“I take a deep breath and step out on faith.”
Those words have been a mantra for South Side of Chicago native, Sharon Irving, songstress/songwriter/spoken-word-artist, worship leader, and actress, since she was a little girl, performing in front of the congregation at the south side church in Chicago where her grandfather was pastor.
With loving encouragement from her mother and grandmother, Sharon has cultivated and shaped her own creative persona. She is an inspiring ‘voice for the voiceless’, a passionate wordsmith, singing songs of life and love motivated by her personal experiences, and undergirded by her Christian beliefs.
Sharon has been a part of the worship team at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois for several years, has contributed songs and words of hope before thousands all over the country, and even entertained millions while a participant on Season Ten of “America’s Got Talent” where she received the coveted “Golden Buzzer” at her first televised audition and was chosen by America to compete in the Semi-Finals.
Sharon explains, ”We are all walking art. Life is messy and broken. So many people are hiding, living for others, dying on the inside, holding onto unhealthy narratives out of fear, but God’s strength is made perfect in those messy places. I want my art to be transparent, raw, uplifting, and healing.”