Nonetheless, Bryant had actually presently protected a complete scholarship for Gifford at the evangelical Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as an area in Roberts' World Action Singers. Beginning in 1972, Gifford sang on Oral Roberts' tv program broadcast from Burbank, California, and took a trip throughout the Bible Belt going to revival conferences. Gifford rapidly came to be aware of the control passing behind Roberts' captivating veneer and left of the university throughout her junior year. Experiencing her really own format of spiritual awakening, Gifford used the rest of her scholarship cash to lease an apartment in Tulsa. There she invested a few weeks scribbling down her spiritual thoughts, which she eventually launched as The Quiet Riot in 1976.