On the 30th of June, 2020 renowned gospel music minister Don Moen clocked 70 years. Many Christian homes and families have been blessed by worship song from this great man of God. Songs like: God will make a way, Give Thanks, I want To be Where You Are, Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, be Magnified among many others. Well, aside from knowing some of his music and singing them word for word, what else do you know about this awesome music minister?
As we join other world over in celebrating him, we will share with you a few things you may not have known about Don Moen.
Did you know that Don Moen was born and raised in a conservative home in the small town of Two Harbors, Minnesota, U.S.A?
Did you know Don Moen was just 12 years old when he gave his life to Christ?
His mother made him and his siblings learn to play the piano even though he hated it. At age of 8, he also learned to play the violin.
Don Moen, studied at Oral Robert University where he met his wife Laura with whom they’ve been married for 47 years now.
The first time Don proposed to Laura, rather than say yes, she began to faint, “and I took that as a “no”,” said he, in an interview he conducted with a Nigerian Christian Magazine-The Fountain. However, a year later he proposed again and this time she said yes.
Do you know Don and his wife Laura waited for 12 years before having children? Today they are blessed with 5 children and grandchildren.
Do you know that his first music project ever on joining Integrity Music was “Give Thanks”?
Asides music, Don Moen loves to cook, work on cars, loves to hike, and loves being a husband, Dad and Papa to his grandchildren.
Do you know he built a hot rod ’66 Ford Mustang and went to NASCAR racing school?
The first scripture Don Moen underlined in his Bible when he gave his life to Christ at age 12 was Psalm 27:4. “One thing have I desired of the Lord, and that will I seek. That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” 25 years later, he wrote the song, “I Just Want To Be Where You Are.”