One of the leading artists on the contemporary Christian scene, Jeremy Camp has gained a sizable fan following for his passionate, well-crafted rock songs and heartfelt testimonies of faith in spite of life’s obstacles. Camp was born on January 12, 1978, in Lafayette, Indiana, where his father was the pastor of the town’s Harvest Chapel church and taught his son to play guitar. After completing high school, Camp attended bible college in Southern California and developed a keen interest in music, influenced by the likes of U2, Delirious?, and Jars of Clay. When one of the worship leaders at the school heard Camp playing with some friends at his dormitory, he urged him to become involved with their music ministry program, and soon he was performing at Christian music events all over California, recording a self-released disc called Burden Me in 2000. In 2010, Camp released the second installment in his praise series, We Cry Out: The Worship Project. The album scored two singles, “The Way,” which hit the top spot on the Christian Music chart, and “Overcome,” which came in at number two. That same year, Camp published his memoirs, I Still Believe. Camp also founded Speaking Louder Ministries in 2013, an organization that works with churches and evangelical organization to stage crusade events around the world.