Created to Worship

In a constantly growing and changing music industry there are two things that continue to ring true, authenticity and sincerity. By virtue of these two penetrating qualities John Lakin, leader of John Lakin and Band of Worshippers, has been hailed as a prolific songwriter, praise and worship leader and psalmist. Lakin has been a consistent, yet underlying name in the Gospel industry for over 20 years, no small feat for an artist under 35. His songs have been recorded by national Gospel recording artists including Ricky Dillard, Bruce Parham and others. His original song “God is Great” also made it into the Top 10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. His song “Created to Worship”, the title track of his sophomore album, has been engrafted by many churches and gospel music fans as a worship anthem. Lakin’s exceptional ability to translate the shared experience of a true worshipper of God into lyrics allows his music to connect with believers from various backgrounds and age groups. As an artist, his goal is to inspire young people to do what they see him do, to encourage them to use their gifts for the Lord and to make an impact on others.


John Lakin was born in the small town of Hopkins, SC, to a musical and spiritual family. Fathered by an organist and pastor and mothered by a gifted singer he has been around music and ministry all his life. “It surprises me that people like my music,” John shares. “I’m a country boy doing what I love to do and so when people embrace it... it’s humbling because people don’t have to like what you do. It’s such a blessing that God has given me a style that can minister worship and healing to people’s lives and to see it have that affect on people’s lives is crazy.” Lakin has released two albums to date on which he has credits for both writing and production; “Expression of Worship…Live” (2005) and “Created to Worship” (2011).


John Lakin and Band of Worshippers (B.O.W.) began as a group targeted to other youth; however, their vocal ability and spiritual sincerity appeals to young and mature audiences. B.O.W. is a group of vocal powerhouses with pure harmonies and worshipful passion that has developed over time. The group is founded on the principle that “singing is secondary”, which allows the message relayed through their beautiful expressions (or croons) to not only be heard, but felt. They aim to create an atmosphere for people to encounter God every time they sing.  The group has shared the stage with several Gospel greats from Shirley Caesar to Tye Tribbet, John P. Kee, Tasha Cobbs and more. John Lakin and B.O.W. are in anticipation of what God has in store for the next chapter of their ministry.


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