Jennifer McGill is ready to go deeper with her fans than ever before. With over 30 years of showbiz under her belt, she now tells the stories of her rollercoaster ups and downs like never before, as a Speaker, Worship Leader, Songwriter, Coach, and Inspirational Pop Recording Artist.
What started as almost a clean sweep of nearly 50 pageant victories from age seven in a small Texas town quickly evolved into seven seasons in Orlando on the Disney Channel’s wildly popular The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in the late ‘80s well into the ‘90s, which Jennifer describes as a sort of “‘Saturday Night Live’ for kids” featuring interviews, skits, variety show-styled razzle dazzle, and of course, loads of singing. A quick internet search shows her performing alongside a slew of internationally renowned stars, and throughout a real time conversation, she just as casually mentions how Michael Jackson used to visit the set as a major fan of their show or the time when Celine Dion helped calm her nerves prior to an inauguration performance for President Bill Clinton at the Kennedy Center.
Indeed, Jennifer’s experiences of sharing stages with New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight (and that’s just a few of the guys with ‘b’s’ in their names) more than speaks for itself. Yet in spite of the spotlight burning bright for so long, the transition to instantaneous adult fame didn’t happen quite like she had hoped, let alone to the stratospheric degrees of fellow Mouseketeers Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell and JC Chasez.
After her unconditionally supportive mother suddenly died of a heart attack when she and Jennifer were having lunch (on Father’s Day no less) Jennifer’s increasingly fractured life was sent into an absolute tailspin of insecurity and loss. Though Jennifer can now look back with the perspective of experience and strength found from reclaiming her childhood faith, such an empowering approach took much of her twenties and into her early thirties to navigate.
“I am a church girl who slipped through the cracks on so many levels, but after so much pain from a multitude of situations in my life, I’m finally at a place where I’m ‘Fearless,’” as one of the bold songs on her 2017 album ‘Unbreakable’ so proudly proclaims. “Setting those situations to cool, fun pop songs is the best way I know to help others and hopefully I can save other people the time so they don’t have to learn what all that is like on their own. I am the embodiment of a warrior princess who found that when I finally gave up any need for fame is when those opportunities starting coming back to me. After I let it all go and started a period of growth and rebuilding, God led me into the right time to get my message across.”
Continues Jennifer: “So many of us put borders on ourselves and I think for women especially there’s this idea that you’re past your expiration date, when you hit a certain age, which in my case was only compounded with the celebrity comparisons I used to put on myself. I use my music to paint pictures of old hurts and old mistakes, but also to show I came out on the other side, not just surviving but thriving. I am a true believer that as long as you are breathing, you are never past your prime of purpose! My lifelong goal is to inspire and encourage others that we never have to go into life’s spiritual battles alone.”
“From a pastoral perspective, I’ve known Jennifer McGill for several years and if I could describe her in a word it would be Outstanding! As a leader she stands out. As a minister she stands out. As a communicator she stands out. As a vocalist she stands out. As a worshiper she stands out.
Jennifer has filled many roles while at our church. She has been a mentor to our worship team. She has been an amazing vocal coach. She has served in our deliverance ministry as a prayer partner that prays with individuals who are experiencing new beginning in their walk with Christ during our Freedom weekends. And she has been a huge blessing and addition to our Sunday morning worship services as one of our primary worship leaders.
Jennifer carries an exceptional balance of integrity, talent, leadership and anointing. As her pastor and friend I am extremely impressed with her as a person. Whether speaking at a conference or leading worship on any stage in the world, I would highly recommend Jennifer for any needed ministry capacity. She truly is an exceptional, anointed and gifted blessing to the Body of Christ.”
~Pastor Aaron Davis
Associate Pastor – Oasis Church
“I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer McGill as a keynote speaker and artist for our Christian Women in Media Regional Connect Dinner Event, as well as, alongside her on a team, putting together a Mother Daughter Conference, Made For This through Leigh Ann McCoy’s ministry Never Fail Faith. Jennifer is professional and committed. As a speaker and artist she is enthusiastic, engaging and relatable. She has the ability to reach people of all ages, including younger age groups with her messages and music.”
Former Director, Christian Women in Media, Nashville
“Jennifer McGill is a rare force of energy, humor, insight and vulnerability, making her a dynamic speaker for your event. Jennifer does not simply talk “at” you, she talks “with” you. She weaves the highs and the lows of her life experiences into a tapestry that everyone is sure to see a piece of themselves in.
Jennifer’s vulnerability allows you to actually journey with her, and along the way learn and be inspired from both her mistakes and her wisdom. Her genuine concern for people is evident with every word she speaks. Her desire to see you live your best life is obvious after spending time with her. It is rare, in this world today, to find someone who knows that their journey in life has been for a reason. Jennifer empowers people to have hope. To keep dreaming. To find their strength in faith. To be the best ‘you’ you were created to be.
Jennifer is that one person that you will drop your walls with, listen to her honest conversation and allow her to light a spark of hope and inspiration in your life.
Time spent with Jennifer McGill will have you walking away knowing that you just spent time with your new best friend.
Don’t miss out on a chance to bring this amazing young woman to your event. It will have benefits far beyond the here and now and she will leave you with more than you could have ever imagined.”
Holy Land Experience, Trinity Broadcast Network
Production Manager / Director / Worship Leader
“The true test for any testimony is if the subject has been immersed in real life experiences. Jennifer has experienced life in so many different ways that her witness of God’s love and grace in her faith journey will speak to all who are able to listen to her. The fact that young and old are captured by her words proves that she can connect to so many people just by telling her life story. The choices and decisions that she has made are Biblically based and spot on. Add to this her stunning musical ability and it is an event of great proportions. It is impossible not to be moved by her amazing voice as she sings with the utmost sincerity, praise and commitment to Jesus Christ. Here is a real professional musician that humbly testifies with word and song about her faith and life. A truly unforgettable experience!”
~Rev. Ferdi Brits, Presbyterian Church of the Lakes
“Jennifer McGill is an extraordinary speaker and entertainer. She holds even the youngest of kids captive with her ability to connect and interact with her audience. Jenn has an amazing testimony and life experiences that she has shared with our elementary kids on more than one occasion. She inspired them to reach for their dreams and not let anything or anyone hold them back from attaining what God has for them. With a beauty that shines from the depths of who she is, she will encourage and inspire an audience that will never leave disappointed.”
Children’s Pastor – Oasis Church
P.E.A.K Author & Director
“My family and I have known Jennifer McGill and her family for many years. She’s always been a deeply, joyfully, committed believer. She has led worship, shared her story, taught and inspired our Quest Church family by her singing, speaking and example. My son pastors a church in Plano, Texas, that responds equally well to her ministry. I wholeheartedly recommend her for ministry in worship, school and conference settings.”
Pastor – Quest Church
“I had the privilege of hearing Jennifer McGill speak at a Women’s Prayer breakfast that my church hosted. Having heard Jennifer lead worship in the past, I knew she was a very talented woman but I was unsure of how she was as a speaker. I was blown away! She was honest and spoke from her heart, sharing personal details that she could have kept locked away, she shared with the group in order to help them see the importance of a prayer life. I feel blessed to have spent time listening to her story and message.”
Women and Children’s Pastor – Quest Church