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Annette Hills is an inspirational speaker and recording artist who combines uplifting spiritual talks with music to share her life experiences of how the Lord healed her of a major illness and taught her how to deal with childhood sexual abuse. Her testimonials deliver spirit-filled encouragement and forgiveness to others. She began her professional singing career in 2009 and has since been acknowledged with awards of distinction.
Annette Hills is an inspirational speaker, recording artist and songwriter. Her album, “Inspirations from Annette Hills", is the winner of the 2012 Album of the Year Award from the Catholic Music Express. In addition, Annette was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and her rendition of “The Prayer” was nominated for Best Song of the Year! Other names in competition for these titles were well known Catholic artist, John Michael Talbot and TV celebrity, Susan Boyle.
One of Annette’s greatest pleasures is giving inspirational talks for the Lord which she often does in combination with her music. Annette's talks will inspire you and capture your heart as she shares her testimony of love. She spent many years raising a family and working at a career as an employment recruiter, but eventually the Lord prompted her to take voice lessons and use her musical talents. Her voice lessons stopped abruptly, however, at the end of one year due to a severe injury which resulted in major surgery. As she gazed at her wheel chair, walker, crutches, and cane, and struggled with physical therapy for the better part of a year, she knew that the Holy Spirit was asking her to bring her healing message to others who were convalescing.
Her talks spread encouraging messages of faith, hope, love, healing, and forgiveness and communicate many of her life experiences, including how the Lord healed her of a major illness and childhood sexual abuse (not related in any way to the priest scandal). Her ministry centers on God’s compassion to reach out and bring wholeness to His people. In Annette’s case, scripture proved to be true “…..all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). When fully recovered from her illness and injury, her new-found ministry led her to present over 100 inspirational programs to the elderly and disabled at convalescent homes, retirement communities, and other venues.
Annette has been acknowledged with interviews from worldwide Radio Maria, from Catholic Music Express Radio, and from St. Joseph Radio. Annette has also had occasions to speak and perform at parishes and ministries throughout the United States including the Magnificat Catholic Women’s Ministry, Christ Renews His Parish weekend programs, Mom’s Ministries, St. Theresa Little Flower Guild, the Legion of Mary, the Young Ladies Institute, the Serra Club, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Intercessors of Divine Mercy, the Knights of Columbus, and at her local Bishop's home for charity events.
She currently has three music albums which are successfully marketed nationwide on the internet through well known music sites. In 2016 she also recorded a devotional Rosary/Chaplet album featuring the Bishop of Orange, the Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, and four priests. This album Chaplet is aired three times a day on EWTN. Annette has been active in numerous church activities and organizations including the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Orange County Pastoral Services Appeal, and the Magnificat Ministry to Catholic Women, to name a few. Annette has provided solo entertainment during workshop break sessions at the Anaheim Convention Center for the Southern California Renewal Communities Conferences and at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California.
All inspirational talks are approached from the perspective of Annette's testimony of what God has done in her life. She crafts her talks with personal experiences and music to deliver captivating customized messages for each unique audience. Some inspirational talk topics include (but are not limited to):
Are Obstacles from God or the Enemy?....(discerning where God was and is in life)
Divine Mercy....(Mercy Novena as it relates to the healing and forgiveness testimony)
Inner Healing and Forgiveness....(testimony of God's spiritual healing and forgiveness)
Keeping Faith Alive....(suggestions for a healthy and energized faith)
Motherhood....(realistic look at motherhood challenges and opportunities)
Our Priests, Our Shepherds....(brief personal experiences of priestly blessings)
Pro Life Choices....(focusing on choices in today's culture and how we can make a difference)
Spiritual Sloth....(identifying challenges to and opportunities for spiritual growth)
The Child Within....(sharing childlike qualities that lead us closer to God)
Vocations....(trying to make sense of what God wants for us)
We Need Our Mother Mary....(sharing experiences of Mary at various life stages)
It is Annette’s goal to share her spiritual journey with others who are in need of inner healing; and it is her hope that her story and her music will bless, inspire, and touch hearts and souls for the Glory of God!
Annette is available to speak at conventions, conferences, churches and other events. In addition, she is available to perform for weddings, funerals, private parties, holidays, convalescent homes, retirement communities, and corporate functions or wherever the Lord calls her.