Worshipping in the Face of Hurricane Matthew

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the “Hope Farm” (Lewis homestead) right before Evacuation

This past week was one of the scariest my family has ever faced. The mandatory evacuation was announced, so we proceeded to clear our yard, board the windows & doors, & pack all of the important belongings we could fit into our vehicle, prepared to never return. The latest updates were calling for a direct hit – quite literally my house would take the brunt of the storm, washed away by a 9 to 12 foot storm surge, & hours of 140+ mph winds. With my children loaded into our overpacked van, my wife & I stood on the porch & thanked God for our little house which has served us so well.

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NEXT: Fresh New Worship – July 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 12.14.00 AMI not only have a deep love of Jesus, & His people, but I enjoy serving God & His people through Gospel-centered song. I dig through everything that is released – from labels & independent – & find those unique gems you might otherwise overlook. Here are my picks from July – I pray they help you more effectively serve your people.

What new songs have you recently introduced? Share in the comments below!

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NEXT: Fresh New Worship – June 2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 10.04.43 AMI know it can be hard to find solid, new corporate worship songs for your congregation, especially if you don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mentality of only pulling from the CCLI Top 100. I collect new songs year round, listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top – that’s to say, I’ve done some of the work for you. I hope this curated list of new worship songs helps you better serve your congregation.

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NEXT: Fresh New Worship – May 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 11.32.58 AMAre you looking for new corporate worship songs to use in your ministry/church?  I’ve attempted to do some of that work for you, collecting new songs year round to see which ones “stick”. I hope this curated list helps you better serve your congregation!


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A birthday announcement…


As my closest friends have learned over the years, on my birthday I don’t prefer huge parties, or being showered with gifts. I tend rather to set aside some quiet time to invest in something that is meaningful for me.

Today, I am honored to announce that Ascension Worship’s CITY WORSHIP PROJECT has recorded & released a song I was a part of bringing to life, “You won’t Stop“.  [Read more…]