Better Than Life
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Justin J. Spann began singing in church and playing the piano as far back as he can remember. His mother, Anna Bell, was the minister of music so he didn't really have much choice. His love for music grew very quickly and his songwriting began just out of his love for singing. 'I never really wrote my songs down when I started. I just sang what I was feeling. My first song I remember was about brushing my teeth,' he laughs. 'I wish I'd written that one down but I couldn't spell yet.' Justin accepted Christ in February, 1990 and since that day he has endeavored to focus his musical efforts on glorifying God. Created for Praise first began during Justin's college years and is a mixture of college and high school friends, fellow church members and mentors of all ages. He says, 'I try to write music that can relate to various people of all ages and races. I think music was created to bring people together not to separate us, especially within the body of Christ.' 'Better Than Life' is Justin's first CD release. 'These 5 songs are my favorites that I have written and I really wanted to share them with people. If it encourages a single person or leads a single person to Christ than it was worth it!' Justin currently works at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH in the Christian Ministries Division and directs the university gospel choir, OneVoice. He also works as the Worship Pastor at Liberty Heights Church in Liberty Township, OH.