Brian Doerksen has always had a passion for intimate worship. Son of Harry & Agnes Doerksen, he was raised in a Christian home in Abbotsford, British Columbia and was a member at a local Mennonite Brethren church, graduating from M.E.I. in 1983. In 1984, at 19 years old, he married his high school sweetheart Joyce and they began married life serving with Youth with a Mission in Southeast Asia. As a 22-year-old, he was asked to join the staff of the Langley Vineyard Christian Fellowship and spent several years there as the worship pastor in the late 80's and early 90's. Some of his first published songs from that time period were "Faithful One," "Refiner's Fire" and "I lift my eyes up."
He lived in London, England from 1997 - 1999, where he trained worship leaders and songwriters in the UK and Ireland and produced "Hungry" (Best Worship Project 2001 Praise Awards - Worship Leader Magazine). After returning to Canada, he produced 2 worship albums for Vineyard Music: "Believe" (2000) and "All I Need" (2001).
In 2002, he produced the first album of his worship songs called "You Shine." It was recorded live in Dublin, Ireland and it was released in September 2002 in over 170 nations by Integrity. His songs include "Come, Now is the Time to Worship," currently one of the fastest climbing songs on the CCLI charts, "Light the Fire Again," "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)" - a co-write with Brenton Brown, "More," "You Shine" and "Hope of the nations," his new song written in September 2001 to declare that Jesus is the true source of hope. He is also developing a musical of hope for the fatherless called "Father's House."
He and his family, wife of 17 years Joyce, and 6 children Rachel, Esther, Benjamin, Joy, Mercy and Isaiah, live in Abbotsford, British Columbia in the expanding old farmhouse he was raised in since childhood.
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