The TRANSCEND Dynamic Duo
Stacy Marie Walker
Creator | Singer/Songwriter | Producer
Stacy is an award-winning vocalist and songwriter who has been performing on stages and leading worship throughout the US and Europe since the age of 4. Some of her accomplishments include soprano in the NARAS Grammy Jazz Choir where she performed with Jon Secada, Carlos Santana, Monica, and Arturo Sandoval, recorded a CD at A&M Records, and was an honored guest at the Grammy Awards. She was a Governor's Honors Program voice major and a member of the Georgia All-State Chorus for 6 consecutive years. She has won several beauty pageants and been the leading female role in notable musical productions such as "My Fair Lady", "The Secret Garden", "Oliver" and "Once Upon A Mattress". Stacy is a graduate of MorningStar School of Ministry and an award-winning professional ballroom and Latin dance instructor and competitor. She is a private Suzuki piano teacher and professional vocal coach.
Stacy is passionate about using music to shape this and future generations for the Kingdom of God. She has been working on TRANSCEND more than two decades. After 6 years of physical trials, Stacy's life was given back to her through the power of wholefood nutrition. She is now an affiliate with the Juice Plus+ company and loves helping people get more plants into their diet and lead healthier lifestyles.
Stacy resides in the metro Atlanta area with her husband Edgar and their two precious children.
Producer | Engineer | Musical Director
Cornel Olar is a Romanian music producer, songwriter, music educator, and worship leader. He began playing classical guitar nearly two decades ago and quickly grew to become an extraordinarily accomplished acoustic and electric guitarist, as well as bass player. He played with several bands and earned an extremely respected reputation in certain music circles in Europe.
Producing numerous albums for bands as well as solo artists, he specializes in all aspects of music production. Cornel writes, orchestrates, arranges the songs, plays all the guitar parts (including bass guitar), programs the drums, directs musicians and vocalists, engineers the recording, and mixes and masters for post-production.
Cornel was offered the role of lead engineer and producer at the respected Christian Studio Mesaj in Cluj-Napoca. His work has earned the respect of television producers and music critics alike, including one of the oldest and well-known bands in Romania (Phoenix) who asked him to join their band as a guitarist, and famous Romanian artists such as Proconsul (well-respected mainstream band) and Paula Seling (singer, judge on Romanian X-Factor and Eurovision songfestival competitor) having him perform as part of their opening act. He has been an expert judge in distinctive talent competitions in Romania, and won “Hunedoara’s Got Talent” together with one of his students.
Cornel is married to Shari Weyts of Belgium. Together they served for many years with her parents’ humanitarian aid organization, Talmid Ministries. Through sponsorship programs, widows, children, and poor families are financially supported, given food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and educational aid. By doing these things they are meeting the needs of the poor in a spiritual way. Shari taught educational classes to the gypsy children, organized and delivered parcels and money to the families, was a translator, and served as an administrator for the ministry.
Currently residing in Belgium, Cornel is now doing professional commercial photography and videography, teaching guitar, leading worship, producing artists, and being husband and father to 3 precious children.
Together Cornel Olar and Stacy Marie Walker are producing their Christian musical epic project “TRANSCEND: The Trilogy”, for which Cornel does many things including head engineer, lead guitarist, and musical director for live shows.
(Our Story Then & Now)
TRANSCEND in Transylvania Kickstarter campaign was a huge success. Thank you to all who participated! Because of you, we were fully funded to finish the production of Album 1 in Romania. We are now in post production and closer than ever to having this musical message of the Kingdom released. Stacy is currently working on TRANSCEND from the US (Atlanta, GA) and Cornel from Belgium (Antwerp).
We are excited to meet you! TRANSCEND is a movement. Together we are growing a worldwide community of people passionate to see His Kingdom come and His will being done on here on earth as it is in Heaven. Maybe, just maybe, we can change the world with this music. For His glory, to the ends of the earth!
Music With A Mission
We consider ourselves "musicianaries". After all, people remember the lyrics to songs long after the sermon is over. Music is powerful, especially when infused with truth. Jesus is coming again, but many are not ready for His return. TRANSCEND is an epic project of epic proportion with epic expenses. We are two simple families producing this out of obedience to God and love for His children. We know that lives will be forever changed through this project (ours sure have been!).
We cannot wait for you to hear the songs and we cannot do this without you. Please consider partnering with us through prayer, promotion, and provision. Whether you give one-time or become an ongoing financial supporter, you are an important part of what God is doing through this creative music ministry. Thank you for sharing and sowing. Together we can change the world with this music. For His glory, to the ends of the earth! It's time to be the overcomers that Christ has enabled us to be. It's time to TRANSCEND!