Minister LeKeisha Cotten

Minister LeKeisha Taylor-Cotten

Award-winning Gospel Recording Artist and passionate community organizer, LeKeisha Cotten, is a Mississippi Delta girl born and reared in the city of Indianola – home to many great legends, including Blues legend, the late B.B. King. LeKeisha Cotten possess those same strong delta roots. Although her choice of genre is inspirational/gospel, you can hear her roots when she sings. A product of humble beginnings, yet self-accomplished, she has taken as her passion the Business and Music Industry. 

LeKeisha has shared both the musical stage and the clergy platform with such greats as Lyle Lovett, CeCe Winans, Tamela Mann, Debra Morton (Bishop Paul Morton), Vicki Yohe, Jackalyn Carr, Rance Allen, LeAndria Johnson, MS Mass Choir, The Williams Brothers, Dottie Peeples, Dr. Yvonne Capehart, The Bolton Brothers, Paul Porter, and many more.


 

MUSIC & MINISTRY PLATFORM 

  • 2003-2008 Musical studies and crusades throughout the world abroad (Italy, Bahamas, Key West and Brazil)

  • 2012 Ministerial License

    Award-Winnings & International Recognition 

  • 2013 Winner of the Diamondhead Performing Arts Center’s ‘Voices of the Coast’ competition 

  • 2013 Recognition of Musical Contribution by the Mississippi Sports Association for Community Support 

  • 2014 Winner of  the ‘Coast Idol’ - hosted by Fox New 25, sponsored by the American Idol 

  • 2014 Featured in Gulf Coast Woman Magazine 

  • 2014 Featured in South MS Living Magazine 

  • 2014 Rotating finalist for NBC’s, ‘The Voice’

  • 2014 – current BBG Entertainment Affiliate Artist

  • 2015 Winner of Mississippi’s ‘The Search’ Contest  

  • 2015 ‘Winner of International VIP Award’ for AMTC competition in Florida 

  • 2015 South Florida’s Gospel Music Awards Nominee for Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Praise & Worship of the Year

  • 2016 Honorable Mention for Black Gospel Music’s Independent Artist Spotlight 

  • 2017 Louisiana Gospel Music Nominee for The Key of Gospel Music for Artist of the Year

  • 2017 Visionaire and Launch of the MS Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards

  • Local, National and International Recognition for various other Music and Business Accomplishments

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member of the Biloxi Branch NAACP

  • Member of the MS Gulf Coast Black Chamber of Commerce

  • MS Gulf Coast Coordinator of the Children’s Defense Fund Southern Region Disaster Recovery Organization

  • Co-Chair of the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Coast-Wide Celebration

  • Organizer of the MLK Coast-Wide Choir

  • Executive Chair of the Annual Blessed Gyrls Rock Women’s Conference – MS Gulf Coast

  • Member of the Women’s Resource Center Development Committee - Gulfport

  • Advisory Board Member of Mercy Housing and Human Development - Gulfport

  • Advisory Board Member of the Steps Coalition - Biloxi

  • Member of the Mary C O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center’s Events Planning Committee – Ocean Springs

  • Community Outreach Minister for Faith Works Ministries - Gulfport

  • Honorary Judge for the Annual MS Gulf Coast Crawfish Music Festival’s Coast Idol (hosted by Fox 25)

  • Abstinence Teacher for the Jackson County Civic Action

  • Monthly contributions in service and donations to Loaves and Fishes - Biloxi

  • Youth counselor for Main Street M.B. Church’s Youth Outreach Ministry - Biloxi

  • On-Call Crisis Counselor for International Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) – Kansas City, KS

  • Volunteer Administrator for The Healing Clinic Ministries – Indianola, MS

  • Donate countless hours in musical contribution to several local Gulf Coast organizations and churches

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • 2015 Launched her music ministry brand, LTC Ministries, LLC, with a starting staff of 20 personnel and debuted her first Worship Concert.

  • Founder & Visionaire of the MS Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards (est. 2017)

  • Vocal Coach and founder of Spirit of Excellence Clinic, which teaches vocal technique, care and etiquette.

  • Owner of Day8Designs Event Planning Co. 

 

 

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