Joshua Israel, also known as The Praising 1, was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1978. In 1981 his family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently reside. He is married to his lovely wife Latisha of 20 years and they have seven beautiful children; Latwan, Daejah, Joshe’ah, Isaiah, Isabel, Jada, Joshua ll, all are members of the Tribe. Since the age of three, he has enjoyed singing and preaching. At age 11, Joshua was pronounced dead after being electrocuted as the result of climbing a tree and engaging a live power line. When paramedics arrived, Joshua was lifeless which resulted in them using a defibrillator to save him. While lying in his mother’s arms, He came to and credit the grace of God for being alive today. Joshua has served as a worship leader, and prolific songwriter, for over 18 years. Most recently, Joshua Israel & The Tribe were chosen as the 2016 and 2017 Gospel Choice Award winners for best group/duo. They have made several appearances on TBN, TV57, Internet TV, Radio One Gospel Jazz Live, Bobby Jones Presents, Internet Radio, local festivals, and many local churches. Joshua acknowledges the anointing of God on his life and whole heartly believes that through spiritual songs people are delivered, healed and made whole. He has a heart for people, and he has made the decision to share his gift of psalms with the world. He believes his heart and passion for praise and worship is parallel to none, other than Psalmist David himself. Joshua Israel, The Praising 1, mission and goal is to reach anyone and everyone that lends a listening ear.