Nancy Honeytree Miller celebrates 40plus years of serving the Lord in music ministry. Nancy's first album "Honeytree" came out in 1973. The album Pioneer came out in 1993 to mark the 20th anniversary of her recording career. The title cut, "Pioneer" has touched the hearts of many people around the world who are inspired to rekindle their own "pioneering spirit."
Known as "The First Lady of Jesus Music" Honeytree was one of the rare female artists that helped pioneer the way for other singer/songwriters of Contemporary Christian music to be acceptable to the church.
Nancy has remained true to her calling and ministry as she has also been a pioneer in the 1980's reaching out to Single Adults who were somewhat forgotten in the "family orientated" church.
In the 1990's she began to reach out the Latin American culture as she started to learn to speak and sing in Spanish. The song "Up To Something Good," which is sung in both English and Spanish has become a favorite in Latin American churches. It is a paraphrase of the Bible verse, Romans 8:28, and causes faith to rise up in the hearer's heart. It's one of those simple songs that keeps bringing back mighty testimonies of God's power to bring us through difficult times.
The Pioneer album also highlights Honeytree's family members. The sweet ballad, "Sheltering Arms," was written as she drove through Pigeon Gorge on I 40 in North Carolina on the way to visit her mom.
Another well known song from this recording is "I See the Lord" which has been sung in many churches as a worship chorus.
In the late 1990's up to today, Nancy ministry has shifted to missions. Now singing in many different languages, Nancy finds herself being a pioneer going to the countries in the 10/40 window and having a deep love for persecuted believers and a heart for Islamic countries.
And yet, after all these 40 years of adventures, when you meet Nancy, you would be greeted by the most down to earth person who will treat you as a long time friend. She truly is a servant who is just living for Jesus.