The Way I Worship- The Album
When you listen to Johnny's music you can hear the influence of many of his favorite singers, ranging from Stevie Wonder to Frank Sinatra. His music is also peppered with a variety of influence from many of his contemporary favorites, such as Brandon Heath, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Kim Burrell, J. Moss, Joe Ligon and the Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Canton Spirituals, Kathy Taylor, Nikki Ross, the late Laron Gaddie, Musiq Soulchild, D'Angelo, The Jonas Brothers, and many more.
The musical styles represented on his debut album are diverse and appeal to all types of listeners. From the contemporary praise and worship feel of Forever Praise and The Way I Worship, to the neo-soul sound of Wasted Conversation, and the down home quartet grit of I'm Gonna Serve The Lord, no listener will be disappointed. Whether you like to rock to songs like Faith, or ride and chill to soul songs like I Love The Lord, or whether you just like good old hymns, like I Need Thee Every Hour, there is something for everyone on The Way I Worship, available now.
Johnny B. Williams- The Artist
Johnny B.Williams is a lover of God and His people. He is a born again believer in Jesus Christ who is dedicated to spreading the gospel to the world. Johnny is a singer, musician, songwriter, actor, playwright, producer, educator, and entrepreneur. He graduated from Leon High School in Jewett, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Prairie View A&M University, and a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration from University of Phoenix. He is a tenured professional educator in The Woodlands, Texas near Houston. He is the founder and owner of Johnny Williams Enterprises ©. He is best known as a powerful praise and worship singer. His ministry is marked by his stark commitment to keeping Jesus in his music and walking by faith to fulfill his purpose.
Johnny accepted Christ and started singing at a very young age in his church choir back in Jewett, TX, a small east Texas town with a population of 700. His late father, Johnny B. Williams, Sr. was a faithful deacon and a devoted member of The Buffalo Male Chorus, a local quartet group. His mother, Mary Williams, still resides in Jewett and has always been powerful, praying missionary who dedicated her entire life to serving others and helping those in need. It was on the old wooden benches of those old Baptist and Pentecostal churches where Johnny developed a desire to play the guitar and play the piano. At age 5, Johnny got his first guitar. Almost as soon as he picked it up, he was making melodious music. His mom and dad recognized that this was a gift from God and were diligent to keep him involved in music.
As Johnny grew older, he participated and won in school and local talent shows. He became interested in Theatre Arts in jr. high school. He competed in theatre, as well as poetry interpretation and debate throughout high school. Johnny won many awards for his superior acting ability and received a scholarship to attend college, where he continued to thrive as an actor.
Even as an actor, the love for music was still in Johnny's heart. He began to take some basic music courses in college and joined the jazz band. He later became a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity, a national music fraternity. In 1999, Johnny began to develop a stronger relationship with God and reconnected with his gospel roots. He became active as a musician at a church near his college, where he also accepted his call to ministry. After graduation, Johnny moved to Houston and immediately devoted his gifts to the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Since then, Johnny has traveled extensively with his music ministry and has worked faithfully in the music ministry at the church where he attends. He is considered by many to be an extraordinary talent and one the most gifted singers in the country. His voice has been compared to those of many great singers. However, he is truly unique and has a personality that puts him in a class all by himself. As a writer, he expresses the heart of God and truly captures the essence of authentic worship.
The Message Behind The Music
Praise and Worship
The album is entitled The Way I Worship. 1 Chronicles 15:2 says, "Then David said, 'No one is to carry the ark of God but the Levites; for the LORD chose them to carry the ark of God and to minister to Him forever.'"
What sets the Levite apart from every other musician is his purpose and his assignment. The Levite understands that his ministry is to usher in the presence of God. He also understands that his audience for worship is God, and God's audience is His people. We are just vehicles through which God chooses to move. One of the principle purposes of the project is to bring that worship experience right into the listener's home, car, job, etc.
In addition to the worship component, the another principle purpose of the project is to draw the masses to Christ. 1 John 2:1-2 reads, "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." In a day when a lot of popular Christian music attempts to "cross over," the message of Jesus Christ as the only Savior of the world often gets lost. The Way I Worship is intended that no matter what the style of music is, the content of the songs are scripturally based and can be ministered in love to anyone, anywhere.
Mark 11:22-24 says, "And Jesus answered saying to them, 'Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you." The completion of this project will hopefully help to build someone's faith to believe they can truly do all things through Christ. The awesome thing about God is that he gets glory by using the most unlikely people to do great work for His kingdom. With faith, God can turn a failure into a future. He can turn a miserable mess into a spectacular success!
"I make it a point to dream bigger than where my talent alone can take me for the simple purpose of making it obvious to others that anything I achieve was made possible only by the amazing grace of my amazing God!!!" - Johnny B. Williams