John W. Stines / About
I was born on April 17, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan. That is where I lived for almost 12 years before my family moved to Virginia in 1967. My parents took me to church at an early age and I always looked forward to this. Even as a child although I didn't realize it at the time, I was develpoing an inner desire for the ways and things of God.
It was while a student at Appalachia High in Appalachia, Virginia, that at the tender age of 17 I gave my heart to the Lord while attending a service one night at First Apostolic Church of Appalachia. I'll never forget the date. It was March 11, 1973. It was only a few weeks later that I developed an interest in singing for the Lord. I was already a musician, (I learned guitar at 12 and bass guitar at age 14), and had written a few Rock songs prior to becoming a Christian, but praise God He had better plans for my life.
Down through the years, God has blessed me to write over 100 Gospel songs, some of which I have recorded, and have sung in church services in several states and even over the medias of radio and television.