When I was in middle school, my parents got me an Oscar Schmidt acoustic guitar. I had a buddy that played and I wanted to pick it up myself, so on Christmas morning I got that guitar. I still have it to this day. It sounds terrible. It's a 3/4 size so it looks more like a ukelele when you play it. Nonetheless, that's what got me started in this music thing.
I've been blessed to be a part of some awesome worship ministries in the past few years, and have been able to spend a lot of time writing songs for corporate worship. God has done amazing things with some feeble lyrics I've thrown together. That's very humbling.
This record is not in any way about me. This record is a story of what God's done in and through me, and all the glory goes directly to Him. I'm just a normal dude, and for some reason that I'll never know, God has used this normal guy to lead people to His throne in worship. If this record were all about me, it wouldn't be worth giving towards. This record is about Him.
This year, my wife and I took a leap of faith and joined a church plant in Louisville, KY called The Avenue. We decided to live as missionaries and raise our own salary. God has proven that He is the provider, and we are almost fully supported financially.
As a church planter, in case you didn't know, you aren't making big time money! I've been encouraged to record an album for a long time (and I've wanted to share my story and music), but we just don't have the resources to fund it. That's where I need your help.
A very conservative number to look at when recording an album is $5,000. This includes studio time, musicians, mixing the songs, album artwork, and ordering CD's. Many albums cost thousands and thousands of dollars to produce, but while I want to put out a quality record, I also want to be a good steward of God's finances, and that's why I'm going to do everything for $5,000. The goal is to have the finances raised by Thanksgiving and start recording in December! I'm so excited to get started!!!
I'd be honored, humbled, and blessed if you would join me in recording and releasing this project. Jesus Christ has changed my life forever, and I can't wait to share that with you!
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