Samuel Lane is part of a small but growing group of people that have grown up from an early age in the Vineyard Church. He is an emerging but also experienced songwriter and worship leader. When he was 7 years old he left St. Andrews, Chorleywood, as one of four siblings following their parents to the Anaheim Vineyard in California where his father was then trained by John Wimber to help establish the Vineyard movement with the John & Eleanor Mumford back in the UK.
As a teenager, Samuel met and was exposed to the skillful worship leading of Kevin Prosch. And combined with several profound experiences of God, he started to write songs and lead worship for the church. Always passionate about the presence of God, and songs that speak to the soul, he interned with Darren Clarke at the Burn Service in San Luis Obispo, California and on returning to the UK started to work under his father Chris Lane at the Vineyard Church in St. Albans. Samuel co-founded the Burn Church and had his first worship song released on Vineyard Record's Holy album lead by Brenton Brown in 2002.
Since then, Vineyard Records UK have published an additional 23 of his worship songs on albums such as Beautiful, All From You, My Soul Yearns and now The Fire. His songs (including "Beautiful", "Adore Him" and "Lord You're Near") have been used worldwide and inspired many other songwriters and worshippers.
"The Fire" is the first time Vineyard Records have trusted someone with a solo album and is a picture of the journey and passion of Samuel Lane's life. Recorded with Emmy Award winning producer Bobby Hartry (best known for his production work with Jeremy Riddle), along with some of the best musicians in LA (including his sister and now brother in law Darren and Jessie Clarke who wrote I love Your presence"). The Fire is full of songs of passion, intimacy, hope and honesty… all found in the beautiful presence of God.
Sam still works as Worship Pastor at the Vineyard Church in St. Albans. He's been married to Sarah for 2 years and continues to write songs, push into the presence of God, and break new ground.