Looking back on Jadon Lavik's lifelong ambitions, becoming a full time recording artist was probably his least likely possibility. For starters, the one time college baseball star sought to be drafted into the major leagues, and if that didn't work out, move to "plan b" of putting his business finance degree to work. After not scoring a pro slot and realizing a day in a cubicle crunching numbers wasn't for him, the twenty-seven-year-old took a stint in seminary (after all, his father was a pastor) and began playing guitar to supplement his times of worship. That experience soon became the catalyst for a worship leadership role at the prominent Saddleback Church in California under the tutelage of Rick Muchow and the rest, as they say, is history.
"I never set out to be a Christian artist because playing music was just a hobby," admits the Redmond, Washington born/ San Clemente, California transplanted troubadour. "The whole baseball career didn't work out, neither did my short 180 degree turn in commercial real estate, but after I fulfilled my commitment to a two year internship at Saddleback Church, I was approached with an opportunity I never anticipated- to pursue music full time. It's a path I never would've expected, but then again, that's how God works and His plan is perfect."
Performing on numerous Saddleback CDs and singing in front of nearly 20,000 parishioners every weekend when combining all the services was truly an education in praise directed ministry. All those goods, combined with an incredibly appealing voice, cozy croon and down to earth demeanor drew attention from BEC Recordings (known for breaking the likes of Jeremy Camp, Kutless and countless others) and his official recording career was born. After releasing three albums—Moving On Faith (2004), Life on the Inside (2006),the worship album Roots Run Deep (2008), and the latest The Road Acoustic in October of 2009.
"My first record had a respectable start, and even though the CD had been out for awhile, 'What If' as a single began doing really well, sort of as a late bloomer," he recalls. "I feel blessed at the opportunity to do another record and continue to do what I love."
Jadon Lavik makes singing and playing guitar look so effortless as he takes the stage. You are sure to enjoy the simple acoustic sounds that only Jadon Lavik can produce in such the southern Californian fashion.
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|Moving on Faith||2004||BEC Recordings|
|Life on the Inside||2006||BEC Recordings|
|Roots Run Deep||2008||BEC Recordings|
|The Road Acoustic||2009||BEC Recordings|
|Art & Soul||2010||JLM Recordings|
|Roots Run Deeper||2012||JLM Recordings|