Tamela Mann talks faith, family and gospel music

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Tamela Mann is known as Cora Simmons from the hit TBS sitcom Meet The Browns.

She's also a gospel singer and the vice president of Tillyman, an entertainment group founded by her and her husband.

"Alot of times I still cry because I can't believe I'm in this place", says Tamela Mann.

Mann attributes all the successes in her life to her belief in Jesus Christ.

"I just beleive that someone needs to be a light and people need to see a light. I just try to make that difference and being as Christ like as I can", says Mann.

Mann was in Columbia for a one night concert at Bibleway Church.

Only WACH Fox was able to get a sneak peek of her rehearsing before the show.

She's currently promoting her latest gospel cd Best Days.

"Take me to the king is my single now. Kirk Franklin wrote and produced it for me and that was every exciting for me'", says Mann.

She travels with her son and daughter and works closely with her husband David Mann.

"Never a dull moment. He acts like that at home", says Mann.

Mann says she's also starring along side Whitney Houston in the upcoming film Sparkle.

"I played her best friend. My name was Sarah Waters and she was very pleasant to work with", says Mann.

She says besides all the successes it doesn't mean a thing if she's not living the truth.

"The main thing is that we live what we talk about. To get the platform and just live the life and just be a living bible for alot of people. Because of my faith I believe that Christ is soon to return, so we just want to be caught winning as many for the kingdom," says Man.

Tamela and her husband David are in talks about doing more television projects.