Biography of Don Moen

Born on, Don Moen is an international Gospel Music Minister and Worship Leader
 
 
 


A songwriter and performer who gained success with a style of praise & worship song that hewed closely to the words of the Bible, Don Moen was working in the field by the early '80s. He grew up in Minnesota, then attended Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, where his musical talents first bloomed. During the late '70s and early '80s, he was a musician for Terry Law Ministries, first playing guitar and trombone but later adding arrangement and production to his resumé.

Worship With Don Moen
In 1984, Moen was hired by Michael Coleman of Integrity Incorporated, authors of the praise & worship series Hosanna! Music. As worship leader, he helmed many successful volumes in the series, including Hosanna! Music: Give Thanks, which moved hundreds of thousands of copies and became the label's best-seller. Moen eventually worked on more than ten Hosanna! Music titles, and released his first album under his own name with 1992's Worship With Don Moen. His song "God Will Make a Way" was nominated for a Dove Award, and he actually won one two years later, for the musical God With Us. Moen has served Integrity as creative director, de facto A&R director, and also worked intensively with the publishing side of the label's business. A greatest-hits compilation, aptly titled God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen, was released by Integrity in 2003.
 
Moen grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he attended high school in 1968.[1] Moen attended Oral Roberts University, a Christian liberal arts school.

Moen married Laura in 1973.[1]
Career
Don Moen in 2018

He became a Living Sound musician for Terry Law Ministries and traveled with Terry Law for ten years.[2] After, he worked for Integrity Media for over 20 years, serving as creative director and president of Integrity Music, president of Integrity Label Group, and an executive producer of Integrity Music albums.[3] He left Integrity Media in December 2007 to start a new initiative, The Don Moen Company.[4] The Don Moen Company acquired MediaComplete, the church software company that created MediaShout. Moen became a radio host for Don Moen & Friends in 2009. Moen received a Dove Award for his work on the musical God with Us in addition to nine nominations for his songs.

Moen also worked with Claire Cloninger, Paul Overstreet, Martin J. Nystrom, Randy Rothwell, Ron Kenoly, Bob Fitts, Debbye Graafsma, Paul Baloche, Tom Brooks, among many others. He worked with musicians, Justo Almario, Carl Albrecht, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña, Paul Jackson, Jr., Lenny LeBlanc and Chris Graham.[citation needed] He was a catalyst in launching the careers of Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, and Hillsong United.[5]

He produced 11 volumes for the Hosanna! Music series of worship albums. His first album under his own name, Worship with Don Moen, was released in 1992. His music has total global sales of over five million units.[3][6]
Moen performing with Lenny LeBlanc

Moen's first album for Hosanna! Music, Give Thanks, became the label's bestseller. Produced by Tom Brooks, Give Thanks went on to be certified Gold by the RIAA. Moen followed this with a number of albums of his own including two, En Tu Presencia and Trono De Gracia, in Spanish. God with Us won the Dove Award for Best Musical. On an Asian tour in 1999 he recorded The Mercy Seat at Singapore Indoor Stadium and Heal Our Land at Yoido Park in South Korea, which was released in 2000. One of Moen's albums, I Will Sing, was recorded at Christian Broadcasting Network.

God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen was released in 2003 and features 19 greatest hits. The title song was written for his sister-in-law and her husband, whose oldest son died in an auto accident while their other three children survived but were seriously injured. Moen's Hiding Place became his first studio album which was recorded at Paragon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and was released in the autumn of 2006. I Believe There Is More released in late 2008. His third studio recording titled Uncharted Territory (funded successfully through Kickstarter) released on March 27, 2012.[7] His Christmas album, Christmas: A Season of Hope, was released on October 22, 2012, and some songs were recorded at a studio in Czech Republic.[citation needed] Moen released Hymnbook as a celebration of reaching over 1 million likes on his Facebook page.[8][9]
Discography

Give Thanks

    Released: 1986
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow, Epic, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)
    Certification: Gold

Steadfast Love

    Released: 1988
    Format: CD (HM-016CD), tape (HM016), download
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Bless the Lord

    Released: 1989
    Format: CD (HM-024CD), tape (HM-024), download
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow-Star Song, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)

Christmas

    Released: 1990
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow-Star Song, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)

Eternal God

    Released: 1990
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow-Star Song, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)

Worship with Don Moen

    Released: 1992
    Format: CD, tape, video, VCD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Word
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Michael Coleman (Executive), Ed Lindquist (Executive)

God with Us

    Released: 1993
    Format: CD, tape, video, VCD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Sparrow, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Fettke, Tom Hartley (Executive)
    Certification: Dove Award

Trust in the Lord – Live Worship with Don Moen

    Released: 1994
    Format: CD, tape, video, VCD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Mark Gasbarro, Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer), Michael Coleman (Executive)

Mighty Cross

    Released: 1994
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music
    Producer: Tom Hartley, Michael Coleman (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Rivers of Joy

    Released: 1995
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Don Harris, Michael Coleman (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Emmanuel Has Come

    Released: 1996
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Steven V. Taylor, Chris Long (Executive), Michael Coleman (Senior Executive), Don Moen (Senior Executive)

Praise with Don Moen

    Released: 1996
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Michael Coleman (Executive), Don Moen (Executive)

Let Your Glory Fall

    Released: 1997
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Long (Executive)

God for Us

    Released: 1998
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Fettke, Don Moen (Executive), Randy Vader (Executive)

