I am an Evangelist singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland. My song writing skills started after I had taken my guitar to the Ukraine for mission work. Whilst playing I'm in the Lords army at a children's home a young girl who had looked very sad began smiling and clapping her hands as I was playing.
I remember praying on the way home and saying to the Lord that it had been worthwhile to take the guitar all the way to the Ukraine just to bring a smile and a moment of happiness to that young girls face.
Since I came home I felt the Lord guiding me to write songs and to date I have composed over 210 Christian songs.
The Lord has placed songs on local radio in Northern Ireland as well as UCB Ireland and radio stations in the UK ,USA ,Sweden Romania and the Philippines. The CD Thorn Upon A Rose was featured CD on Winds of Praise Broadcasting with worldwide radio airplay.
The song Audience of One was released as part of a compilation album called Building Bridges to raise funds for homeless charities worldwide. Released under Thus Records with an international cast of artistes such as Filipino artist Kichie Nadal, Vlada from Switzerland, Firefalldown (also from the Philippines), Claudia Santiago from Canada, Lebanese band Beatraid, North American hard rockers Unmasked and Honduran artists Gus n Radialband . UK artists on the CD include Andi Oakes, Throne Room, Liz Clarke, Joseph Beggs and Lisa Donnelly.
Also the song I Need You from my first album Here We Stand was at number 1 for over 1 year on the Belfast and all Ireland National Gospel Charts on Reverbnation as well as being No1 National All Ireland Artist now for over 2 years.
Many songs have also been featured on many internet charts internationally such as shoutlife www.shoutlife.com/josephbeggs with over 90,000 profile views to date.
Over the past 12 years I have been involved in missionary outreach to the Ukraine and have visited many Orphanages, Hospitals, Churches, Prisons ,Rehabilitation Centres and a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre as well as 2 Christian Schools.
I am also involved in Events local and abroad were I have had the joy of Strengthening the body of Christ by speaking in churches in Ireland and England as well as the USA on the movement of the Lord on the mission field as well as revival and eternity.
As well as the Spiritual side of mission outreach I also believe in practical Christianity and many 40 foot containers of humanitarian aid have been sent to the Ukraine Romania and Belarus. Containers have contained Life support machines, heart monitors, Ultra Sound machines, electric beds, Hospital beds wheelchairs, and clothing and shoes for the orphans.
I would also love to be involved in more Event Speaking and Concerts festivals or praise events for charity or other worthwhile causes.
The Album Here We Stand and other albums are for sale on I-tunes Amazon Myspace and other major digital download sites. All funds raised from sales will go towards Missions.
If you feel that I could fit in with anything that you are planning for the future then you can contact me through any of the websites below.
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Albums purchase link - http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/JosephBeggs
Some of the many comments from churches radio stations and fans
“Over the last week, Arise Radio listeners have fallen in love with the song Jigsaw from Irish Christian musician Joseph Beggs. Just like each of the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle serve a specific purpose, each of us has a specific purpose in God's Kingdom. The new album from Joseph Beggs, also titled Jigsaw, is now available for sale on CD Baby, the Internet superstore for independent music.”
Arise Radio – USA - Facebook
“Joseph, Joseph, Joseph thank you so so much for all you did this weekend. I know we still have service to come but Friday and Saturday you were amazing your talks and music are such a powerful ministry and witness. God Bless Stephen”
Pastor Stephen Merrick - Ignite 3 Event Birmingham England
“Joseph Beggs is an Evangelist singer/songwriter in Northern Belfast, Ireland. His music ministry is international encompassing not only Ireland, but America, UK, Sweden, Ukraine, and his CD, Thorn upon a Rose, received worldwide airplay on Christian and gospel radio stations. Joseph's music career spans over a decade and has touched the lives of people for Jesus. His music work goes hand in hand with his mission work to bring glory, honor and praise to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has composed over 200 songs. "Now that he is in the Regina Swarn World Media Motion Pictures & Entertainment family, I believe Joseph's career will really begin to soar", said founder Regina "Gin" Swarn. "I am blessed every time I hear one of his songs. It truly brings me closer to God."”
Regina Swarn - Yahoo News
“Hi Joseph, just letting you know that the title track of your album Here we stand has just gone onto our A list for 100 plays. Nice One :-)”
Vincent - UCB Ireland
“Gibson Hill Music Writer-Joseph Beggs is a missionary in Northern Ireland (our first international writer!) we praise God for this young man, he is a Songwriting machine! He recently sent me over 50 songs for review. Here is one that I would love to do a recording on myself, and was featured in our October Newsletter. Thorn upon a Rose Let the heart (featured in the November Newsletter)”
Gibson Hill U.S.A. - Gibson Hill music Network
“Joseph, I just come back and found your music - great, wonderful - I like that Greetings from Germany Franz”
Franz Zeugner Germany – Myspace
“. You were in my church with Donald. Hope you remember me :PS I'm listening to your songs right now and I'm telling you brother that you have a real gift in music. God bless you and praise be the Lord for that. Hope you're ok and pray that you keep up the good work. My best regards brother. I know that God is working through you and I'm glad that I meet you and Donald. God bless!! George”
George - Suceva Romania
“Bro Joseph: You are just my all time favorite. I love your heart and your desire to serve the Lord. Just hearing you sing blesses me. Keep writing those beautiful love songs about Jesus. He loves it and so do I!!! Ireland is sure blessed to have you there!!! Jesus Hugs, Irish Eyes”
Jackie Nashville U.S.A.
“Hi Joseph, God bless you for the Lord Jesus has surely given you talent. Continue to always to be obedient unto the Lord for He has truly anointed you and always give Him the praise for what He has given you and what He has in store for you. For the Lord shall take you more places than you can imagine. Jesus loves you and so do I.”
