The day I was saved will be a day I shall never forget. It was, and still is, the most monumental experience of my life. It was shortly after this glorious transformation of my life that I began to write songs describing and defining this great experience known as Salvation. This salvation experience has been, and still is, the subject matter of many of the songs I have written over the years and continue to write to this day.
Shortly after being saved, I began singing with different groups. During that time we recorded in Nashville,Tn. We continued to develop a distinct sound and style. Regardless which songs we were singing, our main objective was to glorify our Lord and Savior as we presented the Gospel in song and won souls to the Kingdom.
Over the years I have written several songs including, “I’ve Got Something To Praise God For” and “It’s Not So Hard To Praise Him". The Wilburn’s recorded, “It’s Not So Hard To Praise Him,” and (it became their FIRST #1), Cedar Ridge recorded “I’ve Got Something To Praise God For". Both of these songs reached the Top Ten in The Singing News Chart.
The Lord continues to bless me by giving me timely-message songs to share. To date I've had 10 #1 songs as a writer and artist. We are humbled and honored in regards to the success with these songs. Making the charts is one thing, touching hearts is everything.
"The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it".
One of the greatest blessings a songwriter can experience is when other artists record his songs.
Artists who've recorded my songs include:
Walt Mills Chosen 4:13
Promised Land Quartet Sunday Drive
Heirline Fields of Grace
The Lore Family David Gresham
JSM Ministry Singers Jimmy Putman
Steve McCuin The Barber Family
Crystle Elam Living Faith Quartet
Jan Tindall Harbuck Sonshine Road
Doyle Hobson Kevin & Kim Abney
Charity Hamilton Greg Sullivan
Ray Wolford Dale Rochell
And many others....
Stepping out as a solo artist has been challenging but rewarding....receiving:
Gold Cross Male Horizon Artist, with ICGMA
Song of the Year "Just Like That", with ICGMA
Songwriter of the Year (2 years in a row) Gospel Music FanFair
Nominated for Josie Award for "Just Like That", song of the year, among other awards.
It was not a decision made lightly and I am thankful for the support and prayer coverage of Kathy and our family. It is the goal and desire of this ministry to see souls saved, hearts lifted up and lives forever changed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Lord blessed me with my beautiful and amazing wife Kathy. I thank God more each day for such a Godly wife, mother to our children and grandmother to our grandchildren. Our son Chris, his wife April and their 4 children, Riley Grace, Noah Blair, Shiloh Kate and Crowder Sutton shown here. Also our daughter, Lisa, her husband Billy and their 3 children, Ethan Alexander, Asher Faith and Simon Hope pictured above.
Kathy and I are definitely partners in this ministry and seek the Lord daily for the direction this ministry should go. As partners in this life and ministry, we have stood together, prayed for each other and supported each other as we work and rejoice in the Lord.