I am a singer/songwriter/speaker in Christian Music Ministry for almost 30 years. These days I am most known for my Christian Country music. However, I also sing Southern Gospel, Traditional, & even some Contemporary songs. I am a native Texan, serving a large territory of the state and traveling out of Texas on occasion. I have numerous music CDs available, of which many songs have or are currently charting on Nashville & National music charts. I am a multi-nominated and winning artist in several categories, but I prefer to point to Jesus rather than myself. I also enjoy speaking at ladies' events, retreats, etc., or combine my music with a message. I would love to visit with you!
Heather is not only a consummate professional, showing up early with all of her equipment at a Women's Club event, she is an endearing, honest and extremely talented gospel singer. She ministers with her music, her attitude and her demeanor without being pushy. People have been thanking me for days, for having her at our meeting as our entertainment. You can't go wrong having Heather at any event. Would have her again and again and recommend her highly.
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. To date Heather has 5 solo CD projects, receiving numerous nominations and awards through the Country Christian industry. Heather's music is being played worldwide over radio. She also hosts the testimony series called "What Love Means" which is airing on both radio and TV. In addition, Heather speaks at ladies' retreats and loves to testify between songs when in concert or ministering at churches.
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
|December 05, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Nonprofit Event|
|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