Howard’s journey began very humbly. She grew up in a small church in a small town in South Carolina. But now, Howard is a sought after worship leader with a strong desire to raise up a generation of bold worshippers. The humble beginnings in her hometown shaped her heart of compassion for God’s people and helped develop her lifestyle of authentic worship.
God uses her powerful, anointed voice to prepare the way for the return of our Savior! With a passionate, purposed roar, LaRue releases worship anthems that declare God’s splendor, ignite faith in His people, and inspire everyone who listens to worship the one true God!
LaRue is a Dove Award Winning Recording Artist. She has released 6 highly acclaimed CDs. Her discography includes 3 full praise and worship albums, 2 EPs and 1 lullaby CD for the Christian parent. Her latest project, Who Is Like Our God, features original praise and worship songs that are blessing congregations around the world. Her subsequent release, LaRue Live at the River, features the hit single, Great I Am, which has garnered nearly 2 million views on YouTube! LaRue’s music not only influences and impacts the nations through worship, it also testifies to her heart for the local assembly.
LaRue is currently the Worship Leader at River of Life Christian Center of Orlando, FL. She is responsible for leading the 1100 member congregation weekly into a deeper encounter with God.
LaRue’s heart for worshippers all across the globe is evident in her non-profit organization, Worship Leaders Association International, Inc. WLA works to build, equip and empower worship leaders and all facets of music ministry through monthly workshops and training sessions. WLA is active in the Central Florida community and abroad (including Haiti and Germany).
LaRue has a B.A. Degree in Vocal Performance from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA. She has taught music in a classroom setting and also teaches lessons privately to help students grow to reach their personal and career goals.
While her credentials are lengthy and her accolades impressive, LaRue considers her greatest accomplishment to be her loving family. She is married to Marvette Howard and they have 3 wonderful children: DeAhna, Aaron and Parker. LaRue Howard doesn’t take any of her roles lightly. The diligent wife and loving mom says she will continue to work steadfastly in fulfilling her mandate to Reach The World Through Worship!