Josh Blakesley

Josh’s Christian music journey began in 1992 while he was involved with a high school peer ministry team. During that time he saw the power of God at work in the lives of teens as they were transformed into believers and lovers of Jesus Christ.

He vowed to be “sold out” for Christ and to use his gift of writing music to glorify God. In a world where well-produced secular music is dominant, he has dedicated himself to making quality contemporary Catholic music. In addition, he’s committed to spreading the Gospel through dynamic speaking and personal testimony.

In 1993, Josh was a praise and worship leader for the papal visit at World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado. He has led music for over 10 years at various Steubenville Youth Conferences throughout the U.S. He has worked as a musician with the Catholic Heart Work Camps and the Life Teen Camps. He has contributed songs to several compilation albums, including Steubenville’s 1999 Out of the Jungle, and the 2004 spiritandsong CD Live It!

In 2003, Josh released his first solo album, Immersed, which includes original songs written mostly from his experiences in youth and music ministry. A common thread in his lyrics is how one can never be the same after a true communion with the living God.

In addition to composing and recording music, Josh serves as young adult coordinator and assistant music director at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Alexandria, Louisiana. He travels many weekends to other parishes throughout the U.S. doing concerts, conducting workshops for musicians, speaking at youth rallies and conferences, and leading praise and worship.

Josh and his wife, Heather, have an infant daughter.