I have been in Christian Music Ministry for over 25 years. It is important to me to tailor my song choice based upon the venue where I am ministering. My main objective is to reach the hearts of the people for Jesus! I sing Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, Traditional, & even a little Contemporary music. Really, if it's about Jesus, I love it! I am a native Texan, serving a large territory of the state. However, when God opens a door for travel, I am open to that as well. I have three solo CDs available, my latest titled "Just in Time" has a single currently charting No. 30 in Nashville! I also enjoy speaking at ladies' events, retreats, etc. I would love to visit with you!
I asked Heather to sing at a Christmas event where most people did not know GOD:
Her sweet spirit, along with the messages in her songs ushered in the presence of GOD, and no one wanted to leave, even at the end of all Heather's songs. Heather has such a peaceful (not at all boring) demeanor, and the love of GOD in her is evident to all around her.
This wonderful lady has a God given gift. She has an amazing singing voice and a way of speaking that touches one's heart and mind in a way that you just know has to be the truth.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I am here to be the best "me" I can be, both for the Lord, & for your listeners. I carefully consider exactly what you are needing in the way of music or ministry. I tailor my songs to meet the people's needs as well. I am perfectly content singing only 30 minutes of music, or providing a full concert. I love giving my testimony about the things Jesus has done in my life, & am always willing to speak, as well. My goal is to MINISTER to the people, NOT perform!
Heather Thomas Van Deren has loved music since she was a little girl. She took her first piano lesson at 7 years of age, and would sing & play for anyone who would listen. She has fond memories as a child of holding performances for her parents and their dinner guests, “whether they wanted to attend or not!” From music recitals, to singing or playing in talent contests, Heather loved, loved, loved all things music! She continued growing her musical talent throughout high school and again in her adult years through service in her church.
Although she was saved in her teens, it wasn’t until she was a young mother that God began calling her to step forward and sing for Him. Heather was with the popular ladies’ trio “Hearts to Him” for 10 years, and with the group “Rejoice” for 8 years prior. She has since stepped out in faith & is singing on her own. Heather has also been active in jail and prison ministry. Her first solo project entitled “My Heart Alone” was released in 2009. Her 2nd project entitled “My Heart, His Love” is now available as well!
Heather resides in Millsap, TX on a farm where she & her husband raise Angus show cattle. After several life-changing events, she has a new outlook on life. “God is my Shelter, my Peace. Like Gideon, I want to possess fearlessness and readiness. It’s the least I can do for my Lord.”
Additional Booking Notes
I am currently singing with pre-recorded tracks, although I also have experience with live bands. If your organization does not have the sound equipment needed, I do have my own system that I am happy to set up at your location.
Past Booked Events
|July 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||4th Celebration in the Park|
|June 12, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:30am||New Frontier Cowboy Church|
|June 10, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Villas by the Lake|
|June 04, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Bethel Baptist Church Community Dinner|
|June 02, 2016 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Studio Session|
Songs from my current CD:
He Chose Me
He Will Love You
Because He First Loved Us
Over the Mountain
In My Daughter's Eyes
How Could You Say No
The Lamb, the Lion and the King
Because of the Blood
What Love Really Means
God Loves You
Other songs include:
Old Rugged Cross
Nothing But the Blood
Four Days Late
I'm Gonna Sing
When He was on the Cross
I have hundreds of songs, actually.
Influences & Inspiration
Southern/Country Gospel - The McKameys, The Freemans, The Gaithers, Karen Peck, Crabb Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Suzie McIntire, Martina McBride
Contemporary - Jaci Valasquez, Cheri Keaggy, Point of Grace
Traditional - Good old-fashioned hymnals!
Capability to use CDs, thumb drives, or tablet
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