the music of Joel Howard
Joel at M Sound studios, Philadelphia, 2017

Joel has written music for over 25 years and has published more than 2,000 poems and songs to date.  Stemming from his own life with God, Joel writes about pain, suffering and perseverance, his songs being an encouragement to all to continue on life's journey.  

In 2004, Joel released Vows in the Night: Live from The Cry, which was recorded live at a prayer event at Houghton College, New York.  In 2005, Joel released Come Let us Sing, which was recorded especially for a worship conference in Vineland, New Jersey.  Both of these full length albums are free for streaming here at C&U.  In 2007, Joel's song No Waste At All was included in the Houghton College chapel hymnal. Growing up, Joel played in the band 10 Fingers Counting whose album can be found here.

In 2010, Joel released his first full-length studio album, Here's to the Journey, a self-published title recorded in Scranton, PA and available on all online platforms.  In 2017, Joel recorded two singles, Today and Diligence, in Philadelphia, PA, for a parenting conference where he and Sophia led worship.  

In 2021, Joel released a theme song for HOPE (Houses of Prayer Everywhere) which can be found at their Facebook page.  Find out more here. Also in 2021, Joel released Shepherd Songs, which was his second full length studio album and is available everywhere. He also released a full meditation on the book of Habakkuk

In 2022 (as well as in 2021) Joel was nominated for the Kindred Awards under the category of Male Contemporary Artist, and 2022 Best Scripture Song (Awake: Isaiah 52). Click here to find out more.  In November of 2022, Joel's song, "Long Walk", was featured in The Sounds of Cumberland County music compilation, available in physical and free download format. 

In 2023, Joel released "Here we come" - his 3rd full-length album, available everywhere; as well as a never-before heard collection of music entitled [2008]. Joel was again nominated for the Kindred Music Awards in 2023. Follow the story here. Also in 2023, Joel released his music album: The Psalms Volume 1 which consists of Psalms 1 through 30 put to music word for word. The Psalms Volume 4 [Psalms 91-120] is also available for streaming exclusively at his YouTube channel. 

In June of 2023, Joel released his album Brave Heart Brave Soul on all music platforms. Joel also collaborated with Word for Word Ministries to translate and publish a Spanish version of Colossians 3:16-17 by J David Newquist. Read more here.

Joel's recent music has consisted of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs and his goal is to compile and share encouraging music for everyone to be able to tap into on their own journey.  Subscribe to his YouTube channel to stay in the loop on his releases and find out more.

Joel leads worship regularly with with his wife Sophia and his worship team in Vineland, NJ, as well as at regional prayer and worship gatherings.  He is thrilled to be growing as a musician and enjoys collaborating with the worship team he has been a part of these years.  Joel and his wife, Sophia, are writers for HOPE (Houses of Prayer Everywhere) and you can read more from each of them at

To hear more from Joel, visit his music page on AmazonSpotifyApple Music, ReverbNation and YouTube.  

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