Playing the piano by the time she was 3, Jessica’s musical gifts were quite evident and even then, God was already at work, inviting her to use these gifts for His purpose. At the tender age of 7, she received His invitation. Growing up on a horse farm in south Georgia provided her with access to ample amounts of God’s creation, however at 16, Jessica moved to central Florida to study piano at Harrison School for the Arts. She continued her education at Southeastern University, earning a Bachelor’s of Music Education and a Master’s of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Integrating Arts and Academic Education. At 20, she married Taylor and it was on their 2nd anniversary, she learned she had cancer. Though at times she felt abandoned by God, in His Goodness, He continued pursuing her and healed her. As Jessica learned and grew in the Lord, she recognized the thread of abandonment she had felt throughout her life: illnesses, chronic pain, hurts, and struggles. But in God’s remarkable goodness, He took those feelings and memories and has healed the innermost parts of her soul.
Through her musical gifts, He has anointed her to “bring Good News to the poor” and has “sent her to heal the broken-hearted.” As Jessica’s intimacy with the Lord grows, her musical anointing also grows, allowing God to speak to the listener through the keys as she plays the piano. Just as David brought comfort to King Saul, Jessica is blessed by God to bring peace, comfort, and healing to all those who hear her music.
When she’s not playing the piano, she can be found homeschooling Elizabeth (10) and Everett (8), running, reading, or enjoying nature.