Join Jimmy's Email List




Help Jimmy keep sharing the message of hope!

Music Player


  • Nov 17

    Eastgate Community Church


  • Nov 17

    Beaver Lick Baptist Church


  • Nov 24

    Anderson Ferry Church Of Christ


  • Dec 1

    Central Baptist Church (Christmas Tour)


  • Dec 1

    First Baptist Amelia (Christmas Tour)


Share This Site

With one look at Jimmy Dooley, you can immediately tell that things are looking different in gospel music. And with one listen to Jimmy Dooley, you can instantly tell that things are getting better in gospel music. Jimmy is in a class all his own in gospel music, fusing multiple styles into something different, something better, something extraordinary.

Jimmy Dooley began singing around the age of 5 at his grandfather’s church. By the age of 14, Jimmy began preaching. It wasn’t until the age of 17 that Jimmy felt called into the music ministry to sing. But strangely, Jimmy became seriously ill. He was hospitalized and his condition continually grew worse until the doctors gave him only a few months to live. They could never officially diagnose him, but with his deteriorating health it was only a matter of time before his body would give in and fail. But Jimmy and his family never gave up hope and through prayers and faith God healed him. Jimmy has been sharing this personal testimony ever since.

Jimmy busted into the Christian music scene when he co-founded a progressive Gospel mixed trio. The group recorded two albums that featured many songs written by Jimmy, including fan favorites “I’m Excited” and “I Will”. After a few years, Jimmy felt called to part ways with the group to develop his own music ministry.

In 2002, Jimmy married his longtime fiancé April. April has devotedly supported Jimmy’s musical endeavors and is faithfully seen at every performance. They are practically inseparable and since their marriage they have never spent a night away from each other, which is something not many married couples can say.

During the next few years, Jimmy filled in with many Christian Music groups and made quite a name for himself as a versatile and talented performer. His solo ministry flourished and he performed at just about every kind of venue, from churches to fairs, civic centers to youth rallies, revivals and everything in between. Jimmy also started his own recording studio called Cross Connection Studio, where he began producing and recording many of today’s up-and-coming gospel artists.

Jimmy continued writing songs and has become a songwriter to watch in gospel music. He has written many songs for other artists, including “The Grace That I’m Under” recorded by Ivan Parker.

In 2006, Jimmy released Things Are Looking Different, an album that was described as fresh, uplifting, and pleasantly progressive. Every song on the album was written by Jimmy, making it an extremely personal collection. It would become his first national release and contained Jimmy’s first three radio singles: “He’d Move Heaven And Earth”, “God Noticed You”, and “I Survived”.

After Things Are Looking Different, Jimmy released a Christmas album (The Cross Is My Christmas Tree), a Praise & Worship/Hymns project (Half And Half), and a live album (Live) consisting of many of his fan favorites. Jimmy also began partnering with World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization that primarily helps out less-fortunate children all over the world by supplying them with good nutrition, basic health care, clean water, educational opportunities, and more. Jimmy’s ministry to date has helped sponsor over 200 children and has earned Jimmy a place in the World Vision Top 20 Club.

In 2008, Jimmy released the much-anticipated album, Jesus Music. It is Jimmy’s most progressive and contemporary project to date and has received the best reviews of his career. Again, every song is written by Jimmy himself. The album opens with “Now I Know”, an uplifting pop song about the joys found in God’s grace. The album’s first radio single, “A Lot Of Things Right”, is a song that points out the good things in life instead of dwelling on the things that are going wrong. “It Only Made Me Stronger” is a personal testimony of Jimmy’s that proclaims that every trial will only make you stronger. The title track, “Jesus Music”, dares the listener to turn up their Christian music and to play it loudly and proudly. “Let Things Bother Me” is a powerful prayer to not grow complacent in an ever-changing world. And the album’s second radio single, “Be The Change”, is a moving ballad inspired by the ministry of World Vision. “Be The Change” is also Jimmy’s first song to be heard on Contemporary Christian radio.

Since the beginning of Jimmy’s music career, he has made ‘making a difference’ the focal point in his ministry. His goal is to first and foremost see the lost accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior but also to encourage the discouraged. Jimmy states, “I really feel like this is becoming a big part of the ministry God is using me in, inspiring me to write songs like “I Survived” that hit home with just about everybody who has faced a hard time or tragedy in their life whether they are Christians or non-Christians.”

Without a doubt, Jimmy Dooley is something better in gospel music. With a new album and new doors being opened, things are looking brighter than ever before for this young man as he continues to grow in his ministry and touch even more lives through the power of Christ. Jimmy’s presence in the music industry is definitely something different, and something that will surely be around for many years to come!