2014 Honorees

Don Moen

By July 14, 2017 No Comments

Born in a small town near Duluth, Minnesota, Don Moen grew up with music as a part of his life, singing in choirs, studying piano, violin and trombone. After receiving a music scholarship at Southern Mississippi University, Don headed south and eventually transferred to Oral Roberts University. It was at Oral Roberts University, where he met Terry Law. From 1971 to 1983, Don Moen joined evangelist Terry Law and Living Sound as they used music to evangelize in the most difficult areas of the world: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, South Africa and Rhodesia.

An encounter with Mike Coleman and Ed Lindquist, who had just started a new label named Hosanna Music, which would later become Integrity Music, was another turning point in Don’s life. Doors opened for him to record his first album entitled Give Thanks, for Integrity Music, which sold over 1 million units. He has since recorded over 25 albums with total sales in excess of 5 million. For over 20 years, Don Moen would work at Integrity Music, and eventually lead the music label as president, signing artists and songwriters such as Hillsong, Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche, Ron Kenoly, Darlene Zschech and Lenny LeBlanc.

After leaving Integrity Music in 2007, Don Moen has returned to his first calling, leading worship and training worship leaders all over the world. Traveling over 200,000 miles a year to over a million people a year, leaving a legacy of worship across denominations, cultures, and ages.