Toni just celebrated more than 39 years as a professional in the Music Industry. She has shared the stage with such notables as Dottie West, Willie Nelson, George Younce, Mickey Gilley, Lynn Anderson, Merle Haggard, Mickey Newbury, Johnny Lee and George Jones, just to mention a few.

This Ohio daughter of a pastor/evangelist, and song leader/sunday school teacher began singing on her church 's radio program with her brother when she was four and he was six. "Heavenly Love" and "Child Of The King" were the beginning selections in what would eventually become a life focused on 'communicating the message' through her music.

 

Toni's Biography Features:

- History
- Songwriting
- Ministry

Her History:

Born in Columbus Ohio, Toni began her journey though life as the daughter of an ordained Pastor/evangelist, and Sunday school teacher/Song leader. She made her singing debut on a church radio broadcast at age 4. She began playing piano at age five, and organ for church services at age 12. Toni grew up with a deep love and appreciation for the songs and musical heritage of the church. She also traveled with her parents, Rev. Earl Holcomb, and her mother JoAnn Holcomb, when her parents were asked to minister in other churches. The three sang together as Toni played piano. Those early experiences provided a firm foundation to build on. Over the years, as a singer or producer, she has worked with many well known artist's in gospel and secular music, including Mickey Newbury, George Younce, Dottie West, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynett, and John Conlee, just to name a few. Toni has been nominated for Dove awards from the GMA, both for producing "Southern Gospel Album of the Year" contenders, as well as having her songs included on many nominee's. She has been featured on Bill & Gloria Gaither's Homecoming series.

Her Songwriting:

While still in her teens, she began to communicate the ideas of her heart through songwriting. In 1976, Toni was blessed with the first commercial recording of one of her songs, released by Big Jim Hamill and The Senators. The song, "Stand By Me" was the title track of the album by the same name. Recently, Toni was told by Mr. Hamill that the song reached # 14 on the national charts that year. In recent months, Toni received her first #1 chart topper with "Oh My My", recorded by Crossway.  Over the years, Toni's songs have been recorded more than 150 times by such familiar names as Willie Nelson, Elaine Paige, George Younce, The Hopper's, Legacy Five, The Melody Boy's, The Wilburn's, The Florida Boy's, The Weatherford's, The Galloway's, The Freeman's, The Steele's, Crossway, Lauren Talley, and many more. They have been featured on Gaither Homecoming video's and have been included in the GMA's Hall Of Fame series.

Her Ministry:

An ordained minister of the Gospel, Toni speaks, sings and is an accomplished songwriter and worship leader.  She travels and ministers to congregations nationwide bringing a message of perseverance with joy for the journey.  Her focus is on the healing of our spirit.  Her desire is to bring about a clearer picture of the Lord Jesus Christ as all sufficient for any problem at any stage of your journey through life.  Even when the answers are not what you expected, we can expect God to keep His word.

She uses the Word of God, music, and humor to encourage, edify and exhort the body of Christ.  Toni is a multiple Dove nominated producer and songwriter, and has been featured on the popular Gaither Homecoming series.
 
Toni has begun assembling a ministry team called "Women With Purpose".  They are available for women's retreats, special events, and can provide content relevant to your entire congregation's interest's and needs.  See the links page to visit www.womenwithpurposeonline.com and learn more about this ministry. She enjoys the chance to minister to the body of Christ in whatever way God allows. As a speaker, singer, and worship leader, she is available for retreats, conferences, concerts, general church services, and of course, gospel sings!

 

 
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