ELDER JOHN MARTIN BERNARD JR.
Known by many of his peers and associates as an anointed minister, singer, songwriter, director, and worship leader, the passion that Elder John Bernard has for ministry is refreshing. John’s style and approach to his gospel music presentation can simply described and stated as “straight church with an urban vibe of powerful worship and praise.” As a native of San Diego California, his musical destiny was set in stone from birth having been raised in his grandfather’s church where his gifts and talents were first noticed and affirmed by his mother who was also a singer, songwriter, and minister of music at the church.
At the tender age of 6, John began singing in the church choir at his grandfather’s church. It wasn’t until he was 10 years old that he began directing the church choir and by the age of 17 he was penning original songs and perfecting his gift of songwriting. He also accepted his call into ministry at the age of 19. While in high school, he formed his first Gospel choir by accident, but it was really destiny because this sparked a solid love affair with Gospel music. Upon graduating high school in 1994, Elder John Bernard received a music scholarship to Central State University. It was there while in college that John was exposed to a level and quality of music that he had never been exposed to prior to that experience. This experience would be the catalyst to mold and help shape the sound and ministry that you hear now in his musical works to date.
Elder John Bernard’s desire in ministry is to take God’s music and message to the world and to minister to the saved and the unsaved spreading the wonderful message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is also the founder and organizer of Bernajo Music Productions, and LVC (Life Voices Chorale). Outreach ministry efforts are also his passion so you can find him ministering on a weekly basis at group homes, transitional living facilities, and Skid row Outreaches in music ministry as well as preaching the word of God.
Elder John Bernard has been blessed to work with many accomplished artists in the music industry and the list continues to grow as the Lord enlarges his territory with opportunities to expose his unique and dynamic ministry in music and preaching to the world.