Enjoy an anointed program of great singing, complete with a live band
that will leave you refreshed and encouraged. You'll hear fresh songs,
along with classics that relate to each age in the audience.
Based out of the Toledo, OH area, this talented family just celebrated
50 years in gospel music.Their earliest memories include singing with
their mother at churches all across the country as their evangelist
father preached the Word.
Although the family has grown to 20 members who are all singers, the
touring group is now made up of the original four siblings; Paul,
Sharon, Ike and Sheri. Also, Sharon's Husband, Henry and their daughter,
Vanessa. They do a lot of mission work in the Philippines including
doing concerts, teaching music workshops and also distributing musical
instruments to churches and schools in need. This last year they were
featured at Gaither Fall Festival in Alexandria, IN and they have
plans to perform in South Africa in 2017.
Paul LaFontaine is the pastor of Literal Life
Church in Ottawa Lake, MI where each member of the group attends.
He is a wonderful husband and the father of four. He has penned songs
that are sung all over the world. His powerful signature voice is
unmistakable. He is also the one you will see playing the keys on
Ike LaFontaine is a Telly Award Winning Producer
and is known as the hardest working member of the group. He is a loving
husband and the father of three. A man of many talents, you may see
him driving the band to the next date, arranging the music, setting
up the stage, running sound, playing drums, piano, bass or singing
the only harmony part that's left.
Henry and Sharon VanWyk are faithful church
musicians; Henry playing the guitar and Sharon, the piano. They are
both gifted music teachers and songwriters. Sharon's strong alto voice
is the key ingredient to the sound of the LaFontaines. Henry and Sharon
have two children, a daughter in law and one grandchild, whom they
Vanessa VanWyk, the youngest daughter of Henry
and Sharon is the bass player for the group, as well as for her Church
at home. She is an amazing musician and songwriter, as well as a beautiful
singer. She is an extraordinary volleyball player, is enrolled in
online college courses and is an employee at Chick Fillet.
If you've been around Christian music at all,
you've probably heard the name, Sheri LaFontaine. Sheri, the youngest
of the LaFontaine siblings is known as Toledo's Golden Voice. She
traveled 4 years with the Arnolds and was a staff writer for Daywind
Music for over 8 years. She has appeared on the Gaither Homecoming
Series and has had her songs recorded by Southern Gospel's best, including
Kim Hopper, The Whisnants, Karen Peck, Brian Free & Assurance,
Sue Dodge, Misty Freeman, The Browns, Sisters and more. Her voice
has been compared to Celine Dion, as well as Lauren Talley and Carrie
"It's so nice to be back on the road
with my family.," says Sheri. "There is nothing like family
harmony, both in song and in spirit".
What the Professionals are saying:
....the gift of communicating the lyrics
with feeling and sincerity. God is definitely smiling on this ministry.
Brooklyn Collingworth (The Collingsworth Family)
I would step out on a limb and say,
Sheri has one of the best female voices out there today. The last
concert I did with her also allowed me to see her heart for ministry!
We need more of this type of commitment!
....The future is bright!! Aaron
Crabb (Aaron and Amanda Crabb)
One of the most captivating voices I've
heard and a great heart to go along with all that talent! It has been
my privilege to work with Sheri LaFontaine many times. She always
leaves me wanting to hear more!
Sheri Easter (Jeff and Sheri Easter)