Biography Of Derek Johnson – Gospel Artist


Derek Johnson is an American Christian musician born on March 5, 1987 in Roselawn, Indiana. He is the youngest of six brothers.

Derek is a singer-songwriter who has a heart to see people experience the power and extravagant love of God through music that carries God’s presence and anointing.

His first release was with Jesus Culture, Emerging Voices, with band member, Justin Jarvis, and it was released in 2012, yet he joined the group in 2009. The first album, Real Love, was released in 2015 by Jesus Culture Music alongside Sparrow Records. This album was his breakthrough release upon the Billboardmagazine charts.

He led worship at Bethel Church in Redding, CA for 5 years before relocating to the Sacramento area with the Jesus Culture team. He believes strongly in serving the local church and is a worship leader at Jesus Culture Sacramento. His heart is to see people transformed by encounters with the raw and pure love of Jesus.

Derek’s solo album, “Real Love” was released in 2015 and charted to number 1 on the Christian iTunes charts.

Johnson married Becky Fox in 2008, and the couple presently reside in Sacramento, California with their child.