God Is Good – Worship with Don Moen

    Released: 1998
    Format: CD, tape, video, DVD, VCD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

En Tu Presencia

    Released: 1999
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Isaac Hernandez, Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive), Dario Navac (Executive)

More of You, Lord – Praise with Don Moen Volume 2

    Released: 1999
    Format: CD, tape
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Russell Fragar, Don Harris, Chris Springer, Darlene Zschech, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Give Thanks

    Released: 1999
    Format: VCD
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Mark Gasbarro, Steve Merkel, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

The Mercy Seat

    Released: 2000
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Heal Our Land (Don Moen & Paul Wilbur)

    Released: 2000
    Format: CD, tape, video, download
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

I Will Sing

    Released: 2000
    Format: CD, tape, video, DVD, VCD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Epic, Sony
    Producer: Paul Mills, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

God in Us

    Released: 2001
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Fettke, Don Moen (Executive), Randy Vader (Executive)

God Will Make a Way: The Best of Don Moen

    Released: 2003
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Epic, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Paul Mills, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Trono de Gracia

    Released: 2003
    Format: CD, tape, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Miguel Angel "Malin" Villagran, Tom Brooks, Paul Mills, Don Moen (Executive), Keith Manwaring (Executive), Dario Navac (Executive)

Thank You Lord

    Released: 2004
    Format: CD, tape, video, DVD, VCD, download
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, CBN, Epic, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

23 Nonstop Best Songs

    Released: 2005
    Format: CD
    Label: Integrity Music, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia, Maranatha (Indonesia)
    Producer: Tom Brooks, Don Harris, Don Moen (Executive)

Arise: The Worship Legacy of Don Moen

    Released: 2006
    Format: Download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive)

Hiding Place

    Released: 2006
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive)

I Believe There Is More

    Released: 2008
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Don Moen, Michael Coleman (Executive)

With a Thankful Heart: The Best of Don Moen

    Released: 2011
    Format: CD
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Integrity Asia
    Producer: Tom Brooks, David Hamilton, Don Harris, Paul Mills, Don Moen, Andy Skarda (Executive)

Uncharted Territory

    Released: 2011
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records, in:ciite, EMI Christian Music Group
    Producer: Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Hymnbook

    Released: 2012
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records
    Producer: Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer), Tom Lane

Christmas: A Season of Hope

    Released: October 22, 2012
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records, in:ciite, EMI Christian Music Group
    Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive), Chris Thomason (Executive)

Ultimate Collection

    Released: March 5, 2013
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Integrity, Hosanna! Music, Columbia, Sony
    Producer: Tom Brooks, David Hamilton, Paul Mills, Steve Merkel, Don Moen, C. Ryan Dunham (Executive)

Hymns of Hope

    Released: Fall 2013
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records
    Producer: David Hamilton, Don Moen (Executive)

By Special Request: Volume One

    Released: 2015
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records
    Producer: Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer)

God Will Make a Way: A Worship Musical

    Released: 2016
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records, Brentwood Benson
    Producer: Don Moen, Russell Mauldin, Luke Gambill (Executive), Johnathan Crumpton (Executive)

Grace (Don Moen & Frank Edwards)

    Released: 2016
    Format: Download
    Label: Don Moen Records

By Special Request: Volume Two

    Released: 2017
    Format: CD, download
    Label: Don Moen Records
    Producer: Don Moen (Producer and Executive Producer)

Jehovah Wezi Manga (Don Moen & the Mahotella Queens)

    Released: 2017
    Format: download
    Label: Content Connect Africa

Other recordings

    Hatiku (1995)
    Behold the Lamb (1997)
    Healing (1998)
    The Smithton Outpouring (1999)
    Hope Changes Everything (2000)
    Mas de Ti (2000)
    Sing for Joy: A Songwriter's Heart (2002)
    Amor Sin Limites (2004)
    American Worship Gathering (2005)
    Arise: A Celebration of Worship (2006)
    Hope Changes Everything (2007)
    Cool Worship (2010)
    A Little Boy's Prayer (2010)
    Marvin L. Winans Presents: The Praise & Worship Experience (2012)
    Bishop Jerry L. Maynard Presents: The Cathedral of Praise Choir (2012)
    Day and Night Worship (2015)
    We Will Stand (2015)

Awards and nominations
Year     Association     Category     Result

[10][11][12]
1992     Dove Awards     Song of the Year "God Will Make A Way"     Won
Dove Awards     Creator – Children's Musical Album of the Year I'm a Helper     Nominated
1993     Dove Awards     Artist – Inspirational Album of the Year Worship with Don Moen     Won
1994     Dove Awards     Creator – Musical Album of the Year God with Us     Won
1995     Dove Awards     Creator – Musical Album of the Year Mighty Cross     Won
1998     Dove Awards     Creator – Musical of the Year Emmanuel Has Come     Nominated
1999     Dove Awards     Creator – Musical of the Year God for Us     Won
2001     Dove Awards     Spanish Language Album of the Year En Tu Presencia     Nominated
2003     Dove Awards     Country Recorded Song of the Year "God Is Good All the Time"     Nominated
Dove Awards     Creator – Musical of the Year God in Us     Nominated
2004     Dove Awards     Spanish Language Album of the Year Trono de Gracia     Nominated
2015     Gospel Music Association     Global Lifetime Achievement Award     Won 



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