Joel Hanson

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Joel Hanson
Years active1992–present
Associated actsPFR

Joel Hanson was the lead singer and guitarist for Christian rock band PFR, which formed after Hanson played in groups known as the Joel Hanson Band[citation needed] and Inside Out.[citation needed] After the breakup of the band, he went on to a solo career with the albums Captured, Broken and What If It Is. Hanson is a songwriter who has collaborated with several artists across the music industry, including Sara Groves, Geoff Moore and Phil Keaggy. His brother, Jade, was the lead singer for the Christian rock band Believable Picnic.


His albums include:


  • Pray for Rain
  • Goldie's Last Day
  • Great Lengths
  • Them
  • The Late Great PFR
  • Disappear
  • The Bookhouse Recordings
  • The Very Best of PFR
  • Minneapolis [Live]


  • Captured
  • Broken
  • What If It Is
  • Let Me Tell You Everything

Leading worship[edit]

Hanson has served on staff as worship leader for several churches including Church of the Open Door[1] and Westwood Community Church.[2]


  1. ^ Church of the Open Door Staff Directory
  2. ^ ELEMENTS at Westwood, archived from the original on 2013-03-02

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