Bio

Johnathan Bond / Young Harmony, a Rick Hendrix Management Artist, is based out of Chattanooga, TN. Johnathan is a writer Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a member of The National Songwriters Association, Inc. (NSAI), NARAS (www.Grammy.com) and The Gospel Music Association (www.GMAMusicAwards.com) and also a songwriter for HIS Choice Music Publishing. Johnathan has recorded a total of fourteen projects, with their latest being “Acoustically Noted”. Many articles have been published about Johnathan & Young Harmony in several national magazines including the Singing News, Church Connection, US Gospel News, Readers Digest and others. Young Harmony has been nominated for the most honored Dove Awards for the years of 2005, 2006 and 2007. In the 2007 votings, GOD's Still GOD (written by Johnathan) was nominated as Southern Gospel Song of the Year and also nominated as "Song of the Year". A great honor for any songwriter.

During the week Johnathan works in the office of Young Harmony preparing for the next weekend of ministering. He also makes the most of his off-road time, spending it with his son Markale, daughter-in-law Krista and two grandchildren. 

Johnathan has been serving GOD in full-time ministry since 1995. Prior to that time, Johnathan was singing with two of his cousins known as, The McClure Trio. As concert dates began to increase, he then formed the Husband / Wife team and became known as, Young Harmony.

Young Harmony travels ministering in word and song everywhere from revivals to concerts. Anywhere the Lord leads, they view as an opportunity to lift up His name. Location, people, denomination, size of congregation, finances, etc., are no limits to Young Harmony when it comes to spreading the gospel. They fill approximately 200 concert dates per year and gives thanks to GOD for their calling in building the Kingdom.

Through serving and trusting in HIM, one of the most important lessons they have learned is that GOD is bigger than anything! They believe that people need to be reminded of the LOVE and POWER of JESUS. As a team, Young Harmony wants to, not only reach out to the lost and dying, but also to the church. Lead the lost to JESUS and help the church be who CHRIST intended. Together, they have one goal in mind - To build the KINGDOM of GOD. This is not a job to Johnathan, it is a ministry. "We are called by the Master to lift up His name in singing, so we do just that everywhere we go. Remember the verse, 'the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.' (KVJ-Psalms 37:23)", says Johnathan.

When asked about their greatest blessings in the ministry, Johnathan said, "We have the opportunity to reach out to hungry, lost and dying people from all different backgrounds of life. To know that we have made a difference, through Christ, in someone's life is worth all of our time and efforts."

One of Young Harmony's most exciting adventures happened when they were invited to sing at a funeral of a lady from Lexington, KY, whom they didn't even know. They sang one song, "Consolation On Your Knees", which is part of Johnathan's testimony. During the song, 72 people came to the altar and gave their hearts to GOD! According to Bond, "we've seen GOD use this song in many ways and know that He will continue using it to change lives". Check out the “Testimonies” CD for more exciting stories such as this one.

God has opened up many doors for Johnathan Bond & Young Harmony. In 2008, they were inducted into the North America Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2007, their album, Strength was nominated as Southern Gospel Album of the Year. GOD Still GOD was nominated as Southern Gospel Song of the Year and also nominated as overall Song of the Year. In 2006, Young Harmony's song, Good Morning Lord was nominated as The Dove Awards Song of the Year. The project Faith, Hope and Joy was nominated in the Dove Awards as Album of the year in 2005. In November of 2004 at the Ryman Auditorium on national television, Young Harmony was named 2004 Duet of the Year. These are just to name a few of the awards. Many recognize their charting songs such as, "I Need Your Grace", "What If He Didn't", "God's Still God", "Good Morning Lord", "God Has Not Forgotten You", "Can The World See Jesus In You" and "All He's Done For Me". Their latest radio release, "When JESUS Prays" (also written by Johnathan) has gained them even more notoriety. Johnathan stated, "Together, our goal is to all GOD to use us to change lives, even one heart at a time!"

Johnathan wants everyone to know he loves the Lord and have been chosen to go out into the world and reach people through singing ministry. He will minister anywhere he is invited with no limitations of distance or financial obligations. For scheduling you can reach him at 888-291-7161, e-mail at: Johnathan@YoungHarmony.com