I come from a long line of Florida born families dating back to the 1840’s who settled down around the Citrus, Hernando, and Sumter County area’s on the Withlacoochee River. I am proud of my heritage, and part of that, is the spiritual and musical heritage that was passed down to me.
God has used my gifts tremendously for His glory by allowing me to be in the music ministry for over 25 years. Ten years of this time, I traveled with a group during which time we saw thousands of people come to the Lord. I was recognized by the Christian Country Music Association, with a New Artist of the Year award in 1999, and the Male Vocalist award in 2000 and 2001. Other awards include, Song Writer of the Year and several top ten songs in the gospel music charts.
I dropped out of the spotlight to concentrate on my local ministry here in Florida. My heart has always been for the local, small church. I never charge for a church performance. God continues to meet my needs for ministry expenses through music sales and love offerings. I feel truly blessed that God is still using me to see souls saved and many re-dedicate their lives through sharing my testimony and the Word of God. I consider myself more of a musical evangelist rather than a Christian entertainer. I would ask that you pray that God continues to open church doors for me to go and minister.
John Steed – County Gospel Music Ministry, 352.643.0715