BOLD, EXPRESSIVE, and CREATIVE, are just a few words that describe the music of Ja’ Van Johnson, one of the passionate voices leading in the new sound of Redemption Music. Ja’ Van’s parents instilled strong Christian values in him while he was growing up, and around the age of 8 he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He knew at an early age that he wanted to pursue the things of God, and he maintained a relationship with Jesus throughout his childhood years into the present day. By the time Ja’ Van was 16, he developed a strong desire to rap and make beats. He began to pursue this desire by composing his own rap songs, and learning how to play the keyboard, bringing to life the musical melodies that he heard in his head.
Ja’ Van graduated from Central Michigan University in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Entrepreneurship. While in college he was very active in music and ministry. He was the President of an on campus Christian organization called Victorious Student Outreach. During his term as President he helped lead various programs that spread the message of Jesus Christ across the campus. It was also during his college years that Johnson put more time into developing his songwriting and music producing. He took part in various events that allowed him to minister through music to the students on campus. In the spring of 2005, Johnson founded Worldwide Dominion Productions, LLC (a Christian Production Company), and began working on launching the company, writing, producing, and developing new material. He also appeared in the June 2005 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine for a Minority Entrepreneurship project that he helped spearhead while in college. Over the next several months he met 3 other Christian rappers, and they later would collaborate as a Christian rap group called Worldwide Dominion. Worldwide Dominion's debut CD "The Way, The Truth, The Life" was executive produced by Johnson and released in late August 2006.
Ja’ Van’s debut solo album entitled “Eternal Example” chronicles his walk with Jesus Christ and his journey as a lyricist. Eternal Example is a 15-track collection of songs ranging from some of his early work to more recently written material.
Ja’ Van’s lyrics are insightful and thought provoking. He uses many different song techniques to get the Christian message (in which he firmly believes) across. Whether it’s in story form, dealing with life experiences, or speaking about the current events of society as a whole; Ja’ Van aims to glorify God, capture your attention, and lyrically illustrate how biblical principles are to be applied in the world today. During the title track’s hook Ja’ Van enthusiastically proclaims, “Jesus Christ is my eternal example, Evil that comes against Him will be trampled”. The message throughout the album is consistent and clear; Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. He is the answer to the problems facing humanity, and the one that we should model our lives after. Eternal Example is an intense display of a young man’s devotion to Lord Jesus Christ.