Raised on the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford B.C., Brian Doerksen has always had a passion for expressing worship through music. In the late 90’s he lived in the UK for 2 years, where he trained worship leaders and songwriters in the UK and Ireland and produced ‘Hungry’ (Best Worship Project 2001 Praise Awards – Worship Leader Magazine) and “Come now is the time”. After returning to live in Canada, he continued to produce for Vineyard Music and then did his first recording with Integrity in Dublin, Ireland called “YOU SHINE” in 2002. Brian was presented with the “International Award” in 2003 by the Gospel Music Association in America.
His songs include “Come, now is the time to worship”, which is currently in the top 5 on the CCLI charts. Other songs include ‘Hope of the nations’, ‘Faithful One’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, and ‘Hallelujah (Your love is amazing)’.
“TODAY”, was released in the summer of 2004 on CD and DVD and was the 2 selling Christian CD in Canada for 2004. “Today” was also one of the featured songs for the summer 05 gatherings of Promise Keepers in the USA. In May 2005, Brian received two SHAI awards (Canada’s People’s Choice Gospel Music Awards); “Worship Album of the year” for “TODAY” & “Male Soloist of the Year”. October 2005, Brian Doerksen received 3 awards from the Canadian Gospel Music Association (CGMA) Covenant Awards as “Male Vocalist of the Year” and both “Praise and Worship Album” and “Song of the Year” for Today. While on tour in Europe Spring of 2005 he recorded the ‘Live in Europe’ Album. This TOTALLY LIVE CD puts you in the middle of thousands of Europeans worshipping God, singing along with many of Brian's most loved songs.
Once again in October 2006, Brian Doerksen received 3 awards from the Canadian Gospel Music Association (CGMA) Covenant Awards for “Artist of the Year”, “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Inspirational Song of the Year”.
In 2007, Brian Doerksen recieved 6 GMA Canada Covenant Awards including "Artist of the Year", "Male Vocalist of the Year", "Song of The Year" and "Album Of The Year", "Praise & Worship Album of the Year" and finally "Praise and Worship Song of the Year" for Holy God.
He is also developing a musical of hope based on Luke 15 called ‘RETURN’ and his 3rd recording (studio album) with Integrity Media called ‘Holy God’ was released in Canada and Europe November 06 and in the US March 2007.
Brian and his family (wife of 23 years Joyce, and 6 children) live in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.