More than a couple of decades ago, the Lord put the call on my musician’s heart to lead congregations in worship. I grew up playing electric guitar in several speed metal bands through the 80’s. I won’t list my musical influences here, but suffice it to say they were the “heaviest of the heavy.” But as a young Christian back in 1990, I asked God how I could use my talents to serve Him – and this is the direction He gave to me then. I didn’t know when or how it would come to pass, so I was content to simply be the guitar player for a number of worship teams over the years. In November 1998 we started attending services at Calvary Chapel of Manassas, and in short order I began taking care of the soundbooth duties, as there was nobody else in the church (outside a couple of the musicians) who was even semi-knowledgeable. A couple years later I began playing guitar with the team, and in 2005, my Senior Pastor dropped the news on me that I would become the new worship leader the following weekend. And here I am many years later still doing it with joy!
On this page, I intend to post some of my favorite worship songs and sets from our times of worship at CCoM. We have a guy in charge of our media who is a WIZ with recording and broadcasting, and we are blessed to have him on staff.
I hope you enjoy our music. It’s raw and pure, not retouched in any way… just the way we played it for the Lord. So please don’t get offended when (not IF) you hear bad notes. I promise that you WILL hear them. Musical perfection is not the goal – a heart to worship the Savior is our focus. Thanks for listening!
Occasionally I get to lead a set with just my beloved Tiffani, the two of us with an acoustic guitar. This was one of those times!
September 27, 2015
A rather typical Sunday morning set, except that I’m playing acoustic instead of electric guitar.
April 2, 2017