David Gaulton is a traveling worship leader and songwriter from Los
Angeles, California whose heart for worship has grown from a young age.
He is passionate about worshiping, writing songs, and living his life in
a way that would change the world. David’s songwriting emerged during
his years at Azusa Pacific University, where he would often spend
mornings in the prayer chapel journaling before leading the school in
worship. These writings would eventually become the songs on his four
all-original albums, Meditations of My Heart (2005), Righteous King
(2008), Christ is Born (2009) and Beyond These Walls (2010). In 2006,
David had the opportunity to intern with worship leader Tommy Walker (He
Knows My Name, Only A God Like You). Learning from Walker’s experience,
David’s talent and love for worship flourished. David graduated APU in
2006 with a degree in Commercial Music, and soon after accepted the
position of worship director at Mission Valley Free Methodist Church
where he served for 8 years. In 2011, David felt the call to go out
‘beyond the walls’ of his local church to travel as a worship leader
sharing his music. To hear more of David’s heart behind this new season
of ministry click here.
David is a Ministry Artist with Heavenly Treasures. In partnership with Heavenly Treasures, he has traveled
to Africa and Southeast Asia on mission trips and has developed the
Heavenly Treasures ‘Changing Lives Tour’ bringing awareness to the poor
and oppressed around the world. David combines a penchant for travel
with his love for worshipping God through song, and has led worship in
the Western United States and internationally in Mexico, the
Philippines, Kenya, and Cambodia. The title tracks “Righteous King” and
“Meditations of My Heart” are covered by Christian artists and performed
in churches across the globe, from Southern California to South Africa.
“Righteous King” was even featured at Saddleback’s Worship Conference
on their 2008 Saddleback Song Seeker CD. David’s sound is complementary
to Christian artists such as Paul Baloche and Chris Tomlin, and shades
of bands such as Switchfoot. His most recent album, Beyond These Walls,
debuted in August of 2011 and was produced by Steve Marcia,
guitarist for Phil Wickham, Francesca Battistelli, Tommy Walker, and the
Kry. The inspiring CD calls for churches to shine as a light in a dark
world, and was recently featured in Woship Leader Magazine, in which the
article praised David’s “simple piano alternates with modern guitars,
juxtapositions that mirror Gaulton’s lyrical call for believers to be
the Church and reach outside of its walls”. David’s passion, talent, and
genuine desire to spread the word and love of Jesus is evident in this
music, with each song encouraging and challenging the Church today.
David and his wife Leah have been married 4 years and live in Southern California. Leah serves as the HT Manager of Large Events, sharing her administrative and merchandising skills to help bring the poor to self sufficiency.
Making of his latest album, "Beyond these Walls"
Learn more about David and his ministry http://davidgaulton.com