While many, many artists have lent their talent to our projects, this page only highlights a portion of the Collective. Below, you'll see some of the most involved members and soloists from both albums.
You can read more about each artist by clicking his/her photo.
For many years before the Lesser Light Collective existed, Jennifer wrote, performed, and recorded hundreds of songs. She’s also an author with several published books. She began mentoring several of the young artists in TLLC in 2010, and while she still play a role as a writer and performer, her unique offering to the group is mentoring. She loves helping artists develop their gifts and find their niche. One might say she’s the mommy, and she’s fine with that.
Lee G started writing poetry in the 5th grade, which led to rapping and meeting Delon Lawrence in the 10th grade. The two made music together and their friendship allowed Delon to witness to Lee about Jesus. After Lee gave his life to Christ, the two became engaged in full time ministry which led to them meeting Jennifer. Jennifer encouraged Lee to use his musical gifts on The Lamb Wins. Lee also records his own music in both rap and folk styles.
Alison's first taste of music came at an early age, growing up as the daughter of a folk singer/songwriter. However, her true music education began while attending University as a music major where she focused on performing original music and studying voice. During University summer breaks, Alison toured to raise money for her first album (released in 2009). Upon graduation, she completed a successful Kickstarter campaign which funded her second album (released in 2014).
John Millea is a singer/songwriter based in Oklahoma. In the words of Jennifer Jill Schwirzer, “John Millea would be worth hearing for his guitar and vocal skills alone, but his songwriting ability makes his music even richer. In the tradition of Americana, folk, and gospel, he distills big ideas into accessible songs. John mines a truth from Scripture, articulates it into a concept, dresses it in poetry and sets it sailing on a river of music, all in his unique, unmistakably John Millea way.”
Andrew Carroll uses his degree in graphic design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania to support his mission work in Allentown, PA. Since September 2012, he has been ministering with Simplicity Outreach, an urban center of influence, assisting in print and web design along with working for Simplicity Christian Academy, a mission style school for academy aged children. When not volunteering, he freelances, creates music, and works on his graphic novel about God’s love.
His first time picking up a camera was to film The Lesser Light Collective documentary, ‘The Lamb Wins: The Story Behind the Story.’ Justin is now pursuing a degree and career in film. Praise the Lord!
An Australian singer, songwriter, guitarist
His forceful, expressive mastery of the violin has delighted audiences around the globe. he Lincoln Center, Jaime’s music inspires, uplifts, and brings peace. Whether teaching a workshop/Master Class, as a university instructor, or as a performer playing for as many as 60,000 people, Jaime touches people’s hearts, and all are drawn to this young man and his violin.
After spending years abroad, often mixing missions and music in Austria, Germany, Norway, and Honduras, Naomi returned to the United States in 2013 to join the team at Outpost Centers International (OCI). A graduate from Andrews University, Naomi serves as OCI’s communication director and as a musician for It Is Written partnership weekends. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering at church, and quality time with friends. Her most recent album is entitled "Look Among the Lowly".
Christa Deana has dedicated her life to music since she could remember. At an early age, she decided to pursue the arts with her whole heart. At age 6, she began piano and voice lessons. She performed her first original song at age 11 and since then she has written over 50 songs. She performed the lead in many oratorios and musicals and has been a conductor of several choirs. Christa has worked as music teacher and a choral and theatre director at various school in the Philadelphia area.
Matt discovered his passion for music at a young age. Movement and response to music became a natural thing for him. Growing up, he sang for 10 years with a church music group called “Vision.” When invited, he didn’t know how big the TLLC project would become, but he says, “I am so glad I decided to say yes when I did! Ever since, singing with TLLC has been nothing but a journey of blessings.”
Billy Otto is a world renowned singer/songwriter, motivational speaker, filmmaker and pastor from Newcastle Australia. At the blossoming age of 28 he has ministered in six continents; He's a proud multi-instrumentalist who's sound mingles folk, psychadelic, pop, and indie, all fused with robust positivity. With his siblings (The Otto's) he has produced over 10 albums with folk gospel music.
A classically trained cellist who formerly performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Beginning songwriting at 16, Nwamiko had a limited publishing deal in entertainment until God called him out of film, television acting, and a secular music career to a career whose goal was more… certain. That’s the premise on which Certain Sound Media beganin 2010, when Nwamiko produced his first solo album, “The Certain Sound.” Since then, Nwamiko has travelled the world singing the truth.
Music was a large part of Sally’s childhood. Her parents and siblings were all musical, but it was her grandfather who inspired her love for the guitar, which she first picked up at 9 years old. Later, she gained a Bachelor of Science in Music, but life proved to be a rocky road. Nevertheless, the Lord has revealed Himself to Sally through that still small voice and she has gone on to produce numerous albums for His glory.
Laura Whidden is a singer/songwriter/speaker and people fanatic. Her 4 indie albums explore love, faith, mental illness, and healing with powerful vocals and emotive piano. Laura feels like Jesus worked a miracle when she moved into an upstairs apartment only to learn that another full time indie musician, Alison Brook, lived downstairs. A beautiful sisterhood and even a touring team blossomed.
Neville Peter was diagnosed with Glaucoma at an early age, and completely blind by the age of 12. Neville has developed his gifts as a singer and musician. Neville gave his life and career completely to God in 1998, and has since penned more than 100 gospel songs. His music was featured on the gospel project of the legendary Gladys Knight, and his music videos have been featured on BET’s Video Gospel Program.
Ranny is a mom of one with another on the way. She is supported by her dear, loving husband, Patrick. When she is not at home, she works as a registered nurse. Singing and being involved with TLLC has been a blessing to her in that it has given her an opportunity not only to minister to others through music creatively, but also to connect with others and make lasting friendships. This, she says has been “such a gift.”
Giselle was born in Long Beach, California and raised in West Norriton, Pennsylvania. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia where she obtained a degree in nursing. During her sophomore year of college, after studying the Bible with Delon, who was a nursing major at the time, and his best friend, Lee G, Giselle became a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. Giselle has always loved to sing, and being part of the church gave her an outlet to express herself through music!
Nick Snell is a family man from Berrien Springs MI who currently plays Happy Happy Home on the ukulele more than anything. His small tribe is a pastor’s family with a passion to build God’s kingdom here and now starting at home and drawing others close. Music is a powerful emotional and spiritual outlet for him. It’s a gift he loves to share with others especially in worship leading.