Dave Boyer, a native
of York, PA, now resides in Atlanta, GA. Boyer was well-known in his
younger years as the Master of Ceremonies at the "500 Club" in
Atlantic City, NJ. At the advice of his manager, he changed his name
to Joey Stephens and success came quickly. He performed with Frank
Sinatra, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Milton Berle.
He also appeared with Martin & Lewis on the Today Show when it
originated from Atlantic City.
The life of a young,
promising performer, who served in the armed service, saw the
dependence for drugs and alcohol ruin a marriage and career. In 1965,
less than a year after his wife, June, left him, his father Reverend
Ralph Boyer passed away. Dave (or Joey, as he was called) decided at
that point to end his self-inflicted miserable life. He began his
journey to the railroad tracks in the town of Marietta, where he was
going to kill himself, when he passed a small church. The church
triggered long forgotten memories of his childhood, of his father and
family, and of the happiness he once had. This flood of joyful
memories brought him to his knees in tears, and he forced himself to
make his way to a phone. Confused and in pain, he called his brother
who was a pastor at his late fathers church. His brother convinced him
to stay where he was until he could get there. After hours of praying
together on that fateful night, God reached down to Dave and touched
his soul. Joey Stephens was laid to rest forever, and Dave Boyer was
reborn through the Lord. This miracle was not over - after a two year
separation, June and their daughter returned to Dave to begin building
a Christ-centered life together.
Since 1966, Dave
Boyer has been bringing the word of God to hundreds of thousands of
people in all corners of the country. Dave carries with him a message
of joy to the people of the church and world. His message is simple,
You are not alone in your day to day struggles, God is always with
you. Dave Boyer's
life is a living testimony to the fact that God is forever with us,
everyday, and everywhere.
Dave's unique style
of Big Band Jazz/Gospel music reaches people of all ages. Dave's
ministry and musical style continues to gain popularity with people
from all walks of life in all age groups. Dave performs with church
bands, orchestras, and solo. He has performed and recorded several
albums with legendary composer and director Ralph Carmichael.
Christian Jazz Artist
Network founder David Arivett recently attended a concert with Dave
Boyer and the Tulsa Praise Orchestra and shares that, "Dave Boyer is
still swingin' and singing for the Lord!! His voice is stronger than
ever, and his heart and attitude for God and desire to uplift the
lives of those attending the concert was a joy to behold!"
Here are just a few of Dave's CD's!
Through It All
He Chose Me
With Ralph Carmichael
To purchase these CD's or
for more info about Dave Boyer visit:
to the CJA Network page!