Current single: He Believes In Me
Genre: Southern Gospel / Country Gospel / Inspirational
Album: The Anointing
Previous single: Death Could Not Hold Him
Genre: Southern Gospel
Album: The Anointing
Record Label: Crystal River Records
Radio Distribution / Promotions: Millennium Music Group
Booking Agency / Management: New City Talent
John Lanier is an inspiring and anointed man of God known for his dynamic preaching and singing. Since 1989, he has traveled throughout the US and abroad proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The oldest of four siblings, John Lanier was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. At an early age, he became a Christian and soon after, Gospel music became his passion. He began singing in his church, leading praise and worship with his parents who taught him the importance of spirit-filled ministry.
Following high school graduation in 1983, John worked as a radio personality in Christian broadcasting for several years. He began his singing career in 1989 as a vocalist with Naomi & The Segos. In 1993, he relocated to Alabama and joined friends Tony Gore and Calvin Thornton to form the new trio, Tony Gore & Majesty. In late 1996, he launched an evangelistic solo ministry that continues today.
Audio and video combined, John has 28 recordings to his credit, including two of the nationally televised 'Gaither Homecoming' video series. In 1999, John hosted the 'Millennium Tour of the Holy Land', where his performance of the hit song, "Jerusalem" was filmed on location and broadcast in Europe. John is also a featured performer at the annual Gospel Music FanFair and on Victory Voyage Christian cruises.
John has received multiple top ten and top five nominations for various awards as presented by The Singing News Fan Awards, Gospel Music Fan Awards, ICGMA's Gold Cross Awards and The Diamond Awards. In 2007, the Gospel Music Fan Awards honored John as "Favorite Soloist" as voted by Gospel music fans. In 2010, John was the recipient of "Favorite Tenor" as a member of Tony Gore & Majesty.
In 2006, John co-founded and created the Christian Voice Magazine and continues to serve as the Executive Editor. Christian Voice is a monthly music and lifestyle publication that provides Christian music news, commentary, interviews, and special features relevant to the Christian faith.
Airing on several TV networks, John hosted his own half-hour variety/talk show in 2008. Recorded before a studio audience, The John Lanier Show featured local and nationally known speakers, musicians, authors, comedians and singers, bringing plenty of laughs, spiritual refreshing and music to appeal to all ages.
When Gabriel Swaggart began holding city-wide rallies across the nation in early 2015, John was invited to help launch this effort at the first rally held in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as Chairman of this inaugural event and continues to be a part of the Gabriel Swaggart Rallies.
On January 1, 2018, John created and launched Christian Voice Radio, an Internet radio station streaming live 24/7. The station plays a variety of Christian music including Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, Inspirational, Worship and Light Contemporary. Christian Voice Radio also features inspirational teaching/preaching programs, talk shows, and radio theatre.
As a singer, John exuberates the joy of serving Jesus and encourages believers to worship freely, inviting the Holy Spirit to work in their lives. As an evangelist, John's passion is to win the lost to Jesus Christ and to rekindle the fires of revival in the church. The central message is the cross - Christ crucified and resurrected. John Lanier is committed to preaching the truth of God's Word in the age of apostasy and in the face of a "politically correct" culture that has infiltrated much of the body of Christ.
Now in his 30th year of full-time ministry, John has been blessed with opportunities to present the Gospel with anointed singing and preaching via television, radio, revivals and crusades, concerts, audio and video recordings, and the Internet. He has led thousands of people across the US and abroad into Spirit-filled worship. Through the outreach of John Lanier Ministries, many people have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and many Christians have been able to grow spiritually and make positive life changing decisions.