featured lead in Nicolle Whalen’s feature film short, “The Secret Closet,” as Henrietta, the mother of a dysfunctional family tragically affected by AIDS. Learn more about the latter film at www.thesecretclosetmovie.com.

Besides her passion for theatre and film, Bishop's professional skill set includes public relations and writing. She was a news brief anchor and public affairs director at WB-channel 58 until 1999. Her extensive background in television and radio news reporting includes stints in Wisconsin , North Carolina , Memphis , Nashville , and as a local stringer for the Washington-based B.E.T News. She has worked as public relations director and professional speechwriter for three college presidents and a four-star general and aviation industry CEO. Longtime Nashvillians, remember her under her 92Q and WVOL broadcast name, "Sherre Miller," where she served as news anchor and talk show host of “Let's Talk.”

In March, 2007, Bishop’s “Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson,” the new church lady debuted on WNSG’s Morning Show with Damon King. Billed as “the new church lady,” the telling-it-straight-before-its-too-late comedy was a hit. The second ratings period after the show was launched with Sistah Willie Ruth, the ratings spiked making the station, the number one AM in any genre in Middle Tennessee. Since then, other stations have picked up Sistah Willie Ruth, with three others in negotiation. Sistah Willie Ruth is booked regularly as the special featured guest of events that run the gamut from pastor’s anniversaries and birthday parties, to musical programs to personalized birthday phone calls or personal delivery. On April 12, 2008, Sistah Willie Ruth will appear at the 2008 Southern Women’s Show in Nashville . She will open for licensed clinical therapist and vocal coach, Bo Sebastian. For dates and times visit the site at: http://www.southernshows.com/wna/

In January 2008, she was selected as a wild card contestant to audition for the Heavy Hitter’s Christian Comedy Competition. Though she did not make it to the final round, she passed the live audition round with show producers and made it to the stage to perform for the live audience. The show was also streamed on-line to a global internet audience,

Bishop graduated magna cum laude from American Baptist College with a Th.B. in Bible Theology and also holds a B.S. Degree in Speech Communications and a Master's in English from Tennessee State University in Nashville . Bishop is a sought after speaker, orator, and performer. She thanks God for her mentor and mother Mrs. Carrie Pillow and the two loves of her life, her husband, Joseph and her son, Joseph, Jr. She is a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville under the pastorate of Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III. She thanks God for her mentor and mother Mrs. Carrie Pillow and the two loves of her life, her husband, Joseph and her son, Joseph, Jr. In April, 2008, Sherre debuted her stage play, He Can Do It!, a rib-aching, musical comedy with a powerful Christian message that also addressed the diabetes epidemic. Sherre is awed and grateful that God chose to birth through her a Christian drama ministry. Her personal credo is "be true to the one in the mirror—God's miracle.