On his debut album, Love and Life, which John had the privilege of working on with producer Keith Everette Smith, he demonstrates his awareness of how powerfully and compellingly music can draw a person into a personal moment with God. As a worship leader at Saddleback Church for the past five years, John has made that his focus and has shown his unique ability to integrate his talent with humility and sincerity…no small feat for someone who lives and breathes music and performing. But what makes that balance possible is John’s challenge to himself to remain in a humble place, knowing it is only by God’s grace that he has been given the kind of musical success he has had up to this point.
Accompanied by his bold, captivating voice, John’s heart and passion are often mentioned by people who hear him and see him lead or perform. John has the ability to draw people into a place of honest worship. The founder of New Life Ministries and Women of Faith, Steve Arterburn agrees; “I love to hear John sing, but more than that, his character has inspired many at our New Life weekend events. He lives and breathes the message of transformation. He truly helped to lead our people to deeper levels of healing, and they could tell he was living out the message in front of them.” John has also had the privilege of singing background vocals for artists such as Mandisa, Ken Reynolds, Meredith Andrews, and David Pack.
Yes, John is a talented, skilled, and accomplished singer/songwriter and worship leader, but it is those things combined with his call from God to lead people into relationship with Christ that truly makes John a “distinguished musician.”