Born at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He was brought up with five brothers and three sisters, and yes, he was the youngest. J. McGuire was called to serve the Lord at an early age, and he continues to serve Him today. He is married to Evett McGuire, and is the proud father of two children–Joel McGuire, Jr. & Brianna Wells (son-in-law Johnathan Wells), and a stepfather to Deshaun Johnson. He is also the proud grandfather of Micah Wells. J. McGuire is a spiritual musician and his music addressed many of the social issues that we face, on a daily basis. His musically is scripturally based, and designed to keep the listener entertained and created to keep the listener in God’s word.
Joel also devotes his time and gifts as the minister of music at his church, Turning Hearts Church (Pastor Virgil Thomas).
Lisa: What first got you into music? What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Joel: Watching my brother playing in live bands growing up, and I’m still working a full time job now, which is my income that funs my music project.
Lisa: Your music is full of emotions and positivity. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Joel: Gospel R&B and music for your salvation.
Lisa: What is your creative process like?
Joel: Laying down my tracks first, creating my sound, then the style of my background then main lyrics after vibing with the flow,but putting God first.
Lisa: I really loved your song “I’m already here”. Can you tell me more about it? What inspired you to write it?
Joel: My beautiful wife.. that’s me and my wife in the video of our real wedding.
Lisa: What has been your experience being a spiritual in an “artistic” community? Have you experienced any negativity towards yourself regarding your beliefs?
Joel: My experience was losing most of my friends when I gave my life to Christ.
Lisa: How do you feel about performing with & for people who have a completely different set of beliefs than you do?
Joel: Well I’m doing that now and praying my light moves them closer to Christ.
Lisa: What is one message you would give to your fans?
Joel: Trust and have faith in God.
Lisa: Which famous musicians do you admire?
Joel: John Legend Stevie Wonder Michael Jackson and Kim.
Lisa: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Joel: Learn how to play and sing at the same time.
Lisa: What are you working on right now?
Joel: My new Album “Psalms 91”