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I am an Evangelist singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland. My song writing skills started after I had taken my guitar to the Ukraine for mission work. Whilst playing I'm in the Lords army at a children's home a young girl who had looked very sad began smiling and clapping her hands as I was playing.
I remember praying on the way home and saying to the Lord that it had been worthwhile to take the guitar all the way to the Ukraine just to bring a smile and a moment of happiness to that young girls face.
Since I came home I felt the Lord guiding me to write songs and to date I have composed over 210 Christian songs.
The Lord has placed songs on local radio in Northern Ireland as well as UCB Ireland and radio stations in the UK ,USA ,Sweden Romania and the Philippines. The CD Thorn Upon A Rose was featured CD on Winds of Praise Broadcasting with worldwide radio airplay.
The song Audience of One was released as part of a compilation album called Building Bridges to raise funds for homeless charities worldwide. Released under Thus Records with an international cast of artistes such as Filipino artist Kichie Nadal, Vlada from Switzerland, Firefalldown (also from the Philippines), Claudia Santiago from Canada, Lebanese band Beatraid, North American hard rockers Unmasked and Honduran artists Gus n Radialband . UK artists on the CD include Andi Oakes, Throne Room, Liz Clarke, Joseph Beggs and Lisa Donnelly.
Also the song I Need You from my first album Here We Stand was at number 1 for over 1 year on the Belfast and all Ireland National Gospel Charts on Reverbnation as well as being No1 National All Ireland Artist now for over 2 years.
Many songs have also been featured on many internet charts internationally such as shoutlife www.shoutlife.com/josephbeggs with over 90,000 profile views to date.
Over the past 12 years I have been involved in missionary outreach to the Ukraine and have visited many Orphanages, Hospitals, Churches, Prisons ,Rehabilitation Centres and a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre as well as 2 Christian Schools.
I am also involved in Events local and abroad were I have had the joy of Strengthening the body of Christ by speaking in churches in Ireland and England as well as the USA on the movement of the Lord on the mission field as well as revival and eternity.
As well as the Spiritual side of mission outreach I also believe in practical Christianity and many 40 foot containers of humanitarian aid have been sent to the Ukraine Romania and Belarus. Containers have contained Life support machines, heart monitors, Ultra Sound machines, electric beds, Hospital beds wheelchairs, and clothing and shoes for the orphans.
I would also love to be involved in more Event Speaking and Concerts festivals or praise events for charity or other worthwhile causes.
The Album Here We Stand and other albums are for sale on I-tunes Amazon Myspace and other major digital download sites.
All funds raised from sales will go towards Missions.
If you feel that I could fit in with anything that you are planning for the future then you can contact me through any of the websites below.
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Albums purchase link - http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/JosephBeggs
Some of the many comments from churches radio station and fans
“Over the last week, Arise Radio listeners have fallen in love with the song Jigsaw from Irish Christian musician Joseph Beggs. Just like each of the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle serve a specific purpose, each of us has a specific purpose in God's Kingdom. The new album from Joseph Beggs, also titled Jigsaw, is now available for sale on CD Baby, the Internet superstore for independent music.”
Arise Radio – USA - Facebook
“Joseph, Joseph, Joseph thank you so so much for all you did this weekend. I know we still have service to come but Friday and Saturday you were amazing your talks and music are such a powerful ministry and witness. God Bless Stephen”
Pastor Stephen Merrick - Ignite 3 Event Birmingham England
“Joseph Beggs is an Evangelist singer/songwriter in Northern Belfast, Ireland. His music ministry is international encompassing not only Ireland, but America, UK, Sweden, Ukraine, and his CD, Thorn upon a Rose, received worldwide airplay on Christian and gospel radio stations. Joseph's music career spans over a decade and has touched the lives of people for Jesus. His music work goes hand in hand with his mission work to bring glory, honor and praise to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has composed over 200 songs. "Now that he is in the Regina Swarn World Media Motion Pictures & Entertainment family, I believe Joseph's career will really begin to soar", said founder Regina "Gin" Swarn. "I am blessed every time I hear one of his songs. It truly brings me closer to God."”
Regina Swarn - Yahoo News
“Hi Joseph, just letting you know that the title track of your album Here we stand has just gone onto our A list for 100 plays. Nice One :-)”
Vincent - UCB Ireland
“Gibson Hill Music Writer-Joseph Beggs is a missionary in Northern Ireland (our first international writer!) we praise God for this young man, he is a Songwriting machine! He recently sent me over 50 songs for review. Here is one that I would love to do a recording on myself, and was featured in our October Newsletter. Thorn upon a Rose Let the heart (featured in the November Newsletter)”
Gibson Hill U.S.A. - Gibson Hill music Network