My desire is to bring people into the presence of God where only He can change them. I’ve been leading worship since 2009 and writing music since 2011.
I’ll be releasing my first worship album, “Shaken,” on October 30th, 2015. This album will take the listener into the presence of God where He will move and change their lives, bringing healing, deliverance, and a personal encounter with Him.
This album is a unique experience, crossing genres, to bring a fresh sound to worship. From rock to country, and worship to dubstep, this album has something for everyone. It will have you jumping on your feet and rocking it out, then bring you to your knees in intimate worship.
I find inspiration from worship artists, such as, Jesus Culture Band, Kim Walker-Smith, Bethel Music Collective, Fearless Bnd (formerly Worth Dying For), and David and Nicole Binion. I also enjoy Lecrae and the other Reach Records artists, plus For Today and Sleeping Giant.
Stay tuned for more information and details on how to purchase this album.
Actor and director, Tim Reid, spoke at an event at my job recently on the evolution of the entertainment industry. It was the most intriguing talk I’ve probably ever heard, outside of a church sermon.
Most of us look at entertainment as a mindless way to relax, enjoy ourselves, and spend time with family. We get a good laugh from sitcoms and are drawn in to dramas as if they were real. We connect with characters and immerse ourselves in their stories.
What we often don’t realize is all art is propaganda. All entertainment pushes a message to shape our mindset and determine our behavior. As Reid put it, he realized he wasn’t in the entertainment business, but the propaganda business. The propaganda of entertainment often portrays a perception that’s contrary to reality. This becomes a problem when we accept those perceptions, instead of challenging them with reality. Reid believes his purpose is to show the reality of people and communities he’s passionate about. We can’t allow entertainment via media, Hollywood, or hip-hop to tell us who we are and how to act, nor can we allow these venues to shape our opinions of others.
So what about the Christian community? How are we portrayed? What perception is shown? Many times the news media portrays Christian leaders as greedy preachers taking advantage of their naive congregations. They make Christian businessman and reality stars seem bigoted and hateful. TV and film shows Christians as hypocritical, narrow-minded, and antiquated. This is Hollywood’s perspective. This is what the media wants people to believe so they act a certain way toward Christians.
But the reality is much different. The reality is what I live every day… not just myself, but those around me and those I’m connected to beyond my inner circle. The reality is that Christians are loving and compassionate. No, not everyone is perfect, but we’re pursuing a purity that pushes us to live our lives as Christ tells us. We’re helping our communities and sharing a message of hope that is for everyone.
Like Reid, I want to show the reality of something I’m passionate about – Jesus Christ.