From 1985 until the present I’ve been involved with the music of Sovereign Grace Ministries as a songwriter, producer, arranger, and executive producer. Sovereign Grace is a family of churches passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since 1981, we’ve been devoted to planting and supporting local churches, and describe our doctrine as evangelical, Reformed, and continuationist.
The primary goal of Sovereign Grace Music is to produce and promote congregational songs that are theologically substantive, reflective of the gospel, and musically creative. We call it sound+doctrine. I have the joy of working with a team of songwriters that includes Mark Altrogge, Steve & Vikki Cook, as well as others. Over the years we’ve produced over 20 CDs, three songbooks, and over 300 songs. Our better known songs include I Stand in Awe (Mark Altrogge), I’m Forever Grateful (Mark Altrogge), Before the Throne of God Above (Vikki Cook), and I Will Glory in My Redeemer (Steve and Vikki Cook). Songs I’ve written include The Glory of the Cross, Let Your Kingdom Come, Grace Unmeasured, and O Great God. We make all our guitar charts and lead sheets available for free download.
My other musical life was with the group GLAD. I was a member from 1972-1984, but continued to write and arrange for them until 2006. GLAD was started as a band, but became known as a vocal group due to the success of The Acappella Project, which was actually our 8th album. It’s available at GLAD’s website, or you can download the MP3s and listen to samples at Amazon. My most well known GLAD song is probably In the First Light, which has also been recorded by Point of Grace, Todd Agnew, and Travis Cottrell. Ironically, I originally wrote “In the First Light” for a local singer, Kathy Sinni, who wanted to sing an “all year round” Christmas song. Glad she asked, no pun intended.