Twila LaBar began serving in music ministry in her local church at age 12, singing and playing drums with the church band. Soon she began writing and singing her original songs in church and discovered a passion for songwriting. At age 19 she auditioned at a national competition and was chosen to join a new CCM group comprised of teens and youth from across the country. As a member of ACTS 84, she traveled throughout the United States and South America singing in churches, conferences and crusades.
A few years later Twila began serving as Music Minister at Christian Life Center in Parkersburg, WV and also began traveling to Nashville to meet with Christian music publishers. Her desire to pursue writing songs for other artists led her to eventually move to Nashville, TN. Since then she has written exclusively for Universal Music Group/Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Spring Hill Music, Word Music and McSpadden-Smith Music Publishing. Twila received a BMI Award and two Dove Award nominations for her song “Orphans of God,” and is a three time nominee for Songwriter of the Year for the Absolutely Gospel Awards. She has had songs recorded by Avalon, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith, Vince Gill and Sheri Easter, Charles Billingsley, Dottie Peoples and many more artists and groups. Twila's versatile style of songwriting crosses genres with cuts by CCM artists, Southern Gospel artists, Gospel artists and choral music releases.
Twila has served as Music Minister in churches in West Virginia and Nashville, TN, leading worship, choirs and bands. In addition to songwriting, she currently serves on staff at Christian Life Church in Austin, Texas. She also speaks and leads worship for women’s events, retreats, and conferences. In 2011 she founded McKim Creek Media, a film/video company and produces documentary style films and videos. Twila has a passion to teach, train and empower developing songwriters and worship teams to exalt Jesus, minister to the body of Christ and to spread the Gospel through music ministry.