Tuesday, December 25, 2007

christmas blog

hey friends, this is me with new hat and christmas shave. you like? i don't know if you noticed, but my whole family besides my sister was at the christmas service, which i think turned out well and the drums were pretty cool. my bro aaron was playing bass too. photo included. now i'm in wilmington blogging on the new christmas imac that my family got, thanks to dad (photo included). also next sunday my dad will be preaching in wilmington so me and some bros will be playing in wilmington on the 30th. so sunday randy will be taking over with his powerful amazing tone. the songs will be:

not to us (chris tomlin)
marvelous light (charlie hall)
glorious one (steve fee)
heart of worship (matt redman)
special: i'm sure they will pull off something fancy
you never let go (matt redman)

p.s. my phone is dead and i left my charger in greenville

Saturday, December 15, 2007

weekly bog

hey guys i am now done with exams and it feels good. its even better to know that there is not much more school left. today i tried to do some fancy stuff with my blog, but i could get the pictures off the digital camera to get them on the blog. i'll continue to work on it. maybe that will make for some more interesting blogs. here are the songs for this week.

all because of Jesus (steve fee)
Let the praises ring (lincoln brewster)
hosanna (hillsong)
fire fall down (hillsong)
Special- A christmas song
sing to the King (candi pearson)

Saturday, December 08, 2007


ha, here are the songs

salvation is here (hillsong)
mighty to save (Hillsong)
you never let go (Matt Redman)
glorious (Chris Tomlin)
the reason (Hoobastank)
joy (Tree63)

Saturday, December 01, 2007


hey guys, i just got done with an event at covenant church called d-now. our band from discovery played friday night and saturday morning and it was awesome. it was really neat to see how responsive the kids (and adults) were to the music and the whole event for that matter. i would say it was a real success. the whole congregation is such an important part of the worship experience. the band feeds off of the crowd response and in turn the crowd gets more excited and everyone has a good experience. i will encourage you guys to come to church sunday with a worshipful attitude that you can share and really expect to get a lot out of the service. i think it will be contagious.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

yeah blogging

hey it tuesday now and i'm here to do my first blog of the week. right now we are in between practices. so here are the songs for this week.

solution (hillsong)
everlasting God (lincoln brewster version)
glorious one (steve Fee)
inside out (hillsongs)
our god reigns (chris tomlin)
lead me to the cross (hillsong)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving blog

hey everyone, i'm writing to you from jacksonville florida. i traveled down here with me family to visit my sister and my new niece for thanksgiving. that's right i'm an uncle. 
it's great to have a fun family. we've been having a blast, we've played music, pool, and i even tried nintendo wii, i wasn't very good though. but it has been short lived b/c we are leaving tomorrow at 8am. basically two days driving for one full day here. i'll see ya at set up on saturday. 


Sunday, November 18, 2007

weekly blog

hey everyone, i'm back. let me tell you something, it seem odd how this happens, but today while we were practicing for the service it just wouldn't gel. lots of people, including me, were missing notes and chords, and forgetting words and it seemed like everything was going wrong. after practice we got together it it seemed like everyone realized we weren't going to do it right today on our own. we got together and prayed and so after the worst practice we pull off the best version of the songs that we played this week. this has happened numerous times and it is really awesome how God bails us out. b/c we are in it for Him He doesn't let us look stupid(most of the time). 
Also did anyone notice the old organ that i found at the b&g club? i thought it was cool even though i can't really do much with it. 
next week is 90's worship week. i know some you are now thinking this is  one of the reasons why i come to this b/c so many churches are still stuck doing 90's "contemporary" music. i think it will be cool though i tried to pick out songs that were not so overplayed that you are sick of them, and also ones that you will like. here they are:

The noise we Make (Chris Tomlin)
Did you feel the mountians tremble (Delirious?)
Heart of worship (Matt Redman)
I could sing of your love forever (Delirious?)
Special: History Maker (Delirious?) how appropriate
Open the eyes of my heart (Sonicflood version)

i've decided to blog about my gear that i use on sunday. i'm sure you guys have all seen my extensive pedalboard and think what does all that do? so each week i am going to give a review of one of my pedals. so look for that to come later this week.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

weekly blog

hey guys this is my first blog on my new laptop. an apple macbook! how many people enjoyed james (the drummer last week)? i thought he did really well, he was just filling in for dave, but i hope he can come back. Also i cannot tell you how surprised i was for the pastor appreciation gift i received, it certainly took me "buy" surprise.  I did put all of it in savings for the wedding, resisting the urge to spend it on musical gear. thanks you so much for all who helped with that. please keep Janelle and i in your prayers as we prepare for the upcoming wedding. Here are the songs for this week:
O, Praise Him(David Crowder)
Mighty to Save(Hillsong)
Here I am to worship(Tim Hughes)
Fire Fall down(Hillsong)
All Because of Jesus(Steve Fee)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

weekly blog

welcome all who read, you are my friends. this week has been a pretty good week for me. i actually did my hw and my teachers were praising my for it. i kind of felt bad b/c the other students who always did theirs and were treated normal and i received the teachers attention. i hope that i can keep it up.
here are the songs:
Everlasting God(Lincoln Brewster)
Salvation is Here(Hillsong)
Here is Our King(David Crowder)
From the Inside Out(Hillsong)
Not to Us(Chris Tomlin)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

weekly blog

hey everyboy i'm back to blogging. to start this weekend was awesome b/c it was fall break and i didn't do any school work at all (now school has started i realize i should have got something done). anyways i had a great time i visited wilmington after church on sunday and saw my family. i got to play some music with my brothers and play a little ping-pong with my dad and also spend time with janelle's family. the weather was of course amazing so that made for a great weekend.

