Joletta Sells is an award-winning Christian artist, worship leader and music coach.
Originally from Silver Lake, Indiana, Sells grew up in a small country church that afforded her opportunities to do everything a church music director would do before she was old enough to attend college. She explored choir directing, writing and producing church musicals, teaching basic musical skills to the congregation, and songwriting. She was regularly accompanying congregational singing by age 12. "Small churches are such a gift. They create the perfect atmosphere for young people to try their hand in ministry," says Sells. Later, Sells learned to play the guitar, organ, harmonica and also studied classical voice techniques.
Recently, Sells turned to songwriting as a method of healing from a difficult life experience. Her heartfelt soprano and gospel sounds are a great match for her intimate stories. Her second album, Change the Station, won "Special Event CD of the Year" at the 2018 Rhythm of Gospel Awards. Sells was also nominated for a 2018 Gospel Image Award. Her discography to date includes two albums, Short Stories (2016) and Change the Station (2017), and her latest single, Holy is the Lord (2019). Her music is available on all digital music platforms. Sells hopes that “those who listen to my music are encouraged to live their own lives in better ways.”
Sells currently lives in the Los Angeles area where she runs her own music school, The Music Coaches, and teaches piano. Sells has led worship in several churches across the United States and looks forward to many more opportunities to share music. "Whether through worship leading, speaking or sharing my original music, I love pointing people toward Jesus. I have no other purpose," says Sells.