The Christian Worship/Rock/AOR group Deliverance was an offshoot of the ministry of the evangelical missions and outreach of The Janz Team. The Janz Team started as three Canadian brothers Leo, Adolph, and Hildor, who formed a Quartet (obviously with a fourth member) and took their show on the road. That show led to the formation of The Janz Team, who led evangelical rallies in Europe in the style of Billy Graham meetings, and produced worship music LP’s as follow-up ministry. Also as a side-ministry, the Janz Team started a school for their children with a Canadian curriculum. Along side their kids were the other children of Janz Team members, and before long, anyone who wanted to pay them to to school their children in this Canadian school in The Black Forest, Germany. Black Forest Academy (BFA) was started as a school for the kids who became Deliverance. They got involved in the Janz Team music themselves, and added to the Janz Team’s music library as The Janz Team Singers, Danny Paul and Wayne, and just Danny and Paul. Naturally as their talent and personal mission evolved, so did their music. The old guard stepped aside in the 80’s and the Janz Team morphed into a new entity called TeachBeyond. Now BFA runs the show, and Janz Team is no more.
In the 1970s and 80s a whole generation of kids in Germany and many supporters of The Janz Team grew up listening to this music. The group became so popular, several songs from Lasting Impressions and Tightrope made it to secular radio in Europe and North America. Today the post-Deliverance music of Paul Janz still gets airtime in North America.
Between 1976 and 1979, Deliverance, which was an amalgam of The Janz Team Singers, and Danny Paul and Wayne, made four albums. While the group members changed over time, Danny, Paul, and Ken Janz remained the backbone of the group.
The four Deliverance albums were published by a variety of labels:
1976 – To God Be The Glory – ImageVII/Word Records
1977 – Give It A Try – Blue Rose Productions GmbH
1978 – Lasting Impressions – WEA Musik GmbH, WEA Canada & Atlantic Records
1979 – Tightrope – Global Records & Tapes & Attic Records
This website intends to highlight the music of Deliverance, the environment from which it evolved, and its legacy which continues on to this day.