With All My Heart
Born in Hartwell, Georgia, BJ has always possessed a love of music and entertainment. As a child, her bedroom walls were covered with posters of pop stars and legendary entertainers. The soulful, spirit-filled sounds of Shirley Caesar, Slim and the Supreme Angels, and Sam Cooke often filled her home. Over the years, BJ's interest in singing increased, and she dreamed of possibly finding her place in the music entertainment industry. In 1990, BJ relocated to Atlanta where she enrolled in The Art Institute of Atlanta, majoring in Music Entertainment Management. While studying there, BJ met Christopher Lewis (now Tyscot Recording Artist) who started a new gospel group, New Anointing. As God had destined, Chris led her to Christ in the school's library and unbeknownst to Chris, BJ had decided that day that she would no longer try her hand at being a singer. Needless to say, that moment changed her life. She began attending church and singing with New Anointing - where she would be groomed for what God had in store for her. Later, BJ became a member of the group Caught up on One Accord, after meeting the group's founder Regina Gibbs, at church. In 1996, she was featured on the groups' debut album, The Best is Yet to Come. After a year and a half with Caught Up on One Accord, she joined David McClusky & Power of Excellent Praise, where she was mentored and further trained. Throughout her life, God has strategically connected BJ to talented singers and gospel artists such as Helen Baylor, Lecresia Campbell, Darlene McCoy, Wanda Trent-Phillips, and Denise Tichenor. BJ has traveled extensively, performing background vocals on several European tours with Wanda Trent Phillips. In addition to her music ministry, she is also an aspiring actress. She has appeared in several plays, mainstream movies and independent films. She can be seen as an extra in the movies The Gospel and Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls. BJ sees these opportunities as avenues to touch listeners' hearts and plant seeds of encouragement. BJ currently serves as a worship leader at New Covenant Christian Ministries under the leader ship of Pastors Bill and D'Ann Johnson. Recognized for her soulful and jazzy sounds, BJ reaches listeners through her musical capabilities as she ministers the word of God. BJ's debut CD "With All My Heart" is scheduled for release at the end of 2008. Her ultimate goal is to inspire and spread healing, hope, love and deliverance by spreading the gospel of Christ through song internationally. She would like her life to exemplify a true relationship with Christ and the touch the hearts of many. For the Lord sees not as man sees, man looks at the outer appearance, but God looks at the Heart. I Samuel 16:7.