Lisa D - U.S.A.
“You're a Psalmist and a minstrel for Christ. Your music comes straight from the heart and touches the soul of the listener. It draws them into the embrace of a loving savior, who heals, forgives, soothes, restores and encourages.”
Michael Cornett U.S.A. - Eternal Radio
Hi Joseph I just listen to your song "beautiful day" and I congratulate you, it is so easy to listen to and it lift our mood to a praising attitude, Thank you.”
Nieves Moorehead Spain
“Please remember, you can be the world's BEST singer/songwriter/musician but if you cannot emotionally connect with those to whom you are ministering, the seeds you sow may not take root and your harvest will be slim to none. The blessed musical ability you possess is a platform to love the people to Jesus!!! Let no one steal your vision or your joy!!! You've got it!! Holy Ghost led and inspired. I love you dear Irish man,”
Jackie Bates Nahville U.S.A.
I love your songs honest and true really soothing to listen too and deeply biblical which i love we must walk on water daily Jesus will hold us through anything and you too sing and bless with your songs what an awesome God we serve”
Stephen Leonard Singer /Songwriter Scotland “
“Hi Joseph just dropped by to say hi and as always your music is a blessing God Bless you in your ministry Rose ”
Rose La Puebla New mexico
“Hi Joseph, just been listening to some of your songs, they are so soothing to my jangled nerves. May God Bless you in your ministry and keep you safe always. Regards”
Linda Aspinall South Africa - Shoutlife
“Can't wait to see you again, we were working on your song yesterday, it sounds so great! so anointed. Love and Blessings. Lisa.”
Lisa - Thus Records - Audience of One
“Joseph keep writing your songs for the Lord ! they are so unique”
Mark Grove singer/songwriter UK
“Was great spending 2 weekends in a row with u and ur music is amazing. My uncle heard ur cds today and got lost in ur music .GB”
Leanne U.K. - Ignite 2 Birmingham England
“Dear Bro in Christ Jesus, Yes, I received all 3 songs and listened to each of them. Your love and faith is so evident in your songs, your knowledge of God's Word shines through your music. There is just something so different about your music and I guess it is because of what I said above - your love for God is so evident. Thank you and may God bless you greatly. Kay”
"Thank You Joseph....From Kentucky....Blessings and have a great concert! The Anointing of God is upon You!"
Sherri Lynn Rakes Kentucky U.S.A.
“Joseph, I can tell you that your songs, and not just the songs but also the way you sing them have an anointing in them. They are sent through you as a vehicle to touch others in the ways you have testified to. For me, - when I received your package with the CDs -,listening to you sing these songs that are praises to the Lord (which I wanted to hear above all other types of songs) and then also singing them along with you when I learned some of them.--- this was fellowship and friendship that happened at just the right time for me. Bless the Holy Spirit for the knowing of these things and the ways to arrange the provisions of our lives.”
Andy Lane U.S.A. - Shoutlife
“Oh Joseph the Lord has definitley found a messenger in you able to touch so many hearts through your songs and lead people to healing they may never thought would happen, you give confidence and hope to so many with only praise for the Lord it's a blessing to know you.”
Jackie Ford England
“The song of the Lord is not just any 'ole song...it is the song of praise that carries His Truth, His Life, His Heart! There are too many trying to write and sing a song...but those can be like clangs of noise. Way to go Joseph for being a man upright, pure and with a heart after Gods! Let your praises arise and shake the nations with the Glory of His Name! Many blessings! I'm honored to know you. ~ CS"”
Caudia Santiago Singer/Songwriter - Canada
“Barbara Rossall-Wynne commented on your video, I`m So Glad by joseph beggs. "Well, you can add another person who has cried listening to this most beautiful and praiseful song. It is perfect for use by the 10.30am family service at my church, ie Greensborough, Melbourne, Australia”
Barbara Rossall-Wynne - Austraila
“Greetings from Ukraine! Thank you for your wonderful song and thank you for your beautiful heart. With love - Alexandrа”
Aleksandra Saychuk: - Reverbnation
"I Need You" is a beautifully honest, well-written song Joseph. One of my favourites, thank you for sharing it with the world.
Lisa Waites – Singer/Songwriter - Canada
“• Jim Patterson Hi Joseph - I am playing 2 of your songs on my "Music with a Message" programme on Radio Star 981 MW on Tuesday 19th July at 5:30pm. God has given you a great talent and I am delighted you are using it for His Glory ”
Jim Patterson - Music with a message Radio Star Country 981 MW in Ireland
“GregandLinda Smith Joseph - your new CD "Here We Stand" is just incredible...the songs are anointed and powerful ....we are truly enjoying listening to it - YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING!!!”
Greg and Linda Smith http://fullcirclemusik.com/ USA
"Life can be a Vapour" .. awesome song, I love it.. and it has blessed the charts ...at JB's Top Ten Song of the Week at Indie Artists. Check it out when you can stop by. Right now "Life Can Be a Vapour"...
James Barfield - JB`S Top Ten List
Here We Stand Album Review
Album review on Cross Rhythms 7 out of 10
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
Joseph is a seasoned evangelist from Northern Ireland who has written well over 200 songs, It's a good mix of poppy tunes, with a bit of brass and some tinkling guitar work that complement the distinctive voice of Mr Beggs (not unlike the late Gerry Rafferty's in places). The fact that some of the songs ("I Need You" in particular) have had a bit of radio exposure speaks of their competence. Opening with the upbeat "Shine Down" and taking in a selection of songs of assurance ("Christ Won't Let You Down", "I'm So Glad") and challenge ("Use Me Everyday"), this is a reasonable debut. Maybe some of the other 200 songs will find their way onto disc in the future.