Deborah Klassen

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Location: Toronto, New York
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“Deborah Klassen is an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” according to the United States government; receiving that title along with her green card, after moving from Canada to Chattanooga, TN in 2003. She is also a Canadian JUNO award winning recording artist {equivalent to the US Grammy}. She is an award winning concert artist and conference worship leader and she can carry out all aspects of entire weekend retreats from music to speaking. With her passion, vivacious personality, sensitive spirit and deep care for people, she seeks to format her program to fit every particular event to which she is invited.

Deborah brings over 25 years of experience with her. She has had the honor of working with many outstanding Christian leaders such as Kay Arthur, Carol Kent, Jan Silvious, Florence Littauer, Janet Parschall, Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Ravi Zacherius, Tony Evans, Nell Maxwell, Hilary Price, Annie Chapman, Kay de Kalb Smith, and Marilyn Meberg of Women of Faith. She has performed with Chuck Newman, Alicia Williamson-Garcia, Toronto Mass Choir, Mark Masri, Danny Weiss, Babbie Mason, Natalie Grant, and many others. Deborah has been involved with many ministries including Focus on The Family, Precept Ministries, International, Campus Crusade for Christ, The World Series Winning Baseball team -Toronto Blue Jays, Southern Baptist Women’s Conferences, Christian Booksellers Association {both US and Canadian events}, numerous church events, retreats, concerts, and churches. Deborah has also been featured on Margaret Becker’s web-page for Independent Artists.

She has received training from Phyllis Antognini, a voice teacher and graduate from Julliard and Tom Jackson, a highly respected performance teacher out of Nashville, TN. Her formal education is in the area of interior design, floral design and large event planning. Her real life education has been in the areas of abuse, suffering, trauma, rejection, forgiveness, loss and hope. Bringing the same eye for beauty for which she is known, and a heart that is deeply touched by all of the senses, she desires to lead people to see God in a fresh new way; to move people to “do something with God.”

Deborah writes: “My desire is to invite people to look at the truth of their life story and find God as their author; to unlock the prison doors of religious thinking and “doing,” and walk into the wide open spaces of living-passionately! I want to make room for people’s questions, doubts, confusion, pain, hopes, despair, laughter, shame, brokenness, and tears and escort them to a place of dignity and healing. My desire is to invite people to come with me and dance the dance of life once more, even though their legs might feel weak, their ankles twisted, their hearts broken so can’t feel the rhythms, or the music has grown quiet.”

She continues: “If what I bring to an event allows one person to feel again, cry again, hope again, face truth, breathe again, try again, know they are not alone, have an encounter with Jesus and experience the holy, healing salve from heaven-then my life will not have been lived in vain. I open my mouth to speak and sing of the Great God of the Universe and I experience the extreme delight of feeling the pleasure of my Heavenly Father toward me. My hope is that it causes others to want to experience the same. I have found the dignity in the suffering. Now I share my story of how I have come to KNOW God in the middle of it.”

Deborah is married to her gorgeous husband, Earl Klassen. She is also the mother of two adult children, Ryan and Andrea. She is currently writing her first book.

Endorsements

“Deborah Klassen is a delight. She brings passion, commitment, reverence, artistry and true worship to her audience. Her love for the Word of God is obvious in all that she does. Deborah’s life has been deeply impacted by great struggle, but she has become “more than a conqueror”. Her message is one of hope, encouragement and deep gratitude for the love of God that has lifted her out of a great pit and put her feet on solid ground.”

Kay Arthur,
Precept Ministries International

“Without a doubt it was one of the best performances I have ever attended. Her ministry has an outstanding sense of the Lord’s anointing upon it. When she sang God empowered her words. People of all backgrounds were deeply moved”.

Rev. Dan Driedger,
Stoney Creek Alliance Church, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

“I consider it an honor to know Deborah Klassen. In a day where too many singers just entertain, Deborah ministers. Her voice is a breath of fresh air and her passion for Christ is contagious.”

Babbie Mason,
Award winning Recording Artist / Songwriter, Author

“Deborah is the consummate professional who has been gifted with an outstanding voice that has been recognized in her receiving her recent JUNO award. Her personality is such that she is a delight to work with and her audiences thrill to her performances”.

Dr. Nell Maxwell,
Founder of Women Alive, Canada

“Delightful, powerful, deeply spiritual. These are the words that come to mind when I think of Deborah Klassen. Deborah is loved by the ‘100 Huntley Street’ viewing audience, but even more important than experiencing her music on television, is to experience Deborah’s music in person. God has given her a gift which she compassionately and joyously shares with all of us”.

David Mainse, ‘100 Huntley Street”,
Crossroads, Christian Communications, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

“During production of Deborah’s latest CD, ‘Legacy of Hope’, I was able to become better acquainted with both the person and the artist. Deborah radiates enthusiasm and a passion for God in every fibre of her being. This finds vital expression in the legacy of music she shares. It is a gift to the church and to every soul that hears her heavenly sounds!”

Bruce W. Stacey,
President, Chelsea Road Productions Inc. and Senior Producer,
Cook Communications Ministries, Kilbride, Ontario, Canada.

“Deborah is one of the finest communicators of the message of Jesus Christ through music that I have ever met and I am richly blessed every time I hear her sing. Not only does Deborah capture your ear with her crystal clear voice, but she moves your heart because she know the One she sings about, in a most intimate way”.

Danny Daniels,
Minister of Music and Worship Arts, Salem Church of God, Salem, Ohio

“I connected with your music-it is powerful. I connected with your platform presence-it is personable. I connected with your spirit-it is reverent. I connected with your story-it is the reason for your depth. I was encouraged to become ‘greater’. I was exhorted to trust God in a deeper way. I was excited to see what God was going to do next in my life. I have seen you in several ministry situations and each time has been a refreshing reflection of what God can do in the life of one who is totally given to Him.”

Jan Silvious,
Author, Speaker, Broadcaster, Chattanooga, Tennessee

“Besides being a great singer, Deborah always moves me emotionally. She is an incredible performer and has a God-given talent to capture her audience”.

Tom Jackson,
Performance Consultant, On Stage Concepts, Nashville, Tennessee

“Deborah is consistently able to reach the inner heartbeat of the human soul with a spiritual touch from God. There is a strength of presence, but a humility of manner, that captures the listener’s
attention and then draws them to consider the One she elevates in song”.

Mike Noble, Navigators of Canada

“God’s gifting is so evident in Deborah’s life. Her ministry of music reflects the love of the Lord in a powerful way. Her obvious commitment to prayer and dependence upon the Lord was reflected
in her anointed ministry. I highly recommend Deborah in any setting.”

Donna McKay, Pastor of Women’s Ministries,
Sherwood Park Alliance Church, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, Canada

“Deborah Klassen is a remarkable communicator! She is an award winning recording artist and a sought-after worship leader. As a keynote speaker, her audiences are challenged to renewed hope and fresh faith as she skillfully weaves her own life experiences with biblical principles. I highly recommend her!”

Carol Kent, Speaker and Author
A New Kind of Normal (Thomas Nelson)

“If you are looking for a presenter who can successfully combine speaking with extraordinary music, look no further. Deborah Klassen profoundly touches her audiences, and she is a guest you will invite back again and again.”

Jennie Afman Dimkoff
Speaker and Author
Passionate Faith (Revell)

“Rather than just another talented singer, Deborah, along with her husband Earl provide a life testimony and spirit that moved us all. There was no pretense, just humble ministry before the Lord”.

Dr. W. E. (Bill) Coleman, Senior Pastor,
Faith Baptist Church, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

“Deborah is truly a servant of God, and her sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and tenacious obedience to God’s commandments has provided women with an inspiring model as a follower of Jesus Christ. Her ministry instilled an uplifting sense of hope and gave life to the scriptures”.

Liz Dawkins, Women’s Ministry Coordinator,
The Peoples Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Deborah has a powerful, gifted voice and a sensitivity to ministering in the Spirit. She moves beyond entertaining an audience and conveys a pure, heartfelt message”.

William D. Morrow, General Superintendent,
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

“Deborah, your passion for Christ and for your art touched a lot of hearts tonight. Everyone thought you were singing a Word from God just to them.”

Diane Bollis, Founder and Chaplain of The Gate Community Chaplaincy services for Women Prisoners.

“I highly recommend Deborah to anyone looking for a speaker/musician.”

Nancy Cruickshank,
Community Church, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada