If a newcomer were to happen upon the latest CD of Christian artist, Steve Ladd, and notice the title cover prominently titled “On My Own,” it is possible that the non-curious, self-assured type may be struck by an impression of Ladd’s independence and self-made success. They may even attempt to reinforce these opinions using scriptures from the Gospel of John like “…apart from me you can do nothing”. However, those that actually take the time to investigate the music, and more specifically, the man, come away with an altogether different impression: few are more succinctly aware of their daily dependence on Christ than Steve Ladd.
As early as five years old while growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Steve Ladd felt the call of God to minister through song. The son of an evangelist, the youngster would mature to become one of the most well-liked and respected group member for some of America’s most award-winning Christian music ensembles like Gold City and The Anchormen. Although still considered a young artist, Ladd has spent the last seven years traveling extensively both domestically and internationally. Performing inspirational songs like “Preach the Word” has become a personal anthem of encouragement Ladd takes wherever he goes and he reports “God moves and lives that are broken and hurting are leaving changed and encouraged at my services.”
Ladd’s newest project On My Own was produced by award winning co-producers Michael Sykes and Michael English, and is a power-house of music for all tastes. And although the last few years Ladd has been nominated for “New Artist of the Year,” has had five Top 40 Singles, toured with Gaither Vocal Band member Michael English and is featured with the Stamps Quartet on Alan Jackson’s newest “Precious Memories” CD, he feels most used when working with Candy Christmas’ Bridge Ministry to the Homeless on Tuesday nights in the Nashville area. Steve, his wife and two children are also ministry partners with Compassion International.
While the beginning of an extraordinary journey started with his family, evolved into being an integral part of some of the most award-winning Christian ensembles, the last few years as a solo artist have proven the Lord’s faithfulness in his family, his ministry, and his life. And although there is a team of support, partners and prayers behind Ladd and his ministry, he is very thankful to walk where the Spirit leads, “On His Own.”
What others say about Steve
“Wow! Steve Ladd is not only a phenomenal, and powerful singer, but he clearly communicates his love for the Lord in every note he sings! Steve did an amazing job with our choir and orchestra for our Easter Celebration service. He was prepared musically and spiritually. Jesus was exalted and decisions for Christ were made during the invitation time! Steve is humble and personable, and has a genuine love for people. He has a personal integrity to bring honor and glory to the Lord in all he does. There is no doubt or reservation, Steve will be an awesome blessing to you and your church.” Kevin Kendrick | Minister of Music, Mims Baptist Church | Conroe, TX
“Steve Ladd has an amazing voice and will connect with your church. Book him today!” Allen Scroggs | Director of Operations, Timothy+Barnabus Inc.
“Steve’s a talented man with one of the greatest hearts I’ve known. Even greater heart for Ministry.” Michael English | Grammy and Dove winning Artist
“Steve has one of the finest tenor voices I’ve encountered. In the studio or live.” Michael Sykes | Grammy and Dove winning Producer
“Steve sings songs that ring with stories of Grace with a voice that makes my soul believe them.” Joyce Martin Sanders | Grammy Nominated, The Martins
“Steve is a super singer and his spirit supersedes his talent. He’s a great friend!” Candy Christmas | Gospel Legend and founder of The Bridge Ministries
“Steve’s voice, this song and a powerful anointing is delivering the ultimate message for the end times!” Jim Davis | writer of Preach The Word
“When you experience Steve’s music, his passion and commitment to ministry stands out!” Zane King | Artist Relations Manager Compassion Int’l
“Steve Ladd is a rare individual chosen by God to bless this world by his songs.” Danny Jones | Editor, Singing News Magazine
- Gaither Homecoming Videos
- Grand Ole Opry
- SilverDollar City
As a Solo Artist:
- Featured guest on Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories Vol 2 *Won 2014 BillBoard Award for Christian Album Of The Year
- 2013 Favorite New Soloist – Singing News Fan Awards
- Tours regularly with Michael English
- Has filled in for Michael Booth with The Booth Brothers
- Has performed in concert with Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Jonathan Cain of Journey, Ricky Skaggs, Jason Crabb, The Booth Brothers, Gold City and others
- 5 Top 40 Singles
As a member of Gold City:
- Sang “Preach The Word” for Jerry Falwell at Thomas Road Baptist just before Falwell passed away
- Sang for Dr. Johnny Hunt (President of Southern Baptist Convention) at First Baptist Woodstock, GA
- Sang for Mike Purkey at Lenexa Christian Center – Lenexa, KS
- Performed on Alaska Cruise with Dr. Charles Stanley
- Performed with Christian music legends Newsong
Sings a variety of Southern Gospel, Light Adult Contemporary, and Praise and Worship music. Equally comfortable leading entire worship services, multi-night revivals, and evening concerts.