My friend Gerod Bass, who is a worship pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma, WA and I met through the Christian Musician Summit a little over a year ago. We started listening to each others ideas for songs and decided this last winter to get together and do some songwriting together. We hit it off well.
Gerod had a beautiful anthem-like worship song that he was working on and I joined him on the co-write with it. The song has turned out so nice and is a great call to the church to “go” and “be” because our time is short. The song is in production at this time with our friend and producer Matt Kees. It is also the title track and name of Gerod’s new EP that will be out by the end of this summer. I will have a similar, but slightly different arrangement on my new EP also out by the end of the summer. The cool thing about this song is that Gerod has been playing it for his church there in Tacoma and it has been getting received well by the congregation. Let’s hope it “moves” the church!
Gerod will also be debuting Kingdom Come during the worship time for an upcoming Northwest District 63rd Convention of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR this week/end June 21 -23. About 700 leaders will have the chance to hear and worship to it!
In addition, a few members of a high school youth worship team from Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood, CA just spent the weekend with us as our family was one of many host homes this weekend while the Power & Light team performed and shared Christ in song and dance with us on Sunday. We had a great time. I was able to share Kingdom Come with my captive audience, Kieth & Patty Morgan (leaders of Power & Light), and after they heard it, they said they would like to take the song down to their church where their son is the Worship Pastor there. I contacted Gerod and he agreed to send it out early. I quickly pulled together Gerod’s current draft demo of the song and 3 different chord charts to send back with the Morgan’s. This will give the opportunity for over 4,000 congregants to hear our song that we co-wrote. Would you please pray along with us (Gerod and I) that this song will be a blessing to the hearts of those who hear it and that the greater church will respond to the message we are speaking in it? Thank you so much in advance for this! We are so excited to see what God will do through this song!
Be watching for the release of this song on both of our upcoming EPs and as well on our music sites. Stay tuned for more news updates on it as it gets completed! I promise I will share it with you!
Blessings to you in Christ,