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What’s New, April 3, 2018

I guess it is a normal thing for us to go into an “auto pilot” mode sometimes in our lives. For us here, it is touring, office work, touring, office work, touring, office work, etc. Please don’t misunderstand me, I love what we do and I understand the importance of this ministry, but once in a while, life just runs on that auto pilot mode.
In my devotions this morning, I was reading about how God called Abraham into service, and how God took care of him every step of his life. I am certainly not Abraham, but I know God has called us into this ministry to spread the Gospel. It is the highest calling – not just for me and my family, but for all believers. I also know how God has taken care of us every step of our ministry and our lives.
I don’t want this ministry and our opportunities in spreading the Gospel to fall into auto pilot mode. I want everything we do to be top notch and at a high level of excellence. I want my songs to reach people that normally wouldn’t hear about Jesus. I want the words I speak, on stage and off, to be as full of wisdom and encouragement as Abrahams were. I want this not for myself, but to further the Kingdom Of God.
Please pray for us as we travel and spread the Gospel all around this country. Please pray that nothing will distract us or keep us from being as effective as we can in what God has called us to do. Pray that God will continue to lead and guide us in this ministry like He did with Abraham.
I’m officially done having children – four is a perfect number for Kelli and me. I certainly don’t think I’ll have “descendants as numerous as the stars” like Abraham did, but it’s important to us to add as many people as we can to the Kingdom Of God by spreading the Gospel.
Thank you for your time and prayers,


What’s New, March 2, 2018

I have been in ministry for 36-37 years and have been playing my trumpets for over 40 years. My first “public” performance was when I was 7 years old. I played at my home church in Altoona, PA. A few weeks after that, I was invited to play at the Port Matilda United Methodist Church where Pastor Sabas was leading that congregation. Pastor Sabas later became part of our ministry advisory board and helped lead us into full time ministry. Through the years he has pastored at a few different churches and I have been blessed to be at all of them.

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to minister with him again in Tamaqua, PA. What a blessing, not only to this ministry, but to me personally to have served with him again. Many years have passed since that first concert, but in some ways, it seems like just yesterday. It was not only great seeing Pastor Sabas again, but it was an awesome time spent with his congregation.

Last weekend I was ministering in Tamaqua, Pa and this weekend I’m headed to Cathedral City, CA! God is so awesome to allow us to serve.

I am thankful for friends of this ministry like Pastor Sabas, and to all of you that check in, as well as those of you who support and pray for this ministry. Thank you so much !!!

Thank you for your time,

What’s New, February 1, 2018

A few nights ago was the State Of The Union address to let us know how we are doing as a country. So to stay relevant……..here is our “State Of The Ministry” !!

Things are ok !! We have been very busy in the office this past month scheduling concerts and filling up the calendar. We have one or two small holes to fill in 2018, but most of our bookings right now are for 2019 and 2020. We began a new method of getting people connected with a local church when they accept Christ at the concerts and in the last 4-5 months since it has been in place, we have seen a huge difference from where we were before and people are now getting connected to someone or a church in their area.
With over 1700 people receiving Christ at the concerts last year, we are not looking to “beat “ that amount this year, but looking for God to continue to use this ministry and bless us to be as of effective as we can.
Even though concerts are going well and we are scheduling concerts way ahead, we still find ourselves always tight with finances. God always provides, but we can always use a few new donors.
I’m very excited to be working on some new music and hope to have it ready and using it in concerts very soon.

As always, I ask that you pray for this ministry in everything we do, and be sure to check out our concert schedule for when we are close to you and come out and see us.

Thank you for your time,


What’s New, January 2, 2018

My update this month is simply a prayer.

I pray that God will give us the strength, endurance and the heart we need for this New Year be the best year this ministry has even seen. Not better by worldly ways, but better and more effective for the Kingdom of God.
Lord, give each of us more strength than we have ever had so we can do what you want us to. Help us to draw closer to you and only be here as servants of you. Let the words we speak, on stage and off, be more effective than ever before. Let the music we play reach more people than before.
Provide for this ministry what we need. Protect my family and allow us to see and feel your guidance in everything we do. Thank you for allowing us another year to serve. Thank you for what you have done to get us to this point right now, and thank you for what you will do in this New Year.

What’s New, December 13, 2017

What’s New, November 2, 2017

What’s New, October 3, 2017

Instead of doing my traditional “update” on the ministry, I thought I would just share a quick thought. After the recent tragedy in Vegas, I have found myself going through a lot of thoughts and emotions. First, I am not a person that likes to miss much, so I find myself wishing I could have been there to help out, or to be able to help to stop the carnage. I also feel a TON of anger. How could we as human beings come to this point?
I don’t get on social media that much, but have been fascinated by people’s commentary and thoughts on this tragedy. It seems like no matter what someone says, it is often met by someone else’s thoughts or criticism. Everyone wants to say something that matters; they want to say something that people will remember. Well, I guess I’m not any different because I want to say something that people will remember too. What I want to say is no different than what I have been saying for most of my life. It is a word and message that the victims need to hear, and it’s a message that the man who did this terrible thing needed to hear.
The message is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a message that is the same yesterday, today and forever. It is a message that could have kept this tragedy from happening. I may not have been able to be to in Vegas to help stop the massacre, and I wasn’t able to be there to help the victims, but I know what I have to do. I have to share the love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ more than I ever have. It is a message that is for EVERYONE.
If you don’t like what this world has become, if you don’t like to watch the news because it’s so depressing, if you are discussed with things going on around you and around the world, start to fix it by doing the best and most important thing you can – spread the Gospel. If that seems like a “small” thing to do, then you don’t know the power and the promises that are in a relationship with Christ. Be bold, be loving, and go share the Message of Jesus Christ with as many people as you can.
We may not be able to stop the “next thing” in this world, but we can make a difference in the people’s lives that we come in contact with. Imagine what we would be talking about today if someone would have shared the Gospel with the gun man before he committed this act. The Gospel has the power to change people’s lives.
I hope and pray that we will all have the opportunity to change this world buy sharing the Love of Christ.

Thank you for your time,


What’s New, September 1, 2017

It is here !!!!!

Our newest CD is now available on this website and on Itunes. We look forward to God using it in awesome ways !


What’s New, August 1, 2017

One more month and this new CD will be available.

Great big band arrangements of :
Victory In Jesus
Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
Holy Holy Holy

A beautiful arrangement of Breath and a song that my son Chase and I finally get a opportunity to record together.
Be sure to check back September 1 to get your copy of Psalm 150 !

What’s New, July 2, 2017

Happy Fourth of July to all of you! We hope you all enjoy the time celebrating this AWESOME country God has blessed us with.

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