Looking into a sea of faces, Joani Tabor sings for the Lord, forever embracing her motto, “Nothing’s Gonna Steal My Joy”. The impact on her listeners is unmistakable. Joani, with bubbling personality, conveys her enthusiastic faith in concert- and it is powerful. Worship music has the power to turn people to the heart of God and draw them to Him. Joani Tabor is a blessed individual who shares her voice with the world- and the world responds. She has witnessed over 30,000 decisions for Christ in the past sixteen years and has no intention of stopping there.
It’s amazing, the movement of God through music right now. Joani is at the forefront of that movement, possessing the unique ability to greatly inspire people through her music. Joani is a communicator. Audiences find her warm stage presence and unassuming manner very refreshing. Joani combines sincerity with excellence of presentation. Her delightful, multi-styled mix of music renews the hearts of listeners regardless of their age. Joani’s clear voice, which covers an astonishing four octaves, has been described as “intense vocal artistry.” She also plays the piano, flute and organ.
“Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Gold Cross” award-winning musical career
Born in Bluefield, West Virginia , Joani is no stranger to tragedy. At age 11, her childhood was suddenly interrupted when her father passed away. She credits her dad, a choir director, for her love of music. A year later, when she became a Christian, Joani says, “Christ became my father.” Joani is a pastor’s wife. Her husband, Dr. Glenn A. Tabor, Jr., prayerfully supports her ministry. The couple lost a child, and again she found comfort in Christ. That grace is truly reflective of Joani’s heart.
Joani quickly gained national recognition with an impressive “Female Vocalist of the Year” and Gold Cross award-winning musical career. Her first professional recording contract featured a national release “Nothing’s Gonna Steal My Joy.” The song charted nationally, an amazing accomplishment for a release from a new artist. It was the first of many songs to chart on the national Christian music charts. She has completed numerous recording projects, a live video and recordings of her seminar teachings. Her music has received stellar reviews from national Christian music magazines. Joani continues to merit accolades.
Throughout her ministry, Joani has had the opportunity to entertain presidents and national leaders. Among those are the Reverend Billy Graham, who says of Joani, “The Lord has blessed you with a remarkable musical gift. I am so glad you are able to use it for His glory,” Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle), who says, “Joani, my friend, it was great. I really enjoyed your singing. Your music is excellent. You are a very talented lady. Keep on singing.” And former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, who says, “I send you my warmest best wishes and good luck with your career.”
Audiences find her warm stage presence and unassuming manner very refreshing
Joani holds a Master of Theology degree. Besides having taught voice, she speaks for colleges, universities, retreats, conventions and seminars. Joani has a passion for women’s conferences and retreats and focuses much of her attention in those areas. She has seen as many as three hundred respond to Christ in a single invitation.
Joani says, “My life verse is 1 Peter 5:7, ‘Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.'” I have a clear call to follow Jesus in ministry. My commitment to evangelism is central.”
Joani celebrates life through her music, spreading her message of hope and encouragement. Sharing Christ with others is what Joani Tabor is all about.