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 developing
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. I have also become an accomplished bass
guitarist playing on three occasions for the Lamar Sego
Family and once for Bro. R.A. West who had a television
program at one time on WKPT in Kingsport. These are
blessings that I will always treasure.
I am currently in full
time ministry, working with my two local home churches as
well as traveling and accepting appointments at other
churches, auditoriums, etc. I play mostly piano at one of
the churches and am the bass guitarist at the other one.
John W. Stines
1314 Irondale Road, Lot 10
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-2563
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