Thanks for stopping by. I currently serve as the Director of Sovereign Grace Music for Sovereign Grace Churches. In that role I seek to equip pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship, and oversee Sovereign Grace Music albums. It’s a joy to be one of the elders at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, KY, led by CJ Mahaney. Our first public meeting was Sept. 30, 2012.
I grew up as a Roman Catholic and planned to become a missionary priest in a third world country. Didn’t happen. When I was a freshman in college, someone from Campus Crusade (now CRU) shared the Gospel with me and for the first time I realized that the death of Jesus on the cross paid for ALL my sins. I turned from my sin and put my complete trust in Jesus Christ to save me from God’s wrath. After receiving a piano performance degree from Temple University in 1976, I traveled for 8 years with the contemporary Christian group GLAD, as a song writer, speaker, and arranger. I left the group in 1984, but continued writing and arranging for them until 2007. Our most well known recording is The A Cappella Project, released in 1988.
I left GLAD in 1984 to pursue active involvement in the local church. In 1985, I went on staff at a church in Fairfax, Virginia, and in 1991, moved to help start what is now Crossway Community Church in Charlotte, NC. I moved to Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 1997 to serve in my present role as Director of Sovereign Grace Music. In June of 2012, I moved one more time , this time to Louisville, KY with Sovereign Grace Churches, and also to help plant Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville.
I’ve been married to Julie since August of 1976, and we have six children (four of whom are married), and seventeen grandchildren (although that number is always changing). The picture above was taken in July of 2019.
About This Blog
I write this blog primarily for those who plan and lead worship in song (pastors, musicians, small group leaders), but anyone who wants to use music and words to magnify God’s glory in Christ should find something relevant here. I don’t blog with any consistency, but I generally post something 1-2 times a week. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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