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Lady CHantia Battle

Lady Chantia Latrice Battle is the 1st Lady of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Greenville, SC. Her dynamic music ministry has blessed countless thousands of people over the length and breadth of the United States of America. Regardless of all the accolades given to her, and despite her dynamic and extensive background in music, Lady Battle remains a humble, sweet, family-oriented, virtuous woman of God! This anointed minstrel has a sound, range, and spirit that are rare in Gospel music today! Whenever you hear Lady
Battle sing or just speak with her in person, you will see and feel the hand of God on her life.

Lady Battle was born on December 12, 1978, to Mr. Marcus Fair and Mrs. Linda Miller in Chicago, IL. Her grandfather, the Late Rev. C.J. Fair as well as her grandmothers Rev. Ora B. Fair and the Late Mattie Spencer instilled in her a love for church and old-school gospel music, as well as trained her in the way to carry herself as a woman. Being reared in the church helped to develop her love for gospel music and church order.

Educationally, Lady Battle is a product of the Mobile County Public Schools. She attended Paul L. Dunbar Magnet School for Performing Arts. In May of 1997, she graduated from John L. Leflore High School of Communication and Arts in Mobile, AL where she participated in the All-State and District Choruses and Ensembles. She was a Presidential Scholar and has won various other awards and honors. Lady Battle is an alumnus of Bennett College & Chicago State University, where she majored in Music Education with a specialty in Vocal Training.
Lady Battle’s musical background includes Member of the New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Choirs in Mobile, Alabama, The Voices of Turners Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park Mass Choir in Chicago, IL., The Greater Metropolitan Mass Choir in Greensboro, NC., The Bethel AME Church Gospel & Sanctuary Choirs in Greensboro, NC, Director of the Bethel AME Church Youth Choir in Greensboro, NC from 2003-2004., The Bennett College Belles of Harmony in Greensboro, NC., Member of the The Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church Mass choir, The Anointed High Praisers and GCACC Praise Teams in Winston-Salem, NC, and the Director of the Little Bethlehem Christian Church of Eden, NC’s Praise Team, Youth Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and Women’s Choir.

Lady Battle has been afforded the opportunity to sing background vocals for some of Gospel’s most noted artists such as Karen Clark Sheard, Jonathan Nelson, Vashawn Mitchell, Fred Hammond, Earnest Pugh, Crystal Rucker, and the Late Duranice Pace. She has also been a member of Pastor George Pass and N.E.W. in Greensboro, NC, and currently serves dually as a member of Mischeal Goldsmith & the Bridge as well as Willie Mason and Friends. In 2018, she was a featured soloist on Pastor Devin Paylor and Instruments of Praise’s album live recording of the single “You Don’t Know.” She has also been the guest soloist at several convocations including Gospel Feast Holy Convocation, as well as the 2019 United Covenant Churches of Christ Holy Convocation. Lady Battle has served as the Director of the United Covenant Churches of Christ Praise and Worship Team and the Administrative Assistant to the National First Lady of UCCC. In May of 2022 Lady Battle was afforded the privilege of leading the Westend Community Choir for the Opening and Dedication of UNITY park located in Greenville, SC.

In February of 1997, while singing at the Mt. Zion AME Church in Greensboro, NC, Lady Battle met and fell in love with her husband, best friend, and partner in ministry: Dr. Byron L. Battle, Sr, Senior Pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Greenville, SC.

On September 20, 2003, they were united in marriage at the Bethel AME Church in Greensboro, NC. To this union were born three children, Byron L. Battle, Jr., Isaiah Xavier Battle, and Princess Ashanti Battle