This article is about about the gospel singer. For other women with similar names, see Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Renee Williams, who records as Vanessa Williams, (born November 28, 1960 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American gospel music singer.
After working as a public school art teacher for many years, she signed with Light Records and Bajada Records. Her debut album Vanessa was released in 2002 and made the top ten of Billboard magazine's gospel albums chart. Her follow-up album Here I Go Again was released in 2004. She performed for several years with Yolanda Adams and as a member of Richard Smallwood's ensemble Vision.