Bio / Testimony

My Dad bought me my first guitar for my 12th Birthday and that was that. The Beatles had just landed and I couldn't put it down. 

 

I wrote my first song at 19 and since then have pretty much had one going at all times. I love writing and recording music.

 

I grew up in the 60's/70's so all of the singer-songwriters of that era are my major influences. From Bob Dylan to James Taylor, The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. I've been doing demos since the early 70's, cut a local record in '76 in Maine and made a living doing a solo lounge/bar act thru the 70's in New England and eastern Canada until my early 30's at which point I got a day job and played in a few original bands in the Boston scene, always recording . . . . .

 

I moved to California in '90 to pursue a songwriting career and became a Christian. I got saved at Tetelestai Christian Center in Torrance, CA in the fall of 1991 under the teaching of Hal Lindsey, author of "The Late Great Planet Earth." From that moment on I have loved the Lord and from the start, being dedicated to music since I was a kid, it was impressed on me that the Lord had a calling on my life regarding music ministry and I made every effort to step up to that. I started writing worship and praise songs and got right into the worship ministry at Church. 

Growing up in the faith at Tetelestai, I eventually led worship for Hal. Through the 90’s I played a lot of youth camps and youth groups in SoCal even doing a couple youth camps for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. I also recorded and released a CD and had a band for a time, playing Church concerts.

 

Through the late 90's and coming into the new Century till about 2012, I was involved in leading worship at four different churches. I released a second CD in '07 and did a short promo tour of Northern England. Then around 2012 I set up an home studio and started applying myself to recording. After 25 years in SoCal, I moved to Nashville in 2015.

 

In 2020 I moved back to Danvers, MA, my home town and have settled here. In the past year I've become involved with Great Rock Church, a Calvary Chapel here in town. In attending Great Rock,  the Lord began to impress it on my heart that it was time to apply myself to the ministry that He had laid on my heart in the early days of my conversion. The Church is on fire with ministries abounding and opportunity to serve. I approached Pastor Mat Nadworny and the leadership there to consider prayerfully supporting me and "sending me out" in this Music Outreach Ministry and am grateful to have their support. Now I am moving forward in an effort to share with the body everything that the Lord has given me.

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And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for works of ministry and to build up the body of  Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.…