Acclaimed Gospel singer Donald James “Don” Moen is in town for a series of concerts. Born on June 29, 1950, Moen is an American singer-songwriter, pastor, and producer of Christian worship music.
Moen has been activelty involved in gospel music since 1984. Before he was hired to work for Integrity Music, Moen attended Oral Roberts University and became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and travelled with Terry Law for 10 years.
He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.
Moen worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums.
He left Integrity Media in 2008 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company. The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009. He received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to amassing nine nominations for his songs. He is also a prolific songwriter, having worked with musicians like Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others.
Moen’s first album for Hosanna! Music, Give Thanks, became the label’s bestseller. He followed this with a number of successful albums of his own including two, En Tu Presencia and Trono De Gracia, in Spanish. God with Us won a Dove Award for Best Musical. On an Asian tour in 1999 he recorded The Mercy Seat at Singapore Indoor Stadium and Heal Our Land at Yoido Park in South Korea, which was released in 2000. One of Moen’s albums, I Will Sing, was recorded at Christian Broadcasting Network.
God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen was released in 2003 and it features 19 greatest hits. The title song was written for his wife’s sister and her husband, who lost their oldest son in an auto accident while three other children were seriously injured.
His album, Hiding Place, became his first studio album which was recorded at Paragon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee and was released in the autumn of 2006. I Believe There Is More was released in 2008. His third studio recording titled Uncharted Territory (funded successfully through Kickstarter) was released on March 27, 2012. His new Christmas album, Christmas: A Season of Hope, was released in October 22, 2012 and some songs were recorded at a studio in Czech Republic. Moen recently released a new album titled Hymnbook as a celebration of reaching over 1 million likes on his Facebook page.
The singer lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Laura, and their five adult children.