John Woolard • Vocals & Guitar

One True King’s front man and rhythm guitarist originates from Flint, Michigan. A lifelong musician, John made his first on-stage appearance at the seasoned age of 5! (Having a dad whose piano playing was a staple in the country music scenes in Michigan, Nashville and the world over didn’t hurt.) You could easily say John grew up on the side of a stage. He became proficient at drums and percussion, and had the honor of playing for several national acts during his formative years, highlighted by playing for a traveling Grand Ole’ Opry show that featured Kenny Rogers, Roy Acuff, Wilma Burgess, Jim Stafford and many other well-known country musicians. In spite of all that, however, he felt there was something more.

John enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1988 to “see the world.” He was stationed in Korea, Spain and Michigan, and was a part of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Gulf War. John left active service in 1992 and quickly rejoined his musical career. Playing in many popular bands, he was privileged to open for Ricky Skaggs, Tanya Tucker, Kentucky Headhunters, John Conlee, Vixen, Trixter and many others. Then one night, it all changed.

On his way to another venue to play the “rock star,” John found a local radio station simulcasting a Franklin Graham meeting in Detroit, Michigan. Reverend Graham had just asked if anyone wanted to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. John prayed that prayer and the hand of God hit him like a hurricane and prompted him to stop and pray on the side of a northern Michigan road for forgiveness and repentance. Upon arrival at the venue, John informed his band mates of the new life he had just been given, left the band and has dedicated his life to reaching people through the musical gifts God had placed within him all those years before.

John’s Stage Gear

  • Guitars
    • Fender Cabronita Thinline Tele
    • Xaviere XV570LP
    • 1983 Takamine Neuveaux Cedar top Acoustic
  • Amps
    • Ceriatone DZ30
    • Living Tone Mini OTS
  • Outboard Gear & Effects
    • Line6 XV55 Wireless
    • TC Electronics G System
    • Bogner Harlow Compressor/Boost
    • Bogner Wessex Overdrive
    • Bogner Burnley Distortion
    • Freaking Sick 30V Overdrive
    • Mesa Boogie CabClone
  • Microphones
    • B.L.U.E. Performance Microphones
    • Sennheiser Performance Microphones
  • Miscellaneous
    • Mogami Cables
    • Fitzmo Custom Cabinets
    • WGS Vet30 Speakers
    • Elixir Strings
    • Wegen Picks
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