William LaVant is a Singer & Songwriter, and has become one of the most known movements in the earth today. Sounding the alarm with his boldness and army strong vocals on the streets or in front of a congregation, at that specific time, any and every culture comes together in unity. William's style of ministry in music, along with his unexpected appearances, draw crowds of all ages, and surprisingly amazes those who are eager to experience his presence. William continues to strongly make this statement, as it clearly expresses who and what he stands for.
William J,Von LaVant IV, was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida on March 7, 1995. He explains that times were not always easy as a child, suffering with severe asthma attacks, and being hospitalized as an infant. "It seems like there was a tug of war over my life before I was born, my mother fell on her stomach while she was pregnant with me and the devil planned to kill me, but Jesus covered me." William didn't realize he began ministry at a young age, as he grew older, he started becoming more artistic in designing, drawing, dancing, but out of all the talents, his gift and biggest dream was to sing. "I remember my very first time singing in public was in my Grandfather's church, he called me up and I sang "This Little Light Of Mine" from then on singing was all I did everyday and I love it."
In 2013, He graduated and attained his High School Diploma from Englewood High School. As he went to Church, Elementary, Middle, and High School, William was always known as a songbird in his hometown. " I use to get in trouble sometimes for humming during a test, or singing, and taking praise breaks outside during recess and sometimes walking down the hallways." He participated in school talent shows, showcases, fashion shows, and extra activities in church and school, although some performances were of R&B/ Soul music, his heart remained in the gospel field of music. "I had to realize, what I sing effects people, and that I can't send mixed messages, but to do what God has pre-destined for me to do and that's to sing His Word." He says it wasn't always easy being the "Choir Boy" or "Church Boy", he wanted to take a different path, but somehow he knew it wasn't right for him. "I will admit I did try to fight against my calling, but when you have people praying for you, especially your family, and your mom, God has the final say so over your life, and you will do what He has for you to do."
Trials, and tribulations in the life of a wonderful young man, and yet he continues to represent positive energy wherever he goes. William released his first Worldwide debut album called "Unpredictable", which featured the hit songs "Covered in You" and "Mandatory (Reloaded)". Today, as a young adult he continues to inspire the youth to follow their dreams, make sure it's positive, and to never give up. "All my life I always hear people say I have the soul of an old man, I always found it to be funny." William's inspirations come from an Old & New school background of artists such as, The Clark Sisters, Tasha Cobbs, Mary Mary, The Canton Spirituals, Tye Tribbett, Kirk Franklin, Juanita Bynum, TLC, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Vickie Winans, Cece Winans, Le'Andria Johnson and many more. "All of the music artists I've watched over the years helped me in some kind of way, and teaches me something new every time."
The ministry, humility, determination and testimony of William LaVant, continues to inspire people and other music artists everywhere. This young movement goes down in history today, not only as a God fearing, music artist, but a true example as the opposite of what others said couldn't, wouldn't, and never will happen.