Atlanta-born gospel singer LaShun Pace first emerged during the mid-1970s, performing alongside her siblings in the group the Anointed Pace Sisters. Her singing and ministering skills were further honed while she toured with the Rev. Gene Martin and the Action Revival Team, and in 1998 she recorded In the House of the Lord with Dr. Jonathan Greer and the Cathedral of Faith Choirs for Savoy Records. The label signed Pace as a solo artist soon after, and in 1990 she issued her debut He Lives, which reached the number two spot on the Billboard gospel charts; the follow-up, Shekinah Glory, appeared in 1993. Three years later, Pace returned with Wealthy Place; in addition to successive releases including 1998's Just Because God Said It, she also enjoyed a career as an actress, most notably co-starring as the Angel of Mercy in the 1992 Steve Martin film Leap of Faith.