TPA is a family that loves to not only sing but laugh, hang out and have fun! Here you can get to know members of the TPA family! #emandtpa #teamhumble
Evangelist De Allen-Gwaltney
Evangelist De Allen-Gwaltney, affectionately called “De” is from Trenton, NJ. Now residing in Willingboro, NJ, De is a member of the Alto section in TPA. She has been with group for about 7 ½ years and loves being a part of this ministry. When not singing with TPA, DE likes bowling and reading. Outside of singing with TPA, she is a member of Evergreen Baptist Church where she is involved in various committees. To name a few, DE is a part of Evergreen Baptist Women’s Ministry, Drama Club, Missionary Ministry, etc. De is also involved in Eastern Stars and Female Correction Officers Group. She also is the owner of her own Wedding Designs and Consulting Company. If she could explain in three words what TPA means to her it would be loving, family and inviting. De’s favorite words to live by or favorite scripture can be found in Romans 8:12-39.
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Resha Allen-Jennings, a Soprano with TPA, has been with the group for 12 years now. When not singing, she enjoys cooking and baking. Resha also has many hidden talents which include playing the piano, writing poetry and short stories. Resha has a passion for and loves to work with children. She is the proud mother of three beautiful children. If she could describe or put into words what TPA means to her it would be that TPA is more than a singing group, we are family.
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Vivian VeNessa Barnes-Perry, affectionately called Ness, as raised in New Jersey but now resides in New Castle, Delaware. Ness is a member of the Alto section of TPA and has been with the group for almost 8 yrs. When not singing with the group, Ness has embarked on a new journey, acting. Her passion for acting has taken her to higher heights. She has been featured in numerous stage plays to include: My Sisters' Keeper & War Room, What If It Happened Today, Behind Closed Doors, Passion Marks, The Gift You Forgot To Open, Love Songs Weren’t Meant To Make You Cry and You’ll Never Understand My Praise, just to name a few. Ness has also appeared in numerous film web series where she and her cast mates won for Best Drama in Faith vs. Mountains in 2016. She has also completed a series for HBO and recently been cast in an Upcoming TV Series entitled B’More. VeNessa has also been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Award with the Church Stars Network again for 2017. Outside of all of that, she is the owner of a Wedding Design and Event Planning Company called Designs With Finesse’. She is the mother of three adult children and the grand mom of 2 beautiful grandchildren. If she had to describe in three words what TPA means to her it would be family, fulfillment and devotion. Ness’s favorite words or scripture to live by can be found in Psalms 27:1.
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Natalie has known Erek and been apart of the TPA Family for 3 years. She has a passion for fashion and the arts! Growing up she always had and interest in taking pictures of everyone! Over a span of 12 years that interest blossomed and Natalie launched her own business entitled BOLD STYLES that specializes in fashion and photography! You can find her doing photo shoots throughout the Tri-State area for concerts, parties, engagements and more!
Natalie prides herself on maintaining the latest fashion trends. She is a clothing stylist who helps people to look their best from head to toe! She is known for her cutting edge fashion that stands a part from your day to day styles. Natalie is also a phenomenal make up artist and styles various clients. She's also a teacher and enjoys working with children.
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Victoria Lynn Johnson, affectionately called Vicki or Tori, is a member of the Soprano section in TPA. She is a native of Philadelphia and now resides in New Jersey. Vicki has been with the group for about 4 ½ years now. When not singing, she enjoys shopping, going to the movies and taking walks along the water. On top of that, Victoria is in the field of Restaurant Management and is a wonderful Culinary Artist and Pastry Chef. She hopes to one day put all of her education and experiences into owning her own business. If she had to describe in three words what TPA means to her she would say caring, kind and oh so funny. Her favorite words or scripture to live by would be found in Jeremiah 29:11.
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Latia Johnson started singing at the age of 6 at Ward AME church. From there she went on to sing with Philly AME Youth Mass Choir and Wilberforce University Choir. She was also the praise leader with High Impact Youth ministries for many years and a part of a gospel duo called SOUL. She has sung with Sister Sledge, Ray Charles, Canton Jones, Cross Movement and more. Latia since then has stepped out as a solo artist. She released her first EP entitled "Purpose" in June of 2017.
Latia also has a passion for youth! She accepted the call to preach and became a licensed minister under Living Waters Ministries. There she preached and taught Teen Church. In addition to her passion for singing and youth, Latia is also a braiding stylist and makeup artist.
Her motto is "Soul Living, Soul Loving and Soul Reaching".
To connect with Latia visit www.iamlatiajohnson.com
Tony' Jones Philadelphia R&B recording artist. EOne distribution deal freshly signed. Selling out venues in the tri state area. Coming from a gospel background Tony' is able to move audiences on a different level with his live shows "The Tony' Jones Experience" Tony' also has a passion to give back to Veterans . Coming from a military family Tony' has engaged in creating Veterans Housing for misplaced Veterans. So it goes beyond just music for him.
To connect with Tony' visit www.tonyjonesmusik.com
Jennifer Laws is the administrator and marketing member for Erek McFadden and The Praise Alliance. She is also a Tenor singer on the sideline who loves music to the core. Jennifer took drum lessons many years ago and plans to one day get back on board. She is the mother of saxophonist Darren Jr. and also managers his solo bookings when he’s requested for community youth and other events. She generally assists with organizing various fund raisers for the group as well. When you see us performing at most venues, her mild marketing skills tend to lead folks over to our product table to purchase CD’s, T-Shirts etc. Hosting, greeting and catering to our guests at our concert events as well as outside of our team is something she loves to do. Jennifer obtains a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. She currently works in the insurance industry and has been for 20 years. Aside from music, she is a crafter and loves to make handmade items when time allows. She loves to decorate plant tables, party favors, picture frames and mirrors all with stones, ceramic tiles and glass beads when the crafting mood occurs. Jennifer attends Mount Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA and has been a member for over 35 years. In her spare time, she enjoys drowning in music, bowling, badminton, crafting, karaoke and spending time with friends and family. Most of all, she truly enjoys her quiet time with God.
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Marlo Leaks, a Soprano with TPA is from Palmyra, NJ. She has been with the group for over 9 years. Outside of singing with TPA, Marlo enjoys swimming, traveling, helping others and spending time with her family. She is also a certified LPN, as well as being certified in CPR and First Aid. Marlo and her husband Mark are the proud owners of Mark S. Leaks Jr. Construction and Leaks Security. If she could describe in three words what TPA means to her it would be family, fun and praise. Her favorite scripture and words to live by are found in Romans 5:8-9.
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Dr. Tiffany S. Murphy
Dr. Tiffany S. Murphy, a member of the Soprano section and Manager for Erek McFadden and TPA, was born in St. Louis and moved to Boston in 1995 to study Music at the renowned Berklee College of Music. In 1998, she graduated with a dual degree in Music Business Management and Music Production and Engineering. During her time in Boston, she was one of the founders of Four Winds Café a Christian alternative to nightclubs for young adults. She was very involved in numerous performances and studio sessions as a vocalist and accomplish violinist. God was always moving and after renewing her commitment to God in 2000, she was ordained as a Deacon at Dorchester Temple Baptist Church. After spending 13 years of music and ministry in Boston, she felt a call from God to attend seminary. In 2005, she moved to Philadelphia and in May 2010, she received her Masters of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary. She was licensed to preach the gospel in December 2007 at Mount Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr.Tokunbo Adelekan. She has just finished her Doctorate of Ministry degree in leadership and church renewal. Her final dissertation was entitled “Establishing Foundations for Social Engagement: Moving from Conversation To Awareness At MOTBC.” In this, she focuses on the importance of the church being involved in the issues of their community. The last 2 years she has been pastoring 2 churches in South Jersey. Pastor, believes that God wants us to be like the Good Samaritan, who was willing to move beyond culture, class, education to help someone in need. She believes that we have been called by Jesus, “To go and do likewise".
To connect with Dr. Tiff please visit www.drtiff.com
Nicole Rivers, a member in the Alto section of TPA, has been with the group for 9 years. When not singing, you can find Nicole doing a variety of things. She is a woman of many talents. Nicole is the owner of a Travel Company, she does Graphic art and design and is also a Sound Technician. With all of these things, Nicole still found time to go to school for another passion, becoming a Hair Technician. One of Nicole’s proudest moments is being the mother to Nikolas, one of our awesome TPA kids. What makes her so awesome is that Nik was diagnosed with Autism at a young age. Nicole works feverishly to raise Autism awareness as well as working hard at raising money for the continuous research. She is an advocate for parents with special needs and tries her best to educate the community about children with learning disabilities. On top of all of that she is lovingly deemed the “TPA Nurse”. Nicole is a medical professional who has been in the nursing field for over 10 years.
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Funai Wimberly singing section: Soprano I was born in Macon, Georgia. I reside in Clementon, NJ. Known to some as Sweets, Sweetlips, Duck, Lin and Nai. I am the secretary of the VFW Woman Auxiliary. I have been chosen to represent full figured women in 2017 Pink The Runway with all proceeds Breast Cancer Awareness. In my spare time I teach praise dance, hip hop praise dance and enjoy spending to with church family and friends. My favorite scripture from Psalms 37:26 THEY ARE ALWAYS GENEROUS AND LEND FREELY THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE BLESSED. If I could describe TPA in 3 words Anointed, Family , and United. Motto I live by is EVERYTHING ATTACHED TO ME WINS!!! Favor Prosperty, and Overflow!!!!!
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Chimere Wise, affectionately called Mere or Mia is from Sicklerville, NJ. Residing now in Atlantic City, NJ, Chimere is a member of the Tenor section. Being with TPA since its inception, she has deemed TPA her second family. When not with TPA, Chimere enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. If Chimere could describe what TPA means to her in three words it would be family, fellowship and fun. Her favorite scripture and words to live by are in 2 Timothy 1:7-For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
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