John Divineson Israel is an Indian contemporary singer, worship leader and motivational speaker. He has produced two gospel albums Divine Love Vol. 1 (2014) and Divine Love Vol. 2 (2017), and released multiple singles in Tamil, English and Hindi. He started his musical journey at the young age of 19. He is an engineering graduate and holds a master’s degree.
He studied music from the University of the West of Scotland. His music has impacted many living souls. His songs have aired on multiple television channels in India, Europe and the United Kingdom. He has performed in live concerts in different parts of India, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. His songs are based on his life experience with biblical references. In his songs, the lyrics are written so as to help people come out of stress or any mental discomfort.
John was not always a music lover, he wasn’t passionate about music during his initial steps into music. Instead, he was quite active in sports, and loved playing soccer and cricket. But his dad Bishop Israel Rajappah and his mother Rev. Juliet Rajappah pushed him to learn music and he later developed a liking towards music at the age of 17.
On asking John during an interview for YouTube, he said, “I am always grateful to my parents for making me learn music despite my dislike towards it.”
Divineson started his musical journey during his college days in the year 2014 along with his friends Lijo Felix and Clifford Moses. Patrick Joshua, who is one of his trusted allies, manages all his production. His first single ‘Oru Varthai’ with his sister Dr Marvel Reviavline was one of the favourite Gospel hits released in the year 2016. ‘Oru Varthai’ talks about the life-changing impact of Jesus that can be on a person. The song has been composed in the electro pop genre.
John’s recent single, ‘Magimayae’ ft. Ben Samuel and John Rohith talks about the crucifixion of Jesus. ‘Magimaiyae‘, which means “Majesty”, talks about the forgiving nature of Jesus who was killed by mankind, yet chose to love and forgive.
Some of his songs including ‘Magimaiyae‘ and ‘Envalkaiyai’ have been translated into multiple languages. His songs are based on the core values of Christianity — which are faith, forgiveness, repentance and the Gospel of Jesus. He regularly posts motivational videos and inspiring content about love, mental health, handling failures and overcoming depression.
He believes: “Sharing God’s word through music is the best motivational therapy ever”
His songs are available on multiple platforms.