Saturday, June 5, 2010
I'm sure pride is sinful in some way; "pride goeth before a fall" and all that...
But I am PROUD. No other way to say it.
Three of the young men pictured have been part of my life in some way since 2000, when we first moved from Texas to Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We met Steve Smith (center), his brother Jeff (fourth from the left) and Dan Prout (furthest to the right) at Fellowship Bible Church. They were awesome, intelligent young men who appreciated the challenges of living a life of faith. They loved God. They loved their families. They loved their church.
And they loved music.
Some of my very favorite memories are from summer VBS weeks, where these guys and a few others would get together to be the worship band. I got to lead with them for a few years and we had such amazing times, learning ridiculously fun songs for kids and leading them in worship every morning with crazy passion. I was privileged to have some incredible moments of worship with Steve, Jeff and Dan - the kind that sear your soul with the presence of God and leave you changed.
These guys are all amazing musicians. Gifted songwriters, good friends to one another and to others. Passionate about life and people and Jesus.
They've just released a really good EP. I really hope you'll check it out. The depth of writing is excellent, the recording quality is stellar, and they've got some great music on this album.
You can listen to them here.
Better yet, buy the EP at iTunes here.
You might want to familiarize yourself with their music, because we're working on getting them down here in October to be part of some PCC worship experiences. Now that will be incredible.
I can't wait to introduce you to these guys.
I am SO proud!