back to sunday morning, very cool. it was good to see so many of you out there doing stuff to serve the community. i was picking up trash so i didn't have much interaction, but i kept picking up these little pieces of trash and i told them that if i didn't pick them up then probaly no one would. so that kept me going.

here are the songs:
All bow down(Chris Tomlin)
Because of You(Steve Fee)
How Great is our God(Chris Tomlin)
Glorious one(Steve Fee)
You never let Go (Matt Redman)

Monday, October 01, 2007

weekly blog

hey everyone that checks my blog (which I believe is barely anyone). today is monday and i am looking forward to this wendsday b/c i am going to atlanta for a leadership confrence with some people from the church(their names aren't important). not only am i excited about getting out of school for a couple of days, but also i believe i will learn something too, as well as build relationships with the people i am going with. tonight is the weekly ping-pong tournament so i am going to try and defend my title. i'll let you know haw it goes afterward sometime. this weeks songs are:

Solution (Hillsong)
Mighty to save (hillsong)
Hosanna (Hillsong)
Center (Charlie Hall)
special: To the ends of the earth (Hillsongs)
I am free (newboys)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

weekly blog

Hey guys, i getting here just a little earlier this week. so far this week is going well. i took my ping-pong title back from jared on monday so stay tuned to see how i defend it next week. Also this week discovery church provided a meal at the bcm and it was wonderful. free meals are always pretty good, but it was hard to stop eating this week. thanks for everyone who helped with that. expect to see the band looking slighlty different this week in terms of what instruments we are playing. the songs are:

Awesome is The Lord (Chris Tomlin)
Marvelous Light(Charlie Hall)
From the inside out( Hillsongs)
Hallelujah Our God Reigns (Hillsongs)
Special: Grace (Phill Wickham)
Sing to the King (Candi Pearson)

Friday, September 21, 2007

weekly blog

welcome to my weekly blog. i've been staying busy this week with school, and church stuff. but also i left a little time for ping-pong. for those of you who don't know i love ping-pong and actually represented ecu in a ping-pong tournament in knoxville tennensee earlier this year. this week i finally broke out of 2nd place streak won the bcm weekly tournament on monday. i was fighting against my rival jared. i felt as if i was playing my best ever. my victory was short lived though, b/c se had another tournament thursday and he took the trophy right back from me. this reminds me of a song. God you give and take away, but my heart will choose to say blessed be the name of the Lord.

the set list for this week is:
Here is our king (David Crowder)
O, praise Him(David Crowder)
Indescribable(Chris Tomlin)
Here I am to Worship (Tim Hughes)
Let the Praises Ring (Lincoln Brewster)

Friday, September 14, 2007

sorry for being so late in posting this week. this time last week i was prepareing for worshipfest at open door church, which was a blast. i love to be able to worship really hard and long with my guitar and also see a lot of other people doing it to. this weeks songs are:

majestic(lincoln brewster)

your grace is enough(chris tomlin)

son of God(lincoln brewster)

the wonderful cross(as played by chris tomlin)

searching for safety special for offering

fields of grace(darrell evans)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

hey guys this has been a busy week for me and i don't expect it to get easier. class is really kicking in and it seems like i don't have much time to do anything but school and work. b praying for that. this week the set list is the new song solution, not to us, inside out, hosana, and glorious one. have a good week!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

weekly blog

i'm back for my weekly blog. i am going to start posting every sunday. reflecting on the service(music wise) and adding the songs that we will be singing next week so you can be ahead of the game with what we are singing . also this can be a place where you can suggest a song or let me know what you liked or didn't like about the music. for next week the songs will be:

Salvation is here

Everlasting God

You never let Go

How great is our God

New song for the offering: solution

Sing to the king

Monday, July 30, 2007

welcome friends

Guess what? I'm on the boards. Most of you know my most recent exciting news b/c I announced it in church, but for those of you who missed it as of last Friday night I am engaged to Janelle who has been my girlfriend for four years. It happened on the beach in Wilmington around 11:30 at night. She didn't know until I got down on one knee and asked the question will you marry me? And she said YES! We are both excited and we will let you know we we set a date.

This is my first attempt at blog and now it is a staff requirement to do at least one a week, so I am going to try. It is sometimes hard for me to check me email let alone blog so we'll see how this works out.