Christy is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader. She has a Certificate in Worship Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and leads worship in prisons, conferences, celebrate recovery meetings, church events and services, revivals and more. Christy, her husband, James, and former inmate and friend, Johnny founded a prison ministry team “Sing for the King Prison Ministries”. They offer worship services to the incarcerated through praise and worship, the preaching of the Word, and a testimony of a life changed in prison. Christy started writing music in 2016 using God’s Word. She began leading these songs in prisons and at other venues and was overwhelmed at the impact they were making in the lives of offenders and others. She has donated a copy of her album “Sing for the King” and single “Freedom” to every institution in Missouri to encourage offenders and point them to Jesus and the Bible. Christy and James have been married since June 1993 and have two grown sons, Cameron (wife, Danii) and Christian (wife, Sydney) and granddaughter Faye.
“God has called me to use my gift of music to lead worship in prisons, churches and more and I am grateful for every occasion to lead people in the worship and praise of my Savior, Jesus Christ, for He alone is worthy.” – Christy Hoagland