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Spreading Hope and Healing to the broken hearted.

H a w t h o r n e

C h r i s t i a n S i n g e r & S o n g w r i t e r

L a u r a

Living Fearlessly in the Presence of His Love.

Empowering Seekers through the Ministry of His Music.

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A b o u t . . .


Spirit led performances

Laura Hawthorne is a Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader from Wilmington, Delaware. Her passion for singing emerged early in her childhood during Sunday worship services. At the age of 16, during a crusade, she dedicated her life to the Lord.

Her journey in the public eye began when she was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA, leading to appearances on national television and a performance on the pageant's soundtrack. She participated in various media events and, after completing college, moved to New York City to pursue a music career.

In April 2000, Laura felt a profound call to ministry following a life-altering accident in which her brother, Jay, became a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. As a national anthem singer for the New York Mets, she helped organize the first Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day at Shea Stadium, performing a pre-game concert honoring Jay and other special quadriplegic guests. Jay became her personal hero and inspiration to lead others to Christ.

She has traveled extensively as a worship leader and speaker, both nationally and internationally. Currently, she resides with her husband, Michael, in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

Her recordings include He's Been Faithful (2009), which features the single "Ease the Pain," a song written to encourage Jay during his darkest times when he felt he had lost all hope. The song was meant to give him a reason to live and hold on despite his immense suffering. Laura sang it in churches across the country, sharing Jay's story and gathering prayers for him. This song became a beacon of hope for Jay, who would always ask, "Did you sing my song?" The support and prayers from those who heard it provided him with the strength to keep fighting.

Additionally, her albums In the Garden (2013) and Fearless (2016) were both co-written and produced by the late, six-time Dove Award-winner Don Koch. These projects were recorded and produced in Nashville, TN. The music video for In the Garden, produced by Dove Award-winning filmmaker Stephen Yake, was featured on The Harvest Show and Up in the Mornings on UPTV.

Hit Producer & Song Writer Don Koch with Co-Writer Laura Hawthorne

Music industry veteran Don Koch, who most recently served as EVP of Publishing/A&R, Co-Founder, producer and songwriter for Red Street Records, passed away on Jan. 15

Koch was born in San Jose, Costa Rica to missionary parents and lived around South America and the U.S. throughout his childhood. He moved to Nashville in 1980 to attend Belmont and pursue a career in sound engineering. He began dabbling in songwriting during this time as well, and eventually signed his first publishing deal with Benson Record Company in 1986.

Throughout his career, Koch won six GMA Dove Awards including Song Of The Year (1994, “In Christ Alone”), Inspirational Recorded Song Of The Year (1993 and 2006, “In Christ Alone;” 1999, “Adonai”) and Inspirational Album Of The Year (1994’s The Season Of Love by 4Him; 1993’s Generation To Generation by Benson Family of Artists).

Koch racked up 38 No. 1s as a songwriter, and some of his best-known hits include “In Christ Alone,” “Mercy Said No,” “Adonai,” “Mercy Came Running,” “Jesus Saves” and “Land of Mercy.” Koch also became a successful publisher and producer, working with artists such as 4Him, Newsong, Avalon, Charles Billingsley, Al Denson, Dallas Holm and Matthew Ward, among others.

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I co-wrote FEARLESS without knowing its purpose, and in 2020, I knew in my spirit that this song needed to be heard by the many. While looking up at our flag one morning, it hit me "TRUMP WAS RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!" FEARLESS is for President Trump!
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F i n d i n g T r u e Lo v e

"How Could I Know He Was the Man to Marry?"

Laura founded "Livin in His Love" a music ministry and has traveled nationally and internationally as a worship leader and speaker. Laura and her husband Michael lead worship and share their testimony in appearances throughout the country.

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bouquet of assorted-color flowers hanged on brown plank with white textile

Decisions with relationships and commitment have never been easy for me. I always joked that when the time came for me to get married, God would need to drop a flashing neon sign down from the sky.

I met Mike two decades ago in the dental chair. I was his dental hygienist. He was very sweet and extremely kind but I just wasn’t interested in him romantically. A few years later, out of nowhere I had a dream about him.

I woke up thinking, He was such a nice guy, maybe I should call him and see if he’d like to go out to dinner. I reached out and we dated for about six months and then, for some reason, I just felt it wasn’t right, so I broke it off and broke his heart terribly.

I dated here and there but I was never able commit to anyone. Every now and then Mike entered my mind, but I discarded any possibility of us ever getting back together. In my mind that chapter was definitely over.

I became a worship leader and struggled with being single. Slowly I felt myself building resentment toward God while believing that I was meant to be single forever and being alone was part of His plan.

While visiting my mother for Christmas in 2012, I blurted out, “I don’t think I want to be alone anymore mom.” For some reason in that moment, it seemed like the lifelong fear of commitment had vanished.

My mother looked up surprised. “You know,” she said, “I think it’s time to tell you something. He told me never to tell you this—but I feel in my spirit it’s the right time. Mike has been waiting for you.”

I shook my head in disbelief. “Mike? Mom that was ten years ago.”

“He told me never to tell you,” she said. “When you broke up with him, he said that God told him to wait for you.”

The whole idea seemed crazy and besides, it had been ten years since we dated. There is no way anyone would wait that long for someone.

After that day I couldn’t get Mike out of my mind. Had he really been waiting for me after all this time? Could this be the man meant for me?

I wanted to call him. I wanted to find out if it was true, but fear stopped me. What if he had been waiting? What if we got back together and it didn’t work out. I couldn’t live with myself if I hurt him again.

Weeks went by. At the urging of my pastor, I put fear aside, took a deep breath and made the call.

Mike was happy to hear from me, but he seemed cautious. Yes, he told me, he was still waiting but admitted he was just about to give up when I called. His heart couldn’t hang on much longer and he had recently been praying to God for help because it just hurt too much.

We agreed to meet and began dating again. After several months the next logical step was to take the plunge and get married. Married? The word filled me with panic.

So here I was…fasting to focus my heart on God and find an answer. I tried to quiet my mind and listen for guidance. God, if he’s the one, I prayed, show me a sign.

The clock barely moved. I took a deep breath and realized the mail had probably come.

A homemade envelope among the stack of bills caught my eye. It was near my birthday and I recognized the return address from a woman I’d met years ago on a mission trip to Africa.

Weird, I thought, how did she remember my birthday? We hadn’t spoken or had any contact in years.

I opened the envelope. The outside of the card said, “YES.” Inside the card was this quote, “If you tell God no because He won’t explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.” – Charles Stanley.

Beneath the quote, my friend had penned: Happy Birthday, Laura, my favorite YES friend.

I stared at the card trying to make sense of it all. There was only one explanation. A miraculous one. With tears in my eyes I looked up to God and said, “Okay! Yes! I will marry him.” For the first time in my life, I experienced supernatural peace that surpassed all my understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).

I ran to the phone, called Mike and they lived happily ever after...

In the early morning light, I looked down at the picture of my boyfriend Mike. How could I know—really know—that he was the one?

God, how can this be Your will if I don’t feel right about this? I prayed. Please, You have to help me. A good friend convinced me to try fasting and focus on prayer to know if Mike was part of His plan.

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