Growing up in a talented musical family that played Dixieland to Gospel started a little girl’s passion for music. At the age of 4, Debbie started singing with her family's ragtime banjo band, "The Hill Family Banjo Band.” Together with her father, mother and brother they performed throughout the Chicagoland area.
Debbie captured the crown of "Miss Chicago" in the "Miss America" scholarship pageant and went on to be the 1st runner-up for "Miss Illinois". She then hosted the nationally syndicated Christian music video show "Solid Rock Video." Debbie was also the "Entertainment Insider" for Chicago's Christian Contemporary radio station WONU/Shine 89.7fm. She was one of the top 15 semi-finalists vocalists in the CCMN International Talent Search.
Her music continues on with her release of her debut self-titled CD "Debbie K." Her music features a rich blend of acoustic pop combined with powerful vocals, moving lyrics and God’s beautiful message of hope.
Over the years, Debbie has been invited to sing and share around the state at various festivals, churches, coffeehouses and special events.
As a singer or speaker, music and biblical encouragement have been her passion and mission. From worship services, concerts or life-application bible studies her hope is to share God’s life-changing words through her heartfelt lyrics and unique teaching style.
Currently, Debbie also works in the media as a television producer for many of the top national TV shows covering the latest stories and celebrities. She also serves in her local church with music and the arts.
Debbie's greatest treasure is her family. Together with her husband and 3 children they reside in Illinois. As a family, they love summer fun at their cottage, music, chocolate malts and Jesus.
“I am so thankful that God divinely placed me in a Christian home where the bible and music became my foundation. From an early age, He wove ministry and music into my life. My prayer is to touch people through His music, His word, and His love”
Here’s what people are saying about Debbie K’s Music......
“A strong distinctive sound and style”
Gospel Music Association (GMA) Spotlight Competition
“It’s obvious that Debbie K is making a difference with her
top-notch CD and expanding music ministry
Eric Allen, Music Director, K-LOVE Radio
“Debbie K is a fresh and exciting voice in Christian Music!
The heartfelt messages she delivers on her CD bless me each time I hear them”
Karen Hayes, Illinois State Director, Concerned Women for America
“Debbie is highly talented in a number of areas. I heartily recommend her music
ministry and worship leadership. She moved our congregation in worship with a loving
Christ-centered spirit. Any church would be enhanced by having her on their program”
Pastor Mark Cooper, St. Paul Community Church, Homewood, IL
“You have to experience Debbie K in concert to see where her true gift lies”
Mark Pence, Producer / Dreamtracks Studio
Debbie’s use of qualities like volume, pitch and intensity help
create a dynamic expression of the song and it’s experience”
C.A.T.S. National Talent Search
“Her spirit is contagious and without reservation I can vouch for her integrity”
Del Bergeson, President of Perfect Union
Speaker / Teacher…
Debbie K is a refreshingly different kind of women's speaker & singer who enlivens
Scripture in a conversational manner. Her Noah's Rainbow program transformed
Noah from a cardboard figure to a real-life servant of the Lord with attitudes, reactions,
and feelings that mirror ours! Debbie encouraged and inspired the 60+ women who listened to
her teaching with new insights about His unique plans and purposes for each of them.
As a "bonus," Debbie's music ministry greatly enhanced the morning's enjoyment.
After her closing song and words the room was quiet and still with the
awesome presence of the Lord. I could only say "wow" in recognition of His glory.
Pat Jaracz, Women's Ministry Leader
Women's Spring Party, April 2008
Living Springs Community Church, Glenwood IL
Thanks for speaking...it was awesome...you were awesome! I know God used you.
The ladies loved it and were really touched.
I'm sure you'll be sharing the message that He gave you many times.
Women's Ministry Director / Grace Bible Church / Shorewood, IL