The LaPointes

The LaPointes

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The LaPointes have brought their special offering of Christian music to audiences far and wide for more than ten years. Drawing from a variety of musical experience, this musical family has forged a unique sound that has stood the test of time.

Biography

The LaPointes have brought their special offering of Christian music to audiences far and wide for more than ten years. Drawing from a variety of musical experience, this musical family has forged a unique sound that has stood the test of time. From beautiful acapella hymns to contemporary arrangements, their music is able to connect on a personal level with all ages.

To date, this ministry has allowed The LaPointes to have…
§ recorded nine albums: Finally, We’ve Crossed That River; All Along; Christmas Is; their Juno-nominated God Only Knows; their ECMA Award-winning projects which include Live To Tell; I Believe In You; and This Christmas. New this year is TEN, a collection that showcases and celebrates their musical journey throughout the past ten years as well as their most recent ECMA-winning I Love You So a collection of worship music
§ been nominated six separate years in the ECMA's Best Blues/Gospel Artist and the Best Gospel Artist categories for their music
§ sung before more than 35,000 at the Toronto SkyDome, performing the Canadian and American national anthems
§ performed on nationally televised programs 100 Huntley Street and Living Truth
§ performed as guests of Bill Gaither and Friends
§ performed at the 125th Anniversary Celebration of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police before Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal

The LaPointes. Janice, Joel & Andy.
Janice’s Mum and Dad fondly remember their little girl, in her rocking chair, singing gospel music by the hour.
Janice has used her voice to lift His name in song ever since.
She joined the Gospelaires at only sixteen, and this eventually led to the development of three successful solo albums. You may have seen Janice performing on the internationally televised Day of Discovery television program. It is an opportunity that has taken her as far as Israel, England, Scotland and throughout North America. Janice has performed with a variety of artists, including Ray Boltz, the late Gene McLellan, the late Anthony Burger, David Robertson, and arrangers Dan Smith and Lari Goss. She is also a prolific songwriter. Among her work, is the title song of the Dove Award-nominated album, The Gift, by Anthony Burger. Janice LaPointe McLaughlin and her husband Jeep live in Fredericton, New Brunswick with their children, Jana and Jacob, who are both in university. Janice is in full-time music ministry in her local church.
Joel has always had a love for music and a desire to express his heart through song. After accepting Christ at age 19, Joel began singing for the Lord at local churches, in varying vocal combinations. During his eight years as a member of the Gospelaires, he was involved with a variety of recordings and television appearances. Joel continues to be very involved in his home church and resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick where he is a senior partner in a real estate appraisal and consulting firm. He and his wife Elaine, have three wonderful sons, Mitchell, Jordan and Jesse, and a wonderful daughter-in-law Elisha, who is married to Mitchell.
As a young boy, Andy vividly recalls being in the front pew of many churches, listening intently and singing his heart out along with his "Dad’s gospel group."
Music continues to be an important part of Andy’s life. He has sung and performed in a variety of musical groups and productions since the age of 17. His work has taken him from solos in his church to several leading roles in music dramas, along with radio and television experience. Andy writes and arranges music for the LaPointes and also manages the group. Andy, his wife, Brookee and their children, Olivia and Graysen, reside in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where Andy works as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager.

Discography

Finally, We've Crossed That River
All Along
This Christmas
God Only Knows
Live To Tell
I Believe In You
This Christmas
Ten
I Love You So