In the 80's, my parents packed up everything we had and took my 3 sisters and I to Anaheim in California. My father was being trained by John Wimber to help establish the Vineyard Church movement back in the UK. I'm a Pastors kid. I grew up in the church.
As a boy I had several profound experiences of God, and I started to write songs in response to that.
Samuel Lane grew up in the Vineyard Church, a movement known for their intimate pursuit of God.
For twenty years he has continued to work and refine his songwriting, exploring musicality and faith, pouring his life into crafting songs that draw people closer to God. His songwriting ability, paired with a heart to lead people into intimate worship, fuse perfectly to create beautiful, artistic, simple worship songs. Known for uncompromising honesty, his songs have an ache, a simple authenticity that draws you in towards the Creator.
Lane has written and recorded 40 songs with Vineyard Worship (previously Vineyard Records), including 'Beautiful', the title track of the 2002 genre defining Vineyard album of the same name - the song was covered by Jesus Culture for their 2008 record 'Your Love Never Fails'. In 2013, Vineyard Worship featured Samuel on their first ever solo album, The Fire, "an album that makes you just stop what you are doing, and simply listen as you are drawn into a place of worship". Christianity magazine said "incredible, There hasn't been an album that has captured my attention in such a way for a long time".
Five years on, we come to The Difference. The story is one of looking to Jesus. When we are weak, He is our strength. When we fall short, He offers his hand. When we fail, He is the difference. Each song has been crafted with the same intensity and rawness that we've come to expect from a Samuel Lane record. It's a pure collision of passion, hope and honesty. Lane is fiercely passionate about the presence of God, drawing us ever closer to a real and genuine relationship with our Maker.
Lane works for the Vineyard Church in St.Albans as Worship Pastor and has led worship at events such as David's Tent, Big Church Day Out, New Wine, Greenbelt, and Vineyard National Conferences to name just a few. He's married to Sarah and they were recently joined by an amazing little man called Sunny!