Over the years, I've been blessed with the opportunity to lead worship and perform for a number of different venues, churches, and organizations. During my time at Texas A&M (Gig 'em..), I lead worship at the Baptist Student Ministry. I also spent a number of summers leading worship at Pine Cove Christian Camps in East Texas. Along with those two ministries, I've had the opportunity to lead worship at multiple churches across Texas and beyond.
Now when I'm not on the road, you will often find me filling in on various Sunday mornings at a handful of different churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. If you'd like to receive a more detailed list of my experience and/or a resume, feel free to contact me.
"Worship is that which you do where you feel the Lord's pleasure." I first heard these words as a high school student and they have stuck with me ever since. I firmly believe that if we as Christians began to grasp the gravity of this simple truth, the way we view our relationship with God would drastically change. And subsequently, so would the lives we lead. The Bible says that "the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put hope in His unfailing love" (Psalm 147:11). At it's simplest form, I believe worship to be God delighting in us as we are satisfied in Him. I've heard many a definitions of worship over the years; some great, some not so great. But at the core of worship, I can tell you one thing, and one thing only, belongs -- God's glory.
The Bible states, "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God" (1 Cor. 10:31). While Romans 12 commands us to "offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God -- this is [our] spiritual act of worship." From the most commonplace, mundane acts of eating and drinking, to the daily sacrificial offering of our bodies, we are called to do all things to His glory. Whether you're caught up in the awesome wonder of a beautiful sunrise or maybe you're just trying to make it through another day, in all things we are called to bring our God glory. To be in awe, to be a worshipper, of Him. I'll be the first to say, this reality manifests in some moments a lot easier than others, but the Bible commands us in all moments to seek God's Glory -- to worship Him.
Talk about corporate worship. Psalms, Colossians, etc.
Olympic gold medalist and devout missionary Eric Liddel boldly proclaimed, "I run because I feel His pleasure." And at the end of the day, that is what it is all about. I can't describe it, I can't explain it, but when I sing, when I make music to the Lord, I feel His pleasure. And I know that He is glorified. When we stand together as a body of believers at a church, a camp, or a concert, and raise our voices to Jesus, worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth, I believe we glimpse moments of Paradise. We can experience