• Full Name: Jordan Dane Johnson
  • Birthplace: Palm Beach, FL
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Spouse: Crystal
  • Kids: Olivia Lane and Oliver Dane…they are 16 months apart…Crystal and I are busy.
  • Pets: See above, no time for those.
  • Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga
  • First Job: Mini Storage Janitor at 14. Jobs included Sweeping, mopping, and riding on that golf cart.
  • Favorite Food: Reverse seared steak on the grill.
  • Favorite City: New York City
  • Favorite Vocalists: Freddie Mercury and Steve Perry
  • Favorite Bands: Queen and Journey
  • Favorite Movie: Now that I’ve had my daughter, Father of the Bride…and Father of the Bride pt. 2.
  • Favorite Book: The Bible
  • Favorite Composer: John Williams and Hans Zimmer
  • Weak Spot: Foie Gras and Red Meat
  • Pet Peeve: texting during a movie…come on people…it’s dark in here for a reason.
  • Someone you wish to meet: Steve Martin and Steve Perry
  • Random/Crazy Fact about you: When I was 17 Simon Cowell told me I should be in a boy band…hmm. Also I am a huge soccer fan. Diehard US National Team Fan, I never miss a game.
  • Memorable moment in your career: The first time I sang “More Than Wonderful” with Sandi Patty on the Forever Grateful Tour.
  • Describe the other guys in Veritas: Scott is stoic (he loves when I call him that) and a super artsy dude. Jeff can carry a conversation with anyone and he will…He’s got his very own unique sense of humor and always makes James laugh. James is a charming cheeky British gentleman born in London…London, Alabama. Andrew’s quiet but mischievous, he can always add to the comedy, definitely a partner in crime.

Meet Jordan

Growing up in Palm Beach, Florida, Jordan was constantly surrounded by music.  From an early age, the desire of his heart was to sing, and that is exactly what has transpired.  Leading worship in various churches gave Jordan the assurance that this was the direction he was to pursue.  Jordan’s family had a great impact on his desire to pursue music. “I came from a family of great singers and musicians, my mother Debby, and my older sister Jenee are both fabulous singers.  I credit them for really helping to encourage and train me from a very young age.  I also grew up watching an incredible group called Truth.  The group was literally in my blood as my uncle, Roger Breland, was the group’s founder.  From the time I could speak, I was trying to emulate those incredibly talented voices.  I sang in praise teams as soon as they would take me, probably around 12 years old.  I took voice lessons and I sang to the top of my lungs, whether in the shower or in the car. I was always practicing and emulating these other singers because singing was my first true love.”

After a year of study at Liberty University, Jordan found himself living in Manhattan, studying musical theatre and acting at Circle in the Square, where he trained and performed at the prestigious Gershwin Theatre.  He would go on to audition for musicals and receive an offer for a role in the current Broadway play, “Rock of Ages”.  He recalls, “I was incredibly nervous walking in to the audition.  It was only my second audition for a show of this magnitude. I sang Journey’s song “Faithfully” and I remember walking out thinking ‘man I kinda blew that one.’ Much to my surprise I got a callback and was all but assured a spot on Broadway.  Then the show went on hiatus for a few years (lack of funding), so naturally, I was pretty crushed.  I thought that was my shot.  Yet, there was a peace in my heart about the situation.  I discovered that musical theatre wasn’t where I was supposed to be.” The University of Mobile was the next step in Jordan’s journey, studying Worship Ministry and performing around the country with premier vocal groups, Voices of Mobile and Shofar.  Upon graduation, one of Jordan’s dreams came full circle, when he was privileged to sing 1st tenor on the vocal line for the Truth 40th Anniversary Tour. A few years into their Journey as Veritas they had the privelege to join Sandi Patty and her family on tour. “It was a real dream come true and a #bucketlist year. I am so grateful to Sandi, Don, and the kids for allowing us to be a part of that amazing year.”

Although Jordan is trained in many styles of vocal performance including classical, musical theater, and pop, the style he tends to lean on most as a vocalist in Veritas is his rock style.  Jordan confesses that “while some songs in Veritas’ repertoire require a legit classical sound, many songs benefit greatly from the texture that a rock-style voice can bring to the table.”  He jokes that, “I like to draw some inspiration from my inner Freddie Mercury, Bon Jovi, and Steve Perry…guys who are legends in my book. I just love the mix that happens when classical voices meet pop and rock.  It makes for a mind blowing experience for us on stage, and it seems like our fans are enjoying it as well!”

“Singing with Veritas has been a surreal, and almost inexpressible, experience.  To be able to do what you love is such a blessing. I am honored to be sharing the platform with my friends, who just happen to be some of the most talented men in musictoday.  I thank God every day for giving me the ability to do what I do…I don’t ever want to take it for granted.”

Jordan currently lives in Atlanta with his wife Crystal and their 2 children Olivia and Oliver. “I am so grateful for these past few years of fatherhood. God has truly blessed us with an amazingly funny and adorable little girl in Olivia. She has loads of personality and is incredibly smart. And our youngest Oliver is about the cutest little boy you’ve ever seen, he’s all smiles! I am incredibly thankful for my beautiful and supportive wife Crystal who takes care of our sweet babies many a night on her own…allowing me to do what I am called to do.”