Paul James Sound - PJ / Diane / Patty

PJS - Paul James Sound is a trio from Columbus, Ohio with superb quality, Spirit-filled, Southern/Country Style Gospel singing. They have been a trio for over 12 years now. People comment often about their tight harmonies and their friendliness. Also, Paul James and his wife Diane Byer lead music at their home Church where Patty Sleeper also attends. They sing in revivals, Saturday services/concerts and some Sundays on a limited basis, whenever possible. PJ's roots are from the hills of West Virginia and Eastern Ky.

Paul James Sound has Four CD projects, "My Heart's Desire" with 18 songs, 10 original, "Peace Came Down" with 13 songs with two original and "What's His Name? JESUS!" The newest project is called "When I Get Home" 12 tracks with 2 original songs along with several other songs written by friends of PJS. "When I Get Home" made it to #63 in the Singing News Top 80 January 2018 issue. "I Need To Trust Jesus" reached #47 in the December 2018 issue. Their 1st top 40, "Thank You For The Roses" was in the July 2019 issue of the Singing News Magazine. God has blessed PJ to write several songs expressing his love toward the Lord. With a unique sound, they deliver the message of hope to a lost and dying world. In Mark 16:15 Jesus said; "Go ye into all the world and Preach the Gospel to every creature". They plan to do that very thing with the gifts that God has given them.

All three members had humble beginnings and upbringing where they were taught to serve and to sing praises to the Lord. They all have sung and played music in church since they were kids. That is what they do now, singing and testifying about their Savior. Their goals are simple; to see people come to salvation, and see folks encouraged in their Christian walk. Paul James says, "It's not about who we are, it's all about who HE IS. There is no greater honor than when we see people come to an altar of prayer and seeking the Lord." Paul James Sound would love to be a part of your church service, concert or other special event.  

Paul "PJ" Byer - was born and raised in Huntington, WV. He went to church at 21st Street Tabernacle in Ashland, KY where he was saved at the early age of 7. He came to Columbus Ohio at the end of 1981 to live and to pursue Gospel music. He has played/sang gospel music for over 30 years for the Liberty Gospel Singers, Peaceful Valley Singers, and the Mast Brothers. He has served at three different churches as music/song/worship leader and is currently at Southwest Free Will Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. He wrote 9 songs on their first project, "My Heart's Desire" and 2 songs off their CD, "Peace Came Down", and the title track, "What's His Name? JESUS!". Paul wrote 2 songs off their latest CD. When I get Home was their first Top 80 coming in at #63 in the January 2018 Issue of the Singing News Magazine.

Diane Byer - is from Zanesville, Ohio the only native Buckeye, and has played piano and sang since she was a child. She has been with the Lordsmen from WV, The Maxwell Family, The Cordray's, (when she met Paul James), Peaceful Valley Singers, and the Mast Brothers. She plays the piano with a beautiful-flowing sound that goes straight to your heart. She mostly sings harmony with the group but does a fantastic job on several songs including, "That Sounds Like Home to Me" and "Second Chances", just to name a couple. People love her warm personality. PJ & Diane have three children; Amber / Jonathan and Joshua along with seven grandkids; Jacy / Peary / Jazzilyn / Maylee / Joshua Jr. / Wesley and Logan.

Patty Sleeper - Originates from Christiansburg, VA. She has been a member of SWFW Baptist church since the early 90's. She is married to Scott Sleeper and they have two sons, Stephen and Daniel. Patty has a very strong but yet smooth country-style voice with great vocal range. She has sang in church since she was a little girl by herself and with her sisters. She also has a solo project and has been part of Paul James Sound since their 1st project in 2008. PJS is glad to have Patty as a member in their trio.