Dr. Juanita Lockett currently serves as Minister of Music/Assistant Pastor at The Lighthouse Church of All Nations, Alsip, Illinois, where she is employed by Founder and Senior Pastor Dan Willis, host of nation-wide global Total Christian Television Network Show, "I'm Just Sayin'.”  In addition to teaching at Indiana Wesleyan University, Juanita teaches at All Nations Leadership Institute, Brightwood College and has completed her Doctorate of Education Degree at Argosy University. Juanita and her husband, Dr. Jerome Lockett, live in Schererville, IN. They have three wonderful children and two beautiful grandsons


Music is an integral part of Juanita's life and she is thankful to God for the opportunity to write many songs which have been recorded by various choirs and artists.  As a music minister, Juanita has had the privilege to travel all over the world to places such as Ireland, El Salvador, and Italy to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. Also, Juanita has had the distinct honor to serve as Dean of Music, Jackson College of Ministry, School of Music, in Jackson, MS, where she produced four live projects with the Jackson Mass Choir, a 125-voice choir of wonderful and talented young people from across the world.  

Currently, as Minister of Music and lead director of All Nations Choir, one of Juanita's greatest highlights was when All Nations Choir won 1st place in the 2011 Verizon Wireless How Sweet the Sound Chicago Region Competition, held at the United Center in Chicago, IL. In addition, they won $15,000 as well as a trip to Los Angeles, CA, where they performed in the finalist competition at the Staples Center. Also, the All Nations Choir has had the privilege to sing at House of Blues in Chicago, Austin City Limits, Chicago Gospel Fest, and back-up choir for Barbra Streisand at the United Center. In addition, the All Nations Choir under the direction and leadership of Juanita has the opportunity to share the Good News to many nations through the avenue of televised church services.


  • Ed.D. (Organizational Leadership)-Argosy University, Chicago
  • Master of Business Administration-Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Management-Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Associate of Science in Management-Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Sigma Beta Delta-International Business Honor Society-Life Member


Dissertation: The Study of Full Tim Employees at Christian Faith Based Organizations

Four Live Projects with Jackson Mass Choir:

  1. Saved for the Sacrifice
  2. We Walk by Faith
  3. Believe Again
  4. Blessed, Yes!

Community Involvement

Besides her love for teaching and giving back to her students, Juanita is very involved in giving back to her community. As a music teacher, she assists with teaching “Chozen”, her church youth choir. In addition, Juanita and her music team visit Cook County Prison every year to minister in music concerts for women and men who are incarcerated. For the past four years, Juanita has had the opportunity to join All Nations Choir with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and combine Gospel and Classical Music for an amazing Christmas Cantata presented to the community free of charge. This event, along with yearly Easter Drama’s, All Nations Choir Gospel Concerts, Thanksgiving Community Service “Miracle on 127th Street”, weddings, funerals, and baby dedications are just a few of the many ways Juanita gives back to her community and shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the ministry of music. 

Personal Testimony

As a young child, I gave my heart to Jesus and knew that working in His Kingdom was my destiny. All my life, the gift of music has been dedicated to worship God and to bless the lives of others. Every weekend at the Lighthouse Church of All Nations, we have three services where 6,000 members comprised of over 73 ethnic nationalities walk through the doors to worship and praise God.  It is always my joy when lives are changed and hearts turned towards God.

Teaching, sharing with others, multiplying the gifts God has given to me and fulfilling His will is the desire of my heart. This is my purpose and what I was born to do.  I am always and forever thankful to God for His goodness and many blessings in my life. It is a joy and honor to be a part of the Indiana Wesleyan University Family and to teach at this wonderful Christian University. To God be All the Glory!  


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