Dathan Thigpen BET Sunday Best Season 3 - Dathan began singing at a young age. The genesis of his discography began at the early age of six (6) years old with his first recorded single entitled, “Mama Christmas.” That same year he also appeared on his first live video on the Joby Martin show which aired on WLBT-TV3 in Jackson, MS. He went on to join the MS Children’s Choir where he led several songs on their three recordings : “There is Hope,” & “Thank You Lord” on the Child of The King CD, “Let’s Change The World” on the New Creation CD, “Things Go Better with Christ,” “I’m Blessed (rap)” and “Remember Me” on the When God’s Children Get Together CD. Dathan also led the title track, “Amazing Love” on the Mississippi Mass Choir’s 2002 recording. Later that year, he accompanied the choir on their tour of Spain. Gospelflava.com’s review of the album which was on their Top Ten List for several weeks noted: “Prime among them is Dathan Thigpen’s sensitive lead vocal on the album’s title track. His inviting tenor voice, at first accompanied only by flowing keyboards, unhurriedly lays the foundation for a strong climax …Thigpen unravels his heart cry with growing intensity on this, one of the album’s surefire hits.”
Donnie McClurkin and Dathan Thigpen sing I'm Available To You
Dathan is also a Philomath, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Arts Degree both with a concentration in Mass Communications from Jackson State University . He received the distinct honor from the Cingular Wireless Mississippi Gospel Music Awards of: Male Lead Singer of Local Group in 2002 and 2003. Dathan most recently sang the ?Star Spangled Banner? at the Inauguration Ceremony of Jackson, Mississippi’s newly elected Mayor Frank Melton.
Dathan is a faithful church member and currently serves as the Praise and Worship leader at Word of Faith Christian Center of Jackson, Mississippi. He is the third of five (5) sons all of whom are musically anointed from the womb, to be psalmists.