Dave and I met in a mutual friend's basement at The Wilds Christian Camp, near Brevard, NC. We were both there to watch a baseball game and enjoy some fellowship, and the rest (as they say) is history! He was the youth and music pastor under Tom Craig at Oak Ridge Baptist in Tennessee, until Tom passed away from cancer. Most recently, we have had the joy of partnering in ministry at Trinity Bible Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Thanks to the personal challenge of my dear friend, Chris Anderson, I have begun writing again. His parting words to me at the end of a visit (back in 2014) were: “Send me a hymn!” This site is where I post some of what I write and/or team with others to write. The process of writing is extremely beneficial to me. If it proves helpful to others, then that will be an added blessing!
Declaring Glory! comes from a hymn of praise to God recorded in Psalm 96:1-3, which says:
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
What a humbling thought…Fallen and sinful as we are, our Lord has commissioned us with the awesome privilege and weighty responsibility of “Declar[ing] his glory among the nations”! With that in mind, this site is dedicated to doing just that through the publication of original songs, hymns, and spiritual songs written specifically for congregational worship in the church.