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What’s New, December 13, 2017

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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.

What’s New, June 1, 2017

When I write these monthly updates on how the ministry is doing, it is sometimes hard not to sound like a broken record when I say that God is using us, people are receiving Christ and things continue to move forward. But that’s what is happening !!!! I am sure that it would look good to have pictures of huge shows and talk about celebrities that I have played for or played with and some awesome places we have been or will be going to, but…….to me, those things aren’t the highlights of what we do.
I don’t get excited about how many people are sitting in the audiences we play for. I don’t get excited about certain people that come to our concerts and I don’t even get that excited about certain places we go. I get REALLY excited about God using this ministry and seeing hundreds and hundreds of people receiving Christ as their Savior every year. That’s what this ministry is here for.
I have said it many times before, but I really don’t even see myself as a trumpet player. I see myself as a messenger of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my trumpets are just the tools that I use to spread that Gospel.
Please continue to pray that God will use this ministry for His Kingdom.
We will be hitting the studio next month for the new CD, so be sure to stay tuned for updates and announcements on things.
Thank you for your time,

What’s New, May 1, 2017

I am sitting in a hotel in Missouri right now about half way through a two week tour. So far this has been a great tour and I am looking forward to God using us for the next week up in Iowa and Michigan. I am always amazed how God works in all different situations, as long as I stay out of the way.
I have been on the road basically my whole life. This is what I know. It stinks being away from my family all the time, but we are all use to it and make due. This trip is a little harder for me because Brooke (our youngest: 10 years old) made me a folder of notes to which I am supposed to open a different note each day. She really spent a lot of time on these too. They aren’t just an “I love you dad” kind of thing. Some are poems, picture and just letters of encouragement. How cool is that. It makes me feel so special and I can’t wait to get home and hug her like crazy.
I am so over whelmed some days with the blessing God has given us. I feel like I have the coolest job in the world and the greatest family backing me up. I certainly don’t want to sound like everything in my life is perfect and great, because we definitely have our struggles. All I want to say is, thank you God for what you give us every day. And even though I would love to be home with my family, I thank you for these opportunities all over the world and ask that you continually use this ministry and us to further Your Kingdom. Amen.
Be sure to check out the schedule to see when we will be near you and come see a concert.
Thanks for your time,


What’s New, March 30, 2017

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year. Kelli and I celebrated our 21st Anniversary. It has been a great 21 years and I am looking forward to many many more. I love her so much and she is so blessed to be married to me !!!! Haha !!
I know I missed an update last month, but things have been very busy. God is opening a lot of doors for this ministry. This year is pretty much booked and we are now focusing on booking 2018 and beyond.
I also wanted to announce that it looks like we will be in the studio recording our next release in July, with hopes to have a finished product by mid-September. I’ll keep you up to date as things progress and as we get closer to the date.
Be sure to check out our schedule to see when we are close to you and come out to a concert and say hi.

Thanks for checking in and for your time,

What’s New, February 1, 2017

January has been a good month for us in the office. We have been blessed to get caught up on office work and booking concerts since we fell behind from a busy fall and holiday season. We still have a few holes left in this year’s calendar, but should have those filled soon.
For those of you that have read my last few updates, I have to come to you as a very humbled man. The last update I bragged about how I was planning on beating, actually I think the words I used was “horrible beat Kaitlin” in our annual Monopoly game. Well we didn’t get a chance to play during our holiday break, but managed to play a few weeks ago, needless to say………..I did not win. I was NOT expecting that. I will get her next year!!
I am getting ready to head down south for a quick 10 day tour in the Carolina’s, Georgia and Florida. A lot of the concerts are not public events but there are a few that are open to the public, so be sure to check out the schedule and come see us if we are close to you.
Thank you for checking in and for your time.

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