Evangelist Jackie Tolbert's Bio

Singer                                      Songwriter                              Workshop Clinician  
Personal History 
Jackie was born in Baton Rouge, LA, the second youngest of 9 children. Her family moved to Zachary, where she received her formative education. Other educational experiences include Southern University, the Christian Bible College of Louisiana, the A.P. Clay Christian Theological College and the National Bishop Theological University. Jackie relocated to New Orleans and began singing and holding workshops. Besides the United States she has toured Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Spain, Morocco, Zimbabwe and Jamaica She has recently put out her first CD God Keeps His Promise. Jackie has one daughter, Sierra Trenese. She now lives in Oakland CA, where she is a member of the Market Street SDA Church.  

Personal Philosophy
The basis of Jackie’s ministry is simply "Worship!" Everything that comes out of her teaching, ministering and singing is to uplift and glorify God.  

  - When believers live in the perfect will of God for their lives, they will find worship in its truest form.
  - Worship in the service is the time when people can meet with their God and bless Him and begin to receive Him.
  - As a worship leader, her purpose is to lead the people of God into the presence of God.

Jackie's main goal is to spread the message of the Gospel through song. She believes in being totally available for the Lord when and where she ministers whether it is in song, deed or word.

Ministry Experiences:
Shirley Caesar
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
Beatrice Gardner of Thompson Community Choir
The Late Albertina Walker
The Late Rev. Timothy Wright
Pastor/Singer Marvin Sapp
Fred Hammond
Yolanda Adams

The Gospel Soul Children
Andy J. Forrest
Davelle Crawford
Joyful Gospel Singers
Mahogany Brass Band
Lawrence Mercadel
Norris Garner
GMWA Recording Mass Choir

Theatrical Play:
  (Musical based on the Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King)
Did Love Cause Me to Hurt?
  (Gospel Stage Play by Anthony Gullage)

Live Appearances:
Gospel Soul Children, New Orleans
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Choir
Dr. Helen Stephens and the Northern California GMW Choir
Hallelujah Tour (Berlin, Germany)
Gospel Tour (Paris, Italy, Switzerland)
West Coast Gospel Music Symposium
Yoshi's, San Francisco
Oblate Sisters of Providence, Baltimore, Maryland
GMWA Recording Mass Choir
GMWA National James Cleveland Chorus
Northern California Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America [GMWA]
West Coast Music and Worship Conference Workshop Choir