Trish Standley is a voice of hope in a hurting generation. With God-given vocal talent and a passion for those in need of healing and redemption, she has been called as a minstrel for today’s body of believers. Through her anointed music ministry, she has uplifted the downtrodden and encouraged the broken-hearted. The 2011 Excellence in Christian Music Award Recipient is not only a gifted vocalist, but a brilliant songwriter as well, exhibited on her sophomore release entitled Redemption. A superb collection of Christian music, Redemption isn’t just the title of Trish’s new project, but it’s a reminder. She wants every person to know that there’s nothing beyond the reach of God’s Redemption. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Trish is the youngest of four girls. Raised by a single mother, she grew up in a family of singers in what she affectionately calls “a house of praisers”. At the age of ten, the music bug bit her and she began singing at her home church, Grace Memorial Church of God In Christ. After her salvation experience, she joined the church choir and ultimately co-founded a teenage gospel group called the Sweet Sounds of God at the age of 15. The four young ladies traveled throughout the state of Indiana singing the songs of Zion. The foursome gained popularity and were quite well known for their soul stirring singing. Receiving invitation after invitation, they competed in competitions throughout the state. In addition to singing, she always had a longing to pen songs. A decision to take her mother’s poetry and put melody to it was the beginning of her songwriting career. She also discovered she had a knack for arranging songs. Through years of voice lessons paired with her continued spiritual growth, Trish got her voice back and obtained an array of vocal-enhancing skills that literally took her singing to another level. Later, she formed the very first children’s choir at Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia in 2000, where she faithfully served for 11 years. She was the Lead Director for the Voices of Praise Choir as well as one of the Pastor’s select soloists. While there, she was inspired to work with a group of young girls, encouraging them to use their voices for the Lord. The group, Sisters of Praise, soon became a blessed expectation among the parishioners due to their uplifting performances. In 2004, she formed the gospel ensemble, AHAVA, which consisted of nine members who worshipped at various churches throughout the Atlanta area. Many of the singers had no prior experience singing in public. She welcomed the opportunity to guide and develop these individuals into their ministry gifts.