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LAUREN JAMES

“I want my voice to penetrate hearts and allow people to see and grab ahold of a vision for themselves. For them to truly feel God moving in their hearts and lives.”

The Houston-native fell in love with music as a child, and the fire that was lit in her heart then has never faded. In 2002, she began her professional journey in Nashville, Tennessee. It was not until meeting her now-husband, Jonathan, that Lauren truly discovered her own voice. Lauren was introduced to Jay DeMarcus, who instantly recognized her unique talent and infectious warmth. Lauren and Jay teamed up in order to create music that will matter to all those who hear it. Jay’s belief and recognition of Lauren’s talent served as an inspiration for the next phase of her music journey.

Lauren lead worship at Second Baptist Church in Houston for almost twelve years. She now sings at Lakewood Church along side of her husband. Lauren has performed in stadiums across the nation as a part of Joel Osteen’s Worship Team. She was also a part of the viral hit song “Rise Up,” which she wrote alongside Josh Moore from Caedmond's Call. In the beginning of her career, Lauren began leading worship at the largest youth bible study in Houston, Metro Bible Study, where Watermark and Chris Tomlin lead before her. Lauren has sung alongside CeCe Winans in her hometown in front of a crowd of over 40,000. She has worked and written in Nashville with Dan Muckala and Brandon Heath. She currently has performed with amazing talents such as Israel Houghton, Abner Ramirez of “Johnnyswim,” Tauren Wells, Anointed, and Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Lauren has traveled all over the world with the mission of sharing God’s love through music. One of her most memorable career moments was singing alongside The Newsboys and Bruce Wilkinson across South Africa.

To meet Lauren is to encounter the joyous and hopeful love of the Lord. Her creativity, steadfastness, and dedication serve as an inspiration to us all. Lauren is currently working on her next project, pursuing her passion with full faith in His plan.