Deidra Hughes
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Deidra Hughes

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
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"Anthony Evans"

Deidra Hughes has a heart of worship. She is not interested in impressing her
audience with her talent alone. She desires to lead people into the presence of
the Lord and she does it well with her dynamic vocal presence.

-Anthony Evans - Anthony Evans

"Roger Breland"

“I have known Deidra all her life! Her mom and dad sang in Truth. She is a wonderful singer with a heart for ministry. Today she is continuing in her ministry as she travels with some of the most outstanding Christian artists in America. Deidra has a story to tell, a song to sing and a heart for the church. She is a humble servant and is loved by thousands of people across America. Deidra will be a blessing to all who hear her sing.” - Truth/University of Mobile

"Natalie Grant"

“While traveling in close proximity I had the unique opportunity of getting to know the real Deidra. I am pleased to say that she is a woman with strong convictions who walks what she talks. Her talent is obvious. She has a beautiful voice and a heart for worship. She has garnered a lot of experience as a vocalist, singing with the group Truth, as a Youth Pastor’s wife, and traveling with me.

“The last thing the world needs is another singer. Deidra is a great one, but I would not recommend her to your church based solely on her singing talent. Along with her voice, she is interested in ministering to your congregation. She has a passion to bring people into the presence of God and I believe that she will leave an eternal deposit in the lives of those who hear her. Invite her into your service and you will not be disappointed.”
- Contemporary Christian Artist

"Mark Rutland"

“Deidra Hughes has earned high respect and admiration from the faculty that have taught her and students that were blessed to interact with her. During her years spent on the campus at Southeastern University, formerly Southeastern College, Deidra honed in her God given talent to sing for the glory of God. She has a beautiful voice and sings with passionate devotion to God.

“I recommend Deidra Hughes with enthusiasm and without the slightest hesitation.”
- President of Southeastern University

"Melissa Greene"

“Deidra Hughes is first and foremost an amazing woman of God. I have known her for almost five years and I have watched her continue to seek after God’s face and His will for her life. Her voice is one that is not easily forgotten. It drips with anointing, soul, and maturity beyond her years. It was my privilege to sing with her for two consecutive years and as often as possible since then. I know that she would be a blessing to all who hear her and I give her my highest recommendation.” - Avalon and Melben Ministries

"Floyd Lawhon"

“I have known Deidra and her family since she was a child when her parents attended the church I pastored in the 1980’s called The Upper Room in Westminster, CA. She has always had a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s guiding in her life and her music.

“Deidra sang two years in TRUTH and also sang with Natalie Grant, Melissa Greene of Avalon, and Anthony Evans. In addition to ministering in many churches as a soloist, she has also ministered in meetings with Perry Stone, Dwight Thompson, and Dr. Fred Price. She is a Godly woman who now is married to a youth pastor and has two children of her own. I am her friend and believe she will be a blessing and encouragement to your church. I strongly recommend her ministry.”
- Former Overseer of the Church of God

"Perry Stone"

“I had the distinct privilege of hearing Deidra sing at one of our annual conferences a few years back and I was completely blown away by her gift. She had such a rich beautiful voice and at the same time such power and anointing behind it. If you're looking for a special music guest that will leave a long lasting impact on your congregation, then I highly recommend Deidra Hughes. It will truly be a worship experience.” - Evangelist

"Pastor Jamie Hooper"

“Deidra Hughes adds intensity to any service and will compliment a Pastor’s hard work behind the pulpit. Her ministry in song goes beyond just another performance and paves a path for the congregation to enter into true worship. Your church will encounter the presence of God at an incredible level that will not soon be forgotten.” - Christ’s Worship Center, Harvest, AL

"Eric Clark"

"I met Deidra about 4 years ago and I was immediately touched by her passion for worship. I meet musicians, singers, and worship leaders all the time, but her drive for worship is incomparable. Along with being blessed by God with a tremendous gift, she also possesses that purposeful factor of leading those into the place of true encounter with God through her music. I have recently recommended her to several people that will greatly benefit from the ministry on her life. Just a few minutes under her ministry and you can certainly sense that this is her place in the world. Our ministry looks forward to worshipping with her any chance we get". - Eric Clark Ministries

"CeCe Winans"

Great songs that heal the soul and uplift the spirit! Great voice that delivers! Get this CD and be blessed! - Contemporary Christian Artist


Deidra Hughes ~ 2008
1. Everlasting God
2. Freedom
3. Lord You're Holy
4. How You Live
5. Only the World
6. God is in Control
7. Alabaster Box
8. In Christ Alone



What makes Deidra’s story so incredible is that her mom, Joleen, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given only months to live, all the while pregnant with Deidra. We are very excited to report that not only did Joleen live long enough to give birth to Deidra, but also two other children who are alive and well today! Deidra’s life is truly a miracle that she does not take for granted!

Deidra was raised in a Christian home by parents who both shared the Gospel through music, so it is not surprising that Deidra started singing when she was only four years old. However, it wasn’t until she was 15 that Deidra knew God had called her to dedicate her life to ministry through music.

Deidra began her full-time music ministry preparation at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, where she led worship for the school choir, chapel and sang for the schools top vocal group, Joy. Then, in January 2000, Deidra joined the well-known vocal group TRUTH, under the direction of Roger Breland. It was almost as if her life had come full circle since her parents, Robert and Joleen Vander Maten, had met and married in the early days of TRUTH’s ministry. For the next two years, touring with TRUTH gave Deidra the opportunity not only to grow in her talent, but also see the impact their ministry had on people worldwide. Performing over 300 concerts each year, from coast to coast across the United States, overseas to the Philippines, Africa, and Hong Kong, Deidra matured exponentially.

Since her experience in TRUTH, Deidra has had the opportunity to share the stage in ministry with Natalie Grant, Melissa Greene, Anthony Evans (son of Dr. Tony Evans), Switchfoot, ZoeGirl, Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Priscilla Shirer, Thelma Wells, Women of Faith, Kevin White, Perry Stone, Apostle Fred Price and Dwight Thompson.

After meeting and marrying her husband, Trent, they spent time in the church as Youth Pastors, as well as Deidra serving as a Worship Leader. During this time, Deidra gained an undeniable passion for today’s youth and families. She has a heart for church ministry and is dedicated to true worship. Deidra says, "My heart is to minister within the body of Christ... My passion is to see our churches whole again while fulfilling God's ultimate plan to spread His Word. I hope to not only present a concert, but also present the One who is truly famous and that is JESUS!"

I think Deidra’s thoughts regarding her calling resonate with most of us when she says, “I feel privileged and honored that He would choose me. I also feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to honor Him the best I can through the gifts with which He has entrusted me.”

Deidra currently lives in Nashville with her husband, Trent, and their two daughters, Paris and Nadya.