Jeremy Camp's life has been a testimony of God's faithfulness as he overcame the largest trial of his life, losing his first wife Melissa, to ovarian cancer just months after their wedding. Outlined in his book entitled I Still Believe: Discovering Hope and Healing in the Midst of Life’s Deepest Valleys, Jeremy discusses how the loss of his wife impacted him, and also how his faith has grown and impacted his music over the last ten years.
Jeremy Camp has always had a heart for ministry. Growing up the son of a Calvary Chapel pastor, the faith of his childhood would eventually become his own. Armed with the guitar his dad taught him to play when he was younger Jeremy, an ordained minister himself, began sharing his journey of God’s faithfulness in the midst of sorrow. Some of his first songs, “I Still Believe” and “Walk By Faith,” instantly became fan favorites.
His popularity continued on during his 10-year career with BEC Records, as Jeremy has captured over 20 #1 radio hits, a Grammy nomination, and five Dove Awards.
In 2008, Jeremy came out with a new album that featured title track "Speaking Louder Than Before," as well as “There Will Be A Day,” and “No Matter What It Takes.” This series of songs have pushed Camp to take a more intentional approach to talking about faith.
"If my heart's not breaking for the lost, I won't come across the way I need to," Jeremy says on his official website. “I've given up on making this life my home…I don't want my messy handprints all over this."
In 2010, Jeremy released We Cry Out - The Worship Project. The songs on the album, including "The Way," "Jesus Saves," and "Overcome" focused on the power of Jesus' sacrifice and creating a purely worship environment.“It was a project for me and the Lord vertically saying, ‘Lord I just love you and I want to worship you and I want to get on my face before you.’” He said to K-LOVE when reflecting on the album.
Jeremy's song "He Knows," featured on his eighth album I will Follow (2015), continues to speak to those individuals who have experienced hardship or loss. With lyrics born out of both a knowledge of God in the Scriptures and a well-tested personal faith the song softens and molds the listener's heart. When speaking about the inspiration behind the song, Jeremy explains how one day it just hit him: "God understands. He knows. He completely understands our pain and our hurt ... He was betrayed by one of His friends, one of His followers." He continues, "I think the best place to go when we're saying, 'No one understands my pain, no one understands my hurt' is [to] - Christ."
Jeremy lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Adrienne, and their three children. While on the K-LOVE Christmas Tour 2014 Jeremy shared his delight at seeing so many families showing up at the concerts, "To see families worship the Lord together and see the effect that has ... that's the best thing that I've enjoyed on this tour."
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