Justin is a real-deal writer whose songs are based on the Bible but go beyond simplistic ditties. He also has a voice with a sharp edge, an experienced, lived-in voice that makes his writing ring with the truth.
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San Antonio, TX (Vocus) December 14, 2009
The newest worship CD from the Justin Graves Band, “Love God. Love Others.” is now available at http://www.justingravesband.com . Songs on the album include “Undignified,” “Love the Lord,” “Everlasting God,” “Open the Eyes,” “Mighty to Save” and “This Little Light of Mine.”
Proceeds from this CD support Justin Graves Ministries.
Justin has dedicated his life to worshiping God through music, and is now taking another step in this ministry. Justin and his wife/manager (and sometimes bass player) Michelle Graves have formed a non-profit organization – Justin Graves Ministries – with the vision of taking their music to anyone who asks. Here are some of the highlights from 2009 to date:
- Over 180 gigs
- Traveled over 15,000 miles
- Summer 2009 - 8 weeks of camp; 2 states, 6 cities; Over 3000 kids, 150 churches, and 4500 miles
- Had the amazing opportunity and honor to be the worship band for three conferences in three different states
- New website design and logo for the Justin Graves Band
“We recently heard a new term that perfectly describes us: ‘Musicianaries,’” says Michelle Graves. “We are missionaries who minister through music. We travel full-time leading music for events, services and more for large, tiny, rural and metropolitan churches, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, non-Christians, Christians, young, old…if they will open their door to us, we go with the purpose of teaching about worship and leaving them with a challenge.”
For the past seven years, Justin and his wife Michelle have been blessed and privileged to minister with their band to thousands, using song and music. They have traveled throughout Texas and into 10 other states, performing at camps, retreats and churches for children, teenagers and adults. Not only do they sing and lead worship, but they also spend time off-stage, ministering and interacting with those attending the events.
“Raised in a family band, Graves is an accomplished bassist, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is a real-deal writer whose songs are based on the Bible but go beyond simplistic ditties. He also has a voice with a sharp edge,
an experienced, lived-in voice that makes his writing ring with the truth,” says Jim Beal, Jr., Music Critic, San Antonio Express-News.
Justin’s goals for 2010:
- Write music that will inspire, teach, minister to and touch more hearts for Him
- Record a new original worship CD in the Fall of 2010
- Continue to grow our ministry
- Be mentored by seasoned worship leaders for continuing advice and encouragement
- Reach our goal of $2,500 more in monthly support
Visit http://www.justingravesministries.org for more information on the Justin Graves Band, its CD or its non-profit ministry.
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrb5nxutNM
Other songs by Justin Graves Band are available for download at iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/heart-open-wide/id271619225?i=271619242&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
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