Lauren International Inc. HISTORY
I toured the USA and many parts of the world as a Christian artist in the 80s . In the 90s I toured thousands of communities in the public schools of America empowering youth to Stop The Violence, Start With Love, Say No To Suicide, Say No To Drugs, and Have Vision To Stand for What is Right. Performing for thousands of people at every concert was rewarding, but never as humbling or important as what happened after the show. I would always end up spending hours talking with people after every performance and it was never artist fan type communication. Nobody would tell me I had a great voice or ask me how I learned to play every combo instrument. What they would stand in line to talk with me about were their thoughts of suicide or their addiction to drugs, motivated by the songs I had written for the concert. The teenager living with abusive, alcoholic, or drug addicted parents. The 15 year old girl that was not showing she was illegitimately pregnant and afraid to tell her parents. These conversations were always mixed with those asking how to get into the entertainment business or how to become famous. I began to realize the power of illuminating performance and media creating a call to action. In 2000 I flew to Isriel to film in the Holy Land with casting director Mark Fincannon. We filmed the seven stations of Christ, the Wailing Wall, and the Muslim temple all located within 300 yards of each other in Jerusalem. After filming the location were the Dead Sea Scrolls were found I began to realize, in a profound way, just how small our world is and how important it is for us to love others as we would want to be loved. The love shown and given freely to all of us, by Jesus Christ. Matthew 7:12 John 3:16 I had been ordained at 16 in the Southern Baptist Church and Mark was a Deacon in his church. We took turns renewing our Christian faith as each of us baptized the other in the Jordan River on that trip. I returned to the United States to share my school concert stage for the first time and produce the live concerts with pop group O-Town for the ABC hit TV show Making Of The Band. I thought that this appearance would bring national attention to our school tours. My performance was edited out of the series and O-Town became a platinum selling group. I realized how media works and that it was time for me to start a new chapter in my life. To use the years of performance experience I had acquired to create media with a message and to mentor, motivate, and empower others seeking help and assistance in their personal lives and professional careers. This would allow me to work with entertainers as well, to help them understand the power of their platform if used to make a difference. Through the years I have talked with, and mentored hundreds of artists who have requested my assistance, and I always ask them why they want to be famous. Many will say that they want to use their fame and fortune to help others. This opens the door of communication with them. Why would your God given talent be blessed with fame and fortune to give back in the future, if you are not using it now to do the same. Luke 16:10 says "Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much." Over the last 15 years Lauren International Inc has made a difference in the lives of many individuals while building strong relationships in the world of artistry,media production, and distribution. Now in 2017 Lauren International Inc will embark on a new project called COMMUNITY RENOVATION. We will be sharing more about this project in coming days. The Lauren Live Tour featuring Beyond You University will kick off in Sep. 2017. To book a performance send us a request on the tour page.
God Bless You!
Lauren International Inc. MISSION STATEMENT
The specific and primary purpose for which this corporation is formed is to relieve the poor, distressed and underprivileged, to advance education, lesson the burdens of government, lesson neighborhood tensions, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, defend human and civil rights secured by law, further religion in the world by every appropriate proper, ecumenic, undenominational, moral method, combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, promote positive, healthy, productive relationships and choices, combat gangs, violence and abuse, drug abuse, teen suicide and teach young people through word, song, and media to "Stop the Violence, Start With Love, Say No to Suicide, No to Drugs, and have Vision to Stand for what is Right".