Joel Buckner

Joel Buckner

BandChristianGospel

I write and sing inspirational music that ushers people into the presence of God.

Biography

Growing up on the west side of Columbus, OH, Joel was a member of Bibleway Church, where he got his start directing the youth choir and singing in the Columbus Boy's Choir. Music became his life! At a praise and worship conference he met a pastor by the name of Jonathon Alvarado (Total Grace Christian Center, Atlanta, GA). Pastor Alvarado mentored and taught him the essence of worship and how to lead the people of God into His presence. Since then, Joel has penned the many compelling worship melodies including “Beyond the Veil” and “I Am Worship”. Joel’s hit song “Arise", performed by several gospel artists, is a declaration to the Believer to release the past and embrace all of what God has for us. His versatile writing style is noted on the acoustically driven "We Come to Worship You".

As an anointed Psalmist, Joel has traveled extensively ministering in song and drawing people into the presence of the Living God. He is currently a Worship Leader at Oasis Worship Center in Nashville, TN and tours as a background vocalist with Tonya Baker, Amante Lacey and Jonathon Dunn. Joel's passion is worship, and is exuded compassionately each time he ministers! The sincerity and transparency in his music ministry is obvious. Joel’s life is not just about his love for music and ability to write, but about a lifestyle of worship. So why does Joel do Christian music? “I write and sing because it’s about sharing the good news of the Kingdom of God. It’s simply about teaching and declaring the freedom and dominion that we have as people. I do specifically a neo soul/acoustic praise and worship style of music because it fits who I am as a person. Each of us needs to fulfill the purpose and destiny that God has created or placed within us. So music is what comes out of me.”

Joel’s new EP I Will Live is an expression of freedom and example of the love that God has for us. “Often times people make worship this deep, spooky moment when it’s simply a yielded life to God,” Joel elucidates. “God wants relationship! So I pray that through my music people are able to have fun and enjoy God’s presence, while at the same time are able to receive healing and restoration.”

In writing this new collection, Joel has drawn from his lifestyle of worship and on his total dependence on the Lord. He has recorded three new songs that are like fresh wind, artistically inimitable and are drawn from the transparent heart of a minister. Many things can happen in life that might cast doubt on God’s purpose for each or His love for each of us. This is something Joel, as many of us, has experienced firsthand. “Continually asking how God could allow some circumstances in my life and my lack of confidence as a youngster can hinder a man’s growth forcing him to stay in an immature state,” Joel shares. “God has continually worked on brining those issues out of me as I’ve grown into a mature man today.” “Father of My Soul” is a song that speaks directly to being in the protective, consoling arms of the Father. 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.

Joel and his songwriting friend Kurtis Parks have undeniably written the new anthem in Praise and Worship music. “I Will Live”, his EP title track declares just that! “I Will Live” is applicable to a life of worship and a command from God. “It blesses me when I see other people succeed at being who God has created them to be,” Joel says. Just as Joel himself is emerging forward in the fellowship of talented, successful songwriters and developing his ministry with a fresh zeal for seeing the hearts of people complete in God.

Rounding out the project is “Psalm 9”, a chant of victory. Joel and Kurtis again join forces in the production of this song to further illustrate the diversity of Joel’s ministry. The multiplicity of Joel’s talent is proof positive that his heart for worship is global, multidimensional, and colorful and sets no boundaries.

Discography

I Am Worship EP
I Will Live EP

Set List

We Come to Worship You
Psalms 9
Draw Me
Father of My Soul
I Will Live

Covers:
How Great is Our Hour
Indescribable
Shout to the Lord
Here I am to Worship
I Will Search For You

Sets:
15 min set
Psalms 9
Father of My Soul
I Will Live

30 min set
We Come to Worship You
Psalms 9
Draw Me
Father My Soul
I Will Live

45 min set
Greatest Gift of All
We Come to Worship You
Psalms 9
I Am Worship
Draw Me
Father of My Soul
I Will Live