Joel Buckner is a trailblazing songwriter, awe inspiring singer, and a man that is all about fulfilling his purpose in life.
Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Joel began honing his God-given talent while being mentored by one of the most endowed Ministers of Music, Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado. At the age of 13, an opportunity presented itself and Joel became a youth choir and praise team director for the Bible Way Church.
During the 1990’s Joel was influenced by gospel groups like Commissioned, The Winans and Carl Thomas and through them, he developed his individual style, which ignited within him a movement of change in leading people to worship.
In 2006, Joel took a leap of faith and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase his talent in various venues. Church is where Joel is rooted and in 2007, Oasis Church in Nashville, Tennessee became home. At Oasis Church, Joel leads worship and has had the opportunity to be mentored by Danny Chambers, Lead Pastor.
Surrounding himself with other thriving artists, Joel allows himself to continue to grow; perfecting his gifts in songwriting, leading worship, and ministering to young men. His songwriting arsenal houses a variety of songs such as “We Come To Worship You”, “Draw Me” and “ I Will Live.” “Father of My Soul” is another song Joel wrote that speaks directly to being in the protective, consoling arms of the Father. Joel believes that our joy is complete knowing that if we just rest in God’s presence, He is always there and His love is pure and deep enough to conquer all.
In March 2009, Joel’s debut album was released I Will Live. In writing this collection, he blended his life experiences with his neo soul/acoustic style of music. His army of loyal fans is already enthusiastically awaiting future worship projects to be released.
Joel also feeds his other passion by ministering to young men through a variety of ministry vehicles that are focused on rebuilding and changing communities.
There is strength in numbers, however, it takes one person to ignite a movement and Joel feels lead to “be the change” for his generation.
Joel’s touring schedule is rapidly increasing and he is finding himself more in demand than ever in venues across the United States, Africa and France. To find updated tour dates and artist information you can visit Joel’s website at www.joelbuckner.com or visit his Facebook page.
Any Praise and Worship and Gospel...I also love music that is just good for the soul!
Hi Joel, just happened to be on the site, saw your comment and thought I'd take a look at your profile. So glad I did, WOW, your music is amazing. May our beautiful Lord continue bless you and your ministry, as you continue to bless all others with your worship, in the way you have blessed me : )
Things are great! I have not been on here for abput 6 weeks. I have been hired and an assistant pastor leading worship as a backup. I had my 4th child an little girl. Sarah-Elizebeth 6lbs8oz 18". Busy busy busy!!! Thanks for the chords
Followed your link from the Songwriter's Circle where you posted your song "Father of My Soul". Listening to Psalm 9 right now. You have wonderful songs, well-produced, and you vocals are just great! PTL!
hey joel.... i love your profile song "i will live" ooooooohhhhhh it is so great and powerful. please add me as friend so that i can send you my mailadresss per direct message.
check my youngest piece of worship "the world needs to know" first song on my player. would love to hear your feedback on it.