Al Denson was born May 13, 1960 in Starkville, Mississippi. In 30+ years of ministry, Al has found numerous ways to reach people for Christ at their level, regardless of age or background. As a Dove-award winning Christian recording artist, Al has been extremely successful, having 19 top ten songs (eleven of which hit #1) and inducted into the Christian music Hall-of-Fame in 2009. Al’s compassion and encouragement for others is evident in all he does and he is nowhere near done using his creative talents.
Al was the first Christian artist to incorporate video, including interactive video, in his concerts. This required two semi-trucks to travel on the tours, resulting in not just a concert but a unique and spectacular experience. In most cases, Al funded these tours himself. Always striving for to make the biggest impact possible, Al was also the first Christian artist to host and produce his own TV show as well as navigate the sometimes-tricky road to secular audiences by developing public school programs. Check out the navigation above for more info on both of these endeavors.
For seven years, Al partnered with First Baptist Orlando and developed a ground breaking relationship between artist and church. Once a month, he would lead worship and assist with the team, including respected worship leaders Jeff Lawrence and Mike Haight.This set a precedent for churches embracing multiple worship leaders.
Immediately upon meeting Al, his heart for helping others is apparent. He has helped countless churches train choirs, hire worship leaders and teach music. He continues to strategize and assist labels, non-profits and publishers to this day, behind the scenes, never asking for recognition or fee. Dozens of artists, from #1 top sellers to brand new names, have been encouraged and mentored by Al. He has created two innovative conferences for worship and youth leaders, as well as been an integral part of Walt Disney World’s Night of Joy. It is clear that even though he has chosen to step out of the spotlight, ministry is a passion for Al and he continues to use his gifts every day. While his critical and commercial success is astounding, it is Al’s love for the Lord, his compassion and desire to improve the lives of all he meets that will be his legacy.
the beginning of my love for singing| Posted February 01, 2021
When I was 16 I went to a music conference with Al Denson in Tennessee. I was the quiet one. I will never forget how special that was to me to be a part of that. He encouraged me in music more than anyone else has.
I want to ask, though... Where is the music for the album "Hope"? It was my favorite. I had worn out my cassette by the time I met Mr. Denson at the conference. I asked him if I could buy another one, but it was too old by then. Any hope of finding it online?