Trusting Hymn was formed in May 2000 in Royse City, a part of the Dallas Fort Worth
Metroplex area. Its members have been in southern gospel music for many years, and they are all excited
about how God is using the ministry for His kingdom. They are honored to be a part of the many miracles He
has performed through Trusting Hymn.
If you would like to host this powerful ministry at your next concert, church service or
women's event, contact Beverly at the number listed at the top of this screen today! You can trust Trusting
Hymn to bring a powerful message of hope, ministry and encouragement for any and all.
The founding members of Trusting Hymn are Marilyn Calder, Janet Gentle and Janey
Tanksley. In March 2011, Beverly Neal joined the ministry and takes care of running sound for the
Marilyn Calder sings lead and harmonies in the group. She has been singing
since she was five years old. She and her sister grew up in front of the church singing with their mom playing
Marilyn was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas and currently resides in Crandall with
her beautiful daughter Heather and her two cats! Music has always been a major influence in her life. Marilyn
says, "I have never been able to shake the call of God on my life to be out ministering to other people. The
Lord blessed me with the privilege of being a part of this group and the honor of singing with people who
share the same heart for ministry as I do."
Janet Gentle was born in Dallas, Texas and was raised by two of the most
loving and caring Christian parents anyone could ever ask for, Jonah and Vivian Denham. She's been married
to her husband, David, for forty (40) years. David and Janet have three grown children, Steven, Tina and
Daniel. God has also blessed them with seven (7) grandchildren.
Janet sings alto for Trusting Hymn and simply loves to sing. She's been singing since
she was very young. In her early years, she sang with the Pilgrimettes. In her teen years, she sang with
the Harmonettes and later with the Jimmy Todd Trio. Janet also sang with the Denham
Family, which was her dad and younger sister, Janey, who is also currently with Trusting Hymn. Janet says,
"God has been so good to me and is blessing my life greatly every day. My God is real!"
Janey Tanksley has been singing gospel music since she was old enough to
talk. She's always sang with her older sister and best friend, Janet. That is how she met her loving husband,
Gary. It was through marriage that she became an aunt to Marilyn Calder, one of her best friends. Gary and
Janey have two wonderful sons, Billy and Jason, and daughters-in-law, Livi and Melissa. Livi and Billy have a
daughter, Emma and two sons, Brett and Kyle. Jason and Melissa have twin boys, Camden, Hayden and
Caleb. According to Janey, "When we are not ministering, I enjoy watching the grandkids play sports and
cheering as well as spending time with my family. Please keep Janet, Marilyn, and myself in your prayers for
Beverly Neal grew up in Garland, TX singing in churches that her parents,
Howard and Lois Neal, were instrumental in starting and pastoring. She was blessed to be raised by parents
that taught her Christian values and the importance of ministry and loving people. Gospel music has always
been a big part of her family life. For the past 17 years she sang with a group called Heritage,
consisting of her brother, Dale Neal, her nephew, Rodney Neal, and her niece, Joy Finch. In March 2011, the
Lord lead her in a different direction and she began to run sound full-time for three of the most anointed
talented ladies in Southern Gospel music. She is honored and blessed to be able to travel with a group of
ladies that live what they profess. These ladies are not only her best friends but also her family. There is never
a dull moment in their travels. They laugh, they cry , they pray and they support each other.
God has blessed Beverly with two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Breanna. They are
the light of her life and Beverly is so proud of both of them. They have taught her what love is all about. Beverly
asks, "Please pray for our ministry and the direction the Lord would have for us. He is our focus and because
of Him we are able to reach out to many lost and hurting people."
Truly, these four dynamic ladies join together into a ministry-focused group that is
uplifting and encouraging to everyone they meet! Trusting Hymn, a dynamic, powerful ministry ready help you
reach the lost and encourage the saved! Call them today!