MINISTER | SINGER | RADIO PERSONALITY | T.V. HOST | WORSHIP LEADER | VOCAL COACH | ENTREPRENEUR
Award-winning Gospel Artist, LeKeisha Taylor-Cotten, is a Mississippi Delta girl born and reared in the city of Indianola – home too many great legends, including Blues legend, B.B. King. LeKeisha has those same strong delta roots. Although her choice of genre is inspirational/gospel, you can hear her strong delta roots when she sings. A product of humble beginnings, yet victorious and self-accomplished.
After graduating from Gentry High School, LeKeisha went on to study Broadcast Journalism at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. She later furthered her studies at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS, after receiving a full Choral scholarship. During her college years, LeKeisha traveled the world abroad (France, Italy, Key West, Bahamas, etc.) performing and leading her University’s choir, under the Directorship of the late great Dr. Orlando Moss.
Music Ministry Platform
LeKeisha Taylor-Cotten, a licensed Minster, has shared the stage with such greats as Lyle Lovett, CeCe Winans, Tamela Mann, Debra Morton (Bishop Paul Morton), Vicki Yohe, Jackalyn Carr, Rance Allen, LeAndria Johnson, MS Mass Choir, The Williams Brothers, Dottie Peeples, Dr. Yvonne Capehart, The Bolton Brothers, Paul Porter, Bailey Hinton and many more. LeKeisha released her first single, “Praise Him Now” in 2015. She launched her Gospel Music T.V. Show, The Platform. She also launched the Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards in the 2017-18 Seasons.
Award-Winning & International Recognition
2013 Winner of the Diamondhead Performing Arts Center’s ‘Voices of the Coast’
2014 ‘Coast Idol’ Winner - hosted by Fox New 25, sponsored by the American Idol
2014 Feature in Gulf Coast Woman Magazine
2014 Feature in South MS Living Magazine
2015 Rotating finalist for NBC’s, The Voice
2015 International VIP Choice Winner’ for AMTC competition
2015 South Florida’s Gospel Music Awards Nominee for Female Artist, Song and Praise & Worship of the Year
2017 Southern Region Key of Gospel Music Awards Nominee for Artist of the Year
2017 Gulf Coast Women in Business Young Careerist Award Recipient
2017 President and Founder of the Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards (GCGMA)
2018 FPAD Foundation Community Hero Nominee
2018 Host of Gospel Music T.V. Show, The Platform
2018 Gulf Coast Woman in Business Award Recipient
2019 WQFX Power Gospel Radio Host of "LeKeisha Cotten In the Morning" on 1130AM & 98.7FM
Local, National and International Recognition for various other Music and Business Accomplishments
In 2015, LeKeisha launched her music ministry brand, LTC Ministries, LLC, with a starting staff of 20 personnel and debuted her first Worship Concert. She is the Vocal Coach and founder of Spirit of Excellence Clinic which teaches vocal technique, care and etiquette. Each year, she trains and teaches over 200 voices individually and collectively. In 2017, she launched the Inaugural Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards. She has sinced honored over 75 local and national artists, songwriters, community leaders and first emergency responders. LeKeisha is also the owner of Day8Designs Event Planning Co.
Business, Family & Commitment
Minister LeKeisha Cotten holds true to her commitment to God and the Holy Bible. Her passion is for God’s people; her prayer is to be transparent; her desire is to be used by God wholly and fully as she is confident that God is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him. She obediently, yet humbly operates in her gifts of prophecy, healing, and deliverance as the Holy Spirit guides. “I believe we all possess specified gifts for the body of Christ. Our responsibility is to seek God concerning who we are, how to use those gifts and how to be a good steward over the things he entrusts us with – we MUST reach the masses” LeKeisha is married to Curtis Cotten, Jr., and they have 2 children, Mattie and Israel.