Ladies’ Brunch with Tanya James



Born from a lineage of musical talent, Tanya began her singing career at the age of 6 in the church choir by the prompting of her Grandfather, who was a huge musical influence in her life. His workshop where he handcrafted stringed instruments that are now throughout the United States, was the breeding ground for her talents to be developed and her love of music.

A modeling career, then the role of wife and mother, put these talents on hold for many years. Even then she was highly sought after for singing at special events, but always finding her way back to her Christian roots. A dark season in her life lead her to months behind a keyboard where these emotions were released through her now evident gifted songwriting abilities. In 2009 friends and family convinced her to go into the recording studio which lead to the release of her debut album “Captured”.

A God-chance meeting with John James, former lead singer of The Newsboys in 2018 began as a musical friendship, but it became quite evident after ministering together, that God’s hand was on their lives as a couple. They soon felt that the God of the second chances was giving them both a second chance at a God-relationship. They now travel together as husband and wife, ministering in worship and preaching with a love and passion to use their life story, the success and the shipwrecks, to bring a message of hope to all they speak to.