Early on, Joel received classical vocal training and eventually went on to pursue private lessons, combining that with the gospel music he heard in church. In the late summer of 2007, Joel Andrus was introduced to Grammy Award winning Producer/Songwriter Fred Jerkins III of Darkchild Entertainment and later signed to the label December of 2010. Darkchild Gospel released Joel's debut single 'Refresh Me' in the fall of 2010, topping the iTunes charts in Eastern Europe and in the USA the first week of its release. Since releasing 'Refresh Me' in 2010, Joel has made appearances with various hit artists such as Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker, Chris August, Deitrick Haddon, and many others. Joel lives in Milford, DE with his wife, Shenae, where he serves as associate pastor at Lighthouse Christian Center.