Vocals, Guitar, some percussion, some music writing
55 years old; 43 years in Iowa, 3 in Minnesota, 9 in Oklahoma. 20 years of secular music performing before being called out into ministry. Married 36 years, 2 married daughters, 5 grandchildren. I am solo pastor of a small, committed congregation that has had a new beginning in the past year, moving to a freshly built new church (mostly in-house labor) changing the name and working to have a fresh impact in our community. I lead the worship with three different teams of vocalists and most Sunday we only have my guitar instrumentally, although some weeks we are blessed to have keyboards, as well. I sing for several engagements a year outside the church as part of a Gospel Quartet named Cross Members, consisting of a southern Baptist minister, a worship team member from an independent Charismatic Church, a layman from a Mennonite Brethren Church and myself. Music has always been the direct line to my heart. On occasion I have the opportunity and joy to lead worship for some of the Wesleyan Flame weeks, which is a real hoot as several of us who often don't even know each other and are involved in worship in our home churches around the country come together cold and let God make a worship team out of us for a week. Videos of some of these times with myself and othersw are usually available on the "I Love Flame" group page on facebook.
Brian Doerkson, Chris Tomlin, Third Day, S.C. Chapman, Pray for Rain, Smith, ANY worship music, 70's and 80's secular oldies minus some of the lyrics