Justin Shaw "A Deeper Praise" At first glance you see a young man at the beginning of his life, contemplating his future, but as you look again, you then see a man who has been taken through life's hard- ships, trials and tribulations, but through his faith in the all mighty God he has been able to be a living testimony to others through his music. Justin Jermell Shaw was born to John & Lynn Shaw on June 21, 1984. He was born in Forest city, Arkansas. His singing career began at the tender age of five and has continued till this today. His destiny for a career in gospel music began. As a member of "Greater Faith Tabernacle of Deliverance" where his grandfather and founder of the church, Pastor Levi Conley helped prepare him for life's ups and downs. Since those days growing up in the church, Justin has grown into loving and caring husband and father of one. His musical experiences have lead him to be the opening act for various artists such as: Brian McKnight, Music Soul Child and K-Ci & JoJo. He has been featured on the hit show "American Idol" 2002 (as one of the top 20th contestant). In 2005 he starred in the hit gospel stage play "Too Good To Let Go." Although Justin has overcome many hurdles in his music career, God has brought him full circle back to his gospel roots. He now understands what road God wants him to follow, and that is to take his entire God given talent and sing nothing but praises to the almighty and all powerful God. Although he has been inspired by many gospel artists such as Fred Hammond and John P. Kee, Justin states, "His greatest inspiration is the Lord Jesus, for no one has suffered or endured more than his Lord and Savior." This gives him strength to go "Through the Fire."