Past, Present, and Future
Isaac "Ike" LaFontaine
Throughout the 1970's and 80's Ike and his family, (Dad, Mom, two older siblings and eventually, one little sister) traveled all over the United States and Canada ministering in Word and song.
The LaFontaine’s paid little attention to the sign on the churches they visited, If the invitation was open, they went. The LaFontaines were preaching and singing about Jesus and leading people to a closer relationship with Him.
In 1978 the LaFontaines recorded their first album, “Thank You Lord.” Over the next three decades the family has produced more than 20 albums and Ike has gone on to produce albums, songs, jingles, television and radio shows for more than 100 artists and companies around the world.
In 1999 Ike won the prestigious Telly Award for composing a commercial jingle for the popular "Jet Express" ferries in Lake Erie. Since then he has been called on to create audio branding and jingles for companies all over the world. Ike continues to write and produce jingles and produce albums for various artists. Other than the jingles he produces Ike only plays and produces Christian music. Mr. LaFontaine was twice nominated for 20 under 40 awards as a business leader in his community.
He has been offered opportunities to tour with and produce for Jazz, Pop, Rock, Hop Hop, R&B and Country artist but has felt called to keep his gift of music "sanctified."
“I feel like He (God) deserves all of me. In addition to salvation, God gave me many things, including my gift of music and a Great Commission to spread the Gospel. Why wouldn't I just use one to help accomplish the other?”
Ike is committed to making every effort to reach people for Christ.
"My grandmother, Nora, would end all of her prayers with this statement that has become my personal mission," "Pray that I will be about my Father’s business."
In January of 2017 Ike helped launched LaFontaine Foundation. A non-profit organization dedicated to providing musical instruments and training to churches and schools in the Philippines. We are also helping to strengthen churches by providing audio/visual services and training in the ministry of "Helps."
Some of Ike's Projects
Albums worked on or produced
Amy Nicole Hancock, CD
Ann Arbor Gospel Choir Live, Live Recording
Ashton Crook (2 CD projects)
The Burdettes Live
Charity Tabernacle Choir Live (2 Live CD projects)
Holy Toledo Gospel Celebration
Influence (2 CD Projects)
Isaiah Brooks Live CD’s and DVD’s (4 CD Projects)
The LaFontaines (20+ CD Projects)
The LaFontaine Children’s Recordings (2 CD Projects)
Mom and Pop LaFontaine
Rick Isaiah CD’s and DVD’s (2 CD/DVD Projects)
Sacred Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Showcase Concert CD’s and DVD’s (6 CD/DVD Projects)
Sheri LaFontaine (4 CD Projects)
The Toney Brothers Live CD and DVD
The Singing Weavers Live CD and DVD
Yokabed Anne Peters
And many others...
Buckeye Community Health
Carol Okes Fine Jewelry
CF Burger Creamery
Claudia’s Health Foods
Cosmetic and Family Dental Studios
Diversified 4 Wheel Drive
Frankel Dental Studios
Joseph’s Beverage Center
LaRiche Chevrolet and Cadillac
Leo Marks Fine Jewelry
Proclaim Radio (WPOS ID Jingle)
Quality Overhead Door
R&B Car Company
Runaway Beach Club and Resort
Ski’s Polish Food
Starving Students Delivery Service
Festival Of Lights
Radio Show Production
The Ike & Sheri Show
The Senior Bodyguard Show
Theater, Film, and Television
Maria (Feature Film)
Audio and audio post, Foley, Composed Original Score
Daniel’s Dream (Animated Short)
Audio and 5.1 audio post, Foley, Original Score
When Life Hurts (Musical Stage Play)
Audio and audio post, Official Soundtrack CD, DVD
When A Man Wants To Live Right (Musical Stage Play) Audio and audio post
Kidz Dayz Live (Musical Stage Plays)
Paul and Sal
The Best of Sacred Steel (Television show)
Audio and audio post.