Leighton Joyner


Formerly a country singer, in 1982, Sharon began writing Country/Gospel and other Christian music. Her first gospel recording on CD, AGAINST ALL ODDS is a compilation of 11 of those songs and the second CD, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE has 10 originals and one standard hymn. Sharon joined Ripe for Harvest in 2012. She and her husband Marvin joined CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) in 2004. In May 2006 Sharon was awarded the 2006 Silver Heart Award for New Female Artist at the Western Region Convention in Henderson NV and is working on writing both new songs and some short stories about her relationship with Jesus. . She has since received 8 more Silver Heart Awards, The last in 2012. She has worked for The JESUS Film Project® (JFP), a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ for more than 20 years as professional development representative, raising money to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through the film, JESUS, and other products Sharon sings wherever doors open, even in the secular field where she is able to take the gospel through her music to a lost and dying world. January 2, 2015, Sharon lost herbeloved husband, Marvin due to congestive heart failure. Her goal now is to focus more on doing what God has called her to do. She is available to share her testimony in word and in song wherever the Lord leads.

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