Worship Recap

Worship Recap…

Thankful for a great day yesterday at HGBC.

Pastor preached out of Ephesians 4:28-32. I encourage you to go back and listen to it once if you were not here, then twice because it’s that good.

We also had a strong first night of our weekly Prayer Gathering. It was a real blessing to see our people praying for one another all throughout the worship center. I’m reminded of a point in our Prayer Guide, “Prayer changes us, not God”. So true, so good.


Here are the songs we sang during the morning services yesterday:

God is able-Hillsong

There is a fountain-Enfield Sessions

O for a thousand tongues to sing-Gateway

Worthy, worthy-Vertical Church Band

The rock won’t move-Vertical Church Band









I am constantly looking for new music. Not just the latest songs, but really the latest versions of songs.

You see, I generally like all music. As a “worship leader” I listen for songs that can done in a church congregational setting. In our current context, I like to sing a good blend of old and new songs. (The blend is determined by each individual person…)

On my many searches for good music (theologically), I find that most hymns and some modern songs fit that criteria.

Here lately I have been listening to a band called Enfield. The have recorded 2 albums of old hymns, but in a very modern way. The thing I like the most about them is that they have, for the most part, preserved the traditional singing of the hymns but added significant instrumentals.

If you love the content of the hymns, you will love their music.

If you love the modern forms of worship music, you will love their music.

Have a listen and tell me what you think…











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Looking forward to Sunday…

We are singing a new song this coming Sunday. It is called “Worthy, worthy” from Vertical Church Band.

This song brings Psalm 145:3 to mind… Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.

Also Revelation 4:11… Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power…


I pray that worship on Sunday will be a continuation of what we have been doing all week long, singing songs of praise and studying God’s Word!

See you then…










Worship Recap

Worship Recap…

I hope you all had a very happy father’s day yesterday.

We enjoyed a very strong service yesterday. Pastor preached out of Ephesians 3 about how a christian father is a living doxology.


Here’s the set list:

Victorious God-New Life Worship

Beneath the waters-Hillsong

When I survey the wondrous cross/The wonderful cross

The rock won’t move-Vertical Church Band

This is amazing grace-Wickham


Our congregation sang out like a mass choir yesterday. It was amazing to hear.

I am so thankful to serve at HGBC. Our staff and our people are blessings to me and my family.





Worship Recap

Worship Recap…

Sunday was a snapshot of what is great about the local church.

We were able to have our children’s choir sing a song during the service. This was a good “Pass the Torch” moment for our children.

They sang a selection from their musical coming up this Wednesday.


We were also able to commission some missionaries.

It was so cool to see the church come up and pray over the 4 students who are going on the mission field for the summer.


Our Campus Pastor, Justin, preached a strong message from Ephesians 3:1-6.


And as always, I love to hear our people sing out to the Lord.


It was a wonderful day to spend with the family of God.


Set List:

Praise is the offering-Gateway Worship

All to Him-New Life Worship

Jesus Son of God-Tomlin

Oh how I need You-All Sons and Daughters

God be praised-New Life Worship






Family Ties

My new guitar…

I recently purchased a new guitar.

I was reluctant to post about it for several reasons which really doesn’t matter now since I’m posting about it.

I had been saving for quite some time to pick up a new guitar. I usually play a Taylor that my sweet wife bought for me before we were married. She worked hard and saved up for a while to buy it. It has traveled many miles and played for many people. I love it but nowhere close to how much I love my wife. Each time I play it, I think about Tammy. It’s special to me.

Well, my dad used to love to hear me sing and play. As much as he could before he passed away, he would come out to hear me lead in worship. It was always really special to see him out there. When he passed away, I knew I wanted to have something to remind me of him. Since he loved music and enjoyed when I played it, I thought it would be appropriate to take whatever monies inherited and saved and buy a guitar.

So I did.

I bought a Martin. I love this guitar. It’s special to me. I am reminded of my dad when I play it.


I’m so thankful for many things.

My relationship with the Lord

My family

My church family

Just to name a few.


I pray the Lord is honored each time we gather to worship.

I also pray that whatever we have, big or small, will be used to bring glory to the Lord alone.









I’ve been listening to a song called “Forever” by Kari Jobe.

It is such a powerful song. We sang it on Easter Sunday. Mackenzie did a great job leading this song.

I’ve had it on repeat. You may want to get it. Here’s the Youtube video for it.

The spoken word piece in the middle was pretty cool too. I couldn’t talk Justin into doing it…