Tilghman said his experience singing in a worship band helped him out in that scenario: “All the years singing with a team of singers in church probably gave me a level of comfort singing with someone else, and I’d say that also taught me a little about performing as a team,” Tilghman said in an, NC County Closes Church After 6 Die, 181 Positive for COVID-19, Church: California City Violated Its Rights During Pandemic, Election 2020: Snapshots of the Candidates’ Faith, Tunisian Carrying Quran Fatally Stabs 3 in French Church, Grudem Responds to Piper: Policies Take Priority Over Character Flaws This Election, The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the Justice of God, Being Black in America: Christian Leaders Lament Arbery Death, Hillsong Church Announces an Atlanta Location and Its First African American Lead Pastors, United Methodist’s 2021 General Conference Could Split the Denomination—It May Also Have to Be Virtual, Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation. Todd’s eldest child, Eagan, appeared on season 2 of NBC's Making It, where he impressed judges and fans with his set design skills. So much has changed. Even before he was crowned the champion on The Voice's highly-anticipated Season 18 finale on Tuesday night, Todd Tilghman was favored to win by critics and fans alike. It includes tributes by various local businesses, colleges and individuals including Meridian native Sela Ward. He has the distinction of being the first artist to be aired that season and the first artist to be aired as being unanimously selected by the judges (however, this is not necessarily the case as the auditions are aired out of order). Todd shared some loving words about his family in a recent Instagram post, saying, "These are the ones. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. Stay informed with the latest from CBN News delivered to your inbox. CBN Partners provide hope to those who are suffering! He is a Pastor, singer and appeared on The Voice on Monday night for Season 18. In February, he told judges Shelton, Clarson, John Legend, and Nick Jonas “I’ve literally never performed. How Could the US Election Impact Israel, Iran & Mideast Peace? In a genre where younger contestants tend to thrive, Tilghman, 42, burned brightest on the 18th edition of the Emmy-winning series, becoming the oldest person to ever win on the show, in a finale that aired remotely. Less than a year later, they adopted their daughter's sister as well. His son appeared on the NBC show 'Making It.', Todd is the oldest contestant to ever win 'The Voice.'. You can help bring hope today! Sometimes you fall and fail, and make bad decisions. We’re available 24/7. In February, he told judges Shelton, Clarson, John Legend, and Nick Jonas “I’ve literally never performed. Man, I love y’all. This family is my muse, and my motivation. Also available on most smart TVs and streaming services. “She has proven to be invaluable in all of this," he said. I love y’all SO, SO MUCH! I’ve been really clear about this from the beginning – it’s all in God’s hands and whatever His plans are for me I am willing to pursue it and go where it takes me.”. Tilghman, whose voice was compared to the raspy style of Chris Stapleton and Kenny Rogers by show judge Kelly Clarkson, performed Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love” from what looks like the sanctuary of the church he leads in Mississippi. But here I am, and I’m going for it. Tilghman said he never thought he would win. Todd Tilghman, a pastor from Meridian, Mississippi, who’s a father of eight, won “The Voice” on Tuesday night, becoming one of the unlikeliest reality show winners in history.. Submitted by escamp on August 31, 2015 - 3:04pm. I layed in my bed, watched it and wept.”. And he is working with his wife and an author on a new book called Every Little Win. I just sing at church.” In addition to being the senior pastor at Cornerstone Church in Meridian, Tilghman leads worship nearly every week. Tilghman said the process of being on "The Voice" has brought his family closer. With support from friends and the community, the couple adopted a daughter from Seoul, South Korea. “She’s the one who surfed the internet trying to figure out the statistics on who might could win. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our. Cheryl Owens is a reporter for The Meridian Star in Meridian, Mississippi. I couldn’t find peace, or a sense of joy or wholeness. There’s so much promise now. You have permission to edit this article. Country Living editors select each product featured. Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for churchleaders.com. I took a risk because I love you, and I want you to NEVER HESITATE to go for it, even if you’re scared. 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It's not every day a pastor from Mississippi wins one of America's favorite reality competitions. “When I see the way the people were following those guidelines they have to follow because of the pandemic, and they still came out. I haven’t even wrapped my mind around the fact that I was on the show, much less even won.”. “I looked into all kind of things, literally contacting some realtor friends about going into real estate. "What really happened with our churches is the online viewership just went through the roof, like, just insane.". “Right now what I am doing is taking the first steps in the music world. Here's what to know about the latest winner of The Voice: I just want to stop here a moment and say THANK YOU! “Here at the church when I am here I am grateful to be here, and when I’m not here I have people I can rely on. @nbcthevoice #grateful #thevoice, A post shared by Todd Tilghman (@todd_tilghman) on Mar 6, 2020 at 1:25pm PST. More about us. At age 42, Todd made history with his victory, becoming the oldest contestant to ever win The Voice. “A couple of years ago I confided in a couple of people that something inside me was telling me I needed to break out of myself and do something different,” said Tilghman, a father of eight. At age 42, he bec… "I think we all have flaws and struggles and that’s why we need Jesus,” Tilghman said. It's not every day a pastor from Mississippi wins one of America's favorite reality competitions. “I do remember them saying my name and right after that I was hugging my wife and kids,” Tilghman said. TENS OF THOUSANDS of people in my life have already shown out supporting this journey I’m on, and I don’t know exactly how to adequately express my gratitude for your backing. The watch party at the Temple Theatre the night he won topped it off, he said. 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According to many users, he was already a winner in many people’s eyes.