Dr. Tyrone Renard Williams
Dr. Tyrone Renard Williams, a native of Washington D.C., excels on alto, tenor and soprano saxophones as well as piano, trumpet and several other instruments. He is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts High School; and upon graduating was the recipient of their most prestigious award, the Duke Ellington Award.
In 1982, Tyrone was awarded a music performance scholarship on trumpet to attend the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio. While there, he founded and directed the College of Wooster Gospel Choir and performed with the Wooster Symphony. Tyrone received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and was awarded a full scholarship as a graduate assistant at Cleveland State University, in Cleveland, Ohio to pursue his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies, under the tutelage of Howie Smith.
In 1987, Tyrone answered the call to ministry and became a licensed ordained minister. He put his graduate studies on hold and began to travel full time with Love Crusade Evangelistic Ministries under the direction of Evangelist Christipher Joy. Entering full time Ministry in 1988, Tyrone resumed his new graduate studies at Friend’s International Christian University. In 1991, Tyrone completed his ministerial graduate work, receiving a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and his Doctorate of Ministry Degree.
Also in 1991, God inspired Dr. Williams to establish Anointed Horn Ministries, Inc., a non-profit evangelistic organization with the vision to minister through music and the Word, the healing love of Jesus Christ and an in-depth understanding of what it means to be a true worshipper of God. Tyrone is a minstrel anointed by God to minister on the saxophone, minister as a Worship Leader, Instructor on Praise and Worship and Teacher of God’s Word. He is also a sought after saxophone, piano and vocal instructor.
On September 12, 1991 Tyrone released his debut album “Unto Him Be The Glory Forever and Ever”. On December 24, 1995 Dr. Williams released his second album “With You” and his third CD, “I See The Lord” was released in July 2006. In 2018, Tyrone served as pianist, vocalist, soloist, saxophonist, arranger and vocal arranger on City Psalms 3 Tucson with Brian Goodall and Carl Cherry. Tyrone also sang vocals, was the vocal arranger and vocal coach on Connie Brannocks debut album, “Lady on The Bus.” He is in his 3rd year with Connie playing keys, sax and vocals with Little House of Funk and Momma Sings Jazz.
In March 2019, Tyrone joined Neamen Lyles as Co-Director of Rise Up Music and Arts Academy. For the past 31 years Dr. Williams has continued in fulltime ministry with Anointed Horn Ministries and has served as Worship Pastor and Music Director at various churches and conferences throughout the world. As Worship Pastor at Horizon Church Tucson, Tyrone brings a passion for powerful praise, intimate worship and a biblical pursuit of the Presence of God.