Sheila Walsh is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1984||Michele Pillar||Look Who Loves You Now||Duet Vocal|
|1985||The Cause||Do Something Now||Vocals, Choir|
|1985||Steve Taylor||Trans-Atlantic Remixes||Vocals|
|1986||Steve Taylor||Limelight||Duet Vocals|
|1989||Various Artists||Adventures in the Land of Big Beats and Happy Feets|
|1989||Phil Keaggy||Backroom Trax #2||Songwriter|
|1994||Phil Keaggy||Way Back Home||Songwriter|
|1998||Phil Keaggy||Phil Keaggy||Songwriter|
|1999||Avalon||In a Different Light||Songwriter|
Dr. Sheila Walsh, D.Min. (born 5 July 1956, Ayr, Scotland) is a Scottish-born contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter, evangelist, author, inspirational speaker, and talk-show host.
Sheila Walsh began her career as a contemporary Christian singer after finishing college with studies in theology from London Bible College (now London School of Theology) in 1979 and music from the London Academy of Operatic Art. Sheila worked as an evangelist with the British chapter of Youth For Christ and sang with a group known as "The Oasis" until going solo in 1981. She also worked closely at this time with keyboard player Chris Rolinson, who contributed extensively to the unique sound on her first "new wave" style album, Future Eyes. He also toured with her on her first United States tour, where she opened for Phil Keaggy. As Sheila enjoyed some success both in the United Kingdom and America as a CCM musician, she was asked by the conservative minister Pat Robertson to serve as a co-host of his television talk-show, The 700 Club in 1987. Sheila served in this capacity into 1992 and also hosted her own talk-show, Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh.
After her departure from CBN, Sheila went on to write a book exploring her struggle with depression and her experiences with her faith as a Christian, entitled Honestly. While Walsh had written several books on theology before, this autobiography would become the wellspring of her later work on personal aspects of faith and would set the tone for her introspective, personal, but evangelical approach to affairs of modern theology.
Over the course of the latter 1990s, Sheila's work has concerned women's issues within the church and the unique relationship of the contemporary woman with God. Sheila has written over seventeen books including Honestly, Living Fearlessly, and Life is Tough, but God is Faithful. She has also written several books for children recently. She also has continued her musical career as a songwriter and singer and has recorded several albums of new Christian music and traditional hymns arranged to a Celtic sound.
In 2005, Sheila partnered with Tommy Nelson publishers to create a line of children's books and DVDs called Gigi, God's Little Princess. The brand has become the #1 Christian Girl's brand and continues to be popular and release new products today. Sheila, with her family, is now an active attendee of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas.
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