Featured Artist: John Waller

Jan 25 2019

Georgia native John Waller first caught the attention of the Christian music community as frontman for the band, According to John. When the group disbanded, Waller and his wife Josee moved to Colorado where they helped launch Southlink Church.

Though he had given up his aspirations as a recording artist, he began writing songs at Southlink that led to a new chapter in his ministry and signing a record deal with Beach Street Records/Provident Music Group. His major label solo debut, The Blessing, introduced a wider audience to Waller’s music, earning a Top 10 "Faces to Watch" nod by Billboard (2007).

He followed his debut with While I’m Waiting, which included the poignant title track featured in the Fireproof film, the No. 1 independent film in 2008. The music video to the title track of his 2011 album, As for Me and My House, has received over 4.5 million views on YouTube to date while the title track of his 2015 release, Crazy Faith, was featured in the US News & World Report-lauded film, War Room.

While not in the studio working on new music with Ian Eskelin or on tour, Waller can be found with his wife and nine children residing in Yuba City, CA.


Now John releases his first new album in three years, Explosions of Light, on Radiate Music.

Produced by GRAMMY-nominated, two-time Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year,” Ian Eskelin, the new album comes after a season of renewal for Waller.

“After touring extensively for 10 years straight, I settled into a rut. I began to survive instead of thrive. Everything I said from the stage was something God did in the past, but hardly ever what God was doing NOW,” John admits.

Following this period of exhaustion, isolation and even depression, Waller had the opportunity to return to his roots as a worship leader. At the beginning of 2018, he moved with his wife and nine kids (including three adopted children) to Yuba City, CA, accepting a position as worship pastor for the congregation at Hope Point Nazarene.

From his early days leading the critically acclaimed band, According to John, to his impactful ministry as a solo artist, John Waller has continually used his gifts as a singer and songwriter to inspire, educate and encourage the body of Christ.

“God has definitely taught me to completely live by faith,” Waller says. “God always provides. He always comes through, and one of the biggest things I’ve learned is that God’s plan for each one our lives is not going to look like someone else’s. He has a unique plan for every individual.”

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