Joy Waters Fowler broke loose from the pew and ran up to pull on her preacher daddy’s pant leg at the age of two to say, “Daddy, I want to sing.” Years later, she still hasn’t stopped.
Joy is a product of Atlanta, Georgia, the public school system, Georgia State University, and the Church of God. She grew up as the “token singer” for a wild range of local and regional events that hosted folks from congressmen to governors to a couple of first ladies, but she has always felt most at home in church and is most passionate about worship. She and her husband, Chris, have served as worship leaders throughout their 23 years of marriage at various churches – most recently as Bapticostal Musicianaries. Her southern humor and down-to-earth Confessions of the Preacher’s Daughter have allowed her to connect with audiences and individuals from teens to women’s ministries across the country and at home. She has been thrilled to serve as worship leader for the inter-denominational Go Tell Ministries in evangelistic crusades across the United States for the past ten years and is looking forward to the next chapter in her life as she promotes the latest of her three Christian CDs in widespread musi-vangelism.
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The Fowlers landed in Buford, Georgia, in 1992 and established the Fine Arts Program in the acclaimed Buford City Schools where Chris continues to serve as the Fine Arts Coordinator and Choral Director at Buford High School. After pursuing a record deal in the late-90’s, Joy saw her destiny in the face of her toddler while driving down the road and glancing in her rear view mirror. She made the decision to walk away from the music industry and devote those years to raising her child and supporting her husband’s career. Life as they knew it came to an ugly reality when Chris, who was enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Georgia, became ill after his brother’s murder. Joy began teaching voice lessons to help supplement their family’s income, and through her experience with high schoolers, became passionate about mentoring and volunteerism. She serves as the director and coordinator of the Miss Buford Scholarship Program, empowering young women to be difference makers in their community. She also runs a Becca’s Closet chapter, a 501c3 non-profit which gives formal dresses to underprivileged high school girls who are financially unable to attend their prom or homecoming dance. She continues to write and record, record as a session vocalist, work with high-schoolers, offer vocal coaching, write and direct the annual Variety Show for Buford’s Choral Department alongside Chris, and produce the Miss Atlanta (MAO) Scholarship Pageant. The Fowlers are excited about seeing God use the equipment He’s given them to reach the lost and encourage the body of Christ for the sake of His kingdom.
Joy is available for events as a singer/speaker and would love the opportunity to inspire your group to pick up the tools God has laid at their feet to become a difference maker for Him.
Find Joy’s music at http://www.joywatersfowler.com and wherever music is sold online.