When Jadon Lavik enrolled at Westmont College in Santa
Barbara, he had two dreams for himself - a baseball career, and studies
in business finance. All that changed, though, when Lavik began falling
in love with music and the power it had to influence, encourage, and
inspire people's lives. After making a move to Orange County, Jadon
had a chance encounter with Rick Muchow, worship leader at Saddleback
Church. From then on, Jadon Lavik pursued music with all that was in
him, and eventually landed a recording contract with BEC Recordings.
His smooth vocals and catchy, acoustic guitar sound make for a combination
that is sure to please both the soul and the ear.
Lavik began life in Redmond, Washington, where he was raised in
a Christian home with his parents and two siblings. Although he had
some experience with music early in life playing violin and guitar,
he was most energized about sports and desired to pursue a baseball
career. Throughout college and beyond, Jadon went back and forth between
his business and music dreams. The answer became clear when Muchow offered
him a chance to abandon his buisness pursuits and begin a two-year music
internship at Saddleback. He knew then, that God was desiring him to
take a leap of faith and follow this new, unknown path.
During his years at Saddleback, Jadon Lavik fine-tuned
his guitar skills and began discovering his own style in songwriting.
Many of the experiences Jadon had during those two years provided for
the inspiration for his debut album from BEC Recordings, Moving On Faith.
In particular, his travels to third world countries like Thailand, Ukraine,
and Ecuador moved him to write songs reflecting selflessness and simplicity.
Through his music, Jadon Lavik hopes to encourage others
to filter life through heavenly lenses and aim to see the world the
way God sees it - broken, hurting, and unfinished, yet hopeful and purposeful.
Jadon wishes for his songs to be authentic and genuine reflections of
his own evolving relationship with Christ. He wants people to know that
he is a normal guy who loves to have fun, laugh, surf, and watch movies,
but that he also has a serious side. Jadon belives God has given him
the gift of music, and he desires to use it to Glorify Him and encourage
others to lead a worshipful life of praise and adoration.
Jadon Lavik is currently touring with Natalie Grant and
Trevor Morgan and hopes to be recording his second album in the summer