Joyce Hurley, the impeccable seasoned Psalmist, is an anointed woman of God with a worshippers heart. She is an artist whose purpose is to lead others beyond the veil in the Holy of Holies – the very presence of God.
The vision for her music and her ministry is the help us all process the different phases of our walk with God. When we have let Him down, when He has seen us through, when we need His touch and when we just love Him for who He is…..Worship. This breadth of expression, which reflects the gospel message, is a unique and very important aspect of Joyce’s ministry and character.She continually seeks to be open and available to the new things of God and wants to assist in creating a praise and worship experience that reaches every heart. Her past CD releases have included “Show Us Your Glory”, “ Your Love” and her new release “Breathe: Live at The Emmaus Community”.
“Wide open” describes and truly distinguishes Joyce Hurley and an artist and worship leader. She sings with a vulnerability and transparency that enables God to move through her to reach the needs of God’s people. “I’m learning to be gracious. As God has consistently offered such grace to me over my life I desire to offer this same grace as we are in the pursuit of the presence of God…to worship Him”. “I’m very real.” Hurley explains. “When I open my mouth, I share my experiences - my doubts, my fears, my trials and my triumphs.” It is this very honesty combined with the power of the Holy Spirit that makes every Joyce Hurley song an opportunity to encounter God.
A mother of two children, Joshua and Rebekah, Joyce serves as the Worship Director for The Emmaus Community in Chicago Heights where the Pastor is Rev. Dr. Alise Barrymore.
Joyce’s greatest desire is to be what and where God wants her to be.Without fail she is determined to wait on the Lord!