Tonya is a much sought after psalmist who ministers the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ across the country. Under her own independent production company, she has released projects – “Life In Him” and “Since He Came In”. Her third release entitled “The Live Encounter”, distributed by Universal© Music Group was produced by Grammy winning producer, Myron Butler. Most recently, she released a soulful Christmas EP, "Merry Christmas Baby II" featuring holiday classics and originals produced by Demetrius "D. Bizzy" Smith.
As a teacher and instructor, she has used her experience as a psalmist to help develop others via workshops, conferences and other educational forums throughout the country. A published author and writer of “Worship Beyond the Song – a Psalmist’s Perspective”, as well as a songwriter, Tonya has penned songs for such award winning artists B.Slade (formerly Tonex), Helen Baylor, Sherri Moffett-Jones and the incomparable, Kim Burrell. Her background vocal credits include the likes of Byron Cage, Percy Bady, and Lisa McClendon just to name a few.
Tonya has shared the stage alongside award winning artists Shirley Caesar, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Dorinda ClarkCole, Mary Mary and Tye Tribbett to name a few. Along with national stage recognition, she has traveled internationally, having completed two 15-city tours to France and music festivals in Guadeloupe.
Tonya was a featured artist on the song "Great is the Lord" from the Grammy® nominated project, Make Room by Grammy® winning artist Jonathan McReynolds. She has also been featured on projects from Phil Tarver, The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Joe Pace, and Oscar Williams.
Tonya has also made appearances on Bobby Jones Gospel (BET Network), The Gospel SuperFest, The Dorinda Show and Praise the Lord (TBN). Tonya currently serves as the Worship Volunteer Director at The Potter’s House of Dallas, pastored by New York Times Best Selling Author and media mogul, Bishop T.D. Jakes. As a woman of great faith, Tonya’s hope is that her life and all that she does would be an everlasting testament to the goodness of God and encourage others to live in purpose without fear or regret.