Baker, Louisiana, United States
Psalmist, composer, writer, counselor, and teacher only begin to describe the many gifts that Courtney effectively employs! She began traveling a path of singing, instrument playing, and song writing at the tender age of three when her parents bought her first organ. Under the influences of both her Mom and Dad, who are both musicians, she began playing the organ, mimicking the music that she heard her parents play at home and in church. By the age of 10, Courtney had in addition to the organ, learned to play the drums and keyboards and had begun accompanying her father during Sunday morning worship services. At the young age of twelve, Courtney copyrighted her first gospel song entitled All My Help.
Utilizing her gifts to glorify God and to serve others, Courtney has continued to write gospel music releasing her debut project "All Things" on the New Dimensions Record label with United Saints. Her debut solo project - In the Process - was just recorded live in Baton Rouge on September 2, 2006 and will be released in 2008.
When not ministering in song, Courtney concentrates on spreading the gospel through literary arts. She is the author of "Letters From A Concerned Friend" published in 2004 by PublishAmerica and is currently working on two new books: "In the Process," and "The Adventures of BJ: BJ Goes to School." Her list of accomplishments also includes playing the role of Mother Pearl in the first gospel movie musical stage play, "Aint No Sunshine When Hes Home" written and directed by Clyde Jones, starring Cuba Gooding Sr., Todd Bridges and Sean Levert. For this production, Courtney also sang background vocals and assisted in the writing and arrangement of the musical renditions performed.
Destined to bring healing to others who are emotionally, spiritually and physically wounded, she is a student of professional counseling in the Masters of Arts program at Regions University. Additionally, she is a Master of Arts student in Ministerial Leadership which will come in handy as Courtney was recently ordained to the ministry of the gospel in August of 2006! Courtney has formerly obtained a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Tulane University, and certification as a Belief Therapist from the Therapon Institute. She has served as both a case manager, and residential counselor for abused and neglected children in foster case. Additionally, Courtney has served as a case manager supervisor overseeing and coordinating services for people with mental and physical disabilities in the state of Louisiana.
Courtney is a member of the True Foundation Evangelistic Outreach Ministries pastored by Cynthia Toney and is a founding member of One Touch Ministires. However, in her eyes, her most important ministry is to her son, the "prophet" BJ.
Interests: The arts... music writing and composition, singing, poetry, book writing
Published writer: Yes