For Loyce Dobson it all began in Jacksonville, FL where she was born and raised in the church. Her mom was passionate about singing and it was mandatory that she and her 3 siblings sang in the church choir. Early as the age of 4 she recalls being a kid walking around the house singing “Twinkle twinkle little star” and her mom would yell out “SING FROM YOUR DIAPHRAGM”. It was both mom and Godmother who were her earliest influence. These were ladies who would sing tears to your eyes. They would both sit young Loyce down to the piano and make her sing the musical scales. As she watched them lead worship together over the years it created an appetite in her for singing that would push her to become not just a singer but a write, director, and vocal coach.
Loyce has shared the stage with many artists but for her the call of God went beyond just being an artist. Knowing she was also called to preach she ran from God for years. It wasn’t until she was 17 and fresh out of high school that she had that conversation with God. Her excuse to Him was she had watched so many people try to live as Christians only to fail. God’s response to her was “I’m not asking you to try them I’m asking you to try me”. After fifteen years of trying Him she still declares “It’s still the best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life!”
Loyce “Shawny” Dobson continues to lead people before the throne. She believes that if you can experience God for yourself the results will be life changing. It is that belief that drives her to sing with so much passion and intensity. Her assignment is to exemplify the heart of God as a worshipper. Her mission is simple, when they leave out the room having experienced the presence of God every believer and non-believer should know the Father’s heart.
Music is the tool we use to get the world to see that God really is GREATER than anything we go through!
It’s nothing unthinkable, explainable, unimaginable that he can't handle.
He can handle it ALL.
Invite him to handle it.