Petronia is from Louisville, KY where she began publicly singing at the age of 9. Her first solo at church was "I Made A Vow". Due to her diligence in improving her musical craft, she was graciously selected to tour in Europe in 1978. Here she was given the opportunity to tour 7 countries showcasing her melodious voice with the America's Youth in Concert.
She attended Tennessee State University, and while in attendance she joined and recorded with B C & M Choir. Additional accomplishments include award winning church performances as well as lead solo artist at the Louisville Black Expo.
Her additional Performance History includes:
Metropolitan Community Choir, Cleo Joiner Singers, Min. Glen Elliott and the Angelic Chimes, National Baptist Convention featured soloists, 58th Pastor's Conference Choir (Louisville) featured soloists, African American Heritage Chorale, and Joe Leavell with One Purpose.
She currently serves as First Lady of New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, where her husband, Rev. Lester Belmar, Sr. is Pastor. She also serves in other capacities within the church including Praise and Worship Leader, Woman's Ministry Mentor, and Woman's Sunday School Teacher.
Petronia strives to honor God daily through her worship an prayer life. God has blessed and inspired Petronia to write several original songs which are featured on her Cd's.
Her motivation and passion for music will continue to be written through her own life experiences and her love for Praise and Worship.
"To God Be the Glory...Great Things He Has Done" Amen.