Layton Howerton was created the boy of pioneer missionary parents who traveled throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Western world Virginia. As a kid, Howerton was miraculously healed of leukemia. At age 19, he noticed that God was contacting him to become pastor. Nevertheless, he resisted the decision and forged forward toward his very own plans of the musical profession. Finally at age 36, Howerton surrendered, choosing to pursue his pastoral contacting. He shifted his wife and five children from Nashville, TN, to Wyoming. There he offered being a pastor, and then find that music had not been simply a section of his history. Actually, he begun to write increasingly more songs in order to communicate essential text messages to his congregation. Shortly following the move, BMG Posting known as Howerton and agreed upon him to some publishing deal. Immediately after, Sparrow Information offered him an archive contract, leading to the discharge of his debut record, Boxing God.