In August 2001 Justin and his wife, Michelle, answered the call on their lives and began their ministry together by founding The Brown Band. After 6 successful years with The Brown Band and 4 CD’s later, Justin and Michelle realized that a change was due so in January 2008 the name of the band was changed to the Justin Graves Band.
Never missing a beat the JGB recorded an original worship CD in 2008 titled “Heart Open Wide” and in 2009 a cover worship CD titled “Love God. Love Others.” Their newest original worship CD titled "Live to Love" was released in June 2011. This CD is focused on family worship, taking scriptures and putting them to music that the whole family will enjoy. In September 2012 the JGB released their "Hymns" CD, an acoustic collection of 16 timeless hymns with a modern feel. The Justin Graves Band is busier then ever traveling full-time across Texas and into 17 other states to date, leading worship for church services, conferences, camps and retreats, for people of all ages and denominations.
The ministry of the JGB has been expanding over the last several years to include Children and Family ministries. It has been exciting to see where God is leading and how the ministry is growing! When you see the JGB it may be the full band, (bass, guitar and drums) it may be Justin and his guitar or any thing in between. No matter what the combination, when you experience the Justin Graves Band you can be sure that it will be engaging and exciting. Playing everything from original to current praise and worship favorites to hymns, there is always something for everyone.
Justin’s music is from the heart, real and transparent, things that he and Michelle pray their ministry is as well. The JGB is not trying to be famous or become rock-stars, they are just regular people following God's call on their lives in full-time ministry.
The mission of the Justin Graves Band is through their music to create an environment for people to experience the never-ending presence of God. After experiencing the Justin Graves Band, the realness of the band, the truth in the music and the hearts of Justin, Michelle and their daughter Gabriella, their prayer is that you will leave with the continued challenge to live with your HEART OPEN WIDE, worship Him with everything and strive to LